Weekly Tarotcast™: 4-30-19 through 5-07-19
(The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card)
The weekly Tarotcast card is Fortune; known as the Wheel of Fortune tarot card in many decks. We’ll be experiencing a lot of changes this week. The traditional interpretation of this card is good luck. That’s only a part of the story. This is the card of our luck – or fortunes – changing. That can mean if our fortunes have been bad, they’re likely to change for the better. But if they’ve been good, the wheel is turning, so it’s a good idea to watch out for obstacles or pitfalls. This card also represents the risk-taker; one who is willing to gamble on an opportunity. Though uncertain of the results, he or she is able to turn a lucky break to his or her own advantage.
The card symbolizes the only constant in our lives: change. No matter the current situation, remember that it is not forever. The Wheel turns. Cycles change and progress. All that is now will give way to new experiences, circumstances and connections.
This card also represents the Wheel of Karma. There is a feeling that events coming to pass are beyond our control. Understand that whatever is occurring is a result of our deeds and thoughts. The law of Karma operates on a different level than that of blind luck.
On the Tree of Life this card travels path 21. It joins sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy) to sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (Victory). Its Hebrew letter is Kaph, meaning the palm of the hand. This is a fitting image for the fortune we’re born with (written in the lines of our palms). But also the fortune we make through the things we do and the actions we take – what we create through our own efforts.
This card is the planetary trump of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. This is the planet of expansion – bigger, better, more.
In real time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Earth-sign Taurus. We can indulge our senses and enjoy the finer things life has to offer. Anything that brings pleasure is a worthwhile pursuit. Avoid overdoing things – moderation is still key to balance.
Jupiter remains retrograde in its Fire-sign Sagittarius (its home sign). This is a good time to look into our personal belief systems. Explore your inner visions. Examine your unique way of relating to others and living your best life.
The New Moon in Taurus on May 4th is a perfect time to focus on stability and security. We’re likely to work on our own schedule, and we will take action – but only when we want and feel ready to. This is not a good time to push others into anything, and we’re not likely to be easily pushed around either. Since Taurus rules finances this New Moon offers financial opportunities. We’re in a good position to improve our financial situation.
We end this forecast period with Mercury entering Taurus on May 6th. Our thoughts and actions are decisive and methodical under the influence of this energy. We are process-oriented, down to earth and grounded. Patience and perseverance come easily now, and communication is practical and straightforward.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes feelings of fatalism. Seeing oneself as a victim of fate. Disempowerment and a perceived lack of control over our own course in life.
Let’s focus on the positives. Here is the promise that we’ll be able to roll with life’s inevitable changes. We can gain greater awareness when we transcend polarity (good/bad, up/down, light/dark, etc.)
Power colors: violet, bright blue, purple and yellow.
Power stones: sapphire, amethyst or diamond. Wear these as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will keep you feeling optimistic and help you take educated and informed “risks.”
Power metal: tin. Not great for wearing, but often used to improve the strength and flexibility of other metals. So, it’s a good reminder of the powers of adaptation and transformation.
Power fragrances: poppy and honeysuckle. These scents inspire you to use Jupiter’s expansive energy to your benefit. You’ll recognize opportunities and take some intelligent risks.
Power foods: use mint, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and sage. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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