6 of Swords – Reconciling/Mental
(6 of Air, 69=6+9=15=1+5=6)
Astrology: Mercury in Aquarius
Time: 30 January – 8 February
(2nd decan of Aquarius)
11th House, House of Friendships (Friendship)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
6 of Spades (6 of Air)
Uranus, the higher octave planet of Mercury, rules Aquarius; so Mercury is in its most favorable sign (exalted) in Aquarius. You’re intuitive, original, steady, universal, an excellent judge of character, communicate well with all types of people, and are usually involved with groups or organizations.
Your intimates, however, may accuse you of being impartial or democratic to the point of being impersonal. A natural inventor, you’re fascinated by the latest technology. You’re idealistic, think of the world as a unity, and believe in putting into practice what you preach.
Mercury is the innermost planet in the solar system, never getting more than 28 degrees from the Sun. Astrologically, it is always found in the same or an adjacent sign to the Sun. Astronomically speaking, Mercury is so close to the Sun that it can only occasionally be glimpsed in the twilight or dawn sky just before or after the Sun or the horizon has swallowed it up. (Source: myastrologybook.com)
Mercury in Aquarius gives the Uranian qualities of originality and independence and an unconquerable love of liberty to the mind so that people with Mercury in this position are apt to repudiate all the social conventions and live according to their highly idealistic conceptions. They often take no heed of fashion, and dress in a style entirely their own. They advocate ideas on social subjects which are a thousand years ahead of the world’s development, among them the theory of soul-mates and affinities which is causing so much trouble in the world today because it advocates have not yet grown to the spiritual stature where they can separate it from sex and live the true Uranian love-life which is altogether spiritual. The foregoing delineations apply particularly where Mercury is aspected by Uranus and the people described by them are the extreme product of Mercury in Aquarius. All who have this position, however, are very intellectual, they have high ideals and aspirations, a love of popular science and mathematics and are usually attracted to the occult sciences also, especially to astrology, for they have a fine faculty for reading the horoscope. They are kind, sociable and fond of friends with the result that they usually attract large numbers of intellectual people to their circle of acquaintances. When afflicted this position makes the person disloyal and ready to prey upon his friends, or criticize and slander them. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
11th House, House of Friendships (Friendship). Friends and acquaintances of like-minded attitudes. Groups, clubs and societies. Higher associations. Benefits and fortunes from career. One’s hopes and wishes.
Mercury in the Eleventh House brings a great many acquaintances among literary, scientific or other mercurial people but none of them are sufficiently steadfast to be relied upon unless Mercury is very well-aspected. This position has a tendency to make a person critical and cynical. It sharpens his intellect, however, and gives him a good flow of language. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
The number 9 – Mercury, Reconciling/ Mental (Air)
– Heartily friendly and congenial, energetic, imaginative, a hail-fellow, clever, selflessness, rational, lucid, readily influenced to do good works, artistic and communication talents, good speaker, adaptable.
– Superficial, self-adulation, lacking emotions, impulsive, restless, scattered interests, devious, indecisive, careless with finances, cold and distant, wanting peer attention.
Crowley: Science. Tiphareth shows the full establishment and balance of the idea of the suit. This is particularly the case with this card, as the intel lect itself is also referred to the number Six. Mercury, in Aquarius, represents the celestial Energy influencing the Kerub of the Man, thus showing intelligence and humanity. But there is much more than this in the symbol. The perfect balance of all mental and moral faculties, hardly won, and almost impossible to hold in an ever-changing world, declares the idea of Science in its fullest interpretation.
The hilts of the Swords, which are very ornamental, are in the form of the hexagram. Their points touch the outer petals of a red rose upon a golden cross of six squares, thus showing the Rosy Cross as the central secret of scientific truth.
Waite: A ferryman carrying passengers in his punt to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, it may be noted that the work is not beyond his strength.
Journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient.
Reversed: Declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
6 of Spades – Small changes and improvements.