Ten of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
3-10-20 through 3-17-20
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Ten of Cups. The Ten of Cups Tarot card is contentment and satisfaction. This week we’ll enjoy being with our families and other loved ones. We can feel emotional stability in all our personal relationships. This includes romantic relationships too! Take time to show your appreciation for friends, family and your significant other. Gratitude will help you to experience the joy of this card’s influence and energy.
Avoid becoming smug. This card’s energy can lead to self-satisfaction and entitled behavior. There is a tendency to become restless, dissatisfied and contentious. We want to shake things up for the hell of it. Happiness can be fragile. Sometimes fulfilling a desire causes us to reject the very thing we’ve gotten. Use caution around the major pitfalls of this card.
Here, Water’s placid, peaceful and passive natural flow is set to boil from Mars’ fiery heat. The boiling disrupts and the steam dissipates.
The Number 10
The Tens of the Minor Arcana represent completion. They are the manifestation and culmination of energy. This completion gives way to new beginnings.
On the Tree of Life, the Ten of Cups represents the formula 10. Sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). The sphere of Earth, the material world. In the suit of Cups (Briah). The creative world. The element of Water and the emotions plus Mars in Pisces equaling Satiety.
The Ten of Cups corresponds to Mars in Pisces. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Pisces, or March 11th through March 20th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This is not the most comfortable astrological pairing. Mars energy is restless, disruptive and aggressive. It is a marked contrast to Pisces’ spirituality and peacefulness.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Pisces. Mars is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn. This is good energy for low-key, determined action. There is a steadiness here that balances the energy of this week’s card. Avoid the tendency to over-control. Work toward realistic, attainable goals.
On March 12th, the author of the Tarotcast celebrates her birthday. Which one? Not telling! From this point on, it’s all “older than dirt”. But still on this side of the dirt, thanks very much. I did pick this card at random as I do all Tarotcasts – it happened to be my own “birthday card.” Nothing wrong with that.
On March 16th Mercury enters Pisces. Intellectual, mental Mercury rules our communication style. During this transit Mercury is direct, completing its shadow phase. We’re open-minded and find new solutions to old issues. Often these come from a place or perspective we’ve not considered before.
Mercury in Pisces shines a spotlight into our deepest thoughts. It illuminates fresh inspiration, creativity and bright ideas.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Ten of Cups includes feelings of having too much of a good thing. Being fed-up (filled up or overstuffed) with something. A good example: a party guest has a few drinks and is feeling good. Then he has a few more, gets sloppy-drunk, and winds up sick and barfing all over the host’s carpet. Be forewarned.
Let’s focus on being thankful in the present moment. Realize that all good things both increase and decrease in cycles.
Power colors: red and scarlet for Mars. Flecked silvery-white for Pisces (like fish scales!)
Power stones: rubies, bloodstones and garnets (for Mars). Sapphire, emerald, amethyst and aquamarine (for Pisces). Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to stay aware of the need for gentleness and gratitude this week.
Power metals: tin and iron. Neither is good for wearing. Both can remind us to find the happy medium. The middle way between flexibility/adaptability or rigidity/aggression/violence.
Power fragrances: rose, thistle and pine will muster up Martial courage and purpose. Pisces heliotrope, carnation and poppy will smooth out the bumps.
Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, ginger, cayenne pepper and garlic. These will enhance Mars’ energy. But avoid them if you’re feeling restless, careless or aggressive. Try Pisces’ clove, sage, poppy, anise, cinnamon, mint or nutmeg instead. Careful combination can produce harmonious results. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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