Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-28-17 through 3-07-17
Six of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Six of Cups. The meaning of this card is pleasure in all its many forms – well-being, harmony, natural desires operating without effort or strain, ease and satisfaction; and most definitely including physical and sexual pleasure. Here there is joy, fulfillment and emotional renewal, sometimes linked to our fondest wishes, memories and nostalgia for the past.
When the element of Water is penetrated and fertilized by the Sun, great power is released. The deep satisfaction of nearly-inexhaustible creativity comes through the power of the feminine principle energized by union with the male – the Yin and Yang, as represented beautifully in this card.
The sixes of the Minor Arcana restore harmony and balance to their respective suits and elements. After the disruption of the fives – cleansing, regenerating, reassessing and creating conflict in a previously stable system – the sixes bring affirmation, confirmation, validation and solidification.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 6: sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty, sphere of the Sun; energy in complete, balanced manifestation) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world; the element of Water and the emotions) plus the Sun in Scorpio (more on that in a moment) equaling Pleasure.
Astrologically, this card symbolizes the Sun in Scorpio and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Scorpio, or November 2nd through November 12th, 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 brings out the warm, sensuous and even fun-loving side of the Scorpion.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently transiting Scorpio’s fellow Water-sign, Pisces. When retrograde Jupiter (in Air-sign Libra) opposes Uranus on March 2nd, we will likely benefit more from introspection or assessment of our recent plans and goals than overt action or over-reliance on luck.
Venus retrogrades in Fire-sign Aries on March 4th so if we’ve rushed into anything, we may find ourselves bogged down in delays and even reversals or turnarounds. Particularly in our romantic relationships and our pursuit of physical and emotional pleasure, during this forecast period slower is better.
This week’s card is also a perfect energetic match for Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)!
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes escape from reality and emotional imprisonment in or by the past.
Let’s focus on rich, positive emotional experiences and utilizing our creative power this week.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include yellow, orange, golden yellow, amber and red along with deep blue-green and dark brown.
Topaz, ruby, jet, amber carnelian, diamond and tiger’s eye worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will heighten our physical senses and creativity.
Gold, iron and plutonium are this week’s metals – only gold of course, is really wearable. In this case yellow gold is your best choice. But the strength of iron and the reactivity of plutonium can serve as good reminders of what happens when we release our creative spirit.
Scent your home, bath and body with heather, sweet basil, marigold, orange, rosemary, acacia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense to stimulate your creativity and to connect fully with all of your physical senses this week. Feeling seductive? You’ll be dynamite, so be careful!
Foods prepared with sweet basil, sunflower seeds, galangal, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon and clove as well as beverages brewed from hops (beer!) or juniper (gin!), in moderation of course, will provide the same beneficial effects.
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