Today’s Tarot Card for July 13 is The Devil

The Devil

This Tarot Deck: Folklore

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.

The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.

New Moon Report for July 13 – Uranus Retrograde

New Moon Report for July 13

by Jeff Jawer


Uranus Retrograde

Friday, July 13

The revolution starts within. Radical Uranus turns retrograde and starts freeing us from the inside out. Liberation comes by stepping out of our assumptions and viewing our lives from a new perspective. Breaking an outmoded habit is one small step we can all take to start changing the world.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for July 13

Handle all your relationships with kid gloves today. As mentioned in this calendar for the past few days, the outer planet Uranus – now located at 9 degrees of Aries – halts its forward progress in the zodiac (2:50AM PDT) and begins a retrograde cycle that lasts until December 13. Uranian themes and keynotes – intuition, revolution, radical change, flashes of genius, iconoclasts, eccentricity, jesters and jokers, the multi-media, high technology, advances on the cutting edge of science and metaphysics, surprises, shock waves, topsy-turvy conditions, the nervous system, rebellion and anarchy – are emphasized today and over the weekend.  While uncertainty is in the catbird seat, the universe tries to placate you with a flowing trine from the Sun to Juno (3:48AM PDT) as well as a supportive, 60-degree alliance from the Sun to the Moon (12:47PM PDT). While the Sun-Juno tie can assist you in improving the quality of primary partnerships, the Sun-Moon connection actually starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until 5:28AM PDT tomorrow morning when the Moon shifts gears from Taurus to Gemini.  Therefore, the hours after 12:47PM PDT today suggest a need to go with the cosmic flow and not push any personal agendas with tenacity and force. A frictional, 45-degree contact between the Sun and Jupiter (4:07PM PDT) is also a reminder to avoid overdoing a good thing and to inject levity and good humor into social and business proceedings. Don’t worry over things you can’t change. Keep overnight decision-making to the bare minimum.