Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-23-19 through 7-30-19
Ten of Cups Tarot
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Ten of Cups. The Ten of Cups Tarot card meaning is contentment and satisfaction. This week we’ll enjoy being with our families and other loved ones. We can feel emotional stability in all our personal relationships. This includes romantic relationships too! Take time to show your appreciation for friends, family and your significant other. Gratitude will help you to experience the joy of this card’s influence and energy.
Avoid becoming smug. This card’s energy can lead to self-satisfaction and entitled behavior. There is a tendency to become restless, dissatisfied and contentious. We want to shake things up just for the hell of it. Happiness can be fragile. Sometimes fulfilling a desire causes us to reject the very thing we’ve gotten. Use caution around the major pitfalls of this card.
Here, Water’s placid, peaceful and passive natural flow is set to boil from Mars’ fiery heat. The boiling disrupts and the steam dissipates.
The Number 10
The Tens of the Minor Arcana represent completion. They are the manifestation and culmination of the energy of their respective suits and elements.
On the Tree of Life this card represents the formula 10. Sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). The sphere of Earth, the material world. In the suit of Cups (Briah). The creative world. The element of Water and the emotions plus Mars in Pisces equaling Satiety.
This card corresponds to Mars in Pisces. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Pisces, or March 11th through March 20th. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This is not the most comfortable astrological pairing. Mars energy is restless, disruptive and aggressive. It is a marked contrast to Pisces’ spirituality and peacefulness.
In real-time astrology, the Sun entered Fire-sign Leo on July 22nd. The Fire and Water theme continues throughout this forecast period. Mars is currently transiting Leo (through August 18th). Fire energy is further enhanced by Venus’ entry into Leo on July 27th. This energy complements that of this week’s card in its most positive aspects. It is warm, sociable and affectionate – perfect for spending time with friends and family.
Just following this forecast period we’ll also experience a New Moon in Leo on July 31st. This energy is perfect for exploring and sharing our unique creative spark. Let your playful, innocent side out into the world. Celebrate the child within.
On that same day, Mercury stations direct in Pisces’ fellow Water-sign Cancer. Tensions should begin to ease. Communication and travel become simpler and more successful. Cancer’s love of security, home and family becomes more peaceful and serene. Remember though, that the same cautions around this week’s card still apply. Happiness and harmony can give way to storm and stress.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes feelings of having too much of a good thing. Being fed-up (filled up or overstuffed) with something. A good example: a party guest has a few drinks and is feeling good. Then he has a few more, gets sloppy-drunk, and winds up sick and barfing all over the host’s carpet. Be forewarned.
Let’s focus on being thankful in the present moment. Realize that all good things both increase and decrease in cycles.
Power colors: red and scarlet for Mars. Flecked silvery-white for Pisces (like fish scales!)
Power stones: rubies, bloodstones and garnets (for Mars). Sapphire, emerald, amethyst and aquamarine (for Pisces). Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to stay aware of the need for gentleness and gratitude this week.
Power metals: tin and iron. Neither is good for wearing. Both can remind us to find the happy medium. The middle way between flexibility/adaptability or rigidity/aggression/violence.
Power fragrances: rose, thistle and pine will muster up Martial courage and purpose. Pisces heliotrope, carnation and poppy will smooth out the bumps.
Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, ginger, cayenne pepper and garlic will enhance Mars’ energy. However, avoid them if you’re feeling restless, careless or aggressive. Try Pisces’ clove, sage, poppy, anise, cinnamon, mint or nutmeg instead. Careful combination can produce harmonious results. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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