Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Seven of Swords

Weekly Tarotcast™:  1-31-17 through 2-07-17

 Seven of Swords


The weekly Tarotcast card is the Seven of Swords.  This card represents intellectual and mental fluctuation, also healthy skepticism when circumstances are uncertain or “the whole story” isn’t readily available. There is a self-protective energy to this card that helps us actively guard against being taken advantage of, or taken in by, other people.  With the positive energy of this card, we can root out self-deception and reveal the deceits of others, if those exist.


The Sevens of the Minor Arcana illuminate the motives for manifesting their respective suits and elements. Balance gives way to questioning and exploration as well as the disruption which naturally arises from the search for the underlying causes of creative action. The sevens dissolve and deconstruct.


On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 7: sephiroth or sphere 7, Netzach (meaning Victory, sphere of Venus; the masculinized Female) in the suit of Swords (Yetzirah, the formative world; the element of Air – our intellect and mental processes) plus the Moon in Aquarius (more on that in a moment) equaling Futility.


Astrologically, this card symbolizes the Moon in Aquarius and rules from 20 to 30 degrees Aquarius, or February 9th through February 18th, 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 doesn’t necessarily highlight Aquarius’ better qualities, so inner doubts and indecision along with the impulse to deceive one’s self or others are the pitfalls here.


In real-time astrology, the Sun is in Air-sign Aquarius, and we had a New Moon in Aquarius on January 27th.  This energy positively influences this forecast period by helping us look at the world around us with objectivity. Mercury enters Aquarius on February 7th and we may have a hard time turning off our mental engines. This energy can be a bit eccentric but also quite brilliant. All this mental activity can serve to either clarify our thoughts and motivations (and those of others), or drive us deeper into delusion. Choose wisely.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes craftiness, slyness, cunning and even paranoia. We may need to keep our cards close to our vests, but outright mistrust and unnecessary secrecy will only complicate things this week.


Let’s focus on the positive aspects of this energy to accept possible disappointment and to turn knowledge and information to shrewd advantage.


A little home alchemy:  Power colors this week include bright yellow, blue, silver, violet and white.


Zircon, amber, malachite, pearl, rock crystal and moonstone worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help harmonize and bring clarity to situations where there’s more going on than meets the eye.


Uranium (impossible to get or wear) and silver (perfect to wear) are this week’s metals. Silver conducts the most heat and electricity of all the metals, as well as being the most highly reflective. Consider those qualities for amping up the positives of this week’s energy.


Scent your home, bath and body with pine, poppy, lily, white rose, gardenia, jasmine, myrrh and sandalwood to enhance the Aquarian’s natural ability to tap into information and knowledge at a moment’s need.


Foods prepared with poppy seeds, coconut or wintergreen (mint), or tea brewed with jasmine or mint will provide the same beneficial effects.


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