The Hierophant: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
6-30-20 through 7-07-20
The Hierophant is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Hierophant was the Pope in the earliest tarot decks. He is now a high priest, vital and powerful, partnered with his Scarlet Woman. He represents a teacher, priest or religious leader. He can also be a representative of the law (including police officers and attorneys). The powers that be will be powerful indeed this week! We’ll contend with corporate, academic, religious or legal entities. Also any authority figures within our personal sphere.
On the Tree of Life The Hierophant card travels path 16. It joins sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom), sphere of the Divine Masculine with sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy) Jupiter, the rule of law. Its Hebrew letter is Vau, meaning “nail.” We use nails to build and secure a structure. But we can also get “nailed” if we’re not careful and we’re doing things we ought not do.
The Hierophant card is the zodiacal trump of Taurus, with Venus ruling and the Moon exalted.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Cancer. Venus continues its retrograde of Cancer.
I feel the Earth move under my feet…
June 30th marks the second of three conjunctions between Jupiter and Pluto this year. Jupiter retrograde in Taurus’ fellow Earth-sign Capricorn conjuncts Pluto (also retrograde) in Capricorn. This long-term transit occurred in April and happens again in November. This alignment is a turbocharger and power booster. It may expand positive things but can also exaggerate something negative.
We may focus our ambitions on bettering our circumstances. We will seek to improve ourselves. This stubborn determination can become rigid, dogmatic or judgmental. Avoid the temptation to misuse or abuse power. We can achieve much if our ambitions are well-managed.
On July 1st Saturn retrograde also enters Capricorn, the sign it rules. This transit may move us to commit to a love relationship. We want to feel love on a deep level. This is a time to reassess who we want as a partner and what want in our relationship.
The July 5th Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn is opposite the Sun in Cancer. This can bring about endings – natural, needed endings. Both Capricorn and Cancer can have trouble letting go.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of The Hierophant card includes intolerance. Here is arrogance and a bad case of the know-it-alls. When structure and tradition go to extremes, they become a cage. We are in a prison, stifling freedom and thwarting change.
Let’s focus on our connection to our higher selves. Trust that mundane events and situations are guiding us toward our true purpose. We discover and explore our connection to the divine. We don’t need a human mediator when using this card’s most potent energy.
Power colors: red, orange, deep indigo, rich brown and warm olive. Our daily prayers and meditations take on a more formal element of ritual this week. Wear clothing in these colors while praying or meditating to enhance your experience.
Power stones: amethyst, citrine and fire opals. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. You’ll feel connected to and a part of something greater than yourself. This would be a great week to walk a labyrinth!
Power metals: copper. Flexible yet strong. A superior conductor of heat and electricity.
Power fragrances: frankincense, rose, violet and hibiscus. Also coconut, jasmine, sandalwood, strawberry, vanilla or vervain. All will bring stability and a sense of larger purpose to your life this week.
Power foods: foods prepared with essence of rose or violet. Coconut, lotus root, apple, strawberry and vanilla. Also tea brewed from jasmine, hibiscus or rose hips. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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