Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-20-19 through 8-27-19
The Chariot Tarot Card
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Chariot. The Chariot Tarot card hums with “go for it” energy. It allows us to show what we have learned through experience and hard work, and to prove our abilities. We know the reason for our journey and we’re focused on getting there. We are on a journey, actual or metaphorical. We determine both the course of the journey and the outcome when we reach our destination.
On the Tree of Life, the Chariot travels path 18. It joins sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding) to sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity). This is Major Arcana card number 7. Its Hebrew letter is Cheth, meaning “fence”. Here is something we associate with boundaries and limitations representing a moving vehicle. Does that seem odd? Well, here’s how it works: The Hebrew word for life, living, or alive is “Cha’i,” written in the Hebrew alphabet as, “Cheth Yod”. In Judaism, this word is an emblem of charity, longevity, and good fortune. Pretty good and powerful ways of moving through the world, right?
This card is the zodiacal trump of Cancer, ruled by the Moon, with Jupiter exalted.
In real-time astrology, the Sun concludes its transit of Fire-sign Leo and enters Earth-sign Virgo on August 23rd. Jupiter turned direct back on August 11th. We likely felt a significant turnaround in our attitudes around this time. Jupiter direct boosts our confidence and enthusiasm.
This forecast period (including the days before and following) brings us Earthy Virgo energy galore! Mars entered Virgo on August 18th. Venus enters Virgo on August 21st and Mercury on August 29th. Once we experience the New Moon in Virgo on August 30th, all personal planets are in Virgo!
The New Moon energy gives us a chance to improve our lives. We organize and refine our work. We pay more positive attention to our health. We can enjoy a period of fertility and productivity.
And this energy complements the energy of cardinal Water-sign Cancer. The cardinal signs are natural leaders and push toward new life experiences. Tenacious and determined they drive forward.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes steamrolling others. Becoming an ego-ruled driver who runs down anything in his or her path. Frustration reaching the boiling point. Acting out in road-rage over obstacles, rough patches or detours.
Let’s focus on rolling along with both confidence and compassion. We can benefit by taking well-planned action to maintain a steady course.
Power colors: amber, green, maroon, brownish-reds, and russet.
Power stones: emerald, garnet and amber. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. You’ll enjoy the spirit of adventure and self-discovery this card represents.
Power metal: silver. It balances sensitive lunar energies with the expansive Jupiter blessings coming your way.
Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, cedar, cypress and honeysuckle. Channel the power of the Chariot – and the charioteer – and keep moving toward your goal.
Power foods: foods prepared with watercress and dandelion greens. Season with clove, sage, cinnamon, poppy seed, anise, mint, nutmeg, sage and cardamom. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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