Today on the Eight of Diamonds in Gemini, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Mercury card in the Waking Spread which is the King 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 and directs value. When Unconscious, one insists on deriving material success from hard work, discipline, and responsibility no matter the toll on one’s own being. When Awakened, one views all activities through a philosophical lense that leads to dispassion and commitment that is not dependent on explicit reward.
In early life and pervading one’s thinking during the years from birth to age 12 and all one’s life for those born June 9th and September 3rd; one can take life by the horns and find assistance wherever one turns to the extent that one takes full responsibility for results. One is attracted in adolescence and young adulthood by enthusiastic sharing of feeling, but relationship opportunities are often initially blocked, though always to teach something. One gets needs met, one generates much energy, and one may have conflict with an insatiable curiosity that leads one down many roads of inquiry and may also result in being off balance. In mid-life and when leading a life balancing the material and spiritual; intuition leads to prosperity. As one matures through obstacles, delays, and struggles; hard work and long hours lead to great accomplishment that must be balanced with rest. As one ages and becomes aware of inconsistencies between opinions and experiences; restlessness will be balanced with a youthful manner of loving. In old age and as one retires to contemplate, pray, and meditate; one imagines all the ways one’s accumulated value can be effectively shared.
The A♠️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that the 8♦️indicates that one wants to come out of darkness into light with the vision that one has experienced. One knows something important that one wants to share. It may require talking to others to discover what it is. There may be a tendency instead to want to withdraw from others for protection. Charge forward in command of feeling and lay claim to a powerful birthright.
As Waking Jupiter Crown the 8♦️is able to direct efforts toward material accomplishment. These efforts can be purely materialistic or they can also include non material aspects such that one is manifesting artistic or spiritual elements of existence in such a way that others can feel and experience them as a value. One is able to bear fruit from one’s efforts. After fruit has been born from an activity, the goal has been achieved.
The Q♦️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that the 8♦️is in possession of important and useful value that can be shared to help the community. One is connected with others and they actually do need the inherent wealth that one possesses even if one’s wealth is currently nonmanifested and possibly not invented. One is meant to develop the hidden value explicitly for the purpose of giving it away to those that will use it.
Discipline and continuous effort is not the challenge of greatness; instead it is the recognition of greatness that is the challenge for one that will be great.