Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-17-18 through 7-24-18
Ace of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ace of Cups. The aces are the source or seed of their element’s energy, so the intrinsic powers of the element of Water are embodied in this card. Fluidity, receptivity, Yin (Female) energy and water’s power to reflect are all contained in the Ace of Cups. The water element also symbolizes our emotions – and more accurately with the Ace, our potential to feel and express a range of emotions.
All of the Aces of the Tarot can be a bit confusing, especially since they actually have a closer bond with the Princesses (Pages) of each suit than they do with cards 2 through 10 of their respective suits. This card has the Princess of Cups as its throne, and together with her rules the Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius celestial quadrant above the North Pole and the area of the Pacific Rim. Whew!
This card represents the possibilities of desire for harmonious union, love and affection, and the mystery of romantic attraction, although all types of love can come into our lives this week.
We are ready to go to the core of our hearts and souls, and we are open and receptive to the deepest feelings of others too. A sense of newness – birth or rebirth – is connected to this card. All things “new” will have a strong appeal – a new love, a new start, a new-found appreciation for life, new (or renewed) emotional connections.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin) through the element of Water – Briah; the Creative world and the divine soul, intuition.
Astrologically, for interpretive purposes, this card incorporates the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three water signs – sensitivity (Cancer), desire (Scorpio) and mysticism (Pisces).
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Cancer (until July 22nd). Cancer is a Cardinal sign – the leaders and originators of their astrological elements. Cardinal signs want to initiate plans and take action. The best use of this energy in this forecast period is to manifest what we most love and value. Sow the seeds of new projects nearest and dearest to your heart’s desire, but remember that the Mars retrograde may keep you working on the planning stages for the rest of this month and most of August. Nurture and care for what you hope to grow and harvest later this year.
As the Sun moves into Fire-sign Leo on July 22nd, we finish this forecast period with heart-felt appreciation and a sunburst of creativity.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes vague thinking, irrational indulgence of the emotions, and creating emotional “tsunamis” that can overwhelm or threaten to drown others (or ourselves).
Let’s focus on inviting and welcoming the healing qualities of water into our lives this week.
A little home alchemy: The true color of the Ace of Cups is pure white brilliance. Power colors this week also include grey, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise and all the various colors of water.
Aquamarine, beryl, opal, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue fluorite, larimar, lapis lazuli and sodalite worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us channel the cleansing and liberating powers of water.
Mercury and copper as well as white metals (such as silver, white gold and platinum) are all reminders of water’s power of reflection, refraction and brilliance.
Scent your home, bath and body with aloe, gardenia, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, mosses, passion flower, rose – water lilies and all water plants will help us connect with our innermost emotions in a calm, peaceful and powerful way this week.
Foods prepared with apple, lemon, lettuce, lotus root, thyme and seaweed as well as teas brewed from chamomile or rose hips will provide the same beneficial effects.
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