Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-28-18 through 9-04-18
The weekly Tarotcast card is Death. Although most people don’t enjoy seeing this card come up in a reading, impending physical death is rarely the message this card delivers. The Death card tells us that things are about to change in a big way. In the cycle or circle of life, Death is a necessary stage in bringing about the constant renewal of life. T
Transformation is the mode by which energy continues on, taking many forms – or even no discernible form – but never truly dying.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card travels path 24, joining sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty) with sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach, (meaning Victory). Its Hebrew letter is Nun, which in one form means “fish”. The fish is a symbol of activity and life. The fish is also one of the foremost symbols in Christianity, representing life, death, and resurrection. In another form, Nun means “sprouting seed” representing life beginning anew.
Astrologically this card is the zodiacal trump of Scorpio in which Mars rules and Pluto is exalted. The sign of Scorpio manifests in three images and aspects – the lowest is the scorpion, the middle is the serpent (or lizard), and the highest is the eagle (or phoenix).
In real-time astrology, Sun is in Earth-sign Virgo (through September 22nd). Mars is now direct in Virgo’s fellow Earth-sign Capricorn (through September 10th). We should experience a slow but steady increase in our confidence. Our ability to assert ourselves in a constructive manner is growing, and we can positively influence our environment to create meaningful changes.
On September 3rd Jupiter in Scorpio will semi-square Saturn retrograde in Capricorn. In combination with the energy of this week’s card, we may experience financial issues around debt and will need to exercise caution with our investments. This is a good time to plan paying down or paying off loans.
When Saturn turns direct in Capricorn on September 6th we will finally get some clarity in our work and career. Stalled projects move forward. This energy is aided by Mars stationing direct on August 27th, just prior to this forecast period. Though still in its shadow phase, both the motivation and the effort needed to make progress are gaining momentum.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes resistance to change, fear, ignorance or misunderstanding of the regeneration cycle.
Let’s focus on inner wisdom, consistency, and making room for the new while we clear away the old.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, blue-green and dark brown.
Topaz, onyx, nephrite and malachite worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us let go of whatever we need to release gracefully and joyfully.
Iron is this week’s metal – not great for wearing, but a good reminder of strength and endurance.
Scent your home, bath and body with patchouli, vanilla, pomegranate and heather to clear your energy and open yourself to embracing positive changes.
Foods prepared with ginseng, dill, saffron, pomegranate and vanilla will provide the same beneficial effects.
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