Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Art (Temperance)

Your Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-11-14 through 11-18-14

Art

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The weekly Tarotcast card is Art, known as Temperance in many Tarot decks. This card indicates that we will need to mix varying elements in ourselves or in our environment and combine them properly. We may be seeking a better balance between our working life and our personal life, or we may be seeking to harmonize the conflicting priorities and demands we’re faced with every day.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels path 25, joining sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty) to sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation).  Its Hebrew letter is Samekh, which means a tent-peg or prop. Interesting that one of this card’s symbols is an object that supports or stabilizes something. Balance and harmony support and stabilize us, so this symbol make a lot of sense.

Two common interpretations of this card are the need to exercise patience and to remember the old saying, “everything in moderation”. Esoterically or spiritually, this card also represents the connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

The card is called “Art” in the Thoth Tarot because the ancient alchemists called their craft “art” – meaning the art of perfection, or the philosopher’s art. The Sagittarian Archer’s arrow is aimed upward – toward the heavens and toward the highest of ideals, reminding us that even if we can’t achieve perfection, we can certainly shoot for it.

Astrologically, this card is the zodiacal trump of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. I like that we are cautioned to exercise patience and moderation by the planet of “bigger, better, more.”  The union of opposites, the reconciliation of duality and the understanding of proportion on both a mundane and a spiritual level are all contained in this card.

In real-time astrology, Venus enters Sagittarius on November 16th(where the Goddess of Love will remain until December 10th). We may be more adventurous in love and be drawn toward the exotic and unusual in general. We will likely place a high value on personal freedom and space.

Currently Jupiter is in Sagittarius’ fellow Fire sign, Leo through August 2014. This energy can increase our boldness and turn up the volume on our voices as well as our claims to greatness. Make sure you can back up what you claim.  Just following this forecast period, the Sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd, and there will be a New Moon in Sag on the same date. The Sun and Jupiter are in mutual reception while the Sun is in Sagittarius. This can be a crucial time as our projects and/or relationships reach a favorable turning point. This New Moon can awaken our sense of adventure. It also offers us the opportunity to focus on increasing our understanding and awareness, to find the courage to expand our horizons, and to gain a broader perspective. This powerful Sagittarius energy stimulates faith, hope, and vision.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes doing anything to excess, overindulgence, greed, conflict and a tendency to go to extremes.

Let’s focus on harmony of body, mind and soul – and finding the right mixture for ourselves individually. We can mix and match to our heart’s content – knowing we are creating our own personal formula for success.

A little home alchemy:  Power colors this week include blue, black and cool, dark grey spiked with bright yellow and gold.

Sapphire, amethyst and topaz worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will bring balance and an optimistic outlook to our endeavors.

Tin is this week’s metal – not great for wearing but important as an alloy – an ingredient mixed with other metals to make them stronger and more fit for numerous applications and uses.

Scent your home, bath and body with lavender, carnation, sage, cedar, cinnamon, honeysuckle, hyssop and mint to attain harmony and a sense of well-being as well as to enhance a mood of peaceful transformation.

Foods prepared with lavender, sage, clove, anise, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg or poppy seeds will provide the same beneficial effects.

 

An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.

 

 

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