Five of Disks: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
10-06-20 through 10-13-20
The Five of Disks is this week’s Tarotcast card. This suit is also called Pentacles or Coins. This card symbolizes anxiety over money or other material resources. All manner of unpleasant “what ifs” and worst-case-scenarios clutter up our thinking. We can feel a change, a shift is coming – the earth is slipping away from beneath our feet.
The challenge is re-thinking the use of our time and energy. We may need to slow down and course correct. Holding on is a drain on our resources.
Mercury, the liquid metal illustrates that even the solid Earth must adapt and adjust.
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, the Five of Disks card represents the formula 5. Sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Strength). The sphere of Mars. Motion, storm and stress. In the suit of Disks (Assiah). The material world; the element of Earth. Our physical bodies, assets and resources. Plus, Mercury in Taurus equaling Worry.
The Five of Disks represents Mercury in Taurus. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Taurus, or April 21st to April 30th. If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Mercury in Taurus can be patient, practical and conservative. But the wrench in the works here is Mars energy. Disturbing, disruptive and eager for action, it whips up the monkey-mind into a frenzy of worry.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Air-sign Libra. Taurus and Libra share Venus as their ruling planet. Mars continues its retrograde through Fire-sign Aries.
“Trouble… Trouble been doggin’ my soul since the day I was born. Worry… Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone…”
Pluto is now direct in Taurus’ fellow Earth-sign Capricorn. The power to make profound changes in our lives is easier to wield. We direct it outward to circumstances and events. We no longer brood or feel as though we are victims of change. Instead we take action to make needed changes.
Mercury retrogrades in Water-sign (Pluto-ruled) Scorpio on October 13th. While in Scorpio this energy is good for exploring our motives and instincts. It also allows us to examine our dark or shadow side. We are likely to be sensitive. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, avoid paranoia.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Five of Disks includes harsh judgment. Fear and inflexibility in the face of change. Negative obsession over imagined loss or poverty, and obstinacy.
Let’s focus on careful thought and action. We can work smart rather than hard. If we’re open to adjusting course, we can even exercise some guarded optimism this week.
Power colors: red, orange, indigo, olive and warm brown (for Taurus). Yellow, purple and gray (for Mercury).
Power stones: sapphire, diamond, emerald, turquoise, jade, jasper and topaz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They help us stay positive while welcoming change. Remember that sometimes a temporary loss leads to greater gain. And sometimes the things we worry about the most never actually happen.
Power metals: Mercury (of course!), zinc and copper are this week’s metals. Only copper is wearable. Mercury is fluid and sensitive. Zinc has strengthening properties (as an alloy). It also has health benefits (as an essential mineral in the human body).
Power fragrances: violet, rose, rosemary, valerian, lavender, lilac, and vervain. These will quiet your mind and calm your thoughts this week.
Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lavender, mace, lemongrass and peppermint. Tea brewed from peppermint or valerian. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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