Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-16-19 through 7-23-19
Two of Wands Tarot
This week’s Tarotcast card is the Two of Wands. The Two of Wands tarot card indicates dynamic energy. There are stresses and tensions – as well as benefits – which come from it. In partnerships and collaborations, there can be friction and conflict. Each person attempts to make their point and share their ideas and feelings. Well-managed, this can result in the release of tremendous creative energy. Channel this into constructive and productive projects.
Here, the element of Fire sparks the pure creativity of The Will. Free of attachment to any specific outcome, it is perfect.
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. Divine Masculine energy, Yang. In the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world). The element of Fire – our will, plus Mars in Aries equaling Dominion.
This card represents Mars in Aries. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Aries, or March 21st through March 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. Mars is the planet of physical energy and is Aries’ ruling planet. It embodies assertiveness and the courage to take action.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Water-sign Cancer. On July 22nd, it will enter Aries’ fellow-Fire sign Leo. Leo energy is proud, creative and leadership-oriented. This can be a nice complement to the energy of this week’s card. Caution and patience will help smooth out any rough patches and keep the focus positive.
Chiron – the Wounded Healer – turned retrograde in Aries on July 8th (through December 12th). This is a good time for introspection though that is not naturally Aries’ strong suit. We can review and reassess healthy habits and practices.
Mercury is currently retrograde in Leo but will back up into Cancer on July 19th. Emotions are high and communication is challenging. Proceed with caution and avoid hyper-sensitivity.
Jupiter remains retrograde in its home sign, Aries’ and Leo’s fellow Fire-sign Sagittarius. Jupiter will turn direct on August 11th.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes energy running wild. Unbridled egotism and violence, oppression and destruction, domination rather than dominion. When ill-dignified, this energy doesn’t work or play well with others.
Let’s focus on our creative impulses. Summon the courage to take positive and assertive (not aggressive) action this week.
Power colors: scarlet, fiery red, azure blue and deep emerald green.
Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, diamond and garnet. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones as a reminder to avoid negativity and aggression.
Power metals: iron. Not wearable, but a symbol of genuine strength exercised gently. We can choose to make tools, not weapons.
Power fragrances: wild rose, pine, tobacco, and woodbine. These will reinforce positive energies and generate some creative heat.
Power foods: foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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