The Lovers: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Lovers: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  1-19-21 through 1-26-21

TheLovers

The Lovers is this week’s Tarotcast card. This is one of those cards with an obvious meaning on its face. On one level, this card represents romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage.

One of the deeper meanings of this card is the importance of choice. Making correct choices applies to our whole lives, not only our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need to find personal fulfillment.

Even deeper, this card is a symbol of alchemical work. The synthesis of duality through the mystical marriage or union of twins. The uniting of identical things that appear separate or different. These are the two aspects of our ourselves – our human nature.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Lovers card travels Path 17. It joins sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) with sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword). Surprising? It seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. Yet as a“weapon” the sharp blade of intellect cuts through illusion and irrelevancy. A sword comes to a point – all these things are necessary to choosing well.

Astrology

The Lovers card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. Here are The Twins. Identical in appearance and complementary in nature, they symbolize the union of opposites. They merge into totality; two become one, and duality resolves into unity.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Air-sign Aquarius. Mercury is currently transiting Aquarius where it will retrograde later this month. While direct, this energy is beneficial. We’re open minded. This is a perfect time for introspection and self-reflection.

“Lovers forever, face to face. My city, your mountains – stay with me, stay…”*

This energy is likely to find us focusing on our work and careers. Take a long view and look at your options with calm objectivity.

On January 20th Saturn (in Aquarius) semi-squares Neptune (in Pisces). We may feel disillusioned. There challenges to and tests of our dreams and aspirations. This may dishearten us. We may shirk responsibilities, ignore obligations or waste time.

It’s crucial that we use this energy to realign our goals. Reassess what you most value.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Lovers card brings indecisiveness. Inconsistency. Unenlightened self-sacrifice, imbalance, and a lack of self-insight or self-knowledge block our progress.

Light

Let’s focus on decision-making from our hearts this week. We can muster the courage and awareness to act in our own best interests without selfishness or ego.

Alchemy

Power colors: orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.

Power stones: carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.

Power metals: Mercury is this week’s metal. Impossible to wear. Still it’s a reminder to remain adaptable and flexible in deciding your best course of action.

Power fragrances: sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris. These aid in integrating mind, heart, body and spirit.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary. Brew tea from 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 quote: “Leather and Lace” Stevie Nicks

 

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Ten of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Ten of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 1-12-21 through 1-19-21

Ten of Disks

The Ten of Disks is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card is also called the Ten of Coins and the Ten of Pentacles. This week’s energy focuses on financial prosperity. It is building on a firm foundation for our personal and family life. We find ways to grow our assets and resources. We also find creative ways to put money to good use through wise investing or smart budgeting.

The Elements

Mercury’s creative force applied to the material and physical resources of Earth. Dynamic wealth in action.

The Number 10

The Tens of the Minor Arcana represent completion. They are the manifestation and culmination of the energy of their suits and elements.

The Ten of Disks is special. It is the very last Tarot card: the point at which spirit manifests completely as matter. This is the point which signals the reintegration of matter into spirit. It is a complete picture of the cycle of regeneration. Unlike any of the other small cards including the Tens of the other suits, the Ten of Disks has a unique mission. From the very bottom of the cosmos, it must link to the inmost secret of creation. It then reincarnates at the very top of the Tarot cycle. Its job is nothing less than to regenerate the world.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Ten of Disks represents the formula 10. Sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom), the material world. In the suit of Disks, the element of Earth. Assiah – our physical bodies. Also, material assets or resources. Plus, Mercury in Virgo equaling Wealth.

Astrology

The Ten of Disks card corresponds to Mercury in Virgo. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Virgo, or September 12th through September 22nd. If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Mercury co-rules both Gemini and Virgo.

In real-time astrology, the Sun completes its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. It moves into Air-sign Aquarius on the last day of this forecast period. Mercury is currently transiting Aquarius.

On January 13th we have a New Moon in Capricorn. It aligns with Pluto and ambitions are strong. We look for order, structure and solid planning. We know that timing is everything. This is a perfect time to set practical goals. Approach solutions with maturity and self-control. Use common sense and think ahead.

“She works hard for the money – so hard for it, honey, She works hard for the money so you better treat her right…”

Uranus turns direct in Taurus on January 14th. For now, all major planets are direct! Keep in mind that Mercury will retrograde on January 30th. As Uranus’ momentum builds we seek self-expression. There is temptation to take risks or rebel. We embrace change and trust our own instincts. We’re able to decide and influence. We aren’t victims of change but its agents.

“I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright. I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright. ‘Cause I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love…”

On January 17th Jupiter (in Aquarius) squares Uranus (in Taurus). This is restless, rebellious energy. Stirring things up for the hell of it, or foolish risks might be appealing now. We’re driven by desire for freedom. We may shirk responsibilities or look for ways to shift blame. On the plus side, innovative thinking can work wonders.

Avoid starting things you can’t finish. Break down large tasks into steps or stages. Don’t over-committing yourself.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes greed for money. Hoarding material possessions. Lack of understanding of the connection between the physical and the spiritual worlds.

Light

Let’s focus on discovering the value of everyday things. The understanding that wealth is more than how much money we have in our wallets or our bank accounts.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, purple, grey and indigo for Mercury as well as green and plum for Virgo.

Power stones: carnelian, jade and jasper. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help you feel comfortable, secure and generous.

Power metals: platinum (how’s that for feeling rich?) and of course Mercury which we can’t wear or handle. Wear platinum if you’re lucky enough to own it.

Power fragrances: valerian, lavender, lily of the valley and lilac. These bring a sense of abundant well-being into your environment.

Power foods: foods prepared with rosemary, parsley, dill, peppermint and lemongrass. 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.

Song lyrics: “She Works Hard for the Money” – Michael Omartian and Donna Summer

                       “Can’t Buy Me Love” – Paul McCartney and John Lennon

 

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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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Four of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 

Four of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  1-05-21 through 1-12-21

 Four of Cups

The Four of Cups is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Four of Cups card is protective and nurturing. These are qualities associated with the maternal instinct. Caring, affection and emotional stability will be recurring themes during this week.

We will likely be looking for ways to express unconditional love. This can contribute to a period of relative ease and feelings of security. Yet, this energy borders on being too much of a good thing. “Mothering” turns into smothering when we attempt to bind, restrict or limit others in the name of “love”.

The Elements

The fluid element of Water does not contain itself or conform to structure. Unstable liquid needs something outside itself to impose order.

The Number 4

The Fours of the Minor Arcana bring form and structure to their respective elements. Here is stability and nurturing 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 Cups card represents the formula 4. Sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy), the sphere of Jupiter and the rule of law. In the suit of Cups (Briah, the Creative world); the element of Water – our heart and emotions. Plus the Moon in Cancer, equaling “Luxury.”

Astrology

The Four of Cups card corresponds to the Moon in Cancer. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Cancer, or July 12th through July 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. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer and is very much at home in this most home-y of the signs. Comfort, coziness and nesting instincts will be very much in evidence this week.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. Capricorn and Cancer are polar opposites on the wheel of the Zodiac. Cancer is the Mother, Capricorn is the Elder, Wise-Woman or Crone.

“Mother, you had me but I never had you. I wanted you, you didn’t want me. So I, I just got to tell you… goodbye…”

We’re likely still feeling the effects of the Full Moon in Cancer. Full Moons bring things to fruition. They bring the beginning of the end, and it’s time to say goodbye. Most of us didn’t mind showing 2020 out the door. Still, some endings can be difficult. Take care of yourself, breathe.

As Mars enters Earth-sign Taurus on January 6th we are stubborn. This energy is patient and passive until provoked. We’re willing to bide our time for long-term satisfaction.

“Mother, do you think they’ll try to break my balls? Ooh… mother, should I build the wall?”

On January 8th Mercury enters Air-sign Aquarius and Venus enters Capricorn. You may find yourself dealing with people who have progressive ideas. Yet, they may also hold conservative core values too. Or, you may be discovering those paradoxes within yourself. This energy highlights the tension in this week’s card. We strive to strike a balance between security and stagnation.

The January 13th New Moon in Capricorn is the first new moon of the year. This helps brings our goals for the year into focus. With Capricorn’s practical resolve and perseverance, we’ll succeed.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Four of Cups includes possessiveness. Attempts to control and manipulate through the emotions. It reminds us how easy it is to go from comfort to crushing boredom. Sliding from cozy familiarity into contempt, the winds of rebellion can blow hard.

Light

Let’s focus on the sense of emotional grounding through loving energy. Enjoy restful domesticity this week, knowing it is a temporary state. Use this energy to recharge your batteries before going back out into the world. You can’t stay here forever.

Alchemy

Power colors: blue, pearl white and silver for the Moon as well as amber, maroon and bright russet for Cancer.

Power stones: emerald, cat’s eye, pearl, opal, rock crystal and moonstone. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will help you balance the need for cocooning with the need for outside stimuli.

Power metal: silver. Wear it to feel stable, caring and affectionate.

Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, water lily, coconut and gardenia. Jasmine, lotus, myrrh and sandalwood. These will enhance healthy maternal instincts. Your nurturing, supportive nature also knows when to let go.

Power foods: foods prepared with watercress, poppy seeds, coconut, and wintergreen. Tea brewed from jasmine or wintergreen (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.

Copyright 2021© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®

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Eight of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 Eight of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  12-29-20 through 1-05-21

Eight of Wands

The Eight of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card represents the end of stagnation and delay. Good news is on the way and it’s coming fast – the focus is on communication in all forms this week. As far as how fast news travels? Well, time (and motion) are relative, after all.

The Elements

When the Air element inspires the Will (or the Spirit), it releases high-velocity energy. This card is a representation of electricity and light.

The Number 8

The 8s of the minor Arcana evaluate and organize. They bring reason and communication to their respective suits and elements. The eights bring justice. Also, karmic balancing or rebalancing, order and structure within limitations and boundaries. Like the sevens, their position on the Tree of Life is somewhat weak and unbalanced. This card benefits from its astrological influence. Ideas or impulses rise and expand to serve a higher purpose.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Eight of Wands card represents the formula 8. Sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor – the sphere of Mercury and the feminized Male). In the suit of Wands, the element of Fire. (Atziluth, the archetypal world; our Will or Spirit in action). Plus, Mercury in Sagittarius equaling Swiftness.

Astrology

The Eight of Wands symbolizes Mercury in Sagittarius. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Sagittarius or November 23rd to December 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. We’ll need to keep our eyes and ears open. Information arrives that may surprise us. Short-term and/or short-distance travel is also a possibility.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. Capricorn energy drives our ambitions. We want practical results. We’re comfortable working within the bounds of an established system. Structure and order feel comfortable. But don’t let your comfort zone block new information or inspiration.

“Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire. Can’t fight the need for speed…”

Mercury is also transiting Capricorn, Sagittarius’ next-door neighbor. We tend to be more serious in our communications with this transit. Check items off your to-do list, get organized and apply what you’ve recently learned.

The Full Moon in Water-sign Cancer on December 29th connects us with family and close friends. Our deepest heart’s desires are also in focus.

On January 4th Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Our thoughts and communication go deeper with this transit. This is a great time to get to the essence of issues and challenges. Go deep into your own psyche. Be willing to ask probing questions of yourself and others.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes stubbornness and recklessness. Over-zealousness, hasty or ill-considered decisions and superficiality can impede our progress.

Light

Let’s focus on flexibility and our own intellectual/mental power. Using our power to analyze and adjust will help us to make the most of this week’s positive possibilities.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, indigo and violet for Mercury. Blue, yellow and green for Sagittarius.

Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and sapphire. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to enhance swift Mercury communication. They’ll also help you experience Sagittarius’s optimistic, expansive messages this week. Stay adaptable to changes in the pace of events.

Power metals: mercury and zinc. Neither is wearable. Both are good reminders of adaptability. They symbolize the strength of good connections and combinations.

Power fragrances: carnation, iris, valerian, lilac, lavender and vervain. Stay clear-headed and mentally sharp. We’ll be energetic, vigilant and optimistic while we attend to the demands and details of this period.

Power foods: foods prepared with sage, parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, and mint. Or tea brewed from 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.

 

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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The Aeon: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 The Aeon: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 12-22-20 through 12-29-20

The AeonThe Aeon is this week’s Tarotcast card. Named “Judgement,” and also “The Last Judgement” in many Tarot systems. The Aeon signifies a spiritual awakening. A final decision made. We release the past, pay off old debts (both material and karmic), and start a fresh chapter in our lives. We have a new (or renewed) sense of personal responsibility and self-direction.

Many people wonder why Crowley changed the name of this card (as he did several others) in his Thoth Tarot. Some Tarot systems depict the world destroyed by fire on this card. Others depict a heavenly angel; blowing his trumpet to resurrect the dead. The ancients believed that once in every age, souls reunite with the divine. New souls seed the world and the process starts over. Crowley believed these were obsolete concepts.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, The Aeon card travels path 31. It joins sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor) with sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). Its Hebrew letter is Shin, written in Hebrew as both three headed and four headed. In Kabbalah, the three-headed shin is the shin of this world while the four- headed shin is the shin of the World to Come. One meaning of Shin is “change;” it also means “tooth.” In the state of transformational flux, a rush to judgment – or an error in judgment – can “bite” us you-know-where.

Astrology

The Aeon is the Elemental trump of Fire and of Spirit. The Thoth Tarot card depicts the Egyptian God Horus. He is the God of Force (Spirit) and Fire. Horus takes his place as the Lord of the new Aeon after spiritually destroying the old world by fire. This only looks like the end of the world. And it is, to those who can’t accept that old points of view can be – and are being – replaced by or integrated with new ones.

In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn. We continue to feel the effects of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. This energy complements that of this week’s card. With the right approach, we accomplish constructive goals. Taking a practical and realistic approach leads to good judgement. We simplify our lives. We place a high value on freedom balanced with meeting our responsibilities.

“(I was dreamin’ when I wrote this – forgive me if it goes astray)
But when I woke up this morning, I could have sworn it was judgment day…”
 

“All the stars, your eyes… Raining just for me…Oh aeon will set me free…”

Focus is on humanitarian goals, friendships and collaborative causes. This alignment helps us look to the future. Developing systems and structures that work in innovative ways brings success.

On December 29th we experience a Full Moon in Water-sign Cancer. We’ll have a strong desire to connect with our families. This can either be our biological relatives or our family of choice. We connect with our deepest hearts as well – emotions are intense.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of The Aeon includes self-delusion. Egomaniacal obsessions, megalomania and limited, ego-based perceptions of reality.

Light

Let’s focus on rebirth, renewal and awakening. These are the best and most positive manifestations of this card’s energy.

Alchemy

Power colors: scarlet, orange, gold, crimson and emerald (for Fire). White, violet and the colors of the prismatic spectrum (for Spirit).

Power stones: diamonds, carnelian, ruby, garnet and fire opal. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to awaken the energy of both Fire and Spirit united.

Power metals: gold and brass are this week’s metals – wear gold (especially yellow or rose gold) if you can!

Power fragrances: hibiscus, red poppies, thistle and juniper. Unite the positive, dynamic power of Fire and the transcendent energy of Spirit in your life!

Power foods: foods prepared with bay leaf, allspice, basil, cinnamon and garlic. Limes, oranges and red peppers. Hibiscus tea. Tasty, herbaceous gin infused with juniper berries (in moderation please!) 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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