Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-04-18 through 12-11-18
9 of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the 9 of Wands. This week’s energy is focused on momentum and drawing on the reserves of energy and strength we’ve been storing up. Great strength is indicated here, but the strength lies in our ability to keep rolling with the changes, constantly balancing and adjusting to maintain our forward motion – sort of like riding a bicycle.
The Nines of the Minor Arcana bring things to a conclusion. They represent integration, fulfillment and attainment for their respective suits and elements, in this case Wands and Fire energy – the ideal world. Our will has manifested and reached its peak of perfection.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 9: sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation – sphere of the Moon and the crystallization of energy) in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the life-force of the soul, and our will) plus the Moon in Sagittarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Strength.
Astrologically this card represents the Moon in Sagittarius, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Sagittarius, or December 3rd through December 12th 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. The Moon in Sagittarius reminds us that when playing defense effectively, we must be mobile, and stability is actually gained and maintained through motion.
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 21st). This week’s card is in nearly perfect harmony with the astrological transits for the week – and I love it when that happens! Jupiter continues its transit of one of the two signs it rules and where he is very much at home. On December 6th, Mercury stations direct in Water-sign Scorpio, Sag’s next-door neighbor sign. On December 6th-7th, the New Moon in Sagittarius sparks our desire for fun, laughter and adventure. Optimism abounds – and maybe takes a few steps out of bounds; be cautious about exaggerating or overstating the facts.
Stay aware of this transition squaring a conjunction between Mars and Neptune. The New Moon is firing us up, but our vision may be blurry. Slowing down in foggy conditions is advisable, but this Sag New Moon may make us ignore that good advice.
Just after this forecast period on December 12th, Mercury enters Sagittarius. This transit will give us confidence in our beliefs and plans. It helps us be convincing and persuasive in our communications – again, care should be taken to stick with the facts and use honesty as our best policy.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes contradiction, vacillation and indecision rather than adapting to changing circumstances, and the inflicting of psychological or emotional harm.
Let’s focus on the positive energy of forward motion, and progress made through intellectual and physical harmony.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, pale blue, silver and violet for the Moon, along with yellow, green and dark blue for Sagittarius.
Amethyst, topaz, rock crystal, moonstone and opal worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help keep us moving along in a stable, steady way.
Silver and tin are this week’s metals: bright, malleable and good alone (silver) or in combination with other metals (tin) to provide strength and stability.
Scent your home, bath and body with carnation, sage, coconut, jasmine and gardenia to adapt to your changing environment gracefully and consciously.
Foods prepared with sage or coconut, and tea brewed from jasmine will provide the same beneficial effects.
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