Eight of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-29-20 through 1-05-21
The Eight 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.
When the Air element inspires the Will (or the 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.
On the Tree of Life the Eight of Wands 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 equaling Swiftness.
The Eight of Wands 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 Earth-sign Capricorn. Capricorn energy drives our ambitions. We want practical results. We’re comfortable working within the bounds of an established system. Structure and order feel comfortable. But don’t let your comfort zone block new information or inspiration.
“Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire. Can’t fight the need for speed…”
Mercury is also transiting Capricorn, Sagittarius’ next-door neighbor. We tend to be more serious in our communications with this transit. Check items off your to-do list, get organized and apply what you’ve recently learned.
The Full Moon in Water-sign Cancer on December 29th connects us with family and close friends. Our deepest heart’s desires are also in focus.
On January 4th Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Our thoughts and communication go deeper with this transit. This is a great time to get to the essence of issues and challenges. Go deep into your own psyche. Be willing to ask probing questions of yourself and others.
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.
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. Blue, yellow and green for Sagittarius.
Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and sapphire. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to enhance swift Mercury communication. They’ll also help you experience Sagittarius’s optimistic, expansive messages 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: 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 this period.
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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