Four of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
8-11-20 through 8-18-20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Let’s focus on using material assets as instruments for good and positive endeavors.
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.
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