Today on the Five of Spades in Aries, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Mars card in the Waking Spread which is the Nine of Spades. This reading is primarily about the 5♠️ which is the Birth Card of the following dates: 1/9, 2/7, 3/5, 4/3, and 5/1.

The 5♠️ changes experience in work and health. When Unconscious, one expends personal resources to care for others and one experiences the social connectedness from warm association with many persons, but in order to spend this time and energy one may deceive oneself that one prefers to use all this vital energy on others even when other priorities call one to action. When Awakened, one expends effort building one’s own values based on personal priorities with the understanding that others will object to one’s freedom to act for oneself, and one will have to defend one’s priorities by changing relationships and feelings as needed up to and including severing ties.

In early life and pervading one’s thinking, sacrifice for love and intuitive listening are personal strengths. One is attracted to letting go of mannerisms and attitudes that interfere with successful communication and planning. One gets needs met during the years 14-20, 26-38, and all one’s life for those born April 3rd by working with others to complete projects; one must complete aspects of oneself in order to find common ground with others. In mid-life and when leading a life balancing the material and spiritual, romantic love brings rewards including a prosperous life of charity and grounding. As one matures through obstacles, delays, and struggles; one provides emotional grounding to self and others which is needed as the mind tends to be pulled in many disparate directions. As one ages and becomes aware of inconsistencies between opinions and experiences, there is a need to be caring toward friends and family, yet there is a competing need to take care of business and one’s own values. In old age and as one retires to contemplate, pray, and meditate; one learns to balance the feelings of others with one’s own personal needs and wants.

The A♣️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that the 5♠️ needs to understand the world, but allowing oneself the freedom to explore is a torturous process wherein one must examine one’s motives deeply. Escape from an uncomfortable situation is not quite the same thing as exploring opportunities. Exploration is best from a position of security and strength. It is certainly more fun to explore on vacation than because one has relocated following a sudden separation from employment.

The K♦️ Waking Mirror indicates that the 5♠️ strives to master material life so that sudden departures from one’s livelihood do not happen unexpectedly. One needs to give up attachment to wealth though, because attachment leads to impatience and frustration. One needs balance in one’s life rather than more worry and anxiety. It is useful to study titans of business to see how they struggled and suffered as they established wealth and power.

The 6❤️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that the 5♠️loves the idea of a smooth emotional life. But, relationships are often the first thing to be tossed when under tension. When emotions are calm, one makes steady progress in life. Steady progress leads to firm values and a foundation of wealth and stability.

Change is best performed through the lense of stability and peace than as a surge of anger, as anger destroys in addition to leaving while calmness strengthens the past while securing the future.