Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-07-17 through 3-14-17
Four of Disks
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Four of Disks. This card indicates the ways we hang on to or cling to our possessions – material and otherwise. We’re willing to work hard and will sacrifice our long-term goals for immediate gain, which in some circumstances is a positive. However, the darker side of this energy is that we tend to be possessive and there’s a definite lack of satisfaction in what we’re guarding and holding so closely. There’s a sense of poverty or scarcity consciousness to this card, and often if we cling too tightly to what we consider our “wealth” with no enjoyment of it or even practical use for it, it ceases to be of any value.
There are benefits to being frugal and smart with a dollar – that’s the middle-ground of this card. But we do need to remind ourselves that if we’re hanging on to every red cent until old Abe Lincoln screams, we’re coming from a place of fear that will rarely serve us or bring more wealth – or abundance consciousness – our way.
The Fours of the Minor Arcana are where the form and structure of their respective elements and suits are stabilized and nurtured for further development and manifestation. They bring unification, domestication, reflection, or gestation in events and situations.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 4: sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (meaning Mercy – the sphere of Jupiter and materialization), in the suit of Disks (Assiah, the material world – assets and resources; the element of Earth – our physical bodies and senses) plus the Sun in Capricorn (more on that in a moment) equaling Power.
Astrologically, this card symbolizes the Sun in Capricorn and rules from 20 to 30 degrees Capricorn, or January 10th through January 19th 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. The Sun is a reminder of the positive strengths of this card. Careful guarding and tending of what we value and being attentive to our resources without becoming miserly will serve our long-term goals for building security.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Water-sign Pisces.
On March 9th Mars enters Capricorn’s fellow Earth-sign Taurus. The best use of this energy is assessing our values and priorities, and becoming very clear about what’s truly important in our lives. Some of what we once valued may no longer serve us, and we’ll be considering new and better options for using our energy and resources.
With the Full Moon in the third Earth-sign, Virgo on March 12th, we’ll have the combined energies of an Earth sign trifecta during this forecast period. Opposing the Sun in Pisces, this Virgo Full Moon heightens the energy of this forecast period – to know what we truly value and hold onto it, but not so tightly or stubbornly that we smother its energy. And especially with the Sun in Pisces, remember that all that glitters isn’t gold. Don’t be distracted by “shiny things.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes compulsive behavior, stubbornness and stagnation – we can too easily become “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”
Let’s focus on using earthly power and material assets as instruments for good and positive endeavors.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, black and dark gray combined with orange, red-orange, amber and gold.
Onyx, jet, garnet and opal along with ruby, amber and carnelian worn as jewelry, or carried as power stones will give you a good judgment in determining the cost of things in relation to their worth.
Lead is this week’s metal so choose to wear the yellow gold of the Sun instead. There’s literal alchemy at work here – the ancient alchemists strove to turn base metal (lead) into gold.
Scent your home, bath and body with snowdrop, heliotrope, juniper, marigold, orange, rosemary, acacia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense to open up a healthy perspective on what it truly means to have wealth and abundance in your life.
Foods prepared with nightshade-family foods (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant) as well as galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and sunflower seeds or juniper berries will provide the same beneficial effects.
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