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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: 8 of Wands

Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-19-19 through 3-26-19

8 of Wands

The 8 of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card represents the end of stagnation and delay. Good news is on the way, and it’s coming fast – the focus is on communication in all forms this week. As far as how fast news travels? Well, time (and motion) are relative, after all.

The Elements

When the Air element inspires the Will (or Spirit), it releases high-velocity energy. This card is a representation of electricity and light.

The Number 8

The 8s of the minor Arcana evaluate and organize. They bring reason and communication to their respective suits and elements. The eights bring justice. Also karmic balancing or rebalancing, order and structure within limitations and boundaries. Like the sevens, their position on the Tree of Life is somewhat weak and unbalanced. This card benefits from its astrological influence; ideas or impulses rise and expand to serve a higher purpose.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life this card represents the formula 8. Sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor – the sphere of Mercury and the feminized Male) in the suit of Wands, (the element of Fire. Atziluth, the archetypal world; our Will or Spirit in action). Plus Mercury in Sagittarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Swiftness.

Astrology

This card symbolizes Mercury in Sagittarius. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Sagittarius or November 23rd to December 2nd. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. We’ll need to keep our eyes and ears open. Information arrives that may surprise us. Short-term and/or short-distance travel is also a possibility.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Pisces (through March 20th). It then enters Sagittarius’ fellow Fire-sign Aries. Aries wants action, not talk. This energy may seem like a welcome relief from the communication glitches of a Merc retro. It’s still wise to double-check for errors and make sure instructions are clear. Look before leaping!

Mercury continues its retrograde transit of Pisces (through March 28th). Our intuition is a powerful tool. Apply it to find solutions for long-standing problems. If possible, delay the start of new projects through the end of this forecast period; and through the end of the retrograde.

We’ll experience a Full Moon on March 20th in Aries’ polar opposite – Air-sign Libra. We become aware of flaws and imbalances in our relationships. Insights now are especially significant. This is a good time to plan for – rather than launch – new beginnings and fresh starts.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes stubbornness and recklessness. Over-zealousness, hasty or ill-considered decisions and superficiality can impede our progress.

Alchemy

Let’s focus on flexibility and our own intellectual/mental power. Using our power to analyze and adjust will help us to make the most of this week’s positive possibilities.

Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, indigo and violet for Mercury as well as blue, yellow and green for Sagittarius.

Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and sapphire. Wear them as jewelry, or carry as power stones to enhance the benefits of Mercury. Feel the strength of Sagittarius’s swift communication this week. Stay adaptable to changes in the pace of events.

Power metals: mercury and zinc. Neither is wearable. Both are good reminders of adaptability. They symbolize the strength of good connections and combinations.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with carnation, iris, valerian, lilac, lavender and vervain. Stay clear-headed and mentally sharp. We’ll be energetic, vigilant and optimistic while we attend to the demands and details of the week.

Power foods: foods prepared with sage, parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, and mint. Or tea brewed from mint all provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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Weekly Tarotcast™: The Hermit

Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-12-19 through 3-19-19

The Hermit

The Hermit tarot card is this week’s Tarotcast. This card shows us that taking a solitary path will aid us in our search for truth. Solitude and being alone don’t have to mean feeling lonely. But, we may find that we seek and very much enjoy our own company this week. Probing our own inner consciousness and exploring our psyches will appeal to us. We find the solutions to long-standing problems through the insights we gain and the discoveries we make. We’ll have the seeds to sow for a crop of new ideas and fresh directions.

We’ll likely withdraw from current events and from our relationships and surroundings. This is not due to depression or disinterest, but the energy this week calls us to look within. Reflection and introspection will supply the tools that allow us to emerge refreshed, renewed and ready for action again.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life this card travels path 20. It joins sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy – sphere of Jupiter and the rule of law) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty – sphere of the Sun; energy in complete and balanced manifestation). Its Hebrew letter is Yod, meaning the hand. It is with our hands that we sow seeds. They lie hidden in the ground during the early stages of their development and growth. Then they sprout. It is also with our hands that we cultivate our gardens – and harvest their bounty.

Astrology

This card is the zodiacal trump of Virgo, in which Mercury both rules and is exalted. The way in which Mercury, the Earth and Sun come together in this card creates the special magic of growing things. The seed placed into the soil undergoes a transformation. It bursts forth into the sunlight to be further nurtured and grow to maturity. Here Mercury (Hermes to the Greeks) shows us his versatility. He is more than a messenger and trickster. He also acts as a guide for the dead crossing over. He is an interpreter and a transformer. He is the patron of geographical (and metaphorical) boundaries and the travelers who navigate them.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Pisces, Virgo’s polar opposite on the wheel of the zodiac.  Mercury continues its retrograde in Pisces (through March 28th). All of the usual retrograde warnings apply. During this forecast period, careful communication and allowing extra travel time will keep frustration to a minimum. When in doubt, hold your peace instead of speaking it.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes rigid thinking and hard attitudes. Bitterness and hostility toward the outside world – even narcissism.

Let’s focus on the qualities of emotional maturity, wisdom and enlightenment.

Alchemy

Power colors: yellowish green, slate grey, grey-green and plum.

Power music: this is a great week to listen to Revolution 9 from the Beatles’ White Album. For classical, Beethoven’s Ninth symphony or Gregorian chants. This is Major Arcana card number 9 – the number which always comes back to itself.

Power stones: onyx, clear crystal and diamonds. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will make your alone-time or me-time productive, meaningful and informative.

Power metals: gold and platinum. Pricey yes, but wear ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, because they perfectly symbolize the light that is born from darkness.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with lily, valerian, lavender, lilac, and frankincense. These will awaken the introspective and transformative powers of the Hermit.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass and mace. Tea brewed from peppermint; as well as beverages containing juniper (gin!) and wormwood (absinthe!) – in moderation, please! All will enhance the benefits described.

 

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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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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Six of Disks

Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-05-19 through 3-12-19

Six of Disks

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Six of Disks. This suit is also called Pentacles and Coins. We can overcome financial crises and experience welcome material gains this week.

The energy of this card is great for acts of generosity on the emotional as well as the material level. We’re likely to have a better understanding and tolerance of other people. The Six of Disks is great for harmonizing and balancing opposing forces. We’ll have plenty of chances to use that energy to our own benefit and the benefit of others.

The Elements

The natural, pure and material success of Earth is in transition. The Moon’s phases are always changing, so it’s best to remember that all things pass.

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 this card represents the formula 6. Sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty – the sphere of the Sun, energy in completely balanced manifestation) in the suit of Disks (Assiah, the material world). The element of Earth – our physical bodies, senses, assets and resources – combined with the Moon in Taurus (more on that in a moment) equals Success.

Astrology

This card corresponds to the Moon in Taurus and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Taurus, or May 1st through May 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. The moon is exalted in Taurus and the best lunar qualities have a chance to shine here. It’s definitely a happy place, so we may want to slow down a little to enjoy our successes.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Pisces. On the first day of this forecast period, Mercury will retrograde in Pisces (March 5th through March 28th). The usual retrograde cautions apply. Uranus begins a long-term transit of Taurus on March 6th. We’ll find new approaches for handling money and resources. Smart, progressive business and financial decisions are easier. We free ourselves from old and outworn material constraints. We can review and reassess priorities and values.

The New Moon in Pisces on March 6th brings a fresh start. Our spirituality awakens. Experiences spark our vision and imagination. We are compassionate and open-hearted.

But, we will need to stay in close touch with reality. Because this New Moon occurs so close to the Mercury retrograde and Uranus transit of Taurus, clear judgement is a must.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes greed and stinginess. Manipulation by withholding or granting material resources. Controlling others using material or financial resources. “Killing the golden goose.”

Let’s focus on love, understanding, support and charity. Even if you can only give a little – find a worthy cause close to your heart and contribute to it. Or give someone a material, emotional or spiritual helping hand.

Alchemy

Power colors: gold, amber, blue, silver, orange, olive and deep indigo blue.

Power stones: sapphire, emerald, turquoise and jade worn as jewelry or carried as power stones help us remain grounded. We’ll use our resources well this week.

Power metals: Copper (Venus) and silver (the Moon). Mix and match to make a spiritual (and fashionable) statement.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with violet, rose, poppy, gardenia and jasmine. Also, lotus, myrrh, sandalwood, coconut and wintergreen (mint) help us stay in the spirit of generosity this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with poppy seeds, lotus root, coconut and wintergreen. Beverages made with coconut (Pina Coladas, anyone?) or wintergreen/mint (Mojitos maybe?). All will enhance the benefits 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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Weekly Tarotcast™: The Lovers

Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-26-19 through 3-05-19

The Lovers

This week’s Tarotcast card is The Lovers. This is one of those cards with an obvious meaning on its face. On one level, this card represents romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage.

One of the deeper meanings of this card is the importance of choice. Making correct choices applies to our whole lives, not only our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need to find personal fulfillment.

Even deeper, this card is a symbol of alchemical work. The synthesis of duality through the mystical marriage or union of twins. Identical things that appear separate or different unite. These are the two aspects of our ourselves.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life this card travels Path 17. Sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) joins with sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword) – surprising? It seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. Yet as a“weapon” the sharp blade of intellect cuts through illusion and irrelevancy. A sword comes to a point – all these things are necessary to choosing well.

Astrology

This card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. Here, twins – identical in appearance and often complementary in nature – symbolize the union of opposites. They merge into totality; two become one, and duality resolves into unity.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Water-sign Pisces. On March 1st, Venus enters Gemini’s fellow Air-sign Aquarius. Relationships are unpredictable, and love at first sight is possible! Changes and surprises are in the air. This transit squares Uranus (Aquarius’ ruling planet) in Fire-sign Aries. To end this forecast period, Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury retrogrades in Pisces on March 5th. Through March 28th, your imagination is a powerful tool. Analyze less, dream more.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card brings indecisiveness and inconsistency. Unenlightened self-sacrifice, imbalance, and a lack of self-insight or self-knowledge block our progress.

Alchemy

Let’s focus on decision-making from our hearts this week. We can muster the courage and awareness to act in our own best interests without selfishness or ego.

Power colors: orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.

Power stones: carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.

Power metals: Mercury is this week’s metal. Although impossible to wear, it reminds us to remain adaptable and flexible in deciding our best course of action.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris. These aid in integrating mind, heart, body and spirit.

Power foods: prepare foods with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary. Brew tea from peppermint. All will enhance the benefits 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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Weekly Tarotcast™: 5 of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-19-19 through 2-26-19

5 of Cups

5 of Cups Thoth Tarot card.

This week’s Tarotcast card is the 5 of Cups. This energy focuses on disappointment, regret and loss. Notice I say focused on. We may be dwelling on negative feelings from past experiences. We’d be better off focusing on events that are actually occurring here and now, in the present.

The Elements

Here, Fire and Water seek mutual annihilation rather than cooperation. Scorpio’s waters dissolve and putrefy, thwarting Mars’ action.

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.

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 5. We begin with sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah meaning Strength. The sphere of Mars; motion, aggression, storms and stress. This combines with the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world, the element of Water – our emotions). Adding in Mars in Scorpio (more on that in a moment) we get “Disappointment.”

Astrology

This card represents Mars in Scorpio and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Scorpio (October 23rd to November 1st). If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This attribution wouldn’t appear to be a problem. Mars was the traditional ruler of Scorpio before Pluto discovery. With Pluto demoted (or is it a planet again?) It is its only ruling plane. Issues arise from Mars being too comfortably at home here. Mars’ wants fiery, disruptive action. Scorpio seeks watery, deep and secretive transformation.

In real-time astrology, The Sun is currently transiting Scorpio’s fellow Water-sign, Pisces (through March 20th). The stars are relatively quiet during this forecast period. Pisces energy is calm and spiritual which can soften the harsh edges this week. However, it may tend toward melancholy and delusions about the past. Mars in Earth-sign Taurus (through March 31st) can give us the patient determination to keep moving forward despite obstacles. This is also great energy for taking good care of our bodies and physical health.

Chiron is making a long-term transit of Mars-ruled Aries. This can help us build confidence. We can resolve personal and health problems that have blocked our progress. Here is powerful energy for asserting ourselves in a healthy way and getting our needs met. True healing begins within ourselves. We are motivated to face our fears and move past them.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes resistance to change. We’re unable to release negative feelings and we’re clinging to negative past events. Obsession with past mistakes (our own or those of others) creates bitterness.

Alchemy

Let’s focus on letting bygones be bygones, picking up the pieces, and moving forward. We have the ability through conscious choice to focus on what we DO have. This is preferable to dwelling on what we’ve lost or haven’t yet received or accomplished.

Power colors: scarlet red, black, azure blue and deep green-blue.

Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, garnet and jet (Mars). Or, choose topaz (Scorpio). Wearing or carrying these will help balance and mellow out the intense energy. They allow us to gain new hope by relinquishing the past.

Power metals: Iron (Mars) and plutonium (Pluto) are this week’s metals. Neither is good for wearing. They do remind us that strength coupled with adaptability can serve us well. If ill-used, destruction results.

Power fragrances: scents of heather, wild rose, pine, carnation and poppy will help us process past experiences. We can heal and move confidently into the future.

Power foods: use sweet basil, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper to enhance the benefits 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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