Weekly Tarotcast™: 6-19-18 through 6-26-18
The weekly Tarotcast card is Fortune (known as the Wheel of Fortune in many decks). We’ll be experiencing a lot of changes this week. The traditional interpretation of this card is good luck. That’s only partially true – this is the card of our luck – or fortunes – changing: that can mean if our fortunes have been bad, they’re likely to change for the better. But if they’ve been good, the wheel is turning, so it’s a good idea to watch out for obstacles or pitfalls. This card can represent the risk-taker; one who is willing to gamble on an opportunity, not necessarily certain of the result, but able to turn a lucky break to his or her own advantage.
The card symbolizes the only constant in our lives: change. No matter the current situation, remember that it is not forever. The Wheel turns; the cycle changes and progresses; and all that is now will pass away, giving birth to new experiences, circumstances and connections.
This card also represents the Wheel of Karma; there is a feeling that events coming to pass are beyond our control. Understand that whatever is occurring has been created by our deeds and thoughts. The law of Karma operates independently of the concept of blind luck.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels path 21, joining sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (meaning Mercy) to sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (meaning Victory). Its Hebrew letter is Kaph, meaning the palm of the hand, and this is an apt image for either the fortune we’re born with (as palmistry would interpret what is written in the lines found there) or the fortune we make through the things we do and the actions we take – what we create through our own efforts.
Astrologically, this card is the planetary trump of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. This is the planet of expansion – bigger, better, more.
In real time astrology, the Sun moves into Water-sign Cancer on June 21st. While the Sun moves through this sentimental, emotional, and somewhat secretive sign, we may find our focus shifting to home, family and how we establish and maintain security.
Jupiter is retrograde in Cancer’s fellow Water-sign Scorpio (through July 10th). Jupiter retrograde can be extremely beneficial. During this forecast period we may be focused on transformative changes, death/rebirth, and other deeply personal philosophies and concepts. As we are drawn inward into Scorpio’s mysterious realm, we may be reevaluating our personal lives, relationships or careers. Jupiter retro can be an undisguised blessing for helping us reach a resolution.
On June 18th Neptune begins its retrograde transit of its home Water-sign Pisces. This is a challenging time for honoring limits and boundaries. We’re likely to be more disorganized and have trouble following a routine. We may find ourselves restless and dissatisfied. Watch out for the tendency to take the easy way out, or any other escapist tendencies; it’s better to take clear-minded and well-considered action.
Ending up this forecast period, Mars begins its retrograde transit of Air-sign Aquarius. The energy of this transit makes it difficult for us to act unless we are totally committed and believe completely in the situation or cause we’re dealing with. We are strong supporters of our cause or idea but we may spend more time thinking about it than doing something about it.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes feelings of fatalism, disempowerment and a perceived lack of control over our own course in life.
Let’s focus on the positives, which promise that we can always roll with the inevitable changes that come naturally in life, and that we can gain greater awareness when we transcend polarity (good/bad, up/down, light/dark, etc.)
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include violet, bright blue, purple and yellow.
Sapphire, amethyst or diamond worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will keep you feeling optimistic and help you take educated and informed “risks.”
This week’s metal is tin – not great for wearing, but often used to improve the strength and flexibility of other metals. So, it’s a good reminder of the powers of adaptation and transformation.
Scent your home, bath and body with poppy and honeysuckle to use Jupiter’s expansive energy to your benefit; recognize opportunities and take some intelligent risks.
Foods prepared with mint, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and sage will provide the same beneficial effects.
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