Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-24-15 through 3-03-15
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.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 4: sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (meaning Mercy, the sphere of Jupiter – materialization), in the suit of Disks (the element of Earth, the material world, assets and resources – Assiah) 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, Jupiter in Leo is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn on February 27th. This energy requires that we adjust our plans or remove unrealistic elements from our lives. The more successfully we accomplish this, the more we benefit.
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 gold of the Sun instead. There’s literal alchemy at work here – the ancient alchemists strove to turn base metal 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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