Your Weekly Tarotcast™: 8 of Wands

Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-19-19 through 3-26-19

8 of Wands

The 8 of Wands is this week’s Tarotcast card. This card represents the end of stagnation and delay. Good news is on the way, and it’s coming fast – the focus is on communication in all forms this week. As far as how fast news travels? Well, time (and motion) are relative, after all.

The Elements

When the Air element inspires the Will (or Spirit), it releases high-velocity energy. This card is a representation of electricity and light.

The Number 8

The 8s of the minor Arcana evaluate and organize. They bring reason and communication to their respective suits and elements. The eights bring justice. Also karmic balancing or rebalancing, order and structure within limitations and boundaries. Like the sevens, their position on the Tree of Life is somewhat weak and unbalanced. This card benefits from its astrological influence; ideas or impulses rise and expand to serve a higher purpose.


On the Tree of Life this card represents the formula 8. Sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor – the sphere of Mercury and the feminized Male) in the suit of Wands, (the element of Fire. Atziluth, the archetypal world; our Will or Spirit in action). Plus Mercury in Sagittarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Swiftness.


This card symbolizes Mercury in Sagittarius. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Sagittarius or November 23rd to December 2nd. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. We’ll need to keep our eyes and ears open. Information arrives that may surprise us. Short-term and/or short-distance travel is also a possibility.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Pisces (through March 20th). It then enters Sagittarius’ fellow Fire-sign Aries. Aries wants action, not talk. This energy may seem like a welcome relief from the communication glitches of a Merc retro. It’s still wise to double-check for errors and make sure instructions are clear. Look before leaping!

Mercury continues its retrograde transit of Pisces (through March 28th). Our intuition is a powerful tool. Apply it to find solutions for long-standing problems. If possible, delay the start of new projects through the end of this forecast period; and through the end of the retrograde.

We’ll experience a Full Moon on March 20th in Aries’ polar opposite – Air-sign Libra. We become aware of flaws and imbalances in our relationships. Insights now are especially significant. This is a good time to plan for – rather than launch – new beginnings and fresh starts.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes stubbornness and recklessness. Over-zealousness, hasty or ill-considered decisions and superficiality can impede our progress.


Let’s focus on flexibility and our own intellectual/mental power. Using our power to analyze and adjust will help us to make the most of this week’s positive possibilities.

Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, indigo and violet for Mercury as well as blue, yellow and green for Sagittarius.

Power stones: diamond, jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine and sapphire. Wear them as jewelry, or carry as power stones to enhance the benefits of Mercury. Feel the strength of Sagittarius’s swift communication this week. Stay adaptable to changes in the pace of events.

Power metals: mercury and zinc. Neither is wearable. Both are good reminders of adaptability. They symbolize the strength of good connections and combinations.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with carnation, iris, valerian, lilac, lavender and vervain. Stay clear-headed and mentally sharp. We’ll be energetic, vigilant and optimistic while we attend to the demands and details of the week.

Power foods: foods prepared with sage, parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, and mint. Or tea brewed from mint all provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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