Today on the Eight of Diamonds in Capricorn, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Saturn card in the Waking Spread which is the Ten of Spades. This reading is primarily about the 8♦️ which is the Birth Card of the following dates: 1/19, 2/17, 3/15, 4/13, 5/11, 6/9, 7/7, 8/5, 9/3, and 10/1.
The 8♦️concentrates one’s highest value and uses it effectively to trade for all other desires to be enjoyed. When Unconscious, one imagines that financial wealth or spiritual attainment will be sufficient to provide all satisfaction of desires, and one sets out to master the material and/or spiritual realms without considering what is one’s own highest value. When Awakened, one already recognizes one own preferences and one knows that amplification of these values will be the most incredible and arduous challenge that is possible in this lifetime; and one proceeds to focus one’s full effort on these values.
In early life, one is influenced by someone that understands existential responsibility and the method to channel one’s complete emotional energy into a task to bring it to fruition. One is attracted to cheerful people including playful parties, but one realizes one needs to do work and accomplish goals to feel at ease for play. When one sets out to accomplish goals, one is curious about many opportunities, and one may be so excited by different activities that one tries to do several at once. In mid-life, one uses intuition to accomplish goals and one is refined in one’s approach; relative financial prosperity is a given at this time. As one matures during ages 28-34 and 52-64 and all one’s life for those born January 19th, there is the tendency to over-work and neglect to rest; one will accomplish a great deal of work at this time, but rest will protect one from health problems. As one ages, one needs alot of variety to feel comfortable; one tends toward romantic adventure or spiritual service work. In old age, one generously shares one’s accumulated value, and one works incessantly to continue building one’s wealth.
The 8♠️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that one has overwhelming energy to accomplish one goals, and one needs to learn how to direct this energy. Keeping a neutral attitude toward others and toward any challenge that arises will help, as the energy one channels is most effective for constructive activity. When one wants to destroy relationships, jobs, and goals; one can do so, quickly and powerfully. It may be useful to identify with having already achieved success and received rewards while carrying out one’s duties as this visualization will calm one’s preoccupation with the potential need to defend oneself.
As Jupiter Crown in the Waking Spread, one tends to be regarded as a special person with something important to offer society. One runs the risk of gaining an important place in society and subsequently abusing one’s power. One should study the lives of great individuals throughout history to learn their struggles and their personal failings and their triumphs and what they sacrificed to succeed. Humility will grow along with material success so long as one recognizes one’s comparative success relative to great individuals and so long as one maintains an acceptance of the gifts one brings to the world through one’s personal success.
The Q♦️Sleeping Mirror indicates that the 8♦️ recognizes an accumulation of value that has been brought into the current life, and one wants to deliver this value to others to complete the cycle of value (i.e. creating, accumulating, sharing). Nurturing the progress of the value cycle is a method of channeling one’s great energy. It will require some amount of suffering and adjustment as others will not usually regard one’s offering the same way as one personally views one’s valuables. One will have to use neutral judgment to find appropriate recipients or to simply allow others to glean the value that they do see in one’s property. And one will have to let go and let them use the value as they prefer. For example, one may give a hundred thousand dollars to each of two grandchildren. One may be pleased that child A goes to college, buys an economy car, and invests half the money in a stock index fund. One may be unhappy that child B buys oneself a fancy car and spends the rest on a six month vacation. Restraint of one’s own preferences will be essential to delivering value in a nurturing way.
Self-Acceptance requires a neutral attitude toward one’s efforts and one’s successes. As one practices Self-Acceptance, one begins to accept others as they behave.