Six of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Six of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  4-06-21 through 4-13-21

Six of Cups The Six of Cups is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card represents pleasure in all its many forms. It symbolizes well-being and harmony. Natural desires operating without effort or strain including physical and sexual pleasure. With this card we find ease and satisfaction. Here there is joy, fulfillment and emotional renewal. These may connect to our fondest wishes, memories and nostalgia. We may long for the past.

The Elements

The Sun penetrating and fertilizing the element of Water releases tremendous power. Creativity is born from the Feminine principle energized by union with the Male. This card symbolizes the union of Yin and Yang. Deep satisfaction results.

The Number 6

The sixes of the Minor Arcana restore harmony and balance. The fives cause disruption. They cleanse, regenerate and create conflict in a stable system. Afterward, the sixes bring affirmation, confirmation, validation and solidification.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 6. Sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). The sphere of the Sun; energy in complete, balanced manifestation. In the suit of Cups (Briah) – the creative world; the element of Water, our emotions. Plus, the Sun in Scorpio equaling Pleasure.

Astrology

This card symbolizes the Sun in Scorpio. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Scorpio or November 2nd through November 12th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. The Sun brings out the warm, sensuous and even fun-loving side of the Scorpion.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Aries. On April 6th Jupiter is semi-square Chiron. We search for meaning and understanding. Finding what aligns with our highest good and reflects our core values is essential now. Examine business opportunities and other new endeavors before charging ahead.

“Ooh, ooh, pain is so close to pleasure everybody knows…”

Saturn trines the North Node of the Moon on April 9th. This energy drives us to grow and improve. New opportunities that serve our development are easy to identify. We learn from those with more experience.

“It’s the principle of pleasure, oh – it’s the pleasure principle, oh oh…”

There is a New Moon in Aries on April 11th. This lunation brings new beginnings and sparks initiative. Show your best and truest self to the world! We’re confident in ourselves. We’re less inclined to worry about what others think. We’re strong and self-reliant. This lunation aligns with Venus but is square Pluto (Scorpio’s ruling planet). This causes tension when balancing our personal plans and goals with external demands.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes escape from reality. The experience of emotional imprisonment in or by the past.

Light

Let’s focus on rich, positive emotional experiences. Use your creative power this week!

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, orange, golden yellow, amber and red; also, blue-green and dark brown.

Power stones: topaz, ruby, jet, amber carnelian, diamond and tiger’s eye. Wear these as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will heighten your physical senses and creative imagination.

Power metals: gold, iron and plutonium. Only gold is wearable. In this case yellow gold is your best choice. The strength of iron and the reactivity of plutonium represent our creative power.

Power fragrances: heather, sweet basil, marigold, rosemary, acacia, and cedar. Also, orange, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense. Stimulate your imagination and connect with your physical senses this week. Feeling seductive? You’ll be dynamite, so be careful!

Power foods: use sweet basil, sunflower seeds, galangal, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon and clove. Also, beverages brewed from hops (beer!) or juniper (gin!), in moderation of course. 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.

  • Lyrics quotes: “Pain is So Close to Pleasure” ~ Queen (Freddie Mercury/John Deacon)  and
  • “The Pleasure Principle” ~Janet Jackson (Monte Moir)

 

 Copyright 2021© 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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Four of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 Four of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  3-30-21 through 4-06-21

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 for our long-term goals. We may also be in reinforcing our defenses against a coming storm. This is 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 dealing with 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 Aries.

Mercury enters Aries on April 3rd joining Venus in her transit of that sign. On April 4th, the last Quarter Moon is in Capricorn. Saturn’s long transit of its home sign, Capricorn continues throughout 2021.

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

 Capricorn and Aries have a mutual respect. The Ram is an assertive – sometimes aggressive – leader. The Goat goes his or her quiet way yet is no less committed to achieving their goal or ambition. No matter how long it takes, no matter the cost. Aries’ might be less cautious with resources but is no fool. Capricorn wastes nothing – not a dime or an opportunity.

“I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks – let’s make lots of money
You’ve got the brawn, I’ve got the brains – let’s make lots of money…”

 Balance these astrological influences with that of this week’s card. Aries’ enthusiasm and drive matches Capricorn’s energy and determination. Both are Cardinal signs – driven to achieve, ambitious and hardworking.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this 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 a healthy perspective on what it means to have prosperity 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.

  • Lyrics quotes: “Another Brick in the Wall” ~ Pink Floyd (Roger Waters)  and
  • “Opportunities” ~ Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe)

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“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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The Hierophant: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Hierophant: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

3-23-21 through 3-30-21

 

The Hierophant

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.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, The Hierophant card travels path 16. It joins sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom) with sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy). This combines the energy of the Divine Masculine with Jupiter, the rule of law. Its Hebrew letter is Vau, meaning “nail.” We use nails to build and secure, to create a structure. But we can also get “nailed” if we’re not careful and we’re doing things we ought not do.

Astrology

The Hierophant card is the zodiacal trump of Taurus, with Venus ruling and the Moon exalted.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Fire-sign Aries. Venus is also transiting Aries. Aries and Taurus are astrological next-door neighbors. Taurus guides the raw energy of Aries in the direction of growth and practical purpose. Venus in Aries offers a fresh start. While welcome, this can disrupt the status quo – not Taurus’s ideal situation.

“When the high priest of rhythmic noise is inside you – don’t give up, get out, get down (forever is a long, long time).”

On March 23rd Pluto is quintile to Chiron. This is a long-term transit. Under its influence we’re creative and inspired. We’re great at solving problems. Our focus may turn deep within for healing. We’re able to tap reserves of courage and resourcefulness. Spiritual and material pursuits harmonize.

“When I was back there in seminary school, there was a person there
who put forth the proposition that you can petition the Lord with prayer…”

The Full Moon in Air-sign Libra on March 28th shifts our focus to relationships. Libra and Taurus are co-ruled by Venus. We look to improve and enhance relationships and partnerships of all kinds. We seek balance and harmony; we discover the strategies for finding them.

Shadow

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.

Light

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.

Alchemy

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. Tea brewed from jasmine, hibiscus or rose hips. 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.

  • Lyrics quotes: “Priest of Rhythmic Noise” ~ Cheap Trick (Rick Nielsen) and
  • “The Soft Parade” ~ The Doors (John Densmore/Robby Krieger/Ray Manzarek/Jim Morrison)

 

Copyright 2021© 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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The Fool: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Fool: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  3-16-21 through 3-23-21

 The Fool

The Fool is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Fool represents the unlimited potential of the human spirit. Purity of intent and action. He is actually NObody’s fool. He is simply innocent of experience and embarking on the first steps of his journey. This is the journey through the spiritual paths of the Tarot and through everyday life.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life The Fool travels path 12. It joins sephiroth or sphere 1, Kether (Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding). Its Hebrew letter is Beth (meaning “house”). This includes not only the homes in which we live – but the temple or house of God.

One of the many secrets of the Fool – and there are many – is his direct, pure connection to the Divine. Many cultures have celebrated and revered this holy innocent. He dances through the streets in his motley clothes, clowns around and pulls silly faces. He invites us to get in on the answer to the great cosmic riddle. He tells us the punchline to the big cosmic joke. That everything is No-Thing, limitless potential – zero. And that happens to be his number in the Tarot Major Arcana.

Astrology

The Fool card is the Planetary Trump of Mercury. Mercury is the wing-footed messenger of the Gods, as well as the Trickster and Juggler. Childlike rather than childish, he trusts his instincts and creative imagination. We would do well to emulate him.

In real-time astrology, The Sun completes its transit of Water-sign Pisces. It enters Fire-sign Aries on March 20th. Aries energy is active, aggressive/assertive and ambitious. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may feel invincible. Take care. Avoid impulsive action. Think and plan ahead – at least a few steps ahead.

“Day after day, alone on a hill the man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still, but nobody wants to know him – they can see that he’s just a fool…”

 Mercury entered Pisces on March 15th. Mercury represents the mind, the intellect and mental telepathy. Pisces rules intuition, imagination and dreams. You may find yourself tuning into others’ thoughts. Since Mercury rules reason and Pisces rules intuition, it may be hard to know fact from fantasy. Avoid slipping into a fantasy world. Regular reality checks will help.

“What a fool believes he sees – no wise man has the power to reason away.
What seems to be Is always better than nothing…”

Venus enters Aries on March 21st. Romance and love are direct and spontaneous with this transit. We’re intrigued by pursuit – love of the chase. No more looking back with this energy. We’re unlikely to apologize or explain. We may be impatient and bold. We may also be direct to the point of bluntness. Think before you speak.

“Love me, love me – say that you love me.
Leave me, leave me – just say that you need me
I can’t care about anything but you…”

 On March 23rd Pluto is quintile to Chiron. This is a long-term transit. Under its influence we’re creative and inspired. We’re great at solving problems. Our focus may turn deep within for healing. We’re able to tap reserves of courage and resourcefulness.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of The Fool includes rash, irresponsible behavior. Pushing too far too fast. Carelessness, and losing complete touch with reality, along with possible dishonesty and deception.

Light

Let’s focus on being open and receptive to new beginnings and new projects. Let’s be willing to start the steps of our journey even if the destination, goal or outcome isn’t yet clear.

Alchemy

Power colors: pale yellow, sky blue, purple, violet and emerald-green. Wear them all together at the same time if you’re feeling particularly FOOL-ish.

Power stones: diamond, jade, aquamarine, turquoise and emerald. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. These will help us enter unknown territory with trust, enthusiasm and optimism. And we will find treasure along the path.

Power metals: mercury and zinc. Neither is wearable. But their qualities remind us to be flexible. Be ready to connect with others for strength. Manage ever-changing circumstances with grace.

Power fragrances: iris, valerian, lavender, lilac, vervain, jasmine and geranium. These will help you manifest positive, creative and transformative energy this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and tarragon. Teas brewed from jasmine or peppermint. 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.

  • Lyrics quotes: “The Fool on the Hill ~The Beatles (Lennon-McCartney)
  • “What a Fool Believes” ~ The Doobie Brothers (Michael McDonald/ Kenny Loggins) and
  • “Lovefool” ~ The Cardigans (Peter Svensson/Nina Persson)

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Three of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Three of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

3-09-21 through 3-16-21

Three of Wands

The Three of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. We’re poised at the brink of success, and we will enjoy a shot of positive group energy. We’ll be successful in our interaction with others. Inspired, we connect with a talent pool of valuable people and resources. We’re ready to enter the next phase of our endeavors. Though we will need to make sure that our energy stays collaborative and not coercive.

The Elements

With the Three of Wands, Solar fire energizes the material and physical. Action leads to successful manifestation.

The Number 3

The Threes of the Minor Arcana represent form and structure. They are the first results or manifestations. They show the effects of energy in action – in this case, for Wands and Fire. They bring a perspective, a viewpoint and an understanding of events and situations. Threes show the process of resolution and unification. This is a natural progression following the polarization and duality of the twos.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Three of Wands represents the formula 3. Sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding). The sphere of Saturn. The Divine Feminine or Yin energy. In the suit of Wands – Atziluth, the archetypal world. Combined with the element of Fire (the life force of the soul, the individual Will). Plus, the Sun in Aries, equaling Virtue.

Astrology

The Three of Wands card corresponds to the Sun in Aries. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Aries, or March 31st to April 10th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us.

This energy is powerful, confident, creative and lively. We can take the initiative in some nearly brilliant ways and make our dreams of success a reality.

In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Water-sign Pisces. This is Aries’ next-door neighbor sign. The influence of the sensitive, intuitive Fish multiplies with the New Moon in Pisces on March 13th.

This New Moon promises a fresh start. We awaken to our spiritual quest and magic fills our lives. Imagination sparks. We are compassionate.

“Now, give me the bat, give me the ball. This is my job, let’s get involved. Give me the phone, give me the sign, give me good luck…”

 Mercury enters Pisces on March 15h. Mercury represents the mind, the intellect and mental telepathy. Pisces rules intuition, imagination and dreams. You may find yourself tuning into others’ thoughts.

“Give me strength to go farther and climb higher, Courage that burns inside like a fire…No turning back, this is the day…”

Since Mercury rules reason and Pisces rules intuition, it may be hard to know fact from fantasy. Avoid slipping into a fantasy world. Regular reality checks will help.

Venus continues its transit of Pisces. There is restlessness and yearning for something unnamed and undefined. It’s vague and difficult to gratify. This can lead us to overlook valid, viable opportunities and go chasing phantoms. Venus in Pisces’ boundaries are blurry. We may fall prey to scams or illusions.

So, regular grounding in reality is a must this week.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Three of Wands includes overdoing it. Acting-out, creating drama, and engaging in attention-seeking behaviors. Steamrolling over others and stealing or not crediting their ideas and input.

Light

Let’s focus on putting positive energy into constructive action. We have the perfect conditions to manifest our developing confidence and self-assurance. Take opportunities to achieve success.

Alchemy

Power colors: orange, red, scarlet, crimson, amber, yellow and gold (for both the Sun and Aries).

Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, diamond, amber, topaz and garnet. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to do the right things for the right reasons. This is the meaning of “Virtue” and this week – as the old saying goes, “virtue is its own reward”.

Power metal: gold. Yellow or rose gold, in this case – strong, beautiful and eternal. Wear it to find the right tools, make the right plan and act with the right attitude.

Power fragrances: rose, juniper, orange and frankincense to experience optimism and strength.

Power foods: foods prepared with sunflower seeds, galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon and clove. How about some gin (juniper!) or beer (hops!) enjoyed in moderation? 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.

  • Lyrics quotes: “Doing the Right Thing” ~ David Byrne (Brian Eno & David Byrne) and
  • “The Right Thing” ~ Mandisa (Matthew West)

 

Copyright 2021© 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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