Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-17-19 through 9-24-19
7 of Wands
The 7 of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. 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 this card 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 equaling Valour.
The 7 of Wands card 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 Earth-sign Virgo through September 23rd. It enters Air-sign Libra on the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall. Virgo’s practical energy can help offset some of the negative aspects of this week’s card. Libra’s calm and diplomatic nature can also offer some relief. Venus-ruled Libra corresponds to this card’s position on the Tree of Life. Netzach, sphere of Venus has a weakening effect. Cool, rational thinking may save the day.
Saturn turns direct on September 18th in its home sign of Earthy Capricorn. We’re ready to fulfill our responsibilities. Our goals are realistic. We’re aware of our limitations, but clear about our long-term plans.
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 as positively as we can. 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 will enhance the benefits previously described.
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