Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Two of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-07-19 through 5-14-19

Two of Cups

This week’s Tarotcast card is the Two of Cups. The Two of Cups tarot card symbolizes romantic love, marriage and partnerships. It is a more accurate depiction of these than the Major Arcana card, the Lovers. This tarot card can show a friendship developing into a romantic relationship. It can mean an engagement or marriage. It also includes the pleasure of enjoying the company of our good friends and family.

The Elements

The Goddess of Love in the house of the Moon elevates Water to its most transcendent level of energy. Receptivity and reflection create unconditional love.

The Number 2

The Twos of the Minor Arcana show balanced but polarized states. The twos are duality. This is our way of seeing and being in the world to understand it. Here we weigh and balance things against their opposites. Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.

Kabbalah

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 2. Here is sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom). The sphere of the Zodiac, the Divine Masculine or Yang energy) in the suit of Cups. Briah, the creative world; the element of Water. Our feelings and emotions plus Venus in Cancer (more on that in a moment) equaling Love.

Astrology

This card symbolizes Venus in Cancer. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Cancer, or June 21st to July 1st. 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 card depicts the element of water in its best and highest form. Harmony between male and female energies (Yin and Yang), joy and pleasure. Use this gentle, positive energy to open your heart and connect with the people you love.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Taurus, ruled by the planet Venus. Just prior to this forecast period, we experienced a New Moon in Taurus and Mercury entered Taurus. In harmony with the energy of this week’s card, we’ll experience increased self-love and self-esteem. Communication in our relationships will be clear but also kind.

On May 15th, one day after this forecast period, Venus will also enter Taurus and Mars enters Cancer. Venus in Taurus is sensual, romantic and relaxed. We express our love through action – especially cooking and serving meals of indulgent and comforting food. Mars in Cancer can stir up the placid waters though – watch out for passive-aggressive behavior. Avoid hovering, smothering or giving advice, especially if it’s not been asked for. We may be hyper-sensitive. Don’t jump to conclusions, or quickly take offense where none was intended.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes disillusionment and separation. Loving energy disrupted or resisted through fear or rejection.

Let’s focus on enjoying the positive aspects by spending time with people we like. Let attractions blossom with people we want to get to know and like even better. It’s a great week to flirt, begin dating, or even fall in love! We can develop an existing relationship and see it move forward in a positive direction.

Alchemy

Power colors: pearl gray, emerald green, sky blue and pale pink for Venus. Amber, maroon and russet for Cancer.

Power stones: emerald, opal, jade, sapphire and lapis lazuli. Wear these as jewelry, or carry them as power stones to awaken feelings of love and attraction.

Power metals: silver (for Cancer) and copper (for Venus). I’d opt for the silver of course, but choose whichever makes you happiest, alternate or even combine them.

Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, violet, wild rose, bergamot, geranium, hibiscus, and plumeria. Use these to create a sensuous, relaxed mood. These scents will help you deepen an existing relationship or to attract new love into your life. Use them to help you draw in what (and who) will make you truly happy.

Power foods: this week’s fruits and vegetables will make tasty meals for those we love. Cancer rules the stomach, Venus the heart – so the way to our loved one’s heart is through their stomach! Prepare foods with apples, watercress, strawberries, poppy seeds and vanilla. Brew teas from hibiscus, rose hips and bergamot. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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