Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-03-15 through 11-10-15
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, Jupiter (in Earth sign Virgo) opposes Chiron (in Water sign Pisces, which is ruled by both Neptune and Jupiter) on November 3rd and is quincunx (inconjunct) Uranus (retrograde in Fire sign Aries) on November 5th.
The Jupiter/Chiron opposition heightens awareness of deep wounds and pain so that we can experience transformative healing within ourselves or through our service to others. Unresolved issues can surface and be resolved.
Jupiter inconjunct Uranus creates tension and friction between two dynamic and independent planets. Sudden and unexpected changes and shifts can occur – the best plan is to expect the unexpected.
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.
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