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What major transformation will the human race undergo in September?
ANSWER: Eight of Wands reversed
An acute transfiguration is on the cards, however, the wise will conceal their metamorphosis for the time being.
Eight of Wands reversed qualifies the issue of major transformation as a subtle and profound process requiring a great amount of character, integrity, patience and willpower to pull off successfully. In tarot, the number eight is associated with the planet Uranus, but the Eight of Wands in its reversal position points to the preceding card, the Seven of Wands, and the number seven is connected to Saturn, a heavenly body that possesses a far more reserved planetary energy than the get-it-now raucous vibe Uranus emits.
The celestial relationship between Saturn and Uranus highlighted by the Eight of Wands reversed card is a presaging; the tarot has advised us to prepare for these planets to unite.
Saturn will form an exact trine to Uranus on December 24, 2016, and in September, it is critical we use this 30-day time period to prepare for the inevitable life alterations that will occur when these two planets meet. When Saturn and Uranus get together, events and circumstances can be difficult, primarily down to the fact their combined energy translates to wanting freedom now! RIGHT NOW. The hankering for freedom is so intense it doesn’t matter what gets in the way, the hindrance will be trampled upon, stampeded through, crushed into little bits. Saturn and Uranus is a “F*@k all boundaries, I want to breathe!” situation and when you’re suffocating, there’s no time for etiquette: you need to get some air ASAP or die!
Although the trine aspect indicates Saturn and Uranus will be working together harmoniously when they link up on Christmas Eve, that doesn’t mean what was just discussed doesn’t apply. Whatever will occur on December 24 is a needed change, a necessary change, a beneficial change, but it is still a change, and change is hard, especially with a Saturn-Uranus connection involved, ‘cause it’s likely to have at least one WTF-just-happened element attached.
To make things less completely insane when that day comes, apply the advice Eight of Wands reversed offers to daily activities in September.
According to Eight of Wands, it is best to line up integral sources of defense right now. Fortify yourself such that you are so strong, no one can hurt you. Eight of Wands is a fire card, so this relates to spiritual strength as well as physical and creative strength. Here’s the thing, with Saturn and Uranus in the mix, there’s no way to tell what type of event will go down on or near December 24th; it could be a full out revolution, an attack, or just a jolting surprise, it doesn’t necessarily have to be heinous, but it’ll definitely ignite transformation. So be STRONG when it happens. Saturn and Uranus have opposing qualities, as Uranus is a now, in this moment energy while Saturn takes a while to build things, which is why we are beginning to prepare in September for the shocking life eruption in December.
More Eight of Wands reversed-oriented September prep advice is below, in the ‘Tips, suggestions & notes for the month’ area at the bottom of the page. The guidance gets even more specific for your star sign in the horoscopes section.
REMEMBER, the complete transformation will take place on or around this date: December 24, 2016, when Saturn trines Uranus.
ALSO: Eight of Wands is associated with Mercury in Sagittarius, a transit that takes place from November 12 to December 1. Use the few weeks when Mercury is transiting through Sagittarius for adventurous communication or investigation. This time period is likely to unveil some type of precursor information related to the December 24 turning point.
KEY SEPTEMBER THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Devil reversed: Obtaining major goals in your career path will take longer than you think. Your ideal day-to-day lifestyle will probably manifest by Capricorn season, which begins just a few days before this pivotal December 24, 2016 Saturn trine Uranus date. Until then, keep your head in the game by learning to apply your ambitions in a slow, deliberate, tempered way. Devil card is ruled by Saturn and its connection to the Eight of Wands reversed energy of September suggests there’s this push-pull vibe present of wanting to do it and have it now, but real life slams hard when events make it clear things are not happening according to the timeline you’ve imposed. There’s little patience to do things step by step and allow the manifestation of your goals the time they need to develop properly. To rid yourself of unnecessary stress, strife, pain and expectation, accept the fact what you want to so desperately materialize now requires more time than your mind/heart deadline.
Taurus - Fool: Bull, you are notorious for being staunchly committed to the natural unfolding of your universe, which occurs according to the divine timing that feels right in your heart. However, Fool card confirms it would be best for you to be launched out of your comfort zone, NASA rocket into space status. In addition to the Fool being ruled by feverishly present planet Uranus, the tarot card’s story is of a person who propels himself into the unknown without fear. The Fool knows unequivocally the universe will take care of him as he pursues life devoid of rigid plan. Travel. Go places. Embrace carefree spontaneity without worry. Live a little, do new stuff, surprise yourself with what you’re capable of.
Gemini - Judgement to the left: Twins, this card points directly to Taureans’ the Fool draw for September. That is not a coincidence, read the Taurus horoscope, the Bull message is related to you too. With Judgement card in the mix, you’ve got a helluva lot of intuitive escapades to look forward to. Exercise divine consciousness in a major way this month. This isn’t about being enlightened or ‘awake’. This is about straight up divining to find answers from the universe. This is about speaking to spirits directly. If that doesn’t work for you, speak to your Higher Self in meditation. Listen to your intuition while the rest of the world listens to the mind. Whatever floats your boat, the fact is, Judgement card provides unequivocal clarity about the interconnectivity of all souls in the universe. Proceed with this infinite knowledge in mind as you embark on your next life adventure. You know who you are and what you came here to do.
Cancer - Four of Swords to the right: Crab, last month your revamped dynamic expression launched into the stratosphere (read more about August here). Now, in September, it’s time to ground in healing words to preserve the integrity and strength of your voice. Keep it low-key, speak when spoken to kinda vibe. You don’t need to be chatting your life force away, f**k all that noise. Four of Swords is all about chilling and reconnecting with the inner voice in a smooth, borderline slumberous manner. But, there’s more: Four of Swords points to Jupiter in Libra, an astrological transit that occurs from September 9, 2016 to October 10, 2017. This suggests the progressive self-expression you debuted in August will not only continue throughout this transit, it will expand beyond belief. Keep cultivating your voice in new ways. This can be literal too, like taking a singing class or writing more. The way the world will hear you between now and October 2017 is unprecedented.
Leo - Ten of Swords reversed: Lions, bravo! You have entered an epoch in life when stress is not whatsoever necessary. You’ve earned the right to completely chill and lavish in the relaxation provided by a life of ease. Billionaires with yachts vacationing on private tropical islands they own, whatever, what a silly id-generated archetype surrounding the conceptualization of what it means to live easy. The fact is, it’s all about the mental. It’s all about learning to master the sayings uttered by the ego-mind, which spews out all this bullsh*t throughout the day about what not to do or who not to be to keep you safe and alive. All the ego wants to do is survive. In September, you have the opportunity to discover and potentially heal some deep facet of your psychology that has prevented you from living the life of ease you deserve.
Virgo - Ten of Wands to the left: Virgin, Ten of Wands corresponds with the current astrological transit Saturn in Sagittarius, which launched in late 2014 and ends December 19, 2017. Saturn in Sagittarius has probably been hitting hard with onerous duties and obligations, maybe even health issues too. But Ten of Wands to the left showing up for September is a take stock card with a congratulatory vibe. Although there may have been a prominent air of restriction throughout the past two years, look at all you’ve accomplished with your focused discipline. This month, just chill out, don’t work so hard. Mercury is retrograde anyway, it’s a good time for you to relax and plan without strenuous pressure. The Ten of Wands in this spread is pretty much pointing in the exact same direction as Gemini’s Judgement card, so please do read that for even more insight.
Libra - Ace of Swords left-reversed: Scales of Justice, back it up, revisit. Ace of Swords to the left suggests several possible states of being—1) indecision 2) confusion 3) doubt 4) brainfart. All of these could be happening at the same time and melding into an indistinguishable nebula or one could be more prominent than other. Whatever the case, the most favorable thing to do this month Libran is to refrain from overthinking or rushing into decisions. Keep it balanced. Although there are several things to consider, you will find clarity soon, but obsessing over trying to make sense out of the moving pieces right now will only make matters more murky. It’s better to either make a firm choice and stick to it or wait until the situation becomes unequivocally clear.
Scorpio - Nine of Cups leaning to the right: Scorpion, cheers to a wish come true! Celebrate, but don’t overdo it. Nine of Cups to the right is ebullient but there is a danger of maxing out on the glee in a toxic way. A great example would be drinking two bottles of champagne at 4am while raving at an afterparty following the receipt of a major honor and spending the next two days recovering from alcohol poisoning. This applies to sober Scorpions too in that the very act of impulsively fusing with happiness or any emotion can actually do more damage than good. Temper your emotions so you don’t get carried away into an ocean of momentum that gets you lost at sea.
Sagittarius - Wheel of Fortune: Centaur, beware who you bed with. Wheel of Fortune is all about destiny and the way this card falls for you this month indicates close partnerships need to be thoroughly analyzed and assessed for the presence of authenticity before moving forward with any type of important commitment, be it financial, professional, personal, romantic, whatever. Sagi, you’re on a roll. Wheel of Fortune suggests the only thing that can keep you from moving forward are the folks around you. Make sure they’re quality, especially if they are invited into entering your home or other special sanctuary of yours. In September, do you.
Capricorn - Crone to the right: Goat, you’re accessing a level of sagacity right now that is completely out of this world. Do not doubt the veracity of what you see, keep pushing forward. You’ve got it all together. In this spread, Crone to the right is pointing at Wheel of Fortune, suggesting this is a fated occurrence. Yes, destiny is happening and success is imminent.
Aquarius - Three of Wands to the left: Water Bearer, it seems like the main plan continues to readjust following setback after setback. But despite appearances, it IS coming together. The issue is, you don’t need a plan, you need a VISION, and visionary associates to carry out said vision. Go back to the drawing board again and make some choices about who you want to work with or commit to. What you’re up to requires boldness, courage and imagination. If this is lacking in any way, it’s not going to move forward. Don’t be deluded by a sense of ease; in this case, content does not guarantee success.
Pisces - Shaman of Wands left-reversed: Fish, step boldly into the unknown with the knowledge you will prosper. Being ignorant doesn’t matter when it comes to the level of success you will achieve in this endeavor. In fact, it’s actually beneficial to become a student of life again in creative and spiritual areas that vivify you. Shaman of Wands is normally associated with people who are creative kingpins, those who have built an entire empire from the ground up using their own ingenuity. You are SO the Shaman of Wands, don’t allow yourself to doubt it. Go build that empire, Boss! You don’t need to know how to do it.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Do not pander to egos of any kind. Yours or others. Eight of Wands reversed will probably encounter low vibe stuff like jealousy, hateration, gossip, excessive whackness of these sorts, but at the end of the day, these ludicrous occurrences are just like farts in the wind, who cares? Eight of Wands reversed begs for integrity and also cautions to stay away from impulsive behavior. Don’t make decisions or react to primordial physiological reactions right now.
- Keep information close to your chest. This is not a month to blab about everything you’re thinking and disclose all of your plans. Speak to confidantes, but even then, use your discretion. September is about PERSONAL fortification, you do not need to validate your internal strengthening process with the opinions of others, you know what you need to do to be strong.
- Craft your voice. By December, you’ll have a new identity. Hey, you’ve probably been working on this for a long time, so it’s not like by the close of the year you just magically transform into another person. You may need to do more prep work though, intense or non-intense; it could be as simple as a makeover, seeing the dentist, or as hardcore as earning your bachelor’s degree or signing up for the NAVY. Whatever the case, plan on unveiling your completely transformed Self in a major way on or after December 24, 2016. You, whatever you’re involved with or working on will be making it’s debut whether you like it or not, so make sure it’s the type of premiere you desire. You have nearly four months to craft the emergence.
- Practice being intentional about everything. Anything that wastes energy needs to either cease or be reassessed.
- Hunt for and pinpoint hysteria. You must be highly aware of all triggers, be they personal or societal. True strength requires controlled discipline.
- Orchestrate. Untangle unnecessary restraints. We’re aiming for freedom.
- Own your power. You may have to defend yourself, not in a reactionary way though. This is about being an AUTHORITY on who you are and what you’re about, such that nobody can f**k with you. That’s that.
- Observe the command of power. By Self and others. Take note on where you or fellow humans are lacking in integrity. How would you like to change that? What can you do to make a difference?
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