Five of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
9-08-20 through 9-15-20
The Five of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. With the Five of Wands tarot card, there’s competition and conflict in the air. Yet, these aren’t negative. Be prepared to stand your ground. Don’t give up or give in but keep in mind that conflict needn’t include aggression. Healthy competition allows us to showcase our abilities and prove our skills. Expect excited, heated discussions and debates. The rapid exchange of diverse ideas can cause the best to rise to the top. But everything can degenerate into hostility and bickering. Choose well.
Leo Fire under the weight and pressure of Saturn lead creates a volcanic energy. It creates and destroys at the same time.
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 Wands card represents the formula 5. Sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Strength). The sphere of Mars. Motion, storm and stress. In the suit of Wands (Atziluth). The archetypal world; the element of Fire – the will. Plus Saturn in Leo equaling Strife.
The Five of Wands represents Saturn in Leo. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Leo, or July 22nd to August 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. Completing a triad of fire energy, Leo roars along in the suit of Wands and the sphere of Mars. But Saturn represents a heavy and unyielding resistance and weight. So, we have a strong, active planet in a fiery sphere and a fiery sign. All perfectly happy together – almost.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Virgo. Venus entered Fire-sign Leo on September 6th. This energy is outgoing, warm, affectionate. Romance is passionate and expressive. We are generous with money and may be craving attention. We look for validation and acknowledgement for our accomplishments. With both pride and passion at the forefront, avoid overstatement. Extravagance can look like a competitive challenge.
“A good friend of mine follows the stars – Venus and Mars are alright tonight…”
Mars retrogrades in Leo’s fellow Fire-sign Aries on September 9th. It will spend its entire retrograde cycle in the sign of the Ram. This is a great time to reassess our projects and ambitions. When Mars energy turns inward it intensifies. Under pressure, we may instigate arguments or create problems. Avoid passive-aggressive behavior. It’s a better time to look within and examine our own motives and desires.
Saturn continues its long retrograde in Earth-sign Capricorn. Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn on September 12th. Our self-confidence soars. We can now make major progress on projects. Relationships can turn the corner and move forward. We’re prepared to share what we’ve learned. Don’t force anyone to take in new information though – just make sure it’s on offer.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Five of Wands includes recklessness. Rash action, anger and poor sportsmanship. Aggressive confrontation.
Let’s focus on rising to meet the challenges we face. We can settle conflicts and disputes with the best possible solutions and ideas.
Power colors: orange, yellow, red and amber (for Leo) as well as indigo and black (for Saturn).
Power stones: rubies, diamonds, amber, onyx, obsidian and jet. Wear these as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will enhance strength, perseverance and persistence along with creativity and pride.
Power metals: gold (Leo) along with lead (Saturn). Go for the yellow or rose gold! Remember that the alchemists strove to turn base metal (lead) into gold. This symbolizes the transformation from our basest selves to our highest selves.
Power fragrances: marigold, sunflower, valerian, comfrey, musk and patchouli. These will provide a clear head, a strong and passionate heart, and a courageous spirit this week.
Power foods: foods prepared with thyme or sunflower seeds. Tea brewed from comfrey. Beer brewed with hops (consumed in moderation of course). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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