Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-07-18 through 8-14-18
Nine of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Nine of Cups. This is one of the happiest, most positive and optimistic cards in the deck, especially in all matters emotional, including romantic love!
Is everybody happy? You bet! This week is a great time to get centered, smile and celebrate while enjoying the pleasures and comforts of the very best things life has to offer. This card is the big “YES” – so be prepared to say yes to just about anything this week, and be prepared for the big “YES” in terms of good things coming your way.
The Nines of the Minor Arcana bring things toward a conclusion. They represent integration, fulfillment and attainment for their respective suits and elements, in this case Cups and Water energy. Social and sensual pleasures are still enjoyed in moderation, desires are satisfied and contentment reigns.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 9: sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation – sphere of Luna, where energy crystallizes) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the Creative world; the element of Water – our heart and emotions) plus Jupiter in Pisces (more on that in a moment) equaling Happiness.
Astrologically, this card represents Jupiter in Pisces, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Pisces, or March 1st through March 10th, 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. Jupiter’s knack for enjoying the good life and “bigger, better, more” energy is right at home in the mutable water sign of the Fish, where things are comfortable and cozy.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is still transiting Fire-sign Leo (through August 23rd), and Mercury remains retrograde in Leo (through August 19th). The New Moon partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11th can propel us into a period of playfulness, romantic connections and powerful self-expression. The strengths of the Lion – generosity, creativity, courage and warmth, to name just a few – come to the forefront. We are motivated to share our unique gifts with the world around us. We look for positive ways to take charge of our lives. This is a harmonious complement to the energy of this forecast period.
We’ll have to wait just a little bit for the solar system to catch up with the energy of this week’s card. On August 19th, Jupiter in Pisces’ fellow Water-sign Scorpio will trine Neptune in Pisces, a truly perfect match to the energy of this week’s card. Let’s consider this week a preview of good things to come!
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes conceit and vanity. Avoid being gullible. Check your “Too Good to Be True” Meter, because if something really IS too good to be true you’ll want to take a pass.
Let’s focus on sharing our good fortune and positive news with others and allowing them to share theirs with us! Stay receptive and be ready to say “YES” – accept affirmatives into your life this week.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include sea-green, blue, purple, violet and white.
Of course, there couldn’t be a better time to listen to music that makes you want to dance, sing, or – if you’re feeling too shy for those, just lifts your spirits high! How about Pharrell Williams’ “Happy?” or “Don’t Worry, Be Happy?” The word “happy” doesn’t even have to be in the title. One of my all-time favorites (and a song I lovingly describe as the happiest flippin’ song in the world) is “Jackie Wilson Said” by Van Morrison. Whatever works for you.
Amethyst, aquamarine, sapphire, emerald or topaz worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us to clarify and manifest what makes us happy and serves our highest good.
Tin is this week’s metal, not great for wearing – but a strong alloy (and ally) for strength and flexibility.
Scent your home, bath and body with musk, lavender, jasmine, heliotrope, carnation, opium poppy, cedar, honeysuckle and hyssop to feel love, happiness and optimism; to awaken Pisces gentle, loving nature and to radiate Jupiter’s noble power.
Foods prepared with clove, sage, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and mint especially in liquids (soups, teas) and in all types of desserts and sweets, will provide the same beneficial effects.
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