The cross describes the processes for discovering
our essential beliefs.
Aries’ square shows how one side—of
ourselves or a situation—is brightly lit; highly visible. The square represents solidity and stability (dreammoods.com) and lit up implies ‘what you see is what you get’; nothing to
hide. The other sides are less lit, but
the bright light on one side still illuminates the others.
Cancer’s 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; not wanting to reveal to others what you have gained for
Libra’s symbol indicates that what you
believe is what will manifest to you, for example if you are determined to
feather your nest, then you can only expect in your reality that other people
will feather their own nests and it may be your feathers that they use. The ideals are crystallised, that is, they
find physical form, the blessing of which is to show you what your beliefs are. The world mirrors you so you can see
Capricorn’s symbol, in seeming opposition
to Aries’ bright light but resonant with the non-lit sides of the square,
points to the subconscious—that we may not even be aware of these beliefs
because they are from a very deep and early place; these beliefs are not
necessarily obvious to us (as for Aries).
We can, however, be brave enough to enter the darkness and examine
them. The ten logs are an indicator of
abundance—the number ten representing the culmination in tarot of the
suit—which resonates with Libra’s abundantly crystallised ideals. Capricorn’s darkness can represent the hidden
agendas and vectors of a situation, while the logs represent their access like
steps, or felled trees that consequently make a clearing. In the cross, it seems that anything hidden
One example of this cross is action is: someone gives you an inside stock tip which you believe because of their reputation (Aries), so you go ahead and buy shares (Cancer), when perhaps you should examine why they would share their stock tip with you, or what they would gain from telling you, or why you invest in their story so much and act on it (Capricorn). You could examine these, or just let the outcome show you (Libra).
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