Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Sun

Weekly Tarotcast™:  1-09-18 through 1-16-18

 The Sun

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The weekly Tarotcast card is the Sun. This card is one of the planetary trumps of the Tarot.  In some older fortune-telling traditions, the Sun is interpreted as the questioner, or the face that the questioner shows to the world.  Another, more modern way of interpreting this card is that the Sun reminds us that we are each a solar being.  We are light-beings in physical bodies, here in the material world.

This week we can enjoy rewards and recognition for our hard work, experience success, and even feel a sense of vindication if we’ve had to struggle through opposition or obstacles to bring a task to completion.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 30,  joining sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (meaning Splendor) with sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation).  Its Hebrew letter is “Resh” (meaning “head”), and if you think about the face we show the world, that makes perfect sense. Also, as solar beings in physical bodies, our brains, eyes, ears, noses and mouths – many of the important ways with which we connect to our world and also with the divine – are located in the prime real estate right above our necks.

Astrologically, this card is – you guessed it – the planetary trump of the Sun (what else could it be, really?)

In real-time astrology, the Sun is in Earth-sign Capricorn (through January 19th).

Mercury enters Capricorn on January 11th joining the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto already in that sign, and forming what astrologers call a stellium when it occurs in one’s birth chart. Generally speaking, Capricorn energy will be greatly enhanced during this forecast period. The New Moon in Capricorn January 16th brings great energy for setting intentions and keeping our commitments. Already tossed out those New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to bring them back and re-dedicate yourself to one or all of them.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes arrogance, egotism or smug self-assurance. Even this card has a shadow side (the Sun’s light does create shadows, right?), so we would do well to avoid illusions or delusions of grandeur.

Let’s focus on enjoying success, cultivating optimism, and remembering that big goals and dreams require intention and work to come into being.

A little home alchemy:  Power colors for this week include orange, yellow, gold and red.

Gold is this week’s metal. In this case, yellow or rose gold – and it’s great for wearing so that we can feel the positive power and glory of the sun operating in our lives.

Amber, ruby, diamond, carnelian and tiger’s eye worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will give us sunny confidence and a positive outlook this week.

Scent your home, bath and body with marigold, sunflower, heliotrope, orange, rosemary, cedar and frankincense to feel warm, outgoing, confident and positive (but not arrogant!) this week.

Foods prepared with orange, rosemary, galangal, cinnamon, clove and sunflower seeds, or beverages made with hops (beer!) or juniper (gin!) – enjoyed in moderation, of course – will provide the same beneficial effects.

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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Universe

Weekly Tarotcast™:  1-02-18 through 1-09-18

 The Universe

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The weekly Tarotcast card is The Universe.  Known in many decks as The World, this is the last card of the Major Arcana. We’ll be experiencing strong feelings of success, completion, fulfillment and synthesis in key areas of our lives this week.

In our work environment, this can mean the completion of a long-term project and we may see the effects of global influence in our business dealings. In our personal and romantic lives, this card indicates expansion and positive changes to the status quo, especially if things have been somewhat dull or stagnant.  At the same time, we’re reminded to attend to our duties and responsibilities that extend beyond the current situation. We will likely gain deep insight into the workings of karma in our lives, and our understanding of the elements of time – past, present and future – will grow and shift toward a more cosmic, universal consciousness.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card travels Path 32, joining sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning the Foundation) to sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (meaning the Kingdom).  Its Hebrew letter is Tau, meaning “cross,” the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The cross is an ancient symbol. At its most basic, it symbolized the arrangement of the universe into four directions, but it also encompasses the entire universe. Tau is the furthest development of the divine made manifest in the physical world, and is used to indicate 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 Universe is that manifestation, its purpose accomplished, ready to return to the divine All-Nothingness.

Astrologically, this card is the planetary trump of Saturn and the elemental trump of Earth. The cycles of both Being and Time are contained in this card. This is the momentary pause after much activity, the experience of rest after hard work (even knowing that there is more work to be done), and feelings of wholeness and unity.

In real-time astrology, Saturn entered Earth-sign Capricorn just prior to this forecast period (December 19th through 2020).  Saturn rules Capricorn and is naturally at home here. This transit allows us to constructively criticize our work and career choices in order to adapt or revise those that don’t represent our true selves. We seek respect and will work diligently to achieve it. We accept responsibility for ourselves and take on leadership roles with confidence in our authority. We’re willing to cut our losses if our best efforts haven’t brought the benefits and rewards we worked for. This energy is perfectly aligned with that of this week’s card.

Uranus turns direct in Fire-sign Aries on January 2nd. Innovation, rebellion and revolution turn active and move outward once again – not necessarily in a violent way, but very much up-front, straightforward, and overt. This energy can complement that of this week’s card if directed toward constructive, positive change.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes superficiality, being deceived by appearances and focusing on them over substance, laziness and depression.

Let’s focus on positive solutions, the satisfaction of a job well-done, completion, wholeness and the sense of returning home in order to get the most benefits from this week’s energy.

A little home alchemy:  Power colors this week include indigo, iridescent blue-black, navy blue for Saturn as well as the earthy colors of russet, olive, amber and golden-yellow.

This is a great week to listen to beautiful music – anything that uplifts you and makes you feel closer to God and universal consciousness, or connects you to your own spirituality.

Onyx, obsidian, jet, garnet, rock crystal, quartz, jasper and azurite worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will combine the best of Saturn responsibility and accountability with the grounded, practical and nurturing qualities of Earth – our mother planet.

Iron and lead are this week’s metals – not great for wearing, but perfect symbols of strength and endurance.

Scent your home, bath and body with valerian, comfrey, musk, patchouli, cedar, honeysuckle and magnolia to keep you energized, centered and successful this week.

Foods prepared with thyme, sage, and any whole grains, nuts and seeds will provide the same beneficial effects.

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