Seven of Wands: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
3-03-20 through 3-10-20
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Seven of Wands. This card warns us that we may be wasting our energy this week. There is a struggle going on for sure. Feelings of bravery and assertiveness against feelings of degeneration and weakness. There are challenges and obstacles galore. We may feel as if no one has our back – our struggle is ours alone, and there may not be much help or support. If we do achieve a victory, it’s likely to come through our own efforts.
The Fire of Leo burns hot with bravery and inspiring leadership. But it can also lose itself in the heat of Martial battle, destroying everything in sight. Discipline dissolves into chaos and disorder.
The Number 7
The Sevens of the Minor Arcana illustrate the motives behind manifestation. The balance of the sixes gives way to questioning and exploration. Disruption arises from the search for the underlying causes of action. The Sevens dissolve and deconstruct.
On the Tree of Life the Seven of Wands represents the formula 7. Sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (Victory) sphere of Venus. Illusion, imbalance, weakness. In the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world). The element of Fire; the will. Plus Mars in Leo Valour.
The Seven of Wands represents Mars in Leo. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Leo, or August 12th through August 22nd. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Mars in Leo is ambitious and idealistic, with the ability to persevere. Valour is another word for courage. In this case it may come across as vanity, bravado, false machismo, or senseless resistance.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Pisces. On March 4th, Mercury retrogrades into Air-Sign Aquarius, Leo’s polar opposite sign. Leo and Aquarius combine a big heart and a big mind. The best of both is their generosity of spirit. Emotional intelligence and a playful spirit unite these two opposite signs.
Mars is currently in Earth-sign Capricorn, aligning with the South Node. We see where we need to distance ourselves or detach from situations or people. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, there’s a risk of fixating on losing battles. But if we apply this energy and concentrate on the right things, our determination will pay off.
On March 9th, The Sun aligns with Neptune the same day Mercury stations direct.
The Full Moon in Earth-sign Virgo on March 9th focuses us on the areas of our lives that need order and structure. If we’ve been procrastinating about work or health goals, it’s time to take action. This lunation harmonizes with Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. We’re inspired and motivated. It’s time to make the effort to realize our dreams.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes indecisiveness. Blind ignorance. Swaggering arrogance with nothing to back it up. A mismatch between our assertiveness and our plain old good sense. If there was ever a week to choose your battles wisely, this would be the one.
Let’s focus on conserving our energy. Let’s use it where it can do the most good. More, let’s realize that sometimes the most courageous thing we can do is forgo a battle – just skip it. Bravery can mean walking away from a battle we’re guaranteed to lose.
Power colors: amber, all shades of red, yellow and deep purple.
Power metals: Mars iron and Leo gold. Wear the Leo (yellow or rose) gold to remind you of Leo’s big-hearted courage but skip the Lion’s arrogance and vanity. We can’t wear iron, but it can remind us of when to show true strength and what that looks like.
Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, garnet, amber and diamond. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to avoid the tendency to be hot-headed or combative this week.
Power fragrances: marigold, sunflower, wild rose, pine, and tobacco (no, you don’t need to smoke it!). These will keep us focused on winnable battles, and to make good use of our energy and time.
Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. Also, thistle (think artichokes!) Along with beverages made from hops (beer), or wormwood (the Green Fairy – absinthe). In moderation, of course. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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