8 of Cups – Reconciling/Emotional
(6 of Water, 78=7+8=15=1+5=6)
Astrology: Neptune in Pisces
Time: 20 February – 28/29 February
(1st decan of Pisces)
12th House, House of Self-Undoing (Prison)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
6 of Hearts (6 of Water)
With Neptune in its home in Pisces, we have the finest qualities of its energies at our disposal. Pisces tend to naturally have the ability to reach beyond the limits of the mundane and material existence. These shifts in times are usually crisis laden as change creates stress and fear mostly for those functioning at an ego and survival level, where those spiritually motivated find the awakening a welcome leap.
Neptune was sitting at the anaretic degree during its ingress on and off where this sense of a shift and transition we are in became very apparent with the push and speeding up to a new level of elevation. (Source: newmoonastrologyreadings.com)
12th House, House of Self-Undoing (Prison).
Mysticism and mystery. Places of seclusion such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, including self-imposed imprisonments. Elusive, clandestine, secretive or unbeknownst matters. Privacy, retreat, reflection, and self-sacrifice. Unconscious/subconscious. Unknown enemies.
Neptune in the Twelfth House, well aspected, brings success in research work of a scientific or occult nature which is carried on in secret or far from the haunts of men. It also indicates a secret soul-satisfying or clandestine but honorable relationship with someone which will bring benefit to both and it not infrequently happens that this friend is in the spirit world, but the relations is much more close in such cases than it can ever be between friends who are both in the physical body. When Neptune is afflicted in the Twelfth House it gives a liability to confinement and restraint in a public institution such as a hospital, asylum, or prison, on account of secret but powerful enemies, a chronic and noisome disease or insanity due to perverted practices. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
The number 6 – Neptune, Reconciling/Emotional (Water)
– Compassionate, imaginative, engaged, sympathy for others, unselfishness, love of home and domestic affairs, devoted, adaptable, accepting, freely renders service to others.
– Self-righteousness, addict, oversensitive, indecisive, self-pitying, escapist, egotistical and susceptible to flattery, lazy.
Crowley: Indolence. The Eight, Hod, in the suit of Water, governs this card. It shows the influence of Mercury, but this is overpowered by the reference of the card to Saturn in Pisces. Pisces is calm but stagnant water; and Saturn deadens it completely. Water appears no longer as the Sea but as pools; and there is no florescence in this card as there was in the last. The Lotuses droop for lack of sun and rain, and the soil is poison to them; only two of the stems sliow blossoms at all. The cups are shallow, old and broken. They are arranged in three rows; of these the upper row of three is quite empty. Water trickles from the two flowers into the two central cups, and they drip into the two lowest without filling them. The background of the card shows pools, or lagoons, in very extensive country, incap able of cultivation; only disease and miasmatic poison can flourish in those vast Bad Lands.
The water is dark and muddy. On the horizon is a pallid, yellowish light, weighed down by leaden clouds of indigo.
Compare with the last card; it represents the opposite and complementary error. The one is the Garden of Kundry, the other the Palace of Klingsor.
In the psychopathology of The Path, this card is the German Measles of Christian Mysticism.
Waite: A man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his felicity, enterprise, undertaking or previous concern.
The card speaks for itself on the surface, but other readings are entirely antithetical–giving joy, mildness, timidity, honour, modesty. In practice, it is usually found that the card shews the decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been thought to be important is really of slight consequence–either for good or evil.
Reversed: Great joy, happiness, feasting.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
6 of Hearts – A sudden wave of good luck. Someone takes care of you, takes warm interest in you.