Page (Princess) of Swords – Reconciling/Mental
(Earth of Air/Mutable, 33=3+3=6)
Astrology: Ceres in Gemini
Time: 22 May – 21 June (Gemini)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Jack of Spades
Ceres is very organized, systematic, pragmatic and grounded while Gemini is highly intelligent, but sometimes scattered and ever-changing, always in motion. This is quite a difficult combination and hard to make work compromise.
Ceres is more a private type of personality, focused on the inside and prefers the safety of the home, while Gemini needs to be out there, need company, wants to met new people, like the adventures and challenges. What’s the fun of taking any risk if previously we would calculate all the chances and made detailed planes for any situation?
The lesson of Ceres in Gemini is to be cool, but do it smart. It’s like go mountain climbing, but wear a helmet and pack all the ropes and carabiners you will need; go out and have sex, lot of sex, but use condoms; and so on. Think before act. May be difficult for a Gemini, but it can save the day!
The Number 12 – Ceres, Reconciling/Practical (Earth)
– Nurturing, analytical, practical, pragmatism, reliable, systematic, attention to detail, precise, grounded, capable of self-sacrifice, independent, good organizer, creative expression, communicative, writing skills.
– Sceptical, scattered, fussy, overly reserved, obsessive, selfish, egocentric, unrealistic, caught up in detail, inflexible, interfering, too serious, argumentative.
Crowley: Princess of Swords. The Princess of Swords represents the earthy part of Air, the fixation of the volatile. She brings about the materialization of Idea. She represents the influence of Heaven upon Earth. She partakes of the characteristics of Minerva and Artemis, and there is some suggestion of the Valkyrie. She represents to some extent the anger of the Gods, and she appears helmed, with serpenthaired Medusa for her crest. She stands in front of a barren altar as if to avenge its profanation, and she stabs downward with her sword. The heaven and the clouds, which are her home, seem angry.
The character of the Princess is stern and revengeful. Her logic is destructive. She is firm and aggressive, with great practical wisdom and subtlety in material things. She shews great cleverness and dexterity in the management of practical affairs, especially where they are of a controversial nature. She is very adroit in the settlement of controversies. If ill-dignified, all these qualities are dispersed; she becomes incoherent, and all her gifts tend to combine to form a species of low cunning whose object is unworthy of the means.
In the Yi King, the earthy part of Air is represented by the i8th hexagram, Ku. This means “troubles”; it is, for all practical and material matters. the most unhappy symbol in the book. All the fine qualities of Air are weighed down, suppressed, suffocated.
People thus characterized are slow mentally, the prey of constant anxiety, crushed by every kind of responsibility, but especially in family affairs. One of both of the parents will usually be found in the aetiology. It is hard to understand line 6, which “shows us one who does not serve either king or feudal lord, but in a lofty spirit prefers to follow his own bent”. The explanation is that a Princess as such, being “the throne of Spirit”, may always have the option of throwing everything overboard, “blowing everything sky high”. Such action would account for the characteristics above given for the card when well dignified. Such people are exceedingly rare; and, naturally enough, they appear often as “Children of misfortune”. Neverthless, they have chosen aright, and in due season gain their reward.
Waite: A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.
Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.
Reversed: More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Jack of Spades – A youth who is hostile or jealous.