Eight of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
1-14-20 through 1-21-20
The Eight of Disks is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card is also known as the Eight of Pentacles or Coins. This card represents order, self-discipline and attention to detail. There are benefits to knowing when to watch and wait, to wait and see. With a stable, secure foundation one can build as needed when the time is right.
The energy of the Sun warms and quickens the Earth. Plants and trees grow, providing light, beauty and nourishment.
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. 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. So, where’d all this balanced energy in the Eight of Disks come from? It gets its unique benefits from its astrological correspondence.
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 Disks, the element of Earth. Assiah, the material world. Our physical bodies, assets and resources. Plus the Sun in Virgo equaling Prudence.
The Eight of Disks symbolizes the Sun in Virgo. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Virgo, or August 23rd to September 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. The Sun in Virgo brings a positive and stabilizing energy. In business or gardening, in material matters there is a benefit in knowing when to do nothing. There is a time to simply plant the seeds and wait.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Virgo’s fellow Earth-sign Capricorn. The Earth element creates a good energetic match for this week’s card and astrology. On January 20th, the Sun will enter Air-sign Aquarius. There it joins Mercury which entered that sign on January 16th. Mercury rules Virgo. Its influence in both signs stimulates intellect and rational thought. Analysis and logic bring a common denominator to these two very different signs.
A stellium (cluster of planets) formed in Capricorn during December 2019. It remains active during the first half of January 2020. Pallas joins Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, the Sun and Ceres on January 18th.
This stellium emphasizes self-control. It teaches us to develop patience. It encourages working in partnership and avoiding self-centered behavior. Again, there is a good energetic match with the Eight of Disks.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes over-attention to detail. Missing the big picture. Manipulating people or situations to gain an unfair advantage. Paralysis through extended inaction.
Let’s focus on practicality. This is the perfect week to get our houses in order, in spirit and in fact.
Power colors: orange, red, golden yellow, amber, slate gray, green and plum.
Power stones: carnelian, jade, jasper, amber, diamond and topaz. Wear as jewelry, or carry as power stones to find order, organization and balance.
Power metals: gold and platinum. Wear ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!
Power fragrances: orange, cinnamon, clove, rosemary, valerian, heliotrope, mistletoe, cedar, and frankincense. All will balance mind, body and spirit this week.
Power foods: foods prepared with galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon and clove. Sunflower seeds or oil, hops (beer!) and juniper (gin!). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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