The Tower: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-15-20 through 12-22-20
The Tower is this week’s Tarotcast card. OUCH! This week we’ll be experiencing disruption and destruction. Resistance is futile. The harder we try to maintain the status quo the more difficult things will be. Tearing down is phase one of rebuilding. What appears to be a catastrophe transforms into something better. With Tower energy we see that tearing down (or falling apart) allows us to begin building anew.
On the Tree of Life The Tower travels Path 27. It joins sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (Victory) with sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor). Its Hebrew Letter is Pe’ (meaning “mouth”). The mouth is how we speak, express thoughts, and sometimes breathe. A very large, fanged mouth appears on this card. In the Hebrew alphabet, Pe’ follows the letter Ayin (meaning “eye”). Lo and behold, a large eye crowns this card. Jewish mystics believed that the eye is the doorway to reality. They also believed the mouth brings reality into being. The word of God creates. The Hindu God Shiva is the God of destruction – and to destroy, he need only open his eye.
Spheres 7 and 8 are opposite each other on the tree and are two sides of the same coin. They depict equal but opposite errors both denoting weakness. When united, they cancel each other out. This works as a metaphor for the kind of annihilation we’re talking about when we talk Tower energy.
The Tower card is the planetary trump of Mars in all his aggressive, violent glory. Change is coming by any means necessary. We may dislike, fear or resist it. But without it everything would fall into stagnation and ruin without rejuvenation.
In real-time astrology, the Sun completes its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius. It enters Earth sign Capricorn on December 21st.
“There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief. There’s too much confusion – I can’t get no relief…”
On December 17th Saturn enters Air-sign Aquarius. Clear out deadwood and dead weight. Simplify and streamline. Friendships and group activities take priority. Technology improves our productivity and helps ups connect.
Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19th. Jupiter in Aquarius expands our sense of fair play. We’re more tolerant and open-minded. We value our freedom. We may break some rules and we can think outside the box. Individuality combines with humanitarian interests.
On December 20th Mercury enters Capricorn. This energy sums up in direct Capricorn fashion: say what you mean, mean what you say.
“And there’s a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong. You see, you hear these funny voices in the Tower of Song…”
Also, on December 21st Jupiter conjuncts Saturn (ruler of Capricorn). This alignment only occurs about every 20 years. Even less often does it occur in the same sign. It is powerful and transformational. With this conjunction we value human achievements and technological advances. This energy is perfect for restructuring, It supports new beginnings and growth. This is a great complement to the energy of this week’s card.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes blind destruction. A lust for ruin. Trashing everything for the sake of watching it all fall apart. Lack of respect for the cycles of which destruction is only one step or phase.
Let’s focus on overcoming the obstacles of outmoded thinking and action. Enlightenment comes with new ideas and inspirations, striking like a lightning-bolt of truth.
Power colors: scarlet, red, azure and emerald.
Power stones: ruby, bloodstone and garnet. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will help to channel Mars’ strength without the martial violence this week.
Power metal: iron. Not great for wearing but a great reminder of strength and endurance.
Power fragrances: rose, pine and tobacco (no, you don’t have to smoke it). These scents enhance feelings of enlightenment. They bring sharp, clear perception of the truth and the constancy of change this week.
Power foods: foods prepared with allspice cayenne, garlic, ginger, pepper and thistle (think artichokes!). We can also chase the Green Fairy thanks to the wormwood in absinthe (in moderation of course). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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