This morning Tarotize published a post talking about her take on the numerology of today. Discussing it in conjunction with the moon's phases, she recommended using this as a time to do a reading on new beginnings and manifestation. Although I'm publishing this during the void of course time of the moon, I did the reading while it was still in Taurus (not that I know much about what that means, but I'm happy to take the word of someone wiser than me).
I just asked what I can manifest, though Tarotize talked about it in terms of love. Well, the cards definitely spoke to that precise question! I didn't define positions, just pulled three cards from the Steele Wizard Tarot, and the results were:
This new beginning will allow me to manifest my romantic side, my ability to give love, and to share. The Knight of Cups speaks to me of being more out-going with my emotions, willing to express how I feel. The Ace of Cups tells me I have a well of love to give, and to let that love flow generously without holding back.
Finally, the Maiden of Pentacles. This is one of the extra cards that Pamela Steele added to this deck. I like the idea of a youthful, feminine energy. As sellers of car insurance will tell you, insuring a young man has very different risks to insuring a young woman. With the addition of these Maiden cards, Pamela speaks to this difference that encompasses youthfulness but acknowledges the Maiden aspect of human nature.
What I see in this Maiden of Pentacles is someone who is shy yet flirtatious, just starting to explore what it means to have a sensual, sexual body. She may at times hide behind the physical or the material, yet she is also quite down-to-earth. So, a call to reconnect with the physical aspects of life, with sensuality, play and pleasure. Perhaps also a time to consider what to hide and what to reveal.
As I said above, I did this reading early this morning, but didn't have time to do the scanning/writing up etc. In the meantime, I had a little nap (as well as working etc). I awoke with an "aha". The above is a psychological/empowering reading of the cards, my normal modus operandi. And yet, the Maiden of Pentacles challenges me to consider what I choose to reveal.
When I woke up, I thought about the Ace of Cups being bookmarked by the Knight of Cups and the Maiden. My lover and I, enclosing a receptacle that, filled with our love, takes form and wells forth. We have been trying for several months now to conceive another child, and while it feels a little fraught with worry (would another child also have health issues, am I getting too old to have a child?), it also feels like a possibility for new and happier emotions. I have seen signs hinting at this in other readings, for example here, though I didn't mention that interpretation at the time. I hope that, if this is the start of a new phase, the chance of a seed being sown can be manifested, a manifestation of love.
In any case, I don't see the two interpretations - psychological/empowering and divinatory/predictive - as being opposing. Both could be true and relevant. For example, the advice I see in the psychological reading can only help the chance of making the divination come into being - being open, sensual and emotionally expressive is a good place to start when trying to make a baby ;D
I hope you'll wish me luck :)