The Devil: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Devil: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  10-20-20 through 10-27-20

XV - The Devil

The Devil is this week’s Tarotcast card. This major arcana tarot card symbolizes burdens and temptations. Short-sightedness and a lack of perspective enslave us through our desires. Passivity, victim consciousness and fear dominate our minds. When we realize that we are the only ones who can remove the chains which bind us, we escape from bondage.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life this card travels path 26. It joins sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty) to sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor). Its Hebrew letter is Ayin which means “eye.” Our physical “eye” is our way of seeing the world. Our other “I”, or ego, is the way we want to see ourselves and want the world to see us.

Astrology

This card is the zodiacal trump of Capricorn in which Saturn rules and Mars is exalted.

In real-time astrology, the Sun began its transit of Water-sign Scorpio on October 22nd. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio. Then that honor passed to Pluto. There is still some debate about Pluto’s status. Many scientists deem it a dwarf planet and no longer consider it a part of our solar system. The qualities attributed to this fixed Water sign are: mysterious, unpredictable and intuitive. Also domineering, intense, aggressive and passionate. Sexual, seductive, secretive and assertive. Many find Scorpio frightening.

“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste…”

Mars continues its retrograde of Fire-sign Aries. Both Saturn and Pluto are currently direct. They are continuing their long transits of Capricorn.

On October 27th Mercury retrograde backs into Air-sign Libra from Scorpio. This can slow decisions to a crawl, or less. We mentally waffle back and forth between alternatives. We can find pros and cons for them all. This period may affect our closest partnerships the most. We tend toward idealizing our relationships. We’re rethinking and reminiscing about old loves and old dynamics. Retrograde Mercury periods are beneficial for learning from the past. We may find new or hidden information. We can use this energy to let go of the illusion of control. Fresh perspectives can liberate us. This is a powerful complement to the energy of this week’s card,

On the same date, Venus enters Libra – one of the two signs it rules.

Venus in Libra urges us to love with our whole hearts. It is cooperative and peace-loving energy. It is gentle and light-handed, a good contrast to the more negative aspects of this week’s card.

Back for a moment to the Tarot perspective. The traditional concept of the Devil is the personification of evil. This idea stands in contrast to its interpretation in the Tarot. The devil, or the scapegoat leads us to temptation. We sin, destroying ourselves. Terrible things befall us. Some believe that life the material world is separate from God/the Divine. The Devil Tarot card represents that world so it is frightening and repugnant. In the Thoth Tarot, this card represents sexuality, life force and creative energy.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes fear of natural urges. Self-destructive behaviors, “fatal attractions” and obsessions, hysteria and paranoia.

Let’s focus on seeing and embracing both the light and shadow sides which comprise our complete Self. That way, we get a much more positive and beneficial use of the energies of this card. Spirit embodied in material form is capable of choice, action and creativity.

Alchemy

Power colors: indigo, blue-black, black and gray. Also violet, red and brown. These bring Capricorn’s strength, endurance and perseverance to our endeavors.

Power stones: onyx, jet, garnet and opal. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones for confidence and inspiration.

Power metals: lead. A good reminder of what to “get out,” especially in areas where our ego or erroneous beliefs can weigh us down.

Power fragrances: snowdrop, rose, pine, musk and patchouli. Create positive channels for determination and manifestation. Let’s harness this powerful energy toward beneficial goals this week!

Power foods: foods prepared with any of the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, etc.). Thyme, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger, pepper, and thistle (artichokes!). Also teas brewed from valerian and comfrey. 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 Chariot: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Chariot: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  10-13-20 through 10-20-20

 VII - The Chariot

The Chariot is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card hums with “go for it” energy. It allows us to show what we have learned through experience and hard work, and to prove our abilities. We know our destination and we’re focused on getting there. We are on a journey, actual or metaphorical. We determine both the course we take and the outcome when we reach our desired destination.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, the Chariot travels path 18. It joins sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) to sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity). This is Major Arcana card number 7. Its Hebrew letter is Cheth, meaning “fence”. Here is a vehicle made to move associated with boundaries and limitations. Does that seem odd? Well, here’s how it works: The Hebrew word for life, living, or alive is “Cha’i,” written in the Hebrew alphabet as, “Cheth Yod”. In Judaism, this word is an emblem of charity, longevity, and good fortune. Pretty good and powerful ways of moving through the world, right?

Astrology

The Chariot tarot card is the zodiacal trump of Cancer, ruled by the Moon, with Jupiter exalted.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Air-sign Libra. Jupiter in Earth-sign Capricorn helps us to integrate and manage our expectations. We are ambitious and industrious. Our faith is strong and our dreams are within reach. Our moral and spiritual values guide us in the pursuit of our goals. Humanitarian causes have a strong appeal. We’re open to new experiences.

“So if you’re tired of the same old story oh, turn some pages…
I’ll be here when you are ready to roll with the changes…keep on rollin’…”

Mercury retrogrades in Cancer’s fellow Water-sign Scorpio beginning October 13th. We are in touch with our instincts. Hidden motivations become clear. This helps us see how our darker nature affects decisions and actions. We are likely to be sensitive. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, avoid frustration and paranoia.

On October 16th, the New Moon in Libra creates tension. It opposes Mars and squares Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. This energy brings our relationships front and center. Take the time and attention needed to nurture yourself and your partner. Our negotiating skills are strong. We aim for conflict resolution even if it’s difficult to get there. Manage your own and others’ expectations. Avoid distractions. Ghosts of the past can deter you from success in the present.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of The Chariot card includes steamrolling others. Becoming an ego-ruled driver who runs down anything in his or her path. Frustration reaching the boiling point. Acting out in road-rage over obstacles, rough patches or detours.

Light

Let’s focus on rolling along with both confidence and compassion. We can benefit by taking well-planned action to maintain a steady course.

Alchemy

Power colors: amber, green, maroon, brownish-reds, and russet.

Power stones: emerald, garnet and amber. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. You’ll enjoy the spirit of adventure and self-discovery this card represents.

Power metal: silver. It balances sensitive lunar energies with the expansive Jupiter blessings coming your way.

Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, cedar, cypress and honeysuckle. Channel the power of the Chariot tarot – and the charioteer – and keep moving toward your goal.

Power foods: foods prepared with watercress and dandelion greens. Season with clove, sage, cinnamon, poppy seed, anise, mint, nutmeg, sage and cardamom. 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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Five of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Five of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  10-06-20 through 10-13-20

Five of Disks The Five of Disks is this week’s Tarotcast card. This suit is also called Pentacles or Coins. This card symbolizes anxiety over money or other material resources. All manner of unpleasant “what ifs” and worst-case-scenarios clutter up our thinking. We can feel a change, a shift is coming – the earth is slipping away from beneath our feet.

The challenge is re-thinking the use of our time and energy. We may need to slow down and course correct. Holding on is a drain on our resources.

The Elements

Mercury, the liquid metal illustrates that even the solid Earth must adapt and adjust.

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, the Five of Disks card represents the formula 5. Sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Strength). The sphere of Mars. Motion, storm and stress. In the suit of Disks (Assiah). The material world; the element of Earth. Our physical bodies, assets and resources. Plus, Mercury in Taurus equaling Worry.

Astrology

The Five of Disks represents Mercury in Taurus. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Taurus, or April 21st to April 30th. 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 in Taurus can be patient, practical and conservative. But the wrench in the works here is Mars energy. Disturbing, disruptive and eager for action, it whips up the monkey-mind into a frenzy of worry.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Air-sign Libra. Taurus and Libra share Venus as their ruling planet. Mars continues its retrograde through Fire-sign Aries.

“Trouble… Trouble been doggin’ my soul since the day I was born. Worry… Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone…”

Pluto is now direct in Taurus’ fellow Earth-sign Capricorn. The power to make profound changes in our lives is easier to wield. We direct it outward to circumstances and events. We no longer brood or feel as though we are victims of change. Instead we take action to make needed changes.

Mercury retrogrades in Water-sign (Pluto-ruled) Scorpio on October 13th. While in Scorpio this energy is good for exploring our motives and instincts. It also allows us to examine our dark or shadow side. We are likely to be sensitive. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, avoid paranoia.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Five of Disks includes harsh judgment. Fear and inflexibility in the face of change. Negative obsession over imagined loss or poverty, and obstinacy.

Light

Let’s focus on careful thought and action. We can work smart rather than hard. If we’re open to adjusting course, we can even exercise some guarded optimism this week.

Alchemy

Power colors: red, orange, indigo, olive and warm brown (for Taurus). Yellow, purple and gray (for Mercury).

Power stones: sapphire, diamond, emerald, turquoise, jade, jasper and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They help us stay positive while welcoming change. Remember that sometimes a temporary loss leads to greater gain. And sometimes the things we worry about the most never actually happen.

Power metals: Mercury (of course!), zinc and copper are this week’s metals. Only copper is wearable. Mercury is fluid and sensitive. Zinc has strengthening properties (as an alloy). It also has health benefits (as an essential mineral in the human body).

Power fragrances: violet, rose, rosemary, valerian, lavender, lilac, and vervain. These will quiet your mind and calm your thoughts this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lavender, mace, lemongrass and peppermint. Tea brewed from peppermint or valerian. 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 Emperor: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

The Emperor: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  9-29-20 through 10-06-20

The Emperor  The Emperor is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card represents order and traditional, cultural masculine authority figures. Often, the Emperor represents a father or paternal influence. Business leaders, police and military forces. Also, court systems and governments represent the Yang energy of this card.

This is great energy for getting organized! Logic and left-brain thinking along with creating structure pay off for us this week.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life the Emperor card travels Path 28. It joins sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (Victory), the Masculinized female with sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (Foundation). The sphere of Luna, the crystallization of energy. Its Hebrew letter is Tzaddi, meaning “fishhook”. This is the first letter in the word tzaddik, “righteous man” or holy person. Tzaddi stands for both righteousness and humility.

Mr. Crowley reassigned this Hebrew letter. It is usually associated with The Star card of the Major Arcana. He had his reasons; to agree or disagree with them I will leave up to you. The Thoth Tarot is my preferred deck, and I happen to agree with AC.

Astrology

The Emperor card is the zodiacal trump of Aries, in which Mars rules and the Sun is exalted. This energy gives us plenty of opportunities to show our leadership skills.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Air-sign Libra. Libra is the polar opposite of Aries on the wheel of the Zodiac. This gentle and balanced Yin energy provides a perfect complement to this week’s card. It will be easier to avoid the harsher and more aggressive aspects.

“I used to rule the world… Seas would rise when I gave the word…”

Mars is currently retrograde in Fire-sign Aries. When Mars energy turns inward, we can understand our inner desires and motivations. We may reconsider or re-assess old interests or projects.

On October 1st the Full Moon in Aries reminds us to honor our role in close relationships. This is great energy for improving our physical health. Honing our leadership skills. It may be easier to begin new projects and partnerships. Balance your need for independence and autonomy with valued partnerships.

Pluto turns direct on October 4th. This is ultra-intense energy and a time of heightened sensitivity. We need to feel empowered. Our aims and ambitions are high. The power to make profound changes increases over the next several months.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Emperor card includes aggressive control. Domineering, authoritarian actions, rigid thinking and over-planning. Other things to avoid are irrational, impulsive actions, hyper-sexuality and combative behaviors.

Light

Let’s focus on navigating this strong energy by using the best of it without going overboard. We can exercise personal responsibility and be good grown-ups.

Alchemy

Power colors: scarlet, warm gold tones and any bright, vivid shade of red.

Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, diamond, garnet, black onyx and clear quartz crystal. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will help to balance the light-and-dark energies of authority and leadership. They will also temper the fires of ambition and determination.

Power metal: iron. Not wearable but a symbol of endurance and strength. Also stubbornness, so take care.

Power fragrances: eucalyptus, thistle, wild rose, woodbine, pine and tobacco (the scent). These will calm the nerves yet stimulate the mind and body in a positive, focused way.

Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. These will give a fiery kick to your recipes this week. Remember fire is a great servant but a dangerous master. Also artichokes and sunflower seeds or oil. 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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Six of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Six of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

  9-22-20 through 9-29-20

Six of Wands

The Six of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. We’ll be experiencing the successful completion of a project or task this week. This energy is most welcome. It reminds us that whatever obstacles, difficulties or setbacks we’ve endured – we won. Rewards come for our hard work and persistent efforts. We are confident that what we have achieved is repeatable. We can build on this success again and again.

The Elements

In the Six of Wands, the element of Fire is the steady heat and light that warms and illuminates. The Will in action manifests in perfect balance and harmony.

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, the Six of Wands card represents the formula 6. Sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). The sphere of the Sun, where energy manifests in a completely balanced way. In the suit of Wands (Atziluth). This is the archetypal world. The element of Fire; the Will. Plus Jupiter in Leo equaling Victory.

Astrology

The Six of Wands card represents Jupiter in Leo. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Leo, or August 2nd through August 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. Jupiter in Leo is expansive, boisterous, warm and generous. The triumphant power of this card is like that of the noble Lion or Lioness. We claim our rightful place as rulers of our own lives.

In real-time astrology, the Sun begins its transit of Air-sign Libra. Libra’s harmonious and balanced energy is a great complement to that of this week’s card.

And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch…but love is not a victory march…”

Saturn is quintile Chiron on September 25th. We are effective and competent. We’re secure about fulfilling our responsibilities. We strike a balance of both tradition and innovation. Our unique qualities shine through. We are professional and respectful. We progress without agitating controversy.

On September 27th Mercury enters Water-sign Scorpio. Our minds are sharp, probing and penetrating. We can get to the bottom of any problem or challenge. We may be serious in the extreme.

Saturn turns direct in Earth-sign Capricorn on September 29th. Our goals turn toward the practical. We are ready to fulfill our responsibilities. Obligations and limitations are in sharp focus. Long-term plans and goals are clearer.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes being presumptuous. Overstepping others’ boundaries with our assumptions. Avoid the desire to create a personality cult with oneself as the central figure. Success is unlikely. Even if it were, the triumphant optimism that is natural to this week’s energy would be completely lost.

Light

Let’s focus on tackling the week with enthusiasm! Both the giving and receiving of trust and loyalty are keys to our success. Enjoy your successes and victories. Accept the recognition and reward you’ve earned. Stay centered in self-confidence without arrogance.

Alchemy

Power colors: rose pink, violet, and purple for Jupiter as well as deep purple, grey and amber for Leo.

Power stones: ruby, diamond, rose quartz, amethyst, and amber. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to feel optimistic and grounded. Then, celebrate your victories!

Power metals: Leo gold and Jupiter tin. Go for the rose or yellow gold (for obvious reasons)!

Power fragrances: poppy, sage, heliotrope, honeysuckle, hyssop and cedar. These will help you stay confident about victory without arrogance or egotistical self-promotion.

Power foods: foods prepared with anise, cinnamon, clove, mint, nutmeg and sage; or hops (think beer!) 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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