Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-15-17 through 8-22-17
Nine of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Nine of Wands. This week’s energy is focused on momentum and drawing on the reserves of energy and strength we’ve been storing up. Great strength is indicated here, but the strength lies in our ability to keep rolling with the changes, constantly balancing and adjusting to maintain our forward motion – sort of like riding a bicycle.
The Nines of the Minor Arcana bring things to a conclusion. They represent integration, fulfillment and attainment for their respective suits and elements, in this case Wands and Fire energy – the ideal world. Our will has manifested and reached its peak of perfection.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 9: sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation – sphere of the Moon and the crystallization of energy) in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the life-force of the soul, and our will) plus the Moon in Sagittarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Strength.
Astrologically this card represents the Moon in Sagittarius, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Sagittarius, or December 3rd through December 12th 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.
The Moon in Sagittarius reminds us that when playing defense effectively, we must be mobile, and stability is actually gained and maintained through motion.
In real-time astrology, Mercury retrograded in Earth-sign Virgo on August 12th (retro through September 5th). Mercury will move backward into Sagittarius’ fellow Fire-sign Leo on August 31st. The Sun is in Leo (through August 21st). Also on August 21st we have a New Moon Solar eclipse in Leo.
New Moons bring us a fresh start. Occurring late in Leo, this one may spark a strong sense of urgency and pressure to make decisions or bring matters to a close in order to move forward quickly. This New Moon may find us feeling quite impulsive, occurring in Leo and combined with the energy of this forecast period. The total solar eclipse in Leo is big and bold, courageous and proud – some extra care may be needed to avoid excessive risks. We may also rediscover and celebrate the powers of romance and creative expression.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes contradiction, vacillation and indecision rather than adapting to changing circumstances, and the inflicting of psychological or emotional harm.
Let’s focus on the positive energy of forward motion, and progress made through intellectual and physical harmony.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include indigo, pale blue, silver and violet for the Moon, along with yellow, green and dark blue for Sagittarius.
Amethyst, topaz, rock crystal, moonstone and opal worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help keep us moving along in a stable, steady way.
Silver and tin are this week’s metals: bright, malleable and good alone (silver) or in combination with other metals (tin) to provide strength and stability.
Scent your home, bath and body with carnation, sage, coconut, jasmine and gardenia to adapt to your changing environment gracefully and consciously.
Foods prepared with sage or coconut, and tea brewed from jasmine will provide the same beneficial effects.
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