This Magickal Day is powered by the Ten of Pentacles reversed.
On this first day of confirmation hearings for Obama-appointee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, I can't think of a more relevant card than the Ten of Pentacles reversed (and slathered with copious amounts of "secret sauce," let me tell you) to represent all the bellowing, grandstanding and down-and-dirty lying of an established order in fear of demise. This anti-Sotomayor grandstanding will continue, despite the fact of its futility and, even more important, its needlessness. At this point, the Grand Old Party of Self-Saboteurs (GOPSS) has slipped down a greasy chute and would not be able to stop its plunge even if it had the good sense to want to stop.
Today's Ten comes from Robert M. Place's Alchemical Tarot and bears the image of a greybeard with a constellation of coins encrusting his cheek, his beard and his eyes, effectively blinding him--the face of the hidebound Establishment. If he can see anything at all, it's just the reflection of his own eye. Perhaps not so coincidentally, I've got a DVD of The Fog of War--the documentary about the recently-deceased Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War--which I had planned to watch this evening.
On the political (and possibly on the personal) front, you will hear some things that will make you want to rub your eyes--or gag--and get the stinging fog of lies and illusions away from your face. It's a day to question and speak truth to power.
Secret sauce mojo underlies the double fantasy of this day, a confluence of illusions, the reflection of a reflection--as when the moon, reflecting light from the sun, is, in turn, reflected in a still pool of water. Then that water is troubled, and the reflected moon breaks apart.
What is real? What is true? You might not get definitive and satisfying answers today, but it is, at least, important to start the process by asking.
Best wishes to our future Supreme Court Justice...and to you!
(c)2009, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, hummingwitch, http://hummingwitch.blogspot.com