Today on the Five of Diamonds in Taurus, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Venus card in the Waking Spread which is the Jack of Clubs. This reading is primarily about the 5♦️ which is the Birth Card of the following dates: 1/22, 2/20, 3/18, 4/16, 5/14, 6/12, 7/10, 8/8, 9/6, 10/4, and 11/2.
The 5♦️changes values and exchanges valuables due to an innate ability to idealize circumstances. When Unconscious, one aggressively changes situations and beliefs in reaction to difficulty and the fear of material losses. When Awakened, one shares ideas with others to help share beliefs and ideals, and in the process one realizes mastery over values and one achieves success with material goals.
In early life and pervading one’s thinking, one wrestles with spiritual purification versus a desire for pleasure. One is attracted during the years 7-13, 13-25, and all one’s life for those born May 14th and October 4th by concentrated intellect and the need for ever-changing love. One gets needs met by intense love experiences that are often more costly than desired. In mid-life and when leading a life balancing the material and spiritual, there are many opportunities for mystical experiences that can also flow into a powerful ethical existence. As one matures through obstacles, delays, and struggles; pleasure leads to intimate discussions that evoke depths of experience that must be addressed in order to stay in a loving condition. As one ages and becomes aware of inconsistencies between opinions and experiences, one learns that one does not consistently hew to one’s authentic self especially when one is foisting values on others. In old age and as one retires to contemplate, pray, and meditate; one takes steps to address one’s own integrity, and in so doing one finds one’s authentic voice.
The 6♣️ Dreaming/Waking Mirror indicates that the 5♦️stubbornly intends to hold on to old ideas until one completes one’s life and possibly beyond. One loves one’s ideas. They are a comfort. One should give attention to the level of sharing value that currently exists in one’s life. If one has harmonious sharing relationships, then all is well. If one regularly defends positions and resources, then one needs to consider that some of one’s thoughts are not useful.
The 10♣️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that the 5♦️has the ability to reorganize any thoughts into winning life strategies. Self-seeking can be reorganized. Worry and fear can be reorganized. Old patterns that do work can be even more aggressively pursued and energized.
Saint Francis and the Buddha typify the most dramatic portrayal of this card that represents the willingness to leave old values behind as a method to embrace higher values.