Four of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Four of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  8-11-20 through 8-18-20

Four of Disks

The Four of Disks is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Four of Disks card indicates the ways we hang on to or cling to our possessions – material and otherwise. We’re willing to work hard. We will sacrifice our long-term goals for immediate gain. In some circumstances these are positives. It is also the card of security in power. We support argument with facts. We have a good grasp of our current situation. This is a practical card for practical matters.

There are benefits to being frugal and smart with a dollar – that’s the middle-ground of this card. Organization and planning can work to our benefit and prepare us when life’s storms come along. But remember: hanging on to every red cent until old Abe screams comes from a place of fear. That rarely serves us or brings more wealth our way. The Four of Disks also helps us make solid, unambiguous arrangements and agreements.

The Elements

Solar fire solidifies Earth, creating structure, order and organization.

The Number 4

The Fours of the Minor Arcana bring form and structure to their respective elements. Here is stability for further development and manifestation. The Fours bring unification, domestication, reflection, or gestation to events and situations.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Four of Disks card represents the formula 4. Sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy) the sphere of Jupiter and materialization. In the suit of Disks (Assiah, the material world- assets and resources. The element of Earth – our physical bodies and senses. Plus the Sun in Capricorn equaling Power.

Astrology

The Four of Disks card symbolizes the Sun in Capricorn. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Capricorn, or January 10th through January 19th. If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. The Sun is a reminder of the positive strengths of this card. Guard and tend that which is of value. Attention to our resources without miserliness serves our long-term goals for building security.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Leo. On August 11th we’ll experience a Quarter Moon in Capricorn’s fellow Earth-sign Taurus. Saturn continues its long and currently retrograde transit of Capricorn. Saturn is quintile Chiron on August 12th. We are competent and effective dealing with our responsibilities. We balance tradition with innovation. We avoid controversy and conduct ourselves in a professional, respectful manner.

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall…

Uranus retrogrades in Taurus on August 15th. We turn to a conservative approach to achieve our goals. This is a long retrograde (through January 14, 2021). Our desire for change turns inward. We learn what may be holding us back in life. We seek authenticity and spontaneity. We are less rebellious and follow the rules, while generally slowing down.

With the New Moon in Leo on August 18th we explore our creative powers. We are more playful and open. This is a beneficial complement to the energy of this week’s card. We’re interested in games and sports. We’re also more focused on romance and dating.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Four of Disks card includes compulsive behavior. Stubbornness and stagnation – we are “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”

Light

Let’s focus on using material assets as instruments for good and positive endeavors.

Alchemy

Power colors: indigo, black and dark gray. Also orange, red-orange, amber and gold.

Power stones: onyx, jet, garnet and opal along with ruby, amber and carnelian. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones. You’ll have good judgment when determining the cost of things in relation to their value.

Power metals: lead and gold. Choose to wear the yellow gold of the Sun. There’s literal alchemy at work here – the ancient alchemists strove to turn base metal (lead) into gold.

Power fragrances: Snowdrop, heliotrope, juniper, marigold, orange and rosemary. Acacia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense. These open up a healthy perspective on what it means to have abundance in your life.

Power foods: foods of the nightshade family (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant). Galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and sunflower seeds or juniper berries. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

The Tarotcast is a free Tarot reading with a new post every week on Tuesday!

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call 847-735-1718 today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

Copyright 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

“Destiny Tarot” and the Destiny Tarot logo are the registered trademarks (servicemarks) of Dona C. Murphy. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without my permission.  Tarot card images: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot © copyright Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters, JAF Box 7666, New York, NY 10116 USA. All rights reserved.

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Ace of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Ace of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  8-04-20 through 8-11-20

Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Ace of Swords embodies the intrinsic powers of the element of Air. Mobility. Air’s power to inspire and disrupt. The Air element also symbolizes our mind – mental and intellectual processes. To add another layer of complexity – Swords also represent Spirit. The Ace represents our potential to define, clarify and transform.

The Ace of Swords brings us the benefits of clarity, courage and mental strength this week. This kind of sharp insight is a double-edged blade. It can cut both ways, so be sure that you’re using your power for constructive purposes. This is an ideal time to cut away dead weight and illusions, to pare down to core truths. We find ourselves in a decisive mood and we’re able to communicate complex ideas in fresh ways. This is a great week for problem resolution. Make the most of it!

The Aces of the Tarot can be a bit confusing. They correspond closely to the Princesses (Pages) of each suit. That connection is stronger than that with cards 2 through 10 of their respective suits. The Ace of Swords is the root source or seed of the power of Air. It has the Princess of Swords as its throne. Together, they rule the Capricorn-Aquarius-Pisces celestial quadrant. This is the area of the heavens above Earth’s North Pole, and the geographical area of the Americas. Whew! I’m glad that’s done – I bet you are too.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Ace of Swords card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin). Perceived through the element of Air; Yetzirah, the Formative world. The intellect, our mental processes, the thinking mind. Also Spirit – the Divine Breath.

Astrology

The Ace of Swords incorporates the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three Air signs. Clarity (Gemini), justice (Libra) and rebellion (Aquarius).

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Fire-sign Leo.  On August 4th Mercury enters Leo. We’re thinking grand and confident thoughts. When it comes to our goals, the bigger the better. This energy brings willpower, purpose and perseverance.

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind…

This Mercury transit helps us organize our thoughts, focus and concentrate. If we’re well-disposed with the Leo influence, we are positive, laid-back and kind. The flip side is that we can become arrogant, opinionated and stubborn.

On August 7th, Venus enters Water-sign Cancer. This is sensitive, protective, and emotional energy.  We’re impressionable and seek attachment. This energy can take the edge off of this week’s sharp, analytical focus.

Don’t forget that a sword is a weapon – a tool crafted to cut through any obstacle or confusion. A sword extends the power of its user to fight and prevail. It can wield a cruel force, but also a clean, sharp one. The gift of the Ace of Swords is mental clarity, truth, justice and fortitude.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes restlessness. Aggression, belligerence, premature action and limited thinking.

Light

Let’s focus on open-mindedness. The quest for knowledge. Purposeful, constructive thought. Decisive power.

Alchemy

Power color: brilliant white. The purity of the Aces is singular. It isn’t meant to include shading or gradations. Pure white contains the prismatic colors of the visual spectrum. On a physical level, the colors of Air (sky) seen through Earth’s atmosphere. Blue, gray, indigo, black.

Power stones: diamonds or clear quartz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones for clarity. They will bring mental acuity and perceptual sharpness.

Power metals: tin and copper. These correspond to Elemental Air energy. Copper is great for wearing, tin not so much. Both are excellent when alloyed with other metals. They enhance strength, flexibility and integrity.

Power fragrances: acacia, benzoin, clover, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, pine, vervain (verbena) and yarrow. These will help us to keep a clear head and keep our actions steady, impartial and constructive.

Power foods: foods prepared with anise, lavender and lemongrass. Tea brewed from lemongrass and vervain (verbena). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

The Tarotcast is a free Tarot reading with a new post every week on Tuesday!

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call 847-735-1718 today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

Copyright 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

“Destiny Tarot” and the Destiny Tarot logo are the registered trademarks (servicemarks) of Dona C. Murphy. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without my permission.  Tarot card images: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot © copyright Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters, JAF Box 7666, New York, NY 10116 USA. All rights reserved.

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Ten of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Ten of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  7-28-20 through 8-04-20

Ten of Wands

The Ten of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. This week’s energy is a warning against many things. The Ten of Wands represents the ways in which we imprison ourselves in cages of our own design. This can include anything from workaholism to taking on burdens that aren’t ours to bear. Personal responsibility is important, but so are boundaries. Taking on responsibilities that belong to others can lead to feelings of resentment. This is the card of playing the martyr.

The Elements

Fire raging under intense pressure will erupt with volcanic force.

The Number 10

The Tens of the Minor Arcana represent completion. They are the manifestation and culmination of energy. This completion gives way to new beginnings.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Ten of Wands card represents the formula 10. Sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). Sphere of Earth. The full materialization of energy. In the suit of Wands (the element of Fire). Atziluth, the archetypal world. Our Will in action. Plus Saturn in Sagittarius equaling Oppression.

This is not the most pleasant energy around. All the tens of the Minor Arcana cards are in the sephiroth of Malkuth on the tree of life. This lowest sephiroth represents the material world. This is where the elements exhaust their energy in its grossest – and most destructive – form.

Here is what Crowley writes of the Ten of Wands card. “This is what happens when one uses force, force, and nothing else but force all the time. Here is…dull and heavy…Saturn weighing down the fiery, ethereal side of Sagittarius. It brings out all the worst in Sagittarius. See the Archer, not shooting forth benign rays, but dealing the sharp rain of death! The Wand has conquered. It has done its work; it has done its work too well; it did not know when to stop; Government has become Tyranny.”

Astrology

The Ten of Wands card represents Saturn in Sagittarius. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Sagittarius, or December 13th to December 21st. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Sagittarius is the most ethereal of the fire signs. Saturn’s oppressive, repressive, heavy iron boots are freedom-loving Sagittarius’ worst nightmare realized.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Sagittarius’ fellow Fire-sign Leo. Saturn continues its long transit of Earth-sign Capricorn, its home sign.

Insanity laughs, under pressure we’re cracking…

On August 3rd we’ll experience a Full Moon in Air-sign Aquarius. Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius (before the discovery of Uranus). Aquarius is also the polar opposite sign of Leo. This energy is excellent for breaking out of fixed patterns. This can be a great antidote to the energy of this week’s card. The problem: the fixed patterns we’re confronting are entrenched. Only major effort can permit us to break free of them.

On August 4th Mercury enters Leo. We’re thinking grand and confident thoughts. When it comes to our goals, the bigger the better. This energy brings willpower, purposed and perseverance. Combined with the energy of the Ten of Wands, this may magnify rather than mitigate problems.

This Mercury transit helps us organize our thoughts, focus and concentrate. If we’re well-disposed with the Leo influence, we are positive, laid-back and kind. The flip side is that we can become arrogant, opinionated and stubborn. Chart your course with caution.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Ten of Wands card abounds. Fixation, obsession, repression and oppression are rife. So are inflexible attitudes and beliefs and the idea of a punishing, vengeful God. If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Use your toolbox with care this week.

Light

Let’s focus on what positives are available. The strength to persevere. The use of slow, structured growth to push past our internal obstacles.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, indigo, black, blue and green.

Power stones: sapphire, emerald and topaz enhance the light, mobile energy of Sagittarius. Obsidian, garnet, onyx and jet represent Saturn’s grounding force. Wear either as jewelry or carry them as power stones to keep moving forward. They will help to keep your boundaries secure and in place.

Power metals: tin and lead are this week’s metals. Neither is good for wearing. Both can be good reminders of the strength we find when we combine our efforts in positive alliances.

Power fragrances: carnation, sage, valerian, comfrey, musk, and patchouli. Slippery elm, thyme, and witch hazel.

Power foods: foods prepared with thyme and sage, or teas brewed from valerian or comfrey. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

 

The Tarotcast is a free Tarot reading with a new post every week on Tuesday!

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call 847-735-1718 today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

 

Copyright 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

“Destiny Tarot” and the Destiny Tarot logo are the registered trademarks (servicemarks) of Dona C. Murphy. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without my permission.  Tarot card images: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot © copyright Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters, JAF Box 7666, New York, NY 10116 USA. All rights reserved.

 

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Two of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Two of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 7-21-20 through 7-28-20

 

Two of Swords

The Two of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. We can reconcile differences this week, from a prime position of equilibrium. It’s rare that we can weigh every problem and challenge with the utmost fairness. Make the most of this week’s energies of balance, justice and impartiality. We can heal old wounds and arrive at win-win solutions to complex problems.

The Elements

Here, the Air element rises above storm and strife. Reflective Lunar light illuminates and calms.

The Number 2

The Twos of the Minor Arcana show balanced but polarized states. The twos are duality. This is our way of seeing and being in the world to understand it. Here we weigh and balance things against their opposites. Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Two of Swords card represents the formula 2. Sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom). The sphere of the Zodiac, the Divine Masculine or Yang energy. In the suit of Swords; Yetzirah, the formative world. The element of Air – our intellect and mental processes. Plus the Moon in Libra equaling Peace.

Astrology

The Two of Swords card represents the Moon in Libra. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Libra, or September 23rd through October 2nd. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Swords are the suit of war, disruption and violence. The old name of the Two of Swords card was Peace Restored. We can look at this card as a welcome but temporary break from conflict. We have the chance to make some genuine, positive changes.

In real-time astrology, the Sun enters Fire-sign Leo on July 22nd. The Leo Sun is both playful and proud. Social and outgoing, Leo energy is complementary to this week’s cool, airy and lunar energy. Leo is the sign of the individual. Leo needs to lead. Drama and extraversion are a contrast to the energy of this week’s card. The basic elemental compatibility of these two signs can harmonize. Enjoy yourself. Express yourself. Avoid vanity and egotism.

You may say I’m a dreamer…

Jupiter sextile Neptune on July 27th. This is a perfect transit for exercising our imaginations. Listen to your dreams. Get in touch with your spirituality. We will consider morals and values as we pursue our goals and achieve our objectives. This is harmonious with the Libra need for fairness and justice. We focus on idealistic and humanitarian concerns. We are more open-minded and look to broaden our life experiences.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Two of Swords card: unresolved tensions. Indecision. An inability or unwillingness to take action.

Light

Let’s focus on fulfilling our quest for knowledge. Engage in positive, constructive, peaceful activities this week.

Alchemy

Power colors: include blue, blue-green, emerald green and silver.

Power stones: opal, lapis, sapphire and moonstone. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones for fair assessment of people and situations. These will help us draw correct conclusions and exercise good judgment.

Power metals: copper and silver. Copper has therapeutic properties, silver is always a beautiful choice.

Power fragrances: violet, white rose, poppy, water lily, gardenia, jasmine, myrrh and sandalwood. These scents bring peaceful thoughts and calm deliberation.

Power foods: foods prepared with coconut or lotus root. Teas brewed from wintergreen (mint) or jasmine. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

The Tarotcast is a free Tarot reading with a new post every week on Tuesday!

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call 847-735-1718 today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

 

Copyright 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

“Destiny Tarot” and the Destiny Tarot logo are the registered trademarks (servicemarks) of Dona C. Murphy. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without my permission.  Tarot card images: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot © copyright Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters, JAF Box 7666, New York, NY 10116 USA. All rights reserved.

 

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Two of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Two of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  7-14-20 through 7-21-20

Two of Wands

The Two of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Two of Wands tarot card indicates dynamic energy. There are stresses and tensions – as well as benefits – which come from it. In partnerships and collaborations, there can be friction and conflict. Each person attempts to make their point and share their ideas and feelings. Well-managed, this can result in the release of tremendous creative energy. Channel this into constructive and productive projects.

The Elements

Here, the element of Fire sparks the pure creativity of The Will. Free of attachment to any specific outcome, it is perfect.

The Number 2

The Twos of the Minor Arcana show balanced but polarized states. The twos are duality. This is our way of seeing and being in the world to understand it. Here we weigh and balance things against their opposites. Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Two of Wands represents the Formula 2. Sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom). The sphere of the Zodiac. Divine Masculine energy, Yang. In the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world). The element of Fire – our will, plus Mars in Aries equaling Dominion.

Astrology

The Two of Wands card represents Mars in Aries. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Aries, or March 21st through March 30th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Mars is the planet of physical energy and is Aries’ ruling planet. It embodies assertiveness and the courage to take action.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Cancer. The Sun enters Fire-sign Leo on July 22nd, just after this forecast period. Mercury stationed direct in Cancer on July 12th.

“Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end…”

Mars is continuing its long transit of Fire-sign Aries, its home sign. Mars in Aries empowers us. We pursue personal goals. We are ambitious, even aggressive. Independence is our priority. The perfect energetic match to this week’s card, avoid aggression. Take care to think twice before acting on impulse.

The July 20th New Moon in Cancer is the second one of this year. New Moons bring a fresh start. A sense of urgency can push us to make a rushed decision. The drive to move forward is powerful.  This is a perfect time for building and maintaining our foundation. This may be our external home or our internal sense of self. The focus remains on family, friends, stability, security and safety.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Two of Wands includes energy running wild. Unbridled egotism and violence, oppression and destruction, domination rather than dominion. When ill-dignified, this energy doesn’t work or play well with others.

Light

Let’s focus on our creative impulses. Summon the courage to take positive and assertive (not aggressive) action this week.

Alchemy

Power colors: scarlet, fiery red, azure blue and deep emerald green.

Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, diamond and garnet. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones as a reminder to avoid negativity and aggression.

Power metals: iron. Not wearable, but a symbol of genuine strength. Find gentle expressions of power. We can choose to make tools, not weapons.

Power fragrances: wild rose, pine, tobacco, and woodbine. These will reinforce positive energies and generate some creative heat.

Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

 

The Tarotcast is a free Tarot reading with a new post every week on Tuesday!

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call 847-735-1718 today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

 

Copyright 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

“Destiny Tarot” and the Destiny Tarot logo are the registered trademarks (servicemarks) of Dona C. Murphy. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without my permission.  Tarot card images: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot © copyright Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters, JAF Box 7666, New York, NY 10116 USA. All rights reserved.

 

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