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Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Lovers

Weekly Tarotcast™: 10-31-17 through 11-07-17

 The Lovers


Happy Halloween – Blessed Samhain!

The weekly Tarotcast card is The Lovers. This is one of those cards with an apparently obvious meaning and on one level, this is the card of romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage. However, this card speaks more to the importance of choice – and the making of correct choices – in many areas of our lives beyond our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need in order to find personal fulfillment.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 17, joining sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword) – surprising? Seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. But as an intellectual “weapon” the sword’s sharp blade cuts through illusion and irrelevancy, and it comes to a point – all things we need to do in order to choose well.

Astrologically, this card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. The usual idea of twins – identical in appearance and often complementary in nature, is used here to depict the union of opposites, and the merging into totality – two becoming one, or duality resolving into unity.

In real-time astrology, the Sun and Mercury are both transiting Water-sign Scorpio. With the Sun in Scorpio, our focus turns to the dynamics of power in our relationships. Our attention and intention center on intimacy and sharing. This forecast period is perfect for probing our deepest inner motivations and we seek to understand what motivates the behavior of others.

With Mercury in Scorpio and we investigate mysterious and won’t be satisfied with the superficial – we won’t rest until we delve deep beneath the surface of events and circumstances around us.

When Mercury enters Fire-sign Sagittarius on November 5th our focus shifts from the need to dig deeply into situations to the desire to explore a wide range of interests and our vision broadens. We may be more optimistic and more reliant on our beliefs and faith. Justice is important to us during this transit near the end of the current forecast period. However, we may forgo precise, detailed and decisive thinking for the big picture during this time, so we may need to side-step some of the pitfalls that arise.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes indecisiveness, inconsistency, unenlightened self-sacrifice, imbalance, and a lack of self-insight or self-knowledge.

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

A little home alchemy: Power colors for this week include orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.

Carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.

Mercury is this week’s metal, impossible to wear, but instructive as we employ adaptability when deciding our best course of action.

Scent your home, bath and body with sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris to integrate mind, heart, body and spirit this week.

Foods prepared with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary, as well as tea brewed from peppermint, will provide the same beneficial effects.

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