Your Daily Influences for November 20
Ten of Swords Reversed
Evil will be defeated. Courage is needed to face challenges. Develop your spiritual self.
While Gemini always has its duality to keep under control, it does manage to bring both humor and intelligence into any situation.
Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures with caution.
Courtesy of Witches of the Craft
Keywords: sudden change, pride, houses and buildings, liberation!
Astrological Correspondence: Mars
The Tower card first and foremost illustrates that neither physical nor emotional structures that we build are permanent and stable; instead, they can be destroyed suddenly, thereby initiating change that we have tried to avoid. The sudden change resembled by the crumbling tower reminds us of letting go of outgrown beliefs and values, of releasing an illusion, an unhealthy relationship, an old way of life. The sudden change frees us to face the unknown, frees us to move forward instead of stagnate, frees us from social conventions and enlightens us on our path so that we reach a new level of understanding about our purpose in life. Not embracing the inevitable change brings out the negative elements that the Tower also depicts: being struck down by one’s own doing, by vanity and the inability to change so that one remains stagnant.
Courtesy of Lady of the Abyss & Witches of the Craft
In most of the civilised world, at least as far back as 5,000 years ago, there were women shamans or priestesses who represented the godhead in sacred sex rites and, in ancient Greece, they were known as hierodules.
A hierodule would have skills similar to the shaman in that she could journey, in trance, into other dimensions, and merge with her spirit lover there. Part of the hierodule’s role was to spend the night with a newly crowned king or queen, and while embodying her spirit lover, she would transfer the Sovereignty of the Land to the royal personage in sexual initiation.
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