The Magician: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-17-19 through 12-24-19
The Magician is this week’s Tarotcast, known in the Thoth deck as The Magus. In some very old decks he is the Juggler. We’re invited to become the conscious creators of our reality this week. Our imaginations are active. Using our ability to think and visualize, we translate ideas into action. Self-confidence and a sense of personal power are ours to enjoy!
On the Tree of Life, the Magician travels path 12. This card joins sephiroth or sphere 1 Kether (the Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 3 Binah (Understanding). Our connection to the divine combines with knowledge of how the universe works. Our thoughts manifest in the real world as solid, material results. The Hebrew letter assigned to this card is Beth, meaning “house”. This encompasses the concepts of our personal home and household as well as the House of God – the temple.
The Magician is the planetary trump of Mercury. This is the planet of mental agility and quickness. Like many of the old gods, Mercury is a bit of a contradiction. Known as Hermes to the Greeks, he is a trickster and even a deceiver. To both the Greeks and the Romans he also embodies creativity and new beginnings. In his role as the messenger of the Gods he also represents news and communication of all kinds. In our 21st century world this includes electronic communication and the internet. Watch your e-mail, back up your files and make sure you keep your cell phone charged and handy.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius. During this forecast period, the Sun will move into Earth-sign Capricorn (December 21st). Mercury is also transiting the sign of the Archer. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, we are interested in a broad range of topics rather than studying a particular one in depth. We are social and communicative. We look to expand our horizons through travel or higher education (or both!). We’re persuasive and blessed with the “gift of gab”. Justice and fairness are important themes. We can be vague and imprecise though, so take care to be thorough and clear when it matters most.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes abuse or misuse of power. Also, aggression, egotistical and selfish manipulation; dishonesty and deceit.
Let’s focus on the positive aspects of the Magician this week: assertiveness and bold action. Clear and timely communication. Find beneficial activities and positive channels for your vital energy.
Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, indigo and violet.
Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and iron pyrite. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They’ll enhance clear thinking and communication this week.
Power metal: mercury. It’s not wearable but it’s a good reminder to stay flexible and adaptable. We need to stay honest and act with integrity.
Power fragrances: snapdragon, iris, rosemary, cornflower, valerian, lavender, lilac, and vervain. These will keep your physical stamina and energy at peak performance.
Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, mace and peppermint. Also, tea brewed from ginseng or peppermint. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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