05-06 Aries/Cancer/Libra/Capricorn cross

  • Aries: A Square Brightly Lighted On One Side.
  • Cancer: Game Birds Feathering Their Nests.
  • Libra: The Ideals Of A Man Abundantly Crystallized.

  • Capricorn: A Dark Archway And Ten Logs At The Bottom.



The theme of this cross is about examining beliefs.  The Aries square shows how we may view only one side of ourselves, as we are unaware of the other sides or that we refuse to see them.  The Cancerian game birds demonstrate the irony that while they are feathering their nests, surely someone will hunt these birds to “feather the nest” of the hunter.  "Feathering the nest" is an old phrase describing making oneself more comfortable but not necessarily in an ethical or transparent way – with a sense of sneakiness and not wanting to reveal to others what you have gained for yourself. 

The Libra symbol sums up the cross, that what you believe is what will expand for you – for example if you are determined to feather your nest, then you can only expect that in your reality other people will feather their own nests and it may be your feathers that they use. 

The Capricorn symbol, in seeming opposition to the Aries bright light, points to the subconscious – that we may not even be aware of these beliefs because they are from a very deep and early place, that these beliefs are not necessarily obvious to us (Aries square), however if we can choose to enter the archway and examine them.  The ten logs are an indicator of abundance – the number ten representing the culmination in tarot of the suit.    When we examine our own subconscious, we shine a light on our hidden beliefs (Aries), and gain understanding of how these beliefs have manifested in our life (Cancer and Libra).  


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