Weekly Tarotcast™: 6-11-19 through 6-18-19
Four of Swords tarot
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Four of Swords. Here is authority exercised with grace. Equilibrium with justice is the energy of this forecast period. Remember that Swords are weapons of war. Any truce or peace will result from a threat of unpleasantness; even conflict or violence. And it will be temporary.
Jupiter’s masculine authority creates a dynamic and even martial armed enforcement of peace. In the Air sign of Libra, intellect and rational thinking are the path to conflict resolution.
The Number 4
The Fours of the Minor Arcana bring form and structure to their respective elements. Here is stability and nurturing for further development and manifestation. The Fours bring unification, domestication, reflection or gestation to events and situations.
On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 4. Sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy). The sphere of Jupiter, the rule of Law. In the suit of Swords (Yetzirah). The world of Form. The element of Air, representing the intellect and mental processes. Plus Jupiter in Libra (more on that in a moment) equaling Truce.
This card symbolizes Jupiter in Libra. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Libra, or October 13th to October 22nd. If your birthday falls on or between these dates you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Jupiter in Libra energy is great for socializing. It’s perfect for increasing one’s popularity or public reputation. There is a strong sense of justice and fair play as well as a desire to promote the general welfare and public good.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Libra’s fellow Air-sign Gemini (through June 21st). Mercury is transiting Water-sign Cancer (through June 26th). On June 14th Jupiter is semi-sextile Saturn. Keep your vision clear and your eyes on the prize. Make small but definite steps forward toward your goals.
June 16th brings us a Jupiter-Neptune square. We’re struggling with our dreams and beliefs. Unrealistic expectations make it easy to misunderstand or be mislead. Avoid disorganization or neglect of duties and responsibilities. Also avoid extravagance or exaggeration. This energy can lead us to abandon practicality and routine. We may look to avoid or evade obligations. Set healthy boundaries. Don’t go off on tangents or lose sight of the big picture.
The Full Moon in Jupiter-ruled Fire sign Sagittarius on June 17th finds us looking beyond familiar surroundings. This is expansive energy. Don’t blow things out of proportion. Do take opportunities to promote, market and publicize.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes isolation and retreat. Illness (physical, mental or emotional). Making too many concessions and over-compromising, trying for peace at any price.
Let’s focus being tolerant. We can use a temporary break in the action to plan our next move. Seek the result that achieves the best and highest good for all concerned.
Power colors: violet, purple and blue for Jupiter. Deep green and blue for Libra.
Power stones: sapphire, amethyst, diamond, lapis and opal. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones for balance, fairness and justice in your dealings this week.
Power metals: copper and tin. The metals combine to create bronze. Bronze is harder and less brittle than either of these metals alone. It is both useful and beautiful. In olden times, bronze was used to make weapons. You can make a tool or a statue. Choose either – choose well.
Power fragrances: violet, white rose, heliotrope, cedar and honeysuckle. Choose these to help keep you on an even keel this week – with stability, balance and fairness.
Power foods: clove, sage, poppy seeds, anise, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg or sage. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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