Weekly Tarotcast™: 5-22-18 through 5-29-18
Four of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Four of Wands. We’ll be focused on committed relationships of all kinds, from business partnerships to friendships and marriage. Our commitment to others, their commitment to us and our shared endeavors, are all positively influenced by this card’s energy.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 4: sephiroth or sphere 4, of Chesed (meaning Mercy – the sphere of Jupiter and materialization) in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world, the element of Fire – our will) plus Venus in Aries (more on that in a moment) equaling Completion.
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.
Astrologically, this card represents Venus in Aries and rules from 20 to 30 degrees Aries, or April 11th through April 20th so if your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This is nicely tuned energy, reminding us that the Aries drive toward achievement and success is best accomplished with the tact, gentleness and diplomacy of Venus.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Air-sign Gemini. Venus is transiting Water-sign Cancer (through June 13th). We seek familiarity, safety and security in our romantic relationships and may find ourselves feeling especially affectionate and sentimental.
Chiron – an asteroid with an erratic orbit, known as the Wounded Healer in astrology, entered Aries in April of this year and completes a long transit of that sign in 2027. This tremendously transformative energy is a great complement to the energy of this forecast period – Aries the Healed Warrior can bring strength, resolve and gentle understanding into his or her own life and into the world.
The completion of a strong and healthy foundation on which to build is offered to us with this week’s energy. Lastly, the Full Moon in Aries fellow Fire-sign Sagittarius on May 29th reminds us to look beyond our normal routines and our usual thoughts, actions and environments. This is a Full Moon of growth and expansion so pay special attention to what you want to promote and increase at this time.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes overestimating ourselves or our abilities, senseless and frantic activity, egotistical self-indulgence and vanity.
Let’s focus on the inner fulfillment, harmonious partnership and aspiration to spiritual ideals that this card can bring.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include Venus’ emerald green, spring green, sky blue and bright rose pink along with Aries’ scarlet red.
Emerald, opal, jade, sapphire, lapis lazuli (for Venus) as well as ruby, bloodstone, diamond, garnet (for Aries) will both energize us and keep us attentive to the feelings and needs of others.
Copper and iron are this week’s metals. Choose copper for its healing and balancing properties. Iron isn’t great for wearing, but in combination with copper (if the copper is copper sulfate), the two create sparks – like fireworks!
Scent your home, bath and body with wild rose, hibiscus, bergamot, plumeria, violet and magnolia as well apple, vanilla and strawberry to balance drive and strength with fairness this week.
Foods prepared with apple, vanilla and strawberry as well as everyone’s favorite thistle – the artichoke – will provide the same beneficial effects.
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