Apparently it’s the Moon in Sagittarius

I went to bed last night feeling out of sorts and woke up in the same vein but I couldn’t put my finger on what was causing this melancholia. So I grabbed my trusty Tarot deck and asked:  “What’s going on with me?” This is the card I pulled:

Normally I wouldn’t do a Post on this, but after checking what was going on today – astrologically-speaking – I couldn’t resist. You see the Moon has been in Sagittarius since yesterday and will continue to transit Sag all day today. “So what?”, you ask. Well, let me tell you so what. The card I pulled, the 9 of Scepters (Wands), is ruled by the Moon in Sagittarius. Holy crap. Synchronicities like this cannot be ignored…

Note: I usually check my horoscope on a daily basis but had forgotten do so yesterday, so I did not know that the Moon was in Sagittarius until AFTER the reading.

The 9 of Scepters (Wands) is ruled by the Moon in Sagittarius and is also known as the “Lord of Great Strength”. Indeed. The 9 of Wands in the Rider-Waite deck shows a wounded and battle-worn man clutching one wand while he looks at eight more behind him. Although exhausted, he is ready to face additional challenges (which may represent the 8 wands) with courage and inner strength. This combatant has a look of wary determination on his face.

Keywords:  Resilience, courage under fire, stamina, force of Will, adaptability, perseverance, inner strength, boundaries.
The Moon symbolizes dreams, illusions, and the subconscious. It invokes strong emotions. Being a mutable sign, Sagittarius is optimistic, philosophical, adventurous, and restless.

Just when you thought you had nothing left to give,
the 9 of Wands tells you to be strong and prepared.
Defence, in order to be effective, must be mobile.

– Aleister Crowley (Book of Thoth)

The strength inherent in the 9 of Wands is one of unshakable resolve and the ability to be flexible and adapt to any situation. Being in constant motion (restlessness) makes one formidable when defending against attacks – or obstacles. If it seems like the battle has been going on FOREVER, the message carried here is one of encouragement. No matter the setbacks, it’s imperative you keep pushing forward. If necessary, take things a step at a time but never surrender. Stand your ground.

The 9 of Wands may also speak of old wounds which are still “attacking” you. If so, treat them as you would any enemy:  Face them down, then destroy them.

And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– John Greenleaf Whittier (Don’t Quit)

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