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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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From the Aeon Café: Rush

I woke up this morning with this song playing in my head. Doesn’t happen often but when it does, I pay attention.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why*

I’ve never been a huge fan of country music in general or Alabama in particular, and my only real connection to this song comes from back in the days when I was still dating my now ex-husband, who was (and I presume still is) a rabid Nascar fan.

Although I like the song and the lyrics well enough, I was left looking for a connection to the present. I think I found one that resonates with Mercury retrograde (yes, we’re in one – until January 25th). I don’t look at retrogrades as mini-apocalypses. I know that rarely can we bow out of life’s responsibilities and suspend all action to wait until a retrograde planet turns direct. I think it’s healthier – and more practical – to deal with the influences as best we can and keep on keepin’ on.

So, hitting the pause button – putting some things on hold if that’s possible to do; or slowing down and sometimes, retracing some of our steps is a great way to sync up with the prevailing energy and even use it to our benefit.

It’s ok to slow down, even stop for a while. Catch your breath, take a few steps back, even take a detour, and it’s all good – you’re still on the path.

 

*Alabama – I’m In a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)
Copyright: Bug Music, Murrah Music Corporation, Vanwarmer Music, Murrah Music Corp.

 

 

MercRetro

 

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