Nine of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Nine of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

2-25-20 through 3-03-20Nine of Disks

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Nine of Disks. This suit is also called Pentacles or Coins. The Nine of Disks taps us into the energy of material comfort, financial security, and inner peace. We find a measure of stability in our finances. We’re able to enjoy and appreciate material comforts. These can be our homes, pets, and whatever adds physical and sensual comfort to our lives. Surround yourself with Nature’s green, growing things. A garden, a patch of grass or a houseplant will help to create a pleasing, harmonious environment.

This card also shows us that our self-sufficiency brings fulfillment and completeness. We enjoy our existing relationships. We may be looking to develop a romantic relationship or closer friendships. No matter what, we can be content with our own company. We find that we don’t need the constant reassurance of companionship to feel at ease.

The Elements

The element of Earth. Physical energy combined with practical, orderly behavior. We experience good luck through good management. Satisfaction for reaping a bountiful harvest. We can completely enjoy the fruit of our labors.

The Number 9

The Nines of the Minor Arcana bring things to a conclusion. They represent integration, fulfillment and attainment for their respective suits and elements. This card is beneficial for anything of material value. Cash money, investments, property and other physical assets and resources

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Nine of Disks card represents the formula 9. Sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (Foundation). Sphere of the Moon, where energy crystallizes. In the suit of Disks (Assiah) the material world. The element of Earth – our senses and physical body. Plus Venus in Virgo equaling Gain.

Astrology

The Nine of Disks symbolizes Venus in Virgo. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Virgo, or September 2nd through September 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. There is an element of sheer good luck – coupled with good planning and management – in this card. Unexpected job and money opportunities can fall in our laps. Chances for partnerships and joint ventures spark our creativity and enthusiasm.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Pisces. This is Earth-sign Virgo’s polar opposite sign. Mercury is currently retrograde in Pisces and will re-enter Aquarius on March 4th. All the usual retrograde cautions apply. We shift our focus from emotions to intellectual pursuits.

Mercury rules both Virgo and Air-sign Gemini. With the First Quarter Moon in Gemini on March 2nd, use creativity in communication. Prepare to revise or rework a project or presentation. Your work gets noticed and rewarded.

Venus leaves Fire-sign Aries for Earth-sign Taurus on March 4th.
We want security and long-term value. We crave pleasure and physical expressions of love and romance. We’re likely to hold on tight to the person we love. Avoid possessiveness or attempts to own another person. Venus in Taurus wants high-quality, long-lasting items. Since the Mercury retrograde isn’t a good time to make purchases, hold off and do research instead.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes greed and dullness. Ignorance of spirituality. Relying on luck alone to change our circumstances; a form of laziness.

Light

Let’s focus on the positive gains we can make this week. Be grateful for the element of luck that helps us gain security on the material – and spiritual – levels. But remember to plan well and take aligned action.

Alchemy

Power colors: sky blue, greens from pale spring green to emerald. Rose pink, citrine yellow and plum purple.

Power stones: carnelian, jade, jasper, opal, sapphire and lapis. Wear these as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will enhance our sense of comfort, safety and stability this week.

Power metals: copper and platinum. I’d definitely go for the platinum if you’re fortunate enough to own some – and after this week, you just might be!

Power fragrances: earthy florals like chamomile, jasmine, lavender, lily, violet, rose, and plumeria. You’ll feel blessed and lucky.

Power foods: foods prepared with apple, strawberry, orange and vanilla. Teas brewed from chamomile 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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Hanged Man: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Hanged Man: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

2-18-20 through 2-25-20

The Hanged Man

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Hanged Man. We’re invited to gain a new perspective. We can turn the familiar, routine or status-quo point of view on its head. This card is a depiction of surrendering the ego to gain enlightenment. That’s pretty “heady” stuff indeed. We get “stuck” or “hung up” by focusing only on the material world. We forget that we are a part of the Divine – we are the Universe and the Universe is us.

My preferred deck is the Thoth Tarot created by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. According to Lon Milo DuQuette, Crowley intended this card to “…explain the innermost secret of life and all the mysteries of High Magick and the Universe in general.” No small endeavor!

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Hanged Man travels Path 23. It joins sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity) to sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor). This is Major Arcana card number 12, and its Hebrew letter is Mem (meaning water). Here water is flowing, cleansing and purifying – as in baptism and other rituals of rebirth.

Astrology

The Hanged Man Tarot card is the elemental trump of – you guessed it – Water. Water always seeks its own level – and represents the emotions. It is arguably the strongest element and is the birthplace of life on Earth. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is water, and up to 60% of the human body is water, with our brains composed of 70% water. Do you feel a sudden need to use the bathroom?

In real-time astrology, the Sun entered Water-sign Pisces on February 18th. Mercury is currently retrograde in Pisces and will re-enter Aquarius. All the usual retrograde cautions apply. We focus on humanitarian ideals now. Inventive, creative ideas flourish. But we can be spacey and vague when it comes to hard facts and figures.

Jupiter (in Capricorn) is sextile Neptune in Pisces on February 20th. Examine your need for spirituality. Use your imagination and pay attention to your dreams. This is a time for integration of our faith and our expectations. Our spiritual and moral values are in balance with our goals. This transit further enhances our focus on idealism and humanitarianism. We’re open-minded and able to broaden our experiences while deepening our understanding.

The New Moon in Pisces February 23rd brings us a fresh start. Our imagination and compassion intensify. This lunation is in harmony with Mars and Uranus. It is forward-focused and change-oriented. But, along with retrograde Mercury is also looking back. Focus and determination prepare us for later action.

On February 25th retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun. We enjoy illuminated, clear thinking. Pause and process your ideas about recent events. This is an excellent time to look at issues and problems from a fresh perspective. You will gain a deeper understanding. This energy aligns perfectly with that of this week’s card.

Water, water everywhere – dip in a toe or take the plunge. It’s all good.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes being at a standstill. Feeling stuck. Resisting change. Unenlightened self-sacrifice.

Light

Let’s focus on finding redemption and losing the bonds of our ego-selves this week.

Alchemy

Power colors: deep blue, sea green, deep olive green. Gray, indigo, white and flecked or speckled purple.

Power stones: aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, lapis and sodalite. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to find new perspectives. We’ll have the ability to embrace change by transcending our limitations.

Power metals: mercury, silver and copper. There are two wearable choices to remind us that change is the one constant in life.

Power fragrances: gardenia, lemon, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, rose and valerian. Use these to relax the physical body and free the spiritual one.

Power foods: foods prepared with apple, lemon, lettuce and lotus root. Also thyme and seaweed (sushi!) Tea brewed from chamomile. 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®
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The Universe: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Universe: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

2-11-20 through 2-18-20

The Universe

The Universe is this week’s Tarotcast card, known in many decks as The World. The Universe tarot card is the last card of the Major Arcana. Expect success this week; completion, fulfillment & synthesis in key areas of your life.

In work matters The Universe can mean the completion of a long-term project. We may see the effects of global influence in our business dealings. In our personal and romantic lives, this card indicates expansion. Expect positive changes especially if things have been somewhat dull or stagnant. Attend to duties and responsibilities beyond the present situation. We will gain insight into the workings of karma in our lives. Our understanding of time – past, present and future – will grow. Our focus shifts toward a more cosmic, universal consciousness.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, The Universe card travels Path 32. It joins sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (Foundation) to sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). Its Hebrew letter is Tau, meaning “cross,” the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The cross is an ancient symbol. It symbolizes the arrangement of the universe into four directions. It also encompasses the entire universe. Tau is the furthest development of the divine made manifest in the physical world. It represents infinity.

As the last card of the Major Arcana, the Universe represents the completion of the Great Work. The Fool’s journey begins as the zero moves from nothingness to manifestation. The entire Universe is that manifestation. Its purpose accomplished, it is ready to return to the divine All-Nothingness.

Astrology

The Universe card is the planetary trump of Saturn and the elemental trump of Earth. Contained in this card are the cycles of both Being and Time. This is the momentary pause after much activity. It is the feeling of rest after hard work, even when we know that there is still more work to do. We are in a state of wholeness and unity.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Air-sign Aquarius. Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius and Capricorn. It remains the ruling planet of Earth-sign Capricorn. Although these signs seem quite different, both desire order and structure. Capricorn views structure as reputation, success and material wealth. For Aquarius, structure is rational thinking, ideas and systems.

When Mars enters Capricorn on February 16h. We’ll assert ourselves in practical, rational ways. It’s easy to act with discipline and efficiency. efficient manner. Put your energy into professional pursuits. This is great complementary energy to this week’s card – as we deal with the World at large.

On that same day, Mercury retrogrades in Water-sign Pisces and later, in Aquarius. Humanitarian ideals and goals take center stage. Inventive, creative ideas flourish. But, we can be spacey and vague when it comes to hard facts.

On the last day of this forecast period, the Sun enters Pisces on February 18th.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes superficiality. Appearances are deceptive and this focus is on them rather than substance. Also laziness and depression.

Light

Let’s focus on positive solutions and the satisfaction of a job well-done. Completion and wholeness. Enjoy the sense of returning home.

Alchemy

Power colors: indigo, iridescent blue-black, navy blue for Saturn. Earthy colors of russet, olive, amber and golden-yellow.

Power stones: onyx, obsidian, jet, garnet, rock crystal, quartz, jasper and azurite. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They combine the best of Saturn – responsibility and accountability – with the grounded, practical and nurturing qualities of Earth.

Power metals: iron and lead. Not great for wearing, but perfect symbols of strength and endurance.

Power fragrances: valerian, comfrey, musk, patchouli, cedar, honeysuckle and magnolia. These will keep you energized, centered and successful this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with thyme and sage. Also, any whole grains, nuts and 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 2020© Dona C. Murphy, Destiny Tarot®
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Five of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Five of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

2-04-20 through 2-11-20

Five of Swords

The Five of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. Conflicts this week may result in a dubious or empty victory. We self-sabotage and defeat ourselves in ways our adversaries could never do. There are no clear resolutions to confrontations. This card can also show a narrow escape from danger or the lifting of restrictions. This is not a good week for the sensitive, the pacifist, the mellow, and the easy-going. You may feel that you’ve shown up at a street fight instead of a tea-party. And you may feel ill-equipped to deal with the situation.

The Elements

The intellect and abstract rationality of Air disrupts. It defeats the gentle and peace-loving. Failure and decay result.

The Number 5

The Fives of the Minor Arcana challenge order and structure. Their suit and element get shaken out of complacency, stagnation or stasis. They bring a period of cleansing, regeneration, or reassessment in events and relationships. The number 5 keeps energy flowing. Otherwise, the solidification and stability created by the fours would degenerate into inertia.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the Formula 5. Sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Strength). The sphere of Mars – action, motion, stress and war. In the suit of Swords – Yetzirah, the formative world. The element of Air; our mental and intellectual processes. Plus Venus in Aquarius equaling Defeat.

Astrology

This card corresponds to Venus in Aquarius. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Aquarius, or January 20th to January 29th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Venus’s energy is peaceful, collaborative and diplomatic. It’s a poor match to the aggressive and adversarial energies of Mars. Worse still combined with the Swords’ tendency toward discord and disruption.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Air-sign Aquarius. When Mercury enters Water-sign Pisces on February 3rd, we are intuitive and imaginative. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may fall deeper into illusion. There is a greater disconnect between the world as we wish it were and the way it really is. We’re in the shadow period of the Mercury retrograde. When it enters Aquarius, it allows us to re-define the rules of engagement and set some limits. But, that doesn’t help us much this week.

Venus enters Fire-sign Aries on February 7th. It brings warrior strength and active love and compassion into this week’s forecast. Thank goodness! This is a much-needed balance to the negative aspects of this week. If the fight is inevitable, better to be well-armed and fully prepared. It may be the right time to send out the opening shot rather than waiting or continuing to negotiate for peace.

The Full Moon in Fire-sign Leo on February 9th brings more refreshing energy. Courage, strength and passion invigorate and offset the energy of this week’s card. We are passionate and ready for action.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes engaging in deceit. Causing intentional harm. Betrayal, disgrace.

Light

Let’s focus on drawing insight from our own and others’ motives. Do your best to take right action whenever and wherever possible. This is especially important when dealing with our own self-defeating and self-sabotaging tendencies.

Alchemy

Power colors: scarlet, emerald green, sky blue, spring green and bright rose pink. Also violet, white and mauve.

Power stones: zircon, amber, malachite, emerald, opal, jade and sapphire. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will help us steer clear of no-win situations. They enable us to look deep within ourselves for constructive solutions.

Power metals: Venus copper and Aquarius uranium. Only copper is good for wearing. Uranium is a helpful reminder that power can create great good or great harm.

Power fragrances: pine, violet, rose, bergamot, hibiscus, magnolia, plumeria and vervain. These will help you to avoid senseless conflict and stressful confrontations. Avoid the tendency to make peace “at any price” this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with apples, strawberries and vanilla. Tea brewed from hibiscus. 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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Death: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Death: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

1-28-20 through 2-04-20

Death

Death is this week’s Tarotcast card. Most people don’t enjoy seeing this card come up in a reading. Yet, this card rarely indicates physical death. The Death Tarot card tells us that things are about to change in a big way. In the cycle or circle of life, Death is a necessary stage in bringing about the constant renewal of life. Transformation is the mode by which energy continues. Energy takes many forms – or even no discernible form – but never truly dies.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Death Tarot card travels path 24. It joins sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty) to sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach, (Victory). Its Hebrew letter is Nun, which in one form means “fish”. The fish is a symbol of activity and life. The fish is also one of the foremost symbols in Christianity. It represents life, death, and resurrection. In another form, Nun means “sprouting seed” representing life beginning anew.

Astrology

This card is the zodiacal trump of Scorpio in which Mars rules and Pluto is exalted. The sign of Scorpio manifests in three images and aspects. The lowest is the scorpion, the middle is the serpent (or lizard), and the highest is the eagle (or phoenix).

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting of Air-sign Aquarius.
Mars is transiting Fire-sign Sagittarius through February 16th. This sign is Scorpio’s next-door neighbor. Assertive and expressive, its energy differs from Scorpio’s quiet, secretive nature. We can use the optimism and spontaneity of this transit to embrace change.

On February 3rd Mercury enters Scorpio’s fellow Water-sign Pisces. It will retrograde there later in the month. In 2020, all Mercury retrogrades will happen in Water signs. This is a perfect transit for writing and journaling. We’ll be especially sensitive to others’ emotions. Watch for mood swings and give yourself some extra TLC.

Pluto continues its transit of Earth-sign Capricorn. This transit has the energy of something inevitable. Like growing old. Like dying. But inevitability can be positive. Success is the inevitable result of applying ourselves and working toward our goals. Very Capricornian.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes resistance to change. Fear, ignorance or misunderstanding of the regeneration cycle.

Light

Let’s focus on inner wisdom, consistency, and making room for the new while we clear away the old.

Alchemy

Power colors: indigo, blue-green and dark brown.

Power stones: topaz, onyx, nephrite and malachite. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will help us let go of whatever we need to release, with both grace and joy.

Power metal: iron is this week’s metal – not great for wearing, but a good reminder of strength and endurance.

Power fragrances: patchouli, vanilla, pomegranate and heather. These will clear your energy so you can open yourself to embracing positive changes.

Power foods: foods prepared with ginseng, dill, saffron, pomegranate and vanilla. 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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