Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-05-17 through 12-12-17
Ten of Disks
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Ten of Disks (this suit is also called Pentacles or Coins). This week’s energy is focused on financial prosperity as well as building on a firm foundation for our personal and family life. Materially, we find ways to grow our assets and resources. We also find creative ways to put money to good use through wise investing or smart budgeting.
The Tens of the Minor Arcana are the completion, full manifestation and culmination of the energy of their respective suits and elements.
This Ten is special, as it is the very last Tarot card: the point at which spirit manifests fully as matter, and the point which signals the reintegration of matter into spirit. It is a complete picture of the cycle of regeneration. Unlike any of the other small cards including the Tens of the other suits, the Ten of Disks has a unique mission. From the very bottom of the cosmos, it must somehow link to the innermost secret of creation and reincarnate at the very top of the Tarot cycle. Its job is to regenerate the world.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 10: sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (meaning Kingdom – the material world) in the suit of Disks (the element of Earth, Assiah – our physical bodies, and material assets or resources) plus Mercury in Virgo (more on that in a moment) equaling Wealth.
Astrologically this card corresponds to Mercury in Virgo. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Virgo, or September 12th through September 22nd, 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. Many people forget that Mercury also rules the sign of Virgo (as well as Gemini). Mercury’s creativity and cleverness are turned to practical and productive endeavors in Virgo, so our own intelligence and willingness to work smarter rather than harder reaps big rewards this week.
In real-time astrology, just prior to this forecast period we experienced a Full Moon in Gemini (co-ruled by Mercury) and Mercury’s stationary retrograde in Sagittarius began, both on December 3rd.
This Full Moon energy may have brought a sense of urgency to our lives, a strong, sudden awakening and a desire for knowledge. We may have hurried to convey important messages, to complete important projects involving communication, or to make important announcements. Mercury’s stationary retrograde and alignment with Saturn formed a square to Neptune, complicating communication and travel. There may still be misunderstandings and misinformation around our dealings – we likely don’t have the full story.
All of the usual Mercury retrograde cautions apply – slow down, check details, try to avoid major decisions and purchases (especially technology products), and of course take extra care and build extra time into your travel plans. This energy can complement that of this week’s card if used correctly and cautiously.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes greed for money and material possessions; it also indicates a lack of understanding of the connection between the physical and the spiritual worlds.
Let’s focus on discovering the value of everyday things and understanding that wealth is more than how much money we have in our wallets or our bank accounts.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include yellow, purple, grey and indigo for Mercury as well as green and plum for Virgo.
Carnelian, jade and jasper worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us feel comfortable, secure and generous.
This week’s metals are platinum (how’s that for feeling rich?) and of course Mercury – which can’t be worn or handled safely. Wear platinum if you’re lucky enough to own it; or mindfully aspire to it – you never know what you can attract until you try.
Scent your home, bath and body with valerian, lavender, lily of the valley and lilac to bring a sense of abundant well-being into your environment.
Foods prepared with rosemary, parsley, dill, peppermint and lemongrass will provide the same beneficial effects.
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