Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-18-18 through 9-25-18
Six of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Six of Wands. We’ll be experiencing the successful completion of a project or task this week. This energy is most welcome and reminds us that whatever obstacles, difficulties and setbacks we’ve endured, we have persevered, and we won. We’ll be rewarded for our hard work and persistent efforts. We develop the confidence to know that what we have achieved and manifested is repeatable, we can build on this success again and again.
The sixes of the Minor Arcana restore harmony, balance and the energy of success to their respective suits and elements. After the disruption caused by the fives, the sixes bring affirmation, confirmation, validation and solidification. In the Six of Wands, the Fire element is the steady heat and light that warms and illuminates. Like the other sixes of the minor arcana, its position on the Tree of Life makes it a direct reflection of Kether – the Crown, the divine creative – manifesting in perfect balance here in the material world.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 6: sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty, sphere of the Sun, where energy manifests in a completely balanced way), in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the will) plus Jupiter in Leo (more on that in a moment) equaling Victory.
Astrologically, this card represents Jupiter in Leo, rules from 10 to 20 degrees Leo, or August 2nd through August 11th 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. Jupiter in Leo is expansive, boisterous, warm and generous. The triumphant power of this card is like that of the noble Lion, claiming his rightful place as ruler.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Leo’s next-door neighbor, Earth-sign Virgo (through September 22nd); then enters Air-sign Libra. When Mercury enters Libra on September 21st we are inclined to consider others’ perspectives and feelings. We strive to be fair in our dealings with everyone, and expect fair treatment in return. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may find it more challenging to make decisions and our best course of action may not be clear. The Full Moon in Leo’s fellow Fire-sign Aries on September 24th reminds us to honor and respect ourselves within the context of our close relationships. During this forecast period, revelations can bring us a new and deeper understanding of our ability to lead, to plan and to implement new endeavors. As Jupiter continues its transit of Water-sign Scorpio (through November 8th) we find great opportunities in unlikely places. Unexpected good luck can come out of the hidden or previously unknown areas of our lives.
Misuse or darkening of the energy of this card includes being presumptuous or overstepping others’ boundaries with our assumptions. The desire to create a personality cult with oneself as the central figure should be avoided at all costs. It’s unlikely to be successful, and even if it were, the triumphant optimism that is the natural state of this week’s energy would be rapidly lost.
Let’s focus on tackling the week with enthusiasm! Both the giving and receiving of trust and loyalty are keys to our success. We should enjoy our successes and victories, accept the recognition and reward we’ve earned, and stay centered in self-confidence without arrogance.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include rose pink, violet, and purple for Jupiter as well as deep purple, grey and amber for Leo.
Ruby, diamond, rose quartz, amethyst, and amber worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will keep you feeling both optimistic and grounded while you celebrate your victories!
Leo gold and Jupiter tin are this week’s metals. Go for the rose or yellow gold! (for obvious reasons).
Scent your home, bath and body with poppy, sage, heliotrope, honeysuckle, hyssop and cedar to stay confident about your ability to be victorious without arrogance or egotistical self-promotion.
Foods prepared with anise, cinnamon, clove, mint, nutmeg and sage; or hops (think beer!) will provide the same beneficial effects.
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