Daily Tarot::8 of Knives

Being that my Jupiter is in Gemini, I thought today’s card appropriate.

Tarot of Vampyres

Image © Ian Daniels

Jupiter is the planet of luck, expansion, growth and optimism. A “jovial” planet if there ever was one! Here the placement of Gemini is considered “detrimental”, as Jupiter normally governs Sagittarius – which sits directly opposite Gemini on the Zodiac wheel.

This presents a challenge in that one may have to work harder at not allowing themselves to get caught in an endless cycle of indecision. Astrologically, those born with Jupiter in Gemini are curious, restless, and can appear a bit scattered. They are often avid readers of history, philosophy, and world cultures.

Here’s another one of those “chimeras” seen in the Tarot of Vampyres deck. Are we seeing a demon, a vampyre, or the Horned God? Check out those ears – an homage to Pan?

Known as the Lord of Shortened Force, the 8 of Swords is aligned to Jupiter in Gemini. It speaks of worry, over-thinking, indecision or confusion, and restriction.

MY eyes were immediately drawn to the downward-facing dagger (adorned with the symbol for Jupiter) deftly concealing his private parts… (or maybe I’m just impatiently awaiting the All Male Review here in Placerville)

Kayso, this hunky guy is chained to a post that’s smack dab in the middle of some noxious pond. I say pond because the water lilies floating about would normally be found in ponds – as opposed to bogs, swamps, lakes, or the open sea. Two more posts have also been erected in the water (the symbol for Gemini etched in one) with the skeletal remains of other (not so lucky) chained  horny  horned figures. Flying amidst the green fog are Crows, totem animal for the suit of Knives. It also appears the Sun is trying its best to break through the stifling haze.

adv.  in a clever way

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