The Priestess: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Priestess: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

1-07-20 through 1-14-20

The Priestess

The Priestess is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card is also known as The High Priestess. Our intuition and inspiration will be flowing this week. The Priestess is the embodiment of feminine consciousness. She is the Yin principle and she guards the gate of the unconscious. Her purity and virginity are spiritual rather than physical. Her veil is like a bridal veil; only the initiate of the Light may lift it.

The Priestess’ invitation to us is to look within for our answers, she knows but doesn’t tell. We’re able to unravel mysteries and discover hidden information this week. This doesn’t mean we get to pry or spy. But answers come to us if we tap into our psychic abilities, intuition and dreams. We can trust what we see and feel with our inner senses.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, The Priestess travels Path 13. This card joins sephiroth or sphere 1, Kether (the Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Gimel which means “camel”. Think that’s odd? The Priestess traverses the Abyss – the desert of the soul. Like the camel crossing the desert, she is ideally suited to crossing the wasteland.

Astrology

The Priestess card is the planetary trump of the Moon. She represents the Moon in its highest aspect – the aspect that joins the human to the divine.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. There is plenty of polar-opposite activity both Capricorn and Water-sign Cancer this week. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. These complementary energies can stretch us beyond our known limits in positive ways.

On January 8th, Jupiter in Capricorn conjuncts the South node in Cancer. There is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on January 10th. This energy brings intense awareness of any flaws in the order and structure of our lives. Prepare for heightened emotional awareness. Illumination of hidden information occurs. This aligns with the energy of the Priestess.

When Saturn aligns with Pluto in Capricorn on January 12th, we’ll focus on our goals. We’re ambitious and primed for success. We focus on new or renewed dedication and commitment to our careers or other aspects of our life.

Both Capricorn and Cancer prize stability and security. During this forecast period, it’s important to avoid fear. That may be fear of losing financial or other material resources. Or it may be a fear of the loss of status or reputation. Also beware of power grabs or abuse of personal and professional power.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Priestess includes falling into illusions. Phoniness and escape from reality. Lunar energy – like lunar light – can be deceptive and seductive. We can’t be careless or trust only in our physical vision.

Light

Let’s focus on openness and receptivity. Remain aware that not everything is as it appears on the surface. Let’s process information rather than accepting anything at face value.

Alchemy

Power colors: silver, pearlescent white and cool, pale blue.

Power stones: chalcedony, clear crystals, opals or moonstones. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to enhance your psychic and intuitive abilities. They will help us see the truth of the matters at hand.

Power metal: silver. Wear it for its clear, bright light. Silver is one of the most reflective of all precious metals. It is the “whitest” of them and is also the most electrically conductive.

Power fragrances: poppy, lily, white rose, gardenia, jasmine, lotus flower, myrrh and sandalwood. These will purify and cleanse mind, body and spirit and invite clear inner vision.

Power foods: coconut, lotus root, poppy seeds, cloves and wintergreen (mint). Also, tea brewed with jasmine or mint. 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.

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The Star: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Star: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

12-31-19 through 1-07-20

The Star

The Star is this week’s Tarotcast card. It inspires us to reach for our highest potential. We are assured of reaching our goals and aspirations guided by the Star’s steady light. This card is associated with healing of all kinds – physical, emotional and spiritual. Filled with hope and promise, this card affirms the eternal renewal available to all living beings.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life The Star card travels Path 15. It joins sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom) sphere of the Zodiac and the Divine Masculine or Yang energy to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty) sphere of the Sun – energy in completely balanced manifestation. The Hebrew letter of this card – He’ – means “a window.” No matter what doors may have closed for us, a new door – or more accurately, a window – is opening this week. Since either opening can bring in fresh air and new possibilities, use whichever presents itself to experience the feeling of rebirth and renewal. This is the card of hope – the promise of things yet unseen and still-to-come.

Astrology

The Star is the zodiacal trump of Aquarius, in which Saturn rules and Neptune is exalted. This attribution is based in ancient astrology. The more modern attribution is that Aquarius is ruled by Uranus. Also, Aquarius, the water-bearer is actually an Air sign – commonly mistaken for one of the water signs.

In real-time astrology,  the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. In ancient times, Saturn was the co-ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius. Though these signs seem to be opposites, they share the influence of Saturn in their ability to persevere in the face of hardship. Capricorn through earthy resolve and steadfastness, Aquarius through airy adaptability and the ability to bend without breaking.

We are still feeling the influence of the recent New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. Our focus remains on career, reputation and public achievements. This is a time of new beginnings. While we’re enjoying our successes, we can set realistic, attainable goals. This energy is quite compatible with that of this week’s card.

This Solar Eclipse occurred near a Sun-Jupiter conjunction, filling us with optimism. Along with the upcoming Saturn and Pluto conjunction we can tear down so that we can rebuild stronger and better. This is a creative, productive time.

Venus is currently transiting Aquarius; Mercury is transiting Capricorn. There is a doubling or mirroring of energy compatible to that of this week’s card. Our emotions are tuned to compassion for humanity. Our communication skills are use to promote practical, beneficial prospects in business and resource management.

Finally, on January 3rd Mars enters Fire-sign Sagittarius. Active, assertive Mars is at home in the energetic sign of the Archer. Action and initiative come easily and we’re willing to forge ahead. The sky’s the limit – reach for what you want. Expand your horizons and explore possibilities.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Star card includes falling into illusions, denial of facts or escape from reality. Though we’re encouraged to hope, we’re also cautioned to avoid going overboard into pigs-fly-to-the-moon territory.

Light

Let’s focus on the fresh promise apparent in all areas of our lives – personal and professional, platonic and romantic.

Alchemy

Power colors: this week include violet, sky blue, mauve, white and pale purple.

Power stones: Zircon, amber, malachite, aquamarine, rose quartz, sapphire or lapis worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us intuitively sense the order of the Universe, the rightness of things as they are in this present moment as well as the opportunities and rewards that will be realized in the future.

Power metal: Uranium is this week metal – absolutely not wearable, but extremely valuable and a good reminder of how we can choose to harness tremendous power for either positive or destructive ends.

Power fragrances: Scent your home, bath and body with jasmine, rose and almond to make it easy to go with the flow – since Aquarius is the Water-Bearer, a luxurious bath or a trip to the spa (especially if you invite a friend) will be a special treat this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with almonds, and rose hip or jasmine teas, along with drinking plenty of pure, fresh water and breathing fresh outdoor air will provide the same beneficial effects.

 

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.

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Three of Cups tarot card: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Three of Cups tarot card: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-24-19 through 12-31-19

Three of Cups

The Three of Cups tarot card is this week’s Tarotcast. This card represents celebration and joy. This week highlights happy occasions shared with family and friends. There are opportunities to socialize and party for any reason – or no particular reason at all!
Good news comes in announcements of engagements or weddings. Pregnancies, birth announcements – even promotions and career advancements. The good news and good fortune may be yours or someone else’s. Enjoy the lighthearted, carefree freedom. Spend time with people you like/love and celebrate successes, large and small.

The Elements

The Three of Cups tarot card represents the receptivity of Water fertilized by the Will, or Yang energy. The fulfillment of the Will through Love.

The Number 3

The Threes of the Minor Arcana represent form, structure and first results or manifestations. They show the effects of energy in action – in this case, for Cups and Water. They bring a perspective, a viewpoint and an understanding of events and situations. The threes show the process of resolution and unification after the polarization and duality of the twos.

Kabbalah

On the kabalistic Tree of Life, the Three of cups tarot card represents the formula 3. Sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding). Supreme Feminine energy, or Yin. In the suit of Cups (Briah). The creative world; the element of Water and the emotions. Plus Mercury in Cancer equaling Abundance.

Astrology

The Three of Cups tarot card symbolizes Mercury in Cancer. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Cancer, or July 2nd through July 11th. 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 is water energy creating and sustaining life – nurturing and fertilizing. Intuitive messages, expressed feelings and emotional fulfillment are the highlights of this week.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn. The Goat is the polar opposite of the Crab on the wheel of the zodiac. Though both signs value financial security, Cancer energy is sensitive. It can be dreamy, indirect and secretive. Capricorn energy is realistic, self-disciplined and ambitious. These complementary energies can combine the best qualities of each. Generosity, flexibility, open-mindedness, imagination partnered with stability and determination.

On December 26th there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. The focus will shift to career, reputation and public achievements. This is a time of new beginnings. While we’re enjoying our successes, we can set realistic, attainable goals.

This Solar Eclipse occurs near a Sun-Jupiter conjunction, filling us with optimism. This combines with an upcoming Saturn and Pluto alignment. We can tear down so that we can rebuild stronger and better. This is a creative, productive time.

Practical and well-organized plans come together when Mercury enters Capricorn on December 28th.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes hedonism and escapism. Lust and over-indulgence in sensual pleasures (sex, food, drink, drugs, etc.)

Light

Let’s focus on being cheerful. Celebrate with moderation and enjoy the fulfillment of love and happiness.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, amber, purple, maroon, indigo, violet, gray and black.

Power stones: diamond, emerald, jade, jasper, topaz and aquamarine. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will help us communicate. We express ourselves with love and ensure our messages are well-received.

Power metals: mercury and zinc (not wearable) as well as silver (very wearable!) Sparkle!

Power fragrances: poppy, rose, valerian, lavender, lilac and vervain. These enhance the celebratory atmosphere and keep communication smooth, successful, loving and positive.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, poppy seeds, lemongrass and watercress. 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 2019© 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 Magician: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Magician: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

12-17-19 through 12-24-19

The Magician is this week’s Tarotcast, known in the Thoth deck as The Magus. In some very old decks he is the Juggler. We’re invited to become the conscious creators of our reality this week. Our imaginations are active. Using our ability to think and visualize, we translate ideas into action. Self-confidence and a sense of personal power are ours to enjoy!

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Magician travels path 12. This card joins sephiroth or sphere 1 Kether (the Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 3 Binah (Understanding). Our connection to the divine combines with knowledge of how the universe works. Our thoughts manifest in the real world as solid, material results. The Hebrew letter assigned to this card is Beth, meaning “house”. This encompasses the concepts of our personal home and household as well as the House of God – the temple.

Astrology

The Magician is the planetary trump of Mercury. This is the planet of mental agility and quickness. Like many of the old gods, Mercury is a bit of a contradiction. Known as Hermes to the Greeks, he is a trickster and even a deceiver. To both the Greeks and the Romans he also embodies creativity and new beginnings. In his role as the messenger of the Gods he also represents news and communication of all kinds. In our 21st century world this includes electronic communication and the internet. Watch your e-mail, back up your files and make sure you keep your cell phone charged and handy.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius. During this forecast period, the Sun will move into Earth-sign Capricorn (December 21st). Mercury is also transiting the sign of the Archer. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, we are interested in a broad range of topics rather than studying a particular one in depth. We are social and communicative. We look to expand our horizons through travel or higher education (or both!). We’re persuasive and blessed with the “gift of gab”. Justice and fairness are important themes. We can be vague and imprecise though, so take care to be thorough and clear when it matters most.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes abuse or misuse of power. Also, aggression, egotistical and selfish manipulation; dishonesty and deceit.

Light

Let’s focus on the positive aspects of the Magician this week: assertiveness and bold action. Clear and timely communication. Find beneficial activities and positive channels for your vital energy.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, indigo and violet.

Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and iron pyrite. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They’ll enhance clear thinking and communication this week.

Power metal: mercury. It’s not wearable but it’s a good reminder to stay flexible and adaptable. We need to stay honest and act with integrity.

Power fragrances: snapdragon, iris, rosemary, cornflower, valerian, lavender, lilac, and vervain. These will keep your physical stamina and energy at peak performance.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, mace and peppermint. Also, tea brewed from ginseng 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.

Copyright 2019© 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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Lust Tarot card: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Lust Tarot card: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

12-03-19 through 12-10-19

Lust Tarot card

The Lust Tarot card is this week’s Tarotcast, known in most decks as the Strength Tarot card. Understand that the reference here goes way beyond sexual lust. It is passion, the lust for life. The vigor and enthusiasm arises when something captures our imaginations. It also sparks our desire to take action. The Thoth Tarot deck swaps this card with Major Arcana card 8: Adjustment (Justice). It is number 11 of the Major Arcana in the Thoth tarot. Good and confused yet? Don’t be!

With trust in ourselves and confidence in our abilities, we’re in a position of power this week. Genuine passion burns for a cause near and dear to our hearts, to our work, to our creative endeavors. Power flows through us. We can be persuasive and charismatic when we speak our truth with heart and soul conviction.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Lust Tarot card travels Path 19. It joins sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy) with sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity). Crowley designed the Thoth tarot to correspond with his extensive study of Kabbalah. He changed the order and correspondences of some of the Major Arcana cards. Among his many reasons for doing so was that this card’s Hebrew letter, Teth – means “serpent”. He felt that the card’s energy corresponded to the Lion-Serpent, a symbol of the Kundalini. That is the powerful life-force energy cultivated through yogic practice.

Astrology

The Lust Tarot card is the zodiacal trump of Leo. This further reinforces the Lion-Serpent imagery. In this sign, the Sun rules and Uranus is exalted.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Leo’s fellow Fire-sign Sagittarius. Jupiter (in Capricorn) squares Chiron in Fire-sign Aries on December 8th. Healing is possible now if we stay a steady course and avoid impulsive decisions and rash behavior. The fiery drive of these astrological signs complements and fits this week’s theme of passionate creativity perfectly.

Uranus continues a long transit of Earth-sign Taurus. Stable, grounded Taurus is sometimes stubborn and resistant to change. Uranus’ influence there shakes up what’s predictable and certain. Taurus is a fixed sign, as is Leo – the sign of this week’s card. Remember that imagination and creativity require some measure of flexibility. Uranus brings change and resistance is futile. Go with grace.

On December 9th Mercury enters Sagittarius. We’re eager to learn and explore a broad range of topics. We’re more open-minded and optimistic. Combined with the other energies of this forecast period, it’s a great time to pursue higher education. Or, take a class that allows you to develop and expand your creativity – art and music or a craft.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes aggression and bullying. Also, repressing our instincts. That may seem strange considering the card’s name and symbolism. It’s not so strange if we look at it from another perspective. What if our instinct is to bully, browbeat or steamroll someone into submission to our great passion?

Light

Let’s focus on channeling our urges into something positive. Take a moment to look at the source of those passionate feelings. Ask, “What serves my highest good and the highest good of all concerned?” We definitely don’t want to put out our internal fire. We do definitely want a controlled heat – let’s barbecue, not burn down the house!

Alchemy

Power colors: deep, rich, ruby red. Reddish-amber, deep purple and greenish-yellow.

Power stones: ruby, garnet, amber and diamond. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to channel strength and love as well as passion this week.

Power metal: gold. Especially yellow or rose gold – wear either or both with pride and positivity.

Power fragrances: neroli, patchouli, marigold. Sunflower, cedar and frankincense. These will spark creative and physical passions.

Power foods: food or beverages prepared with hops (more beer!). Galangal (like ginger root), juniper (gin-and-tonics!) Orange, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves or sunflower seeds. 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 2019© 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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