The weekly Tarotcast card is Death. Although most people don’t enjoy seeing this card come up in a reading, impending physical death is not the message this card delivers. The Death card tells us that things are about to change in a big way. In the cycle or circle of life, Death is a necessary stage in bringing about the constant renewal of life. Transformation is the mode by which energy continues on, taking many forms – or even no discernible form – but never truly dying.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card travels path 24, joining sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty) with sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach, (meaning Victory). Its Hebrew letter is Nun, which in one form means “fish”. The fish is a symbol of activity and life. The fish is also one of the foremost symbols in Christianity, representing life, death, and resurrection. In another form Nun means “sprouting seed” representing life beginning anew.
Astrologically this card is the zodiacal trump of Scorpio in which Mars rules and Pluto is exalted. The sign of Scorpio manifests in three images and aspects – the lowest is the scorpion, the middle is the serpent (or lizard), and the highest is the eagle (or phoenix).
In real-time astrology, Mars is transiting Scorpio’s fellow Water-sign Cancer (through August 8th). This energy can make us more conservative and cautious, but we are ready to fight for the people and things we hold most dear. Exercise caution to make sure you are not clinging unnecessarily to the past.
Pluto turned retrograde in Earth-sign Capricorn on April 16th (through September 25th). Pluto’s powers of regeneration are multiplied when retrograde. We may find ourselves looking for ways to renew our health and vitality. Retrograde energy is best directed toward our inner selves – our spiritual and psychological states. With Pluto retrograde, we may feel compelled to eliminate and release the old, outworn, outdated and obsolete from our lives. It’s perfect energy for personal, internal house-cleaning. It’s also a good time to reflect on what we do or don’t need, and to look for ways in which we disempower ourselves in order to correct our energy-leaks.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes resistance to change, fear, ignorance or misunderstanding of the regeneration cycle.
Let’s focus on inner wisdom, consistency, and making room for the new while we clear away the old.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, blue-green and dark brown.
Topaz, onyx, nephrite and malachite worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us let go of whatever we need to release gracefully and joyfully.
Iron is this week’s metal – not great for wearing, but a good reminder of strength and endurance.
Scent your home, bath and body with patchouli, vanilla, pomegranate and heather to clear your energy and open yourself to embracing positive changes.
Foods prepared with ginseng, dill, saffron, pomegranate and vanilla will provide the same beneficial effects.
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