Lust: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
11-17-20 through 11-24-20
Lust is this week’s Tarotcast card. In most decks it is Strength. 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 this 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.
This 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 completes its transit of Water-sign Scorpio. It enters Leo’s fellow Fire-sign, Sagittarius on November 21st. This energy opens our hearts. The focus is on spirituality and self-discovery. We aim high and we’re eager to explore all this world – and the next – have to offer. This is a good time to push past limitations and try new things. This is energy complements that of this week’s card.
On November 15th Mars stations direct in Fire-sign Aries (the sign it rules). We’re confident in our abilities again. We find it easier to assert ourselves and take action. Enthusiasm surges. Projects and plans move forward with ease.
“I’ll be your strength. Yes I will, yes I will.”
On the same day, we have a New Moon in Scorpio pushing us out of our comfort zone. Look for new ways to heal. There’s no more ignoring the elephant in the room. Be prepared to make necessary changes and face issues head-on. New beginnings feel right – especially when it comes to our intimate relationships. A new approach can be exactly what’s needed.
“Baby baby help me, you really must I need a healthy outlet For my teenage lust…”
Venus enters Scorpio on November 21st. Passions run deep and our lives take on an increased intensity. Avoid obsessive thoughts, coercion, jealousy and manipulation.
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. Bullying, browbeating or steamrolling someone into submission might serve our great passion. That doesn’t mean it’s right.
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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