Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-16-18 through 1-23-18
Two of Disks
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Two of Disks. This suit is also called Pentacles and Coins. This card represents the ways in which we’re able to maintain balance and harmony in the midst of change. Like a juggling act, we’re successfully managing to keep all the balls in the air or keep all the plates spinning while we constantly adjust for internal and environmental fluctuations. This is the kind of multi-tasking that actually works – not by trying to do many things simultaneously (and doing none of them very well), but by making skilled, split-second changes in priority and attention to keep everything going at the proper pace.
The Twos of the Minor Arcana are the balanced but polarized states of their respective elements and suits. The twos are duality, and this is our way of seeing and being in the world in order to understand it; weighing and balancing things against their opposites – good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 2: sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (meaning Wisdom – the sphere of the Zodiac, and Divine Masculine or Yang energy), in the suit of Disks (Assiah, the material world; the element of Earth – our physical bodies, real assets and resources) plus Jupiter in Capricorn (more on that in a moment) equaling Change.
Astrologically, this card corresponds to Jupiter in Capricorn. It rules from zero to 10 degrees Capricorn, or December 22nd through December 30th so if your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Jupiter in Capricorn energy is at its best when it can organize and lead through a disciplined, step-by-step plan of action.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is in Earth-sign Capricorn (through January 19th).
The New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th sparks our ambitions and our desire for order and structure. We may be more aware of limits – especially deadlines and timing elements. We’ll find it easy to set practical and attainable goals. During this forecast period well likely be focused on self-discipline and personal responsibilities. This New Moon coincides with an unusual number of planets in the sign of Capricorn: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto.
Just prior to this forecast period, Jupiter in Water-sign Scorpio sextiled Pluto (in Capricorn) on January 15th. This is the first in a set of three perfections while Jupiter transits Scorpio, the last of which occurs in September of this year. This transit favors our careers and business matters. Our ability to influence and persuade is highlighted and we seek deeper meaning and significance in setting personal and professional goals. Our ability to sway or persuade others in our favor is strong under this energy. The solution to long-standing problems can come easily now; we may find it easy to access resources and assets that were previously hidden or otherwise unavailable.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes the more negative aspects of instability: indecision, not adapting to cyclical changes, and a lack of direction.
Let’s focus on the positive side of instability (and yes, there really is one!) by being flexible and adaptive while keeping our eyes on the goal or purpose we’re aiming for.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include violet, blue, rich purple and yellow for Jupiter as well as indigo, black and grey for Capricorn.
Sapphire, amethyst and diamond as well as onyx, jet, garnet and opal worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will enhance the beneficial effects of Jupiter in Capricorn this week and minimize the less positive energy.
Lead and tin are this week’s metals, neither particularly good for wearing but both useful when alloyed (and allied) with other metals to increase flexibility and endurance.
Scent your home, bath and body with carnation, poppy, heliotrope, honeysuckle and cedar to stay alert and flexible as you adapt and adjust to changing priorities and demands.
Foods prepared with clove, sage, cinnamon, mint and nutmeg as well as the tasty (and healthy) members of the nightshade family: potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers and eggplant will provide the same beneficial effects.
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