Your Weekly Tarotcast™: 6 of Cups

Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-15-19 through 1-22-19

6 of Cups

The 6 of Cups Tarot card is this week’s Tarotcast. This card represents pleasure in all its many forms. This encompasses all feelings of well-being, harmony, ease and satisfaction. Since the energy of this card is that of natural desires operating without effort or strain, definitely included are physical and sexual pleasure. Here there is joy, fulfillment and emotional renewal. These are sometimes linked to our fondest wishes, memories and nostalgia for the past.

The Elements
When the element of Water is penetrated and fertilized by the Sun, great power is released. The deep satisfaction of nearly-inexhaustible creativity comes through the power of the feminine principle energized by union with the male – the Yin and Yang, as symbolized beautifully in this card.

The Number 6
The sixes of the Minor Arcana restore harmony and balance to their respective suits and elements. After the disruption of the fives – cleansing, regenerating, reassessing and creating conflict in a previously stable system – the sixes bring affirmation, confirmation, validation and solidification.

On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 6: sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty, sphere of the Sun; energy in complete, balanced manifestation) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world; the element of Water, our emotions) plus the Sun in Scorpio (more on that in a moment) equaling Pleasure.

This card symbolizes the Sun in Scorpio and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Scorpio, or November 2nd through November 12th. If your birthday falls on or between those dates you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. The Sun brings out the warm, sensuous and even fun-loving side of the Scorpion.

In real-time astrology, the Sun begins its transit of Air-sign Aquarius on January 20th (through February 18). Around mid-month as Jupiter squares Neptune, it also forms a minor challenging aspect to Uranus (planetary ruler of Aquarius), stirring up feelings of discontentment and restlessness. Our dreams may no longer feel fulfilling or inspiring. We may chase after impractical fantasies or go off on strange detours that only lead to dead ends.

On January 21st we have the Full Moon total Lunar Eclipse in Fire-sign Leo. This is the last eclipse in a series falling along the Leo/Aquarius axis. We may suddenly feel that we are in great need or want – that there is a serious lack of resources in our lives. Paired with the Sun in Scorpio we may seek to fill the void by any sensual or sexual means available. Hidden matters may come to light and energy brewing beneath the surface can unexpectedly erupt.

Full Moons are great for focusing on existing problem and challenges so we can restore balance. On the Leo-Aquarius axis we may need to harmonize our need for personal enjoyment with serving the group or community. Again, paired with the energy of this week’s card and the influence of Scorpio, we may reach a clear, deep understanding of our own emotional needs. More, we can make decisions and take actions to fulfill them.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes escape from reality and emotional imprisonment in or by the past.

Let’s focus on rich, positive emotional experiences and utilizing our creative power this week.

Power colors: yellow, orange, golden yellow, amber and red along with deep blue-green and dark brown.

Power stones: Topaz, ruby, jet, amber carnelian, diamond and tiger’s eye worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will heighten our physical senses and creativity.

Power metals: gold, iron and plutonium. Only gold of course, is really wearable. In this case yellow gold is your best choice. But the strength of iron and the reactivity of plutonium can serve as good reminders of what happens when we release our creative spirit.

Power fragrances: Scent your home, bath and body with heather, sweet basil, marigold, orange, rosemary, acacia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense to stimulate your creativity and to connect fully with all of your physical senses this week. Feeling seductive? You’ll be dynamite, so be careful!

Power foods: Food prepared with sweet basil, sunflower seeds, galangal, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon and clove as well as beverages brewed from hops (beer!) or juniper (gin!), in moderation of course, will provide the same beneficial effects.

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