Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-26-17 through 10-03-17
Ace of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ace of Cups. The aces are the source or seed of their element’s energy, so the powers of the element of Water are embodied in this card. Fluidity, receptivity, Yin (Female) energy and water’s power to reflect are all contained in the Ace of Cups. The water element also symbolizes our emotions – and more accurately with the Ace, our potential to feel and express a range of emotions.
All of the Aces of the Tarot can be a bit confusing, especially since they actually have a closer bond with the Princesses (Pages) of each suit than they do with cards 2 through 10 of their respective suits. This card has the Princess of Cups as its throne, and together with her rules the Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius celestial quadrant above the North Pole and the area of the Pacific Rim. Whew!
This card represents the possibilities of desire for harmonious union, love and affection, and the mystery of romantic attraction, although all types of love can come into our lives this week.
We are ready to go to the core of our hearts and souls, and we are open and receptive to the deepest feelings of others too. A sense of newness – birth or rebirth – is connected to this card. All things “new” will have a strong appeal – a new love, a new start, a new-found appreciation for life, new (or renewed) emotional connections.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin) through the element of Water – Briah; the Creative world and the divine soul, intuition.
Astrologically, for interpretive purposes, this card incorporates the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three water signs – sensitivity (Cancer), desire (Scorpio) and mysticism (Pisces).
In real-time astrology, Jupiter in Air-sign Libra is sesquiquadrate Neptune in Water-sign Pisces on September 27th. This can be tense and anxious energy. We may find ourselves conflicted about pursuing our personal goals or putting the needs of others first. These are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and with some introspection we may find that the two paths are compatible. During this forecast period, it’s easier to find win-win situations and ways to best serve both ourselves and others.
On September 28th, Jupiter opposes Uranus in Fire-sign Aries and Pluto turns direct. This will bring several days and for some of us, several weeks of high intensity. We focus on ambition and need to feel empowered and in control. We are likely to take definitive action to make deep changes in our lives.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes vague thinking, irrational indulgence of the emotions, and creating emotional “tsunamis” that can overwhelm or threaten to drown others (or ourselves).
Let’s focus on inviting and welcoming the healing qualities of water into our lives this week.
A little home alchemy: The true color of the Ace of Cups is pure white brilliance. Power colors this week also include grey, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise and all the various colors of water.
Aquamarine, beryl, opal, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue fluorite, larimar, lapis lazuli and sodalite worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us channel the healing and liberating powers of water.
Mercury and copper as well as white metals (such as silver, white gold and platinum) are all reminders of water’s power of reflection, refraction and brilliance.
Scent your home, bath and body with aloe, gardenia, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, mosses, passion flower, rose – water lilies and all water plants will help us connect with our innermost emotions in a calm, peaceful and powerful way this week.
Foods prepared with apple, lemon, lettuce, lotus root, thyme and seaweed as well as teas brewed from chamomile or rose hips will provide the same beneficial effects.
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