Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Universe Tarot card

Weekly Tarotcast™: 6-04-19 through 6-11-19

The Universe

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Universe, 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 this 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. When The Universe tarot card appears, our focus shifts toward a more cosmic, universal consciousness.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this 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

This 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 Gemini (through June 21st). Mercury is transiting Water-sign Cancer (through June 26th). The Saturn themes from last week continue to influence us this week. Obligation, responsibility, accountability and karma are priorities. Saturn is currently transiting its home Earth-sign of Capricorn and is in retrograde.  This may help ease some of our tensions and tensions and burdens during this forecast period.

When Venus enters Air-sign Gemini on June 8th we’ll speak less and let our actions show how we’re feeling. We’re curious and sociable, learning and observing through our interactions with others.

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. You’ll combine the best of Saturn’s 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.

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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Eight of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-28-19 through 6-04-19

Eight of Cups

This week’s Tarotcast is the Eight of Cups tarot card. This is not the cheeriest of the cup cards. On the positive side, we can leave the past behind. It’s time to walk away from disappointing situations and relationships we’ve outgrown. Other circumstances have reached their natural conclusion. These actions might be painful. But they are necessary for our further development and for moving in a new direction.

The Elements

Water is fluid and conductive. But it also dilutes and distorts. The sign of Pisces embodies mysticism. Saturn’s weight of obligation, karma and responsibility can drag it down into martyrdom.

The Number 8

The Eights of the Minor Arcana organize, reason and communicate. Their energy may lack harmony, but they can restore symmetry and balance. The eights bring justice, karmic balancing or rebalancing, order and structure. They establish limitations and boundaries.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 8. Sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor, the sphere of Mercury). This relates to illusions, imbalance and weakness of the Yang or masculine energy. Manifesting in the suit of Cups (Briah). The creative world. The element of Water and the emotions plus Saturn in Pisces (more on that in a moment) equaling Indolence.

Astrology

This card represents Saturn in Pisces. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Pisces, or February 19th through February 28th. If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Saturn’s heavy, hard energy in a delicate water sign like Pisces leaves the Fish without much mojo. The Fish haven’t the strength to stand up and fight. And indolence means inclined to be lazy or to resist action.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Air-sign Gemini. Mercury enters Pisces’ fellow Water-sign Cancer on June 4th, the last day of this forecast period. This active mental energy may be the literal fresh air we need this week. Avoid taking external events too personally. Nursing a grudge or stewing over old problems is depleting.

The New Moon in Gemini on June 3rd provides a welcome opportunity. Commit to goals that highlight your strengths. Hone your communication skills with active listening. Seek other points of view, and give them due consideration. Don’t just listen, hear. Then be willing to share your own views in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational manner.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes depression. Also self-pity, apathy, and at its very worst – suicidal thoughts or tendencies.

Let’s focus on the positive or light side of this energy. It’s there – in the wisdom to let go of what no longer serves our highest good. Often relinquishing control is our only good option. Our reserves of strength allow us to take a fresh look. A breath of fresh air or a drink of fresh water changes things enough for us to regain a positive outlook.

Alchemy

Power colors: indigo, black and blue (for Saturn), violet and white for Pisces.

Power stones: sapphire, emerald and amethyst (for Pisces). Onyx, obsidian, jet and garnet (for Saturn). Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help us keep our hearts open and our heads held high. They can also help us balance and recharge our batteries.

Power metals: lead (Saturn) and tin (Pisces). Neither is wearable. They are good for reminding us that flexibility can serve us best when we’re under the weight of change.

Power fragrances: heliotrope, carnation, opium poppy (the scent, not the drug). Valerian, comfrey, musk and patchouli. These will soothe and heal us this week. Saturn’s influence in Pisces isn’t the most comfortable energy. Still, let’s make the most of the opportunities it presents.

Power foods: foods prepared with thyme or teas brewed from comfrey or valerian. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Seven of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-21-19 through 5-28-19

Seven of Cups

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Seven of Cups. Imagination, fantasy and daydreaming manifest here in their challenging or negative aspects. Believing that every option is open means we may choose not to act at all. We stay in a state of indecision and confusion. It’s hard to see the forest for the trees with the Seven of Cups. We’re easily seduced and just as easily disappointed and disillusioned.

The Elements

Water nourishes life but also dissolves, dissipates and decomposes. The sign of Scorpio embodies the power of degeneration, death and rebirth. Spoilage and rot are a necessary part of the regeneration process. That doesn’t make them any more pleasant.

The Number 7

The Sevens of the Minor Arcana illustrate the motives for manifestation. The balance of the sixes gives way to questioning and exploration. Disruption arises from the search for the underlying causes of action. The sevens dissolve and deconstruct.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 7. Sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (Victory, sphere of Venus). Manifesting in the suit of Cups (Briah). The creative world. The element of Water and the emotions plus Venus in Scorpio (more on that in a moment) equaling Debauch.

Here is the error of believing that more of anything is always better. The consequences of acting as if that were true couldn’t be better illustrated than by this week’s card. That first cocktail is fun. The second is too. By the third (or the fourth for some of us) we’re getting sloppy. By the fifth – well, we may be dashing to the bathroom for some private time with the porcelain god – soooo not sexy.

Astrology

This card corresponds to Venus in Scorpio. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Scorpio, or November 13th through November 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. Venus in Scorpio is not at her best – the Goddess of Love and Beauty can be a bit self-indulgent and reckless in this sign.

In real-time astrology, the Sun enters Air-sign Gemini on May 21st. Mercury also enters Gemini (one of the signs it rules) on the same date. This active mental energy may be the literal fresh air we need this week. Avoid useless intellectual exercises such as guilt-tripping. That applies to both yourself and others.

Venus is still transiting Earth-sign Taurus (through June 8th). Venus’ rulership of Taurus is a positive blessing this week. Grounded and practical, this energy will help balance us out this week. Because Taurus can also overdo the sensual, some of the same cautions will still apply.

Another helpful influence for healing occur on May 21st. Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) and Chiron form a quintile. We find clever, creative solutions to problems that have delayed or blocked our growth and development.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes delusion and delirium. Sinking into a swamp of false or illusionary pleasure. Use extra care this week with intoxicants (of all kinds). Remember that building castles in the air rarely gets you closer to your goals. There is a place for constructive daydreaming, imagining and visualizing. But this week, there are many more pitfalls and errors in trying to escape rather than face your troubles.

Let’s focus on exercising good judgment. Temporarily narrow your focus to one plan or situation. It’s easier to stay on top of separating reality from illusion. Careful consideration may show us that a particular choice isn’t viable. We can then move on and realign with a more practical plan of action.

Alchemy

Power colors: emerald, sky blue, bluish-green tones, and rose pink along with very dark brown.

Power stones: topaz, ruby and jet (for Scorpio). Emerald, opal, jade, lapis and sapphire for Venus. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help stay grounded. Don’t indulge in too much of a good thing – or anything – this week.

Power metals: iron, plutonium and copper. Only copper is wearable but it tarnishes. That serves as a reminder of Venus’ tendency to overdo the pleasures of the flesh and the senses.

Power fragrances: purple heather, violet, wild rose, apple and bergamot. Also hibiscus, magnolia, plumeria, strawberry, vanilla and vervain. Use these to clear emotional, mental and spiritual dust-bunnies and cobwebs out of the corners.

Power foods: foods prepared with sweet basil, apple, strawberry and vanilla. Tea brewed from hibiscus or rose hips. Don’t gorge on or swill any of them! All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Ace of Wands

Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-14-19 through 5-21-19

Ace of Wands

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Ace of Wands. We’ll be experiencing bursts of creativity, enthusiasm, vitality and assertiveness. The Ace of Wands represents the root of the powers of the Fire element. Yang (masculine energy): creativity, passion, courage, risk-taking, initiative and action.

The Aces

The Aces of the Tarot can be a bit confusing. They have a closer relationship with the Princesses (Pages) than they do with the other 9 small cards of each suit. The Ace of Wands has the Princess of Wands as its Throne. Together they rule the Cancer-Leo-Virgo celestial quadrant above the North Pole and the continent of Asia.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life this card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin). Expressed through the element of Fire, the first spark of creation (Atziluth). This is the Father of the creative idea and the process by which energy begins its journey into manifestation in the material world.

Astrology

In a reading, the Ace of Wands incorporates the qualities and characteristics of the three Fire signs. Bravery (Aries), generosity (Leo) and optimism (Sagittarius).

This card represents the potential for expansion, creativity, adventure, inspiration and positive action.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Taurus (through May 21st). On May 15th Venus will enter Taurus and Mars enters Water-sign Cancer. Venus in Taurus is sensual, romantic and relaxed. We express our love through action, so this energy complements that of this week’s card.  Mars (ruler of Fire-sign Aries) in Cancer can stir up our emotions. Avoid passive-aggressive behavior.

The Full Moon of May 18th in Water-sign Scorpio brings sudden and unexpected revelations in our lives. We’ll be deeply aware of any relationship flaws or imbalances. If we’re ready to make positive changes, we’ll have the tools and strength we need to succeed. Be sensitive to the needs of others. Show appreciation for the support received from the people in your life.

The Sun and Mercury enter Air-sign Gemini on May 21st. Your communication skills will be highlighted. New ideas and strategies come easily and so will sharing them.

Shadow

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes arrogance. Avoid over-confidence. This card indicates failure through over-ambition, or destruction through aggression.

Let’s focus on new beginnings. Engage in movement, development and optimistic exploration of future potential.

Alchemy

Power colors: the brilliant iridescence reflected from pure white light. The colors of flame and sunshine: red, red-orange, yellow and gold.

Power stones: Fire opal, ruby, carnelian, garnet, red jasper. Bloodstone, quartz crystal, tiger’s eye, rhodochrosite and agate. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to enhance your fiery passions and creativity.

Power metals: gold and brass. Wear them with pride but not arrogance!

Power fragrances: hibiscus, red poppy, citrus scents of lemon, orange and lime. Juniper and cinnamon. These scents will enhance feelings of optimism about the future. They will also help us to recognize new opportunities.

Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, basil and cinnamon. Also oranges, limes, lemons, garlic and onion. Add some red peppers (spicy – how about some Thai, Cajun or Caribbean food?!) All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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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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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Two of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-07-19 through 5-14-19

Two of Cups

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Two of Cups. The Two of Cups tarot card symbolizes romantic love, marriage and partnerships. It is a more accurate depiction of these than the Major Arcana card, the Lovers. This tarot card can show a friendship developing into a romantic relationship. It can mean an engagement or marriage. It also includes the pleasure of enjoying the company of our good friends and family.

The Elements

The Goddess of Love in the house of the Moon elevates Water to its most transcendent level of energy. Receptivity and reflection create unconditional love.

The Number 2

The Twos of the Minor Arcana show balanced but polarized states. The twos are duality. This is our way of seeing and being in the world to understand it. Here we weigh and balance things against their opposites. Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 2. Here is sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom). The sphere of the Zodiac, the Divine Masculine or Yang energy) in the suit of Cups. Briah, the creative world; the element of Water. Our feelings and emotions plus Venus in Cancer (more on that in a moment) equaling Love.

Astrology

This card symbolizes Venus in Cancer. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Cancer, or June 21st to July 1st. 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 card depicts the element of water in its best and highest form. Harmony between male and female energies (Yin and Yang), joy and pleasure. Use this gentle, positive energy to open your heart and connect with the people you love.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Taurus, ruled by the planet Venus. Just prior to this forecast period, we experienced a New Moon in Taurus and Mercury entered Taurus. In harmony with the energy of this week’s card, we’ll experience increased self-love and self-esteem. Communication in our relationships will be clear but also kind.

On May 15th, one day after this forecast period, Venus will also enter Taurus and Mars enters Cancer. Venus in Taurus is sensual, romantic and relaxed. We express our love through action – especially cooking and serving meals of indulgent and comforting food. Mars in Cancer can stir up the placid waters though – watch out for passive-aggressive behavior. Avoid hovering, smothering or giving advice, especially if it’s not been asked for. We may be hyper-sensitive. Don’t jump to conclusions, or quickly take offense where none was intended.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes disillusionment and separation. Loving energy disrupted or resisted through fear or rejection.

Let’s focus on enjoying the positive aspects by spending time with people we like. Let attractions blossom with people we want to get to know and like even better. It’s a great week to flirt, begin dating, or even fall in love! We can develop an existing relationship and see it move forward in a positive direction.

Alchemy

Power colors: pearl gray, emerald green, sky blue and pale pink for Venus. Amber, maroon and russet for Cancer.

Power stones: emerald, opal, jade, sapphire and lapis lazuli. Wear these as jewelry, or carry them as power stones to awaken feelings of love and attraction.

Power metals: silver (for Cancer) and copper (for Venus). I’d opt for the silver of course, but choose whichever makes you happiest, alternate or even combine them.

Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, violet, wild rose, bergamot, geranium, hibiscus, and plumeria. Use these to create a sensuous, relaxed mood. These scents will help you deepen an existing relationship or to attract new love into your life. Use them to help you draw in what (and who) will make you truly happy.

Power foods: this week’s fruits and vegetables will make tasty meals for those we love. Cancer rules the stomach, Venus the heart – so the way to our loved one’s heart is through their stomach! Prepare foods with apples, watercress, strawberries, poppy seeds and vanilla. Brew teas from hibiscus, rose hips and bergamot. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

The Tarotcast comes to you FREE each week, with a new post every 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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