Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-17-15 through 2-24-15
Ten of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ten of Cups. This week we’ll be experiencing contentment and satisfaction with our families and other loved ones, and we can feel emotional stability in all of our personal relationships. This includes romantic relationships too! Take a moment to show gratitude and appreciation for friends, family and your significant other to experience the joy of this card’s influence and energy.
Take care though, not to become smugly satisfied or to take these feelings as entitlements – the tendency to become restless, dissatisfied, and contentious (just to shake things up) can be a major pitfall with this card, and is definitely to be avoided.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 10: sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (meaning Kingdom – the Earth, the material world) in the suit of Cups (the element of Water and the emotions, Briah) plus Mars in Pisces (more on that in a moment) equaling Satiety.
Astrologically, this card corresponds to Mars in Pisces and rules from 20 to 30 degrees Pisces, or March 11th through March 20th, 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. This really is not the most comfortable astrological pairing – Mars energy is restless, disruptive and aggressive, a marked contrast to Pisces’ spirituality and peacefulness.
In real-time astrology, on February 18th the Sun enters Pisces. Our dreams, spiritual needs and visions for our future take center stage at this time. Both Mars and Venus have been transiting Pisces, but move into Aries on February 19th (Mars entering his home sign) and 20th (Venus). Mars in Pisces may focus our energy on the needs of others, and heighten our idealism. However, our desires and our means to satisfy them may feel complicated and hard to achieve.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes feelings of having too much of a good thing or even being fed-up (filled up or overstuffed) with something. A good example would be the party guest who goes from having a few drinks and feeling good to getting sloppy-drunk and barfing all over the host’s carpet. Be forewarned.
Let’s focus on being thankful in the present moment, and realizing that all good things both increase and decrease in cycles.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include red and scarlet for Mars and flecked silvery-white for Pisces (like fish scales!)
Rubies, bloodstones and garnets (for Mars), along with sapphire, emerald, amethyst and aquamarine (for Pisces) worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will keep you aware of the need for gentleness and gratitude this week.
Tin and iron are this week’s metals – neither is good for wearing, but both can be a reminder to find the happy medium between flexibility/adaptability or rigidity/ aggression/violence.
Scent your home, bath and body with rose, thistle and pine to muster up Martial courage and purpose, while Pisces heliotrope, carnation and poppy smooth out the bumps.
Foods prepared with allspice, ginger, cayenne pepper and garlic will enhance Mars’ strengths, but if you’re feeling restless, careless or aggressive, these should be avoided. Try Pisces’ clove, sage, poppy, anise, cinnamon, mint or nutmeg instead. Separately or combined harmoniously, they will provide the same beneficial effects.
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