Weekly Tarotcast™: 4-11-17 through 4-18-17
The weekly Tarotcast card is The Empress. We may experience strong urges to nurture and share this week. We find ourselves and others more open, receptive and compassionate. Enjoy your home, have a party, serve comfort foods and indulge in rich desserts. All activities centered on help and support – especially of children and animals, are favored with success.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 14, joining sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (meaning Wisdom) to sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding). Its Hebrew letter is Daleth (which means “door”) and a woman’s body is the door through which we all pass when we enter this life.
Astrologically, this card is the Planetary trump of Venus. She is woman in all her many forms. Fertility is highlighted – in every sense of that word. New ideas, planting and gardening, seed money for investment or projects, and even news of pregnancy all present positive possibilities in the coming week.
In real-time astrology, April 11th brings us a Full Moon in Air-sign Libra. This moon phase perfectly matches and enhances the energy of this week’s card and starts off this forecast period on a high note. This Full Moon in the sign of good luck, conjunct the planet of good luck (Jupiter) may find us feeling an unexpected and unexplainable wave of happiness and contentment.
On April 15th Venus turns direct, having entered Water-sign Pisces back on April 2nd. We may have been reviewing our relationships and our finances, questioning the value and quality of what we give and receive. We may be retracing our steps right along with the Goddess of Love and Beauty – the challenge may be finding the clarity we need since Pisces’ energy can be both elusive and illusive.
Mercury remains retrograde in Earth-sign Taurus (co-ruled along with Libra by Venus – through May 3rd). Take special care in your communications, expect the unexpected and plan for delays or last-minute changes when traveling. We may also find we’re more clumsy or accident-prone, so use extra caution navigating your physical surroundings also.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes over-indulgence in sensual pleasures (alcohol, drugs, sex, even food), wallowing in self-indulgence to the point of egotism or narcissism, vanity, laziness and envy of others.
Let’s focus on the best energy of this card – embracing the power of the feminine principle (no matter whether we’re female or male). We can find comfort and strength inside our own skins, celebrate our bodies, and our Mother Earth.
A little home alchemy: Power colors for this week include emerald green, sky blue, bright rose pink, and pale spring green.
Emeralds, opals, jade, sapphire and lapis worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us to nurture others and take compassionate action this week, a good balance for pampering ourselves.
Copper is this week metal. Since copper is supposed to have healing properties, this is a great week to see how it works for you.
Scent your home, bath and body with violet, wild rose, bergamot, hibiscus, magnolia, plumeria, rose, strawberry and vanilla to enhance the balance of self-care and other-care. For a treat, take a candle-lit bath using pink candles and natural mineral salts – you’ll be channeling the positive energy of the Empress in just a few relaxing minutes!
Foods prepared with apples, strawberries and vanilla or teas brewed from rose hips or hibiscus will provide the same beneficial effects.
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