Discipline in connection is one way of looking at the energy of today's sefirotic combination. And because Yesod is the sefira not only of bonding, but also of sexual connection, we can consider today as the day we look at the way we express sexual energy in our connections with others. Obviously, people do not have sexual relations with everyone they connect with. Though there are some for whom this is an issue, and for a sex addict, today is a good day to consider the boundaries of sexual expression. When we look at the Tarot card, the 9 of Pentacles, we can see that the woman in this very fruitful garden is holding a hooded hawk or falcon. This is an acknowlegment that sexual energy must be held in control. It is an animal instinct that must be channeled appropriately. But at the root of sexual energy is in fact the desire to connect at a deep level — and sometimes humans confuse the deepest level with the physical level. Certainly when the spiritual and physical come together, the experience is profound. But the physical on its own is not enough. And like the falcon that is not hooded, it can be predatory. Thus, today is a day to meditate on how to channel this deep physical need for connection with discipline and thus soar even higher.