Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-25-14 through 12-02-14
Five of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Five of Cups. This week’s energy is focused on disappointment, regret and loss. Notice I say focused on – due to this card’s inherent energy – we may have our attention turned back to past experiences that created these feelings rather than on events that are actually occurring here and now, in the present.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 5: sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (meaning Strength – which deals with movement, aggression, storms and stress) in the suit of Cups (the element of Water – our emotions) plus Mars in Scorpio (more on that in a moment) equaling “Disappointment.”
Astrologically this card corresponds to Mars in Scorpio and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Scorpio, or from October 23rd to November 1st so if your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This attribution wouldn’t appear to be problematic – Mars was the traditional ruler of Scorpio before Pluto was discovered, and who knows now that Pluto’s been demoted from planet status? The issues arise from Mars being almost too comfortably at home here – and the fiery blast of heat that Mars churns up in his excitement is in opposition to Scorpio’s watery, deep and secretive process of transformation.
In real-time astrology, there is an (interesting!) semi-square between Saturn and Pluto on November 27th. This energy can cause power struggles and feelings of frustration. We may recognize but resist the need for change, or we might stubbornly continue to repeat past patterns while knowing they’re no longer effective.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes resistance to change, inability to release negative feelings, clinging to negative events from the past, obsession with past mistakes (our own or those of others) and bitterness.
Let’s focus on letting bygones be bygones, picking up the pieces, and moving forward. One of the key messages in this card is that we have the ability – by conscious choice – to focus on what we DO have rather than what we’ve lost or haven’t yet received or accomplished.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include scarlet red, azure blue and deep green-blue.
Ruby, bloodstone, garnet or jet (for Mars) and aquamarine, amethyst or emerald (for Pisces) worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help balance and mellow the intense energy and allow us to gain new hope by relinquishing the past.
Iron (Mars) and tin (Pisces) are this week’s metals – neither is good for wearing, but for reminding us that strength coupled with adaptability can serve us well.
Scent your home, bath and body with heather, wild rose, pine, carnation and poppy to help process and heal the past in order to move confidently into the future.
Foods prepared with sweet basil, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper will provide the same beneficial effects.
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