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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Three of Wands

Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-11-18 through 12-18-18

Three of Wands

The weekly Tarotcast card is the Three of Wands. This week we’ll be poised at the brink of success, and we will definitely benefit from a shot of positive group energy. We’ll be successful in our interaction with others and be inspired. Connecting with a talent pool of valuable people and resources will take us into the next phase of our endeavors. Make sure your energy stays collaborative and not coercive.

The Threes of the Minor Arcana are the form, structure and first results or manifestations of energy. They represent the effects of energy in action for their suit and element. They bring a perspective, a viewpoint and an understanding of events and situations. The threes show our first attempts at resolution and unification after the polarization and duality of the twos.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 3: sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding, the sphere of Saturn, and the Divine Feminine or Yin energy); in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the life-force of the soul, the will;) plus the Sun in Aries (more on that in a moment) equaling Virtue.

Astrologically, this card corresponds to the Sun in Aries and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Aries, or March 31st to April 10th. 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 energy is powerful, confident, creative and lively. We can take the initiative in some nearly-brilliant ways and make our dreams of success a reality.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Aries’ fellow Fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 21st). On December 12th, Mercury also enters Sagittarius. This transit will give us great confidence in our beliefs and plans. We are curious, eager to question and seek new answers. This energy helps us be convincing and persuasive in our communications. Care should be taken to stick with the facts and use honesty as our best policy. Also during this forecast period, on December 15th Uranus retrograde in Aries will form a semi-square to Neptune in Pisces. We may feel especially inspired during this time. However, we may also feel restless and discontented if our goals and dreams no longer inspire us. Watch out for schemes or impractical business ventures and avoid going off on odd tangents.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes overdoing anything, acting-out, creating drama, and engaging in attention-seeking behaviors. It includes steam-rolling over others and stealing or not crediting their ideas and input.

Let’s focus on putting positive energy into constructive action. We have the perfect conditions to manifest our developing confidence and self-assurance, taking opportunities to achieve success.

A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include orange, red, scarlet, crimson, amber, yellow and gold (for both the Sun and Aries).

Ruby, bloodstone, diamond, amber, topaz and garnet worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us do the right things for the right reasons – the meaning of “Virtue” and this week – as the old saying goes, “virtue is its own reward”.

Gold is this week’s metal – yellow or rose gold, in this case – strong, beautiful and eternal. Wear it to find the right tools, formulate the right plan and act with the right attitude.
Scent your home, bath and body with rose, juniper, orange and frankincense to experience optimism and strength.

Foods prepared with sunflower seeds, galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon and clove or some gin (juniper!) or beer (hops!) enjoyed responsibly will provide the same beneficial effects.

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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: 9 of Wands

Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-04-18 through 12-11-18

9 of Wands

The weekly Tarotcast card is the 9 of Wands. This week’s energy is focused on momentum and drawing on the reserves of energy and strength we’ve been storing up. Great strength is indicated here, but the strength lies in our ability to keep rolling with the changes, constantly balancing and adjusting to maintain our forward motion – sort of like riding a bicycle.

The Nines of the Minor Arcana bring things to a conclusion. They represent integration, fulfillment and attainment for their respective suits and elements, in this case Wands and Fire energy – the ideal world. Our will has manifested and reached its peak of perfection.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 9: sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation – sphere of the Moon and the crystallization of energy) in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the life-force of the soul, and our will) plus the Moon in Sagittarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Strength.

Astrologically this card represents the Moon in Sagittarius, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Sagittarius, or December 3rd through December 12th so 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 in Sagittarius reminds us that when playing defense effectively, we must be mobile, and stability is actually gained and maintained through motion.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 21st). This week’s card is in nearly perfect harmony with the astrological transits for the week – and I love it when that happens! Jupiter continues its transit of one of the two signs it rules and where he is very much at home. On December 6th, Mercury stations direct in Water-sign Scorpio, Sag’s next-door neighbor sign. On December 6th-7th, the New Moon in Sagittarius sparks our desire for fun, laughter and adventure. Optimism abounds – and maybe takes a few steps out of bounds; be cautious about exaggerating or overstating the facts.

Stay aware of this transition squaring a conjunction between Mars and Neptune. The New Moon is firing us up, but our vision may be blurry. Slowing down in foggy conditions is advisable, but this Sag New Moon may make us ignore that good advice.

Just after this forecast period on December 12th, Mercury enters Sagittarius. This transit will give us confidence in our beliefs and plans. It helps us be convincing and persuasive in our communications – again, care should be taken to stick with the facts and use honesty as our best policy.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes contradiction, vacillation and indecision rather than adapting to changing circumstances, and the inflicting of psychological or emotional harm.

Let’s focus on the positive energy of forward motion, and progress made through intellectual and physical harmony.

A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, pale blue, silver and violet for the Moon, along with yellow, green and dark blue for Sagittarius.

Amethyst, topaz, rock crystal, moonstone and opal worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help keep us moving along in a stable, steady way.

Silver and tin are this week’s metals: bright, malleable and good alone (silver) or in combination with other metals (tin) to provide strength and stability.

Scent your home, bath and body with carnation, sage, coconut, jasmine and gardenia to adapt to your changing environment gracefully and consciously.

Foods prepared with sage or coconut, and tea brewed from jasmine will provide the same beneficial effects.

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 2018© 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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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Fool

Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-27-18 through 12-04-18

The Fool

The weekly Tarotcast card is The Fool. This card represents the unlimited potential of the human spirit and purity of intent and action. He is actually NO fool – simply innocent of experience and embarking on the first steps of his journey – through the spiritual paths of the Tarot and through everyday life.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels path 12, joining sephiroth or sphere 1, Kether (meaning the Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding). Its Hebrew letter is Beth (which means “house”) and this includes not only the home in which we live – but the temple or house of God.

One of the many secrets of the Fool – and there are many – is his direct, pure connection to the Divine. Many cultures have celebrated and revered this holy innocent.  He dances through the streets in his motley clothes, clowns around and pulls silly faces. He invites us to get in on the answer to the great cosmic riddle and tells us the punch-line to the big cosmic joke:  that everything is no-thing, “zero” – limitless potential. And that just happens to be his number in the Tarot Major Arcana.

Astrologically, this card is the Planetary Trump of Mercury. Mercury is the wing-footed messenger of the Gods, as well as the Trickster and Juggler. Childlike rather than childish, he trusts his instincts and creative imagination. We would do well to emulate him.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius’ ruling planet Jupiter is currently transiting its home sign, then forms a semisquare to Pluto in Capricorn on November 28th. During this forecast period, the energy of this transit may cause us to over-commit to too many activities and multiple interests. Scheduling conflicts and shifting priorities are also complicated by the Mercury retrograde. Take care to avoid exaggerating your power or importance whether in your own imagination or when dealing with others.

Mercury continues its retrograde transit of Sagittarius (through December 6th), backing up into Water-sign Scorpio on December 1st. On December 2nd Venus joins him there.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes rash, irresponsible behavior, pushing too far too fast, carelessness, and losing complete touch with reality, along with possible dishonesty and deception.

Let’s focus on being open and receptive to new beginnings and new projects. Let’s be willing to start the steps of our journey even if the destination, goal or outcome isn’t yet perfectly clear.

A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include pale yellow, sky blue, purple, violet and emerald green worn all together at the same time if you’re really feeling FOOL-ish.

Diamond, jade, aquamarine, turquoise and emerald worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us enter unknown territory with trust, enthusiasm and optimism, and we will find treasure along the path.

Mercury and zinc are this week’s metals – not wearable, but their qualities remind us to be flexible and ready to connect with others for strength; and to manage ever-changing circumstances with grace.

Scent your home, bath and body with iris, valerian, lavender, lilac, vervain, jasmine and geranium to manifest positive, creative and transformative energy this week.

Foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and tarragon as well as teas brewed from jasmine or peppermint will provide the same beneficial effects.

 

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 2018© 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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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Art

Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-20-18 through 11-27-18

Art

The weekly Tarotcast card is Art, known as Temperance in many Tarot decks. This card indicates that we will need to mix varying elements in ourselves or in our environment and combine them properly. We may be seeking a better balance between our working life and our personal life, or we may be seeking to harmonize the conflicting priorities and demands we’re faced with every day.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels path 25, joining sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty) to sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation). Its Hebrew letter is Samekh, which means a tent-peg or prop. Interesting that one of this card’s symbols is an object that supports or stabilizes something. Balance and harmony support and stabilize us, so this symbol make a lot of sense.

Two common interpretations of this card are the need to exercise patience and to remember the old saying, “everything in moderation”. Esoterically or spiritually, this card also represents the connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind.
The card is called “Art” in the Thoth Tarot because the ancient alchemists called their craft “art” – meaning the art of perfection, or the philosopher’s art. The Sagittarian Archer’s arrow is aimed upward – toward the heavens and toward the highest of ideals, reminding us that even if we can’t achieve perfection, we can certainly shoot for it.

Astrologically, this card is the zodiacal trump of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. I like that we are cautioned to exercise patience and moderation by the planet of “bigger, better, more.” The union of opposites, the reconciliation of duality and the understanding of proportion and perspective on both a mundane and a spiritual level are all contained in this card.

In real-time astrology, the Sun enters Fire-sign Sagittarius on November 22nd (through December 21st). So, this week’s card is a perfect energetic match to the movement of the stars. Jupiter is continuing its approximately 13-month transit of its home sign too – and is very powerful and comfortable there.

There is a Full Moon in Air-sign Gemini (The Archer’s polar opposite on the zodiac wheel) on November 22nd (which peaks on November 23rd). This lunation can spark enlightening moments and cause us to feel an urgent need for communication – both incoming and outgoing. With Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury continuing its retrograde transit of Sagittarius (through December 6th) all of the usual retrograde cautions apply.

On November 24th, Neptune turns direct in its home Water-sign Pisces, a sign co-ruled by Jupiter (Sagittarius’ ruler). During this forecast period, we need to watch for overdoing anything. We may also sacrifice some recent clarity for a more comfortable – and comforting – Neptunian fogginess.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes doing anything to excess, overindulgence, greed, conflict and a tendency to go to extremes.

Let’s focus on harmony of body, mind and soul – and finding the right mixture for ourselves individually. We can mix and match to our heart’s content – knowing we are creating our own personal formula for success.

A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include blue, black and cool, dark grey spiked with bright yellow and gold.

Sapphire, amethyst and topaz worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will bring balance and an optimistic outlook to our endeavors.

Tin is this week’s metal – not great for wearing but important as an alloy – an ingredient mixed with other metals to make them stronger and more fit for numerous applications and uses.

Scent your home, bath and body with lavender, carnation, sage, cedar, cinnamon, honeysuckle, hyssop and mint to attain harmony and a sense of well-being as well as to enhance a mood of peaceful transformation.

Foods prepared with lavender, sage, clove, anise, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg or poppy seeds will provide the same beneficial effects.

 

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 2018© 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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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Three of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-13-18 through 11-20-18

Three of Cups


The weekly Tarotcast card is the Three of Cups. This card represents celebration and joy. Happy occasions shared with family and friends as well as opportunities to socialize and party for any reason – or no particular reason at all – will be highlighted this week. Be ready for good news about upcoming life events such as engagements or weddings, birth announcements, pregnancies – even promotions and career advancements. Whether the good news and good fortune are yours or someone else’s; enjoy the lighthearted, carefree freedom of spending time with people you like/love and celebrating successes, large and small.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 3: sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding – supreme Feminine energy, or Yin) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world; the element of Water and the emotions) plus Mercury in Cancer (more on that in a moment) equaling Abundance.

The Threes of the minor Arcana are the form, structure and first results or manifestations of their respective elements – in this case Water, or the emotions. This card signifies the energy of Cups/Water/Emotions in action – bringing a fresh perspective, an emotionally-based point of view and a deep understanding of events and situations.

Astrologically, this card symbolizes Mercury in Cancer, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Cancer, or July 2nd through July 11th; so 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 is water energy creating and sustaining life – nurturing and fertilizing. Intuitive messages, expressed feelings and emotional fulfillment are the highlights of this week.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Cancer’s fellow Water-sign, Scorpio (through November 21st). Just prior to this forecast period on November 6th, the true node (North Lunar node) entered Cancer. The nodes can be extremely helpful for using the power of the cosmos in our lives. This configuration will be in effect until May 5, 2020. The nodes are where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the path that the Sun appears to travel when viewed from the Earth. The nodes are the meeting point of divine design (represented by the Sun) and material reality (represented by Moon). The North Node symbolizes our future karma – that which we have yet to create – and gives us the possibility for altering our karma. The North Node is our opportunity to change the script of our destiny. With the North Node in Cancer, we have the chance to build a strong foundation within ourselves, in order to feel safe, nurtured and protected.

On November 15th Mars enters Cancer’s other companion Water-sign, Pisces (through December 31st). This transit may make us feel less motivated, focused and confident. Making decisions is challenging, but spiritual and creative pursuits can blossom. This can be a nice compliment to this week’s energy – find joy in the journey.

Just as Venus stations direct on November 16th, Mercury retrogrades in Fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 6th). Mercury will spend most of the retrograde period in Sagittarius, backing up into Scorpio for a just a few days. All of the usual Mercury retrograde cautions are in effect, especially since Sagittarius is an active, sometimes impulsive and impetuous sign. Best to slow down a little and look before we leap. When combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may party a little too heartily or overestimate our abilities and energy.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes hedonism, escapism, lust and over-indulgence in sensual pleasures (sex, food, drink, drugs, etc.)
Let’s focus on being cheerful, celebrating with moderation, and enjoying the fulfillment of love and happiness.

A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include yellow, amber, purple, maroon, indigo, violet, gray and black.

Diamond, emerald, jade, jasper, topaz and aquamarine worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us communicate and express ourselves lovingly and ensure our messages are well-received.

Mercury and zinc (not wearable) as well as silver (very wearable!) are this week’s metals.
Scent your home, bath and body with poppy, rose, valerian, lavender, lilac and vervain to enhance the celebratory atmosphere and keep communication smooth, successful, loving and positive.

Foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, poppy seeds, lemongrass and watercress will provide the same beneficial effects.

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 2018© 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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