Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-03-15 through 3-10-15
Five of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Five of Wands. There’s competition and conflict in the air – and these aren’t necessarily negatives. Be prepared to stand your ground and don’t give up or give in – but also keep in mind that conflict needn’t include aggression. Healthy competition allows us to showcase our abilities and prove our skills. Excited, heated discussions, debates and the rapid exchange of diverse ideas can cause the best to rise to the top or cause everything to degenerate into hostility and bickering. Choose well.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 5: sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (meaning Strength, and sphere of Mars – motion, storm and stress); in the suit of Wands (the element of Fire – the will; Atziluth) plus Saturn in Leo (more on that in a moment) equaling Strife. We have a strong, active planet in a fiery sphere and a fiery sign – all perfectly happy together – almost.
Astrologically, this card represents Saturn in Leo and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Leo, or July 22nd to August 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. Completing a triad of fire energy, Leo happily roars along in the suit of Wands and the sphere of Geburah, but Saturn represents a heavy and unyielding resistance and weight.
In real-time astrology, Jupiter trines Uranus two times this year – the first began February 20th and continues through March 13th. We may experience serendipities and synchronicities – we find ourselves at the right place, at the right time. While we may feel lucky, and even be lucky – it’s still best to stay assertive but not aggressive in our dealings.
Saturn begins his retrograde March 14th, just a few days following this forecast (and through August 1st, 2015). Saturn retrograde demands that we go back to review, assess, and confirm commitments we’ve made (or that have been made to us). We may reject, alter or reaffirm the responsibilities and projects we have undertaken. This is not a good time for taking on any new responsibilities or long-term commitments. Saturn retrograde allows us to reorganize or renegotiate commitments that have yet to be completed satisfactorily.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes recklessness, rash action, anger and poor sportsmanship.
Let’s focus on rising to meet the challenges we’ll inevitably face and masterfully settle conflicts and disputes with the best possible solutions and ideas.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include orange, yellow, red and amber (for Leo) as well as indigo and black (for Saturn).
Rubies, diamonds, amber, onyx, obsidian and jet worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will enhance the strength, perseverance and persistence we’ll require along with creativity and pride.
Gold (Leo) along with lead (Saturn) are this week’s metals – go for the gold, absolutely! And remember that the alchemists strove to turn base metal (lead) into gold – metaphysically speaking.
Scent your home, bath and body with marigold, sunflower, valerian, comfrey, musk and patchouli for a clear head, a strong and passionate heart, and a courageous spirit this week.
Foods prepared with thyme or sunflower seeds, tea brewed from comfrey and beer brewed with hops (consumed in moderation of course) will provide the same beneficial effects.
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