Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-10-19 through 9-17-19
Two of Pentacles (Disks)
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Two of Pentacles. This suit is also called Coins and in my favorite Tarot deck, Disks (pictured above). 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 managing to keep all the balls in the air or keep all the plates spinning. We’re also adjusting for internal and environmental fluctuations. This is the kind of multi-tasking that actually works. There is no benefit in trying to do many things at once but doing none of them very well. Instead, we’re making skilled, split-second changes. Our attention and priorities are in flux, but we keep everything going in the proper rhythm.
The primal matter of Earth is also the throne of Spirit. The serpent forming the infinity symbol on this card depicts the unending cycle of matter becoming Spirit and Spirit becoming matter.
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.
On the Tree of Life this card represents the formula 2. Sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (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, material assets and resources. Plus Jupiter in Capricorn equaling Change.
This card corresponds to Jupiter in Capricorn. It rules from zero to 10 degrees Capricorn, or December 22nd through December 30th. 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 is at its best when it can organize. It leads through a disciplined, step-by-step plan of action.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Virgo. On September 14th both Venus and Mercury enter Air-sign Libra. With Venus in Libra
We seek harmony and balance. We will go to great lengths to avoid discord and conflict.
Mercury in Libra brings a time of Indecisiveness. We try to weigh opposing viewpoints. We want to cooperate with others and reach consensus. negotiating, or arbitration during this cycle.
The September 14th Full Moon in Water-sign Pisces combines with the opposition of Neptune and Mars in Pisces. This challenging pattern finds us on the brink of taking decisive action. But getting our thoughts in order and putting our plans into action is difficult. The atmosphere of uncertainty causes hesitation.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes unreliability and uncertainty. Imbalance and insecurity. 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.
Power colors: violet, blue, rich purple and yellow (Jupiter). Indigo, black and grey (Capricorn).
Power stones: sapphire, amethyst and diamond along with onyx, jet, garnet and opal. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to enhance the beneficial effects of Jupiter in Capricorn. Expansion of reputation and influence. Good social and professional standing.
Power metals: lead and tin. Neither particularly good for wearing. Both are useful when alloyed (and allied) with other metals to increase flexibility and endurance.
Power fragrances: carnation, poppy, heliotrope, honeysuckle and cedar. These keep you alert and flexible as you adapt and adjust to changing priorities and demands.
Power foods: foods prepared with clove, sage, cinnamon, mint and nutmeg.Also the tasty (and healthy) members of the nightshade family: potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers and eggplant. All will enhance the benefits previously described.
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