Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-30-19 through 8-06-19
This week’s Tarotcast card is The Empress. We may experience strong urges to nurture and share this week. We find ourselves and others more open, receptive and compassionate. Enjoy your home, have a party, serve comfort foods and indulge in rich desserts. Giving help and support especially to children and animals, meets with success.
On the Tree of Life this card travels Path 14. It joins sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom) to sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (Understanding). Its Hebrew letter is Daleth (which means “door”). A woman’s body is the door through which we all pass when we enter this life.
This card is the Planetary trump of Venus. She is woman in all her many forms. This card embodies all aspects of fertility in every sense of that word. Allow new ideas to take shape. Do some planting and gardening. Or, find seed money for investment or projects. You may even get news of pregnancy. The upcoming week brings these and other positive possibilities.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Fire-sign Leo. On July 27th, Venus entered Leo where it remains through August 21st. Immediately following this forecast period, we will 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. Better yet, encourage a child to express him or herself with joy.
Mercury stations direct on that same date. Returning to Water-sign Cancer, we’ll focus on security, home and family. We can enjoy the calm and serenity of these simple pleasures.
This fiery, leonine energy complements that of this week’s card, with some cautions. Although the King (or Queen!) of Beasts is no stranger to luxury and loves going first-class, the risk of going overboard is great. Avoid drama and grandiosity.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card: over-indulgence in sensual pleasures. Misuse or abuse of alcohol, drugs, sex and even food. Wallowing in self-indulgence to the point of egotism or narcissism. Vanity, laziness and envy of others.
Let’s focus on the best energy of this card. Embrace the power of the feminine principle (no matter how we gender-identify). We can find comfort and strength inside our own skins, celebrate our bodies, and our Mother Earth.
Power colors: emerald green, sky blue, bright rose pink, and pale spring green.
Power stones: emeralds, opals, jade, sapphire and lapis lazuli. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to nurture others and take compassionate action. This provides a good balance to pampering ourselves.
Power metal: copper. Copper may have healing properties, this is a great week to see how it works for you.
Power fragrances: violet, wild rose, bergamot, hibiscus, magnolia, plumeria, rose, strawberry and vanilla. These enhance the balance of self-care and other-care. For a treat, take a candle-lit bath using pink candles and natural mineral salts. You’ll be channeling the positive energy of the Empress in just a few relaxing minutes!
Power foods: foods prepared with apples, strawberries and vanilla. Teas brewed from rose hips or hibiscus. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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