Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Eight of Disks

Weekly Tarotcast™: 4-16-19 through 4-23-19

Eight of Disks

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Eight of Disks. This suit is also called Pentacles or Coins. This card represents order, self-discipline and attention to detail. There are benefits to knowing when to watch and wait, to wait and see. With a stable, secure foundation one can build as needed when the time is right.

The Elements

The energy of the Sun warms and quickens the Earth. Plants and trees grow, providing  light, beauty and nourishment.

The Number 8

The 8s of the minor Arcana evaluate and organize. They bring reason and communication to their respective suits and elements. The eights bring justice. Also karmic balancing or rebalancing, order and structure within limitations and boundaries. Like the sevens, their position on the Tree of Life is somewhat weak and unbalanced. So where’d all this balanced energy in the Eight of Disks come from? It gets its unique benefits from its astrological correspondence.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 8. Sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor, sphere of Mercury and the feminized Male) in the suit of Disks (the element of Earth – Assiah, the material world; our physical bodies, assets and resources) plus the Sun in Virgo (more on that in a moment) equaling Prudence.

Astrology

This card symbolizes the Sun in Virgo and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Virgo, or August 23rd to September 1st. If your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. The Sun in Virgo brings a positive and stabilizing energy. Whether business ventures or gardening, in material matters there is a benefit in knowing when to do nothing. There is a time to simply plant the seeds and wait.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Fire-sign Aries. This week’s card appears opposed to Aries’ action-oriented, sometimes impulsive nature. Along with knowing when to wait, this card also represents the wisdom to take appropriate, well-considered action. It’s all in the timing.

On April 17th Mercury enters Aries. It may be a challenge to remain patient and silent until the time is right to act and speak.

April 19th’s Full Moon is in Air-sign Libra, Aries’ polar opposite sign. We’ll be aware of any imbalances or flaws in our relationships. This month’s Full Moon in the last degree of this sign. It brings a final decision or ending to an old, unresolved issue.

The Sun enters Earth-sign Taurus on April 20th and Venus enters Aries on the same day. The Bull’s skill with money and resource management fits in well with the energy of this forecast period. With Venus in Aries, passions rise. You may fall for someone new. Or, if partnered you may feel more attracted to your significant other. Watch out for impulsive or reckless behavior.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes over-attention to detail. Missing the big picture. Manipulating people or situations to gain an unfair advantage. Paralysis through extended inaction.

Let’s focus on practicality. This is the perfect week to get our houses in order, in spirit and in fact.

Alchemy

Power colors: orange, red, golden yellow, amber, slate gray, green and plum.

Power stones: carnelian, jade, jasper, amber, diamond and topaz. Wear as jewelry, or carry as power stones to find order, organization and balance.

Power metals: gold and platinum. Wear ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with orange, cinnamon, clove, rosemary, valerian, heliotrope, mistletoe, cedar, and frankincense. All will balance mind, body and spirit this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon and clove. Sunflower seeds or oil, hops (beer!) and juniper (gin!). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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