Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-12-16 through 1-19-16
Ace of Disks
And the Aces keep on coming…
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ace of Disks. This suit is also called Pentacles or Coins. 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 Disks as its Throne, and together with her rules the Aries-Taurus-Gemini celestial quadrant above the North Pole as well as the continents of Europe and Africa. Whew!
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin) through the element of Earth – the Tree of Life manifested in visible form, in the material world (Assiah). The Ace of Disks represents the root of the powers of the Earth element, the origin of matter. This card also symbolizes wealth and power – the material world as tangible forms of energy. We’ll be grappling with such personal issues as stability, security, endurance, reliability and our relationship with money (both positive and negative) this week.
Astrologically, for interpretive purposes, this card incorporates the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three earth signs – power (Taurus), success (Virgo) and the magic of money (Capricorn).
This card represents the possibilities for manifestation, wealth, abundance, material assets and resources.
In real-time astrology, Mercury retrograded on January 5th (through January 25th), and will spend most of that time in earth sign Capricorn. The Sun is currently in Capricorn also. When retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun on January 14th our thoughts will be crystal-clear. On the same day it forms a trine with expansive, big-picture Jupiter. This conjunction is great for processing recent experiences and ideas, and for looking at our problems and challenges from a new perspective, with deeper understanding. The New Moon in Capricorn which occurred on January 9th stimulated our ambitions, our need for order and our sense of both time constraints and personal limitations. This energy invites us to set practical, attainable goals, exercise self-discipline, and live up to our responsibilities. All of these energies are nicely compatible with the Ace of Disks.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes stinginess, greed and shallow materialism.
Let’s focus on personal success, the positive aspects of exercising our power, and the generous magic of money this week!
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include white-flecked gold, as well as all deep earth-tones – greens, browns, ocher and also black.
Rock crystal, emerald, jet, tourmaline, quartz, peridot, onyx and amethyst worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us create and experience abundance and prosperity this week.
Iron and lead are this week’s metals – neither is good to wear, but their qualities remind us of the immense power and endurance of the earth element.
Scent your home, bath and body with cedar, cypress, comfrey, honeysuckle, magnolia, patchouli, primrose, sage and vetiver to heal your relationship with money and find harmony between the spiritual and material worlds.
Foods prepared with salt, all grains and nuts, sage, and tea brewed from comfrey will provide the same beneficial effects.
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