Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-02-19 through 7-09-19
The Hanged Man Tarot
This week’s Tarotcast is The Hanged Man Tarot card. We’re invited to gain a new perspective. We can turn the familiar, routine and status-quo point of view on its head. This card is a depiction of surrendering the ego to gain enlightenment. That’s pretty “heady” stuff indeed. We get “stuck” or “hung up” by focusing only on the material world. We forget that we are a part of the Divine – we are the Universe and the Universe is us.
My preferred deck, the Thoth Tarot was created by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley intended for this card to “try to explain the innermost secret of life and all the mysteries of High Magick and the Universe in general,” (Lon Milo DuQuette). No small endeavor!
On the Tree of Life, the Hanged Man travels Path 23. It joins sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Severity) to sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor). This is Major Arcana card number 12, and its Hebrew letter is Mem (meaning water). Here water is flowing, cleansing and purifying – as in baptism and other rituals of rebirth.
This card is the elemental trump of – you guessed it – Water. Water always seeks its own level – and represents the emotions. It is arguably the strongest element and is the birthplace of earthly life. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is water, and up to 60% of the human body is water, with our brains composed of 70% water. Do you feel a sudden need to use the bathroom?
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Cancer. And there’s water, water everywhere! On July 2nd, the first day of this forecast period there’s a New Moon (total Solar eclipse) in Cancer.
This is an optimistic lunation. This eclipse energy is great for enjoying warm gatherings with friends and family. This is also a time to enjoy good health and prosperity. Be patient, open-minded and willing to do your work – you dreams will come true. This energy is also helpful for resolving conflict.
Venus then enters Cancer on July 3rd. We may seek security and comfort. Our feelings override our intellectual processes. Avoid hyper-sensitivity especially with the corresponding Mercury retrograde. It’s easy to misinterpret or misunderstand messages.
Mercury stations retrograde on July 7th (through July 31st). The usual warnings apply. Slow down. Give yourself extra time when traveling. Prepare for communication delays and snafus.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes being at a standstill. Feeling stuck. Resisting change. Unenlightened self-sacrifice.
Let’s focus on finding redemption and losing the bonds of our ego-selves this week.
Power colors: deep blue, sea green, deep olive green. Gray, indigo, white and flecked or speckled purple.
Power stones: aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, lapis and sodalite. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to find new perspectives. We’ll have the ability to embrace change by transcending our limitations.
Power metals: mercury, silver and copper. There are two wearable choices to remind us that change is the one constant in life.
Power fragrances: gardenia, lemon, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, rose and valerian. Use these to relax the physical body and free the spiritual one.
Power foods: foods prepared with apple, lemon, lettuce and lotus root. Also thyme and seaweed (sushi!) Tea made from chamomile. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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