Lust Tarot card: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-03-19 through 12-10-19
The Lust Tarot card is this week’s Tarotcast, known in most decks as the Strength Tarot card. Understand that the reference here goes way beyond sexual lust. It is passion, the lust for life. The vigor and enthusiasm arises when something captures our imaginations. It also sparks our desire to take action. The Thoth Tarot deck swaps this card with Major Arcana card 8: Adjustment (Justice). It is number 11 of the Major Arcana in the Thoth tarot. Good and confused yet? Don’t be!
With trust in ourselves and confidence in our abilities, we’re in a position of power this week. Genuine passion burns for a cause near and dear to our hearts, to our work, to our creative endeavors. Power flows through us. We can be persuasive and charismatic when we speak our truth with heart and soul conviction.
On the Tree of Life the Lust Tarot card travels Path 19. It joins sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy) with sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity). Crowley designed the Thoth tarot to correspond with his extensive study of Kabbalah. He changed the order and correspondences of some of the Major Arcana cards. Among his many reasons for doing so was that this card’s Hebrew letter, Teth – means “serpent”. He felt that the card’s energy corresponded to the Lion-Serpent, a symbol of the Kundalini. That is the powerful life-force energy cultivated through yogic practice.
The Lust Tarot card is the zodiacal trump of Leo. This further reinforces the Lion-Serpent imagery. In this sign, the Sun rules and Uranus is exalted.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Leo’s fellow Fire-sign Sagittarius. Jupiter (in Capricorn) squares Chiron in Fire-sign Aries on December 8th. Healing is possible now if we stay a steady course and avoid impulsive decisions and rash behavior. The fiery drive of these astrological signs complements and fits this week’s theme of passionate creativity perfectly.
Uranus continues a long transit of Earth-sign Taurus. Stable, grounded Taurus is sometimes stubborn and resistant to change. Uranus’ influence there shakes up what’s predictable and certain. Taurus is a fixed sign, as is Leo – the sign of this week’s card. Remember that imagination and creativity require some measure of flexibility. Uranus brings change and resistance is futile. Go with grace.
On December 9th Mercury enters Sagittarius. We’re eager to learn and explore a broad range of topics. We’re more open-minded and optimistic. Combined with the other energies of this forecast period, it’s a great time to pursue higher education. Or, take a class that allows you to develop and expand your creativity – art and music or a craft.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes aggression and bullying. Also, repressing our instincts. That may seem strange considering the card’s name and symbolism. It’s not so strange if we look at it from another perspective. What if our instinct is to bully, browbeat or steamroll someone into submission to our great passion?
Let’s focus on channeling our urges into something positive. Take a moment to look at the source of those passionate feelings. Ask, “What serves my highest good and the highest good of all concerned?” We definitely don’t want to put out our internal fire. We do definitely want a controlled heat – let’s barbecue, not burn down the house!
Power colors: deep, rich, ruby red. Reddish-amber, deep purple and greenish-yellow.
Power stones: ruby, garnet, amber and diamond. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to channel strength and love as well as passion this week.
Power metal: gold. Especially yellow or rose gold – wear either or both with pride and positivity.
Power fragrances: neroli, patchouli, marigold. Sunflower, cedar and frankincense. These will spark creative and physical passions.
Power foods: food or beverages prepared with hops (more beer!). Galangal (like ginger root), juniper (gin-and-tonics!) Orange, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves or sunflower seeds. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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