Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-05-16 through 1-12-16
Ace of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ace of Wands. This week we’ll be experiencing bursts of creativity, enthusiasm, vitality and assertiveness. The Ace of Wands represents the root of the powers of the Fire element: Yang (masculine energy), creativity, passion, courage, risk-taking, initiative and active drive.
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 (Wands, Cups, Swords, Disks) than they do with cards 2 through 10 of their respective suits. This card has the Princess of Wands as its Throne, and together with her, rules the Cancer-Leo-Virgo celestial quadrant above the North Pole as well as the continent of Asia.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin) through the element of Fire – the first spark of creation (Atziluth) – the Father of the creative idea and the process by which energy begins its journey into manifestation in the material world.
Astrologically, for interpretive purposes, it incorporates the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three Fire signs – bravery (Aries), generosity (Leo) and optimism (Sagittarius).
This card represents the possibilities for expansion, creativity, adventure, inspiration and positive action.
In real-time astrology, Mercury retrogrades on January 5th (through January 25th), spending most of that time in earth sign Capricorn. Jupiter turns retrograde January 7th through May 9th 2016, but spends the entire retrograde period in Virgo. This combination of energies is at odds with the vibration of this week’s card, but may be helpful in tempering some of its less-helpful aspects.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes arrogance, over-confidence, failure through over-ambition, or destruction through aggression.
Let’s focus on new beginnings, movement, development and optimistic exploration of future potential.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include all of the brilliant iridescence reflected from pure white light, especially the colors of flame and sunshine: red, red-orange, yellow and gold.
Fire opal, ruby, carnelian, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, quartz crystal, tiger’s eye, rhodochrosite and agate worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will enhance our fiery passions and creativity this week.
Gold and brass are this week’s metals – wear them with pride, but not arrogance!
Scent your home, bath and body with hibiscus, red poppy, citrus scents such as orange and lime, juniper and cinnamon for feelings of optimism about the future and to recognize new opportunities.
Foods prepared with allspice, basil, cinnamon, oranges, limes, garlic, onion and red peppers (spicy – how about some Cajun or Caribbean food!) will provide the same beneficial effects.
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