Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-25-18 through 1-01-19
This week’s Tarotcast is The Empress Tarot card. 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, the Sun is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn (through January 21st). Venus is transiting Water-sign Scorpio (through January 7th) and our desire for deep, intimate connection is powerful.
On December 27th, Jupiter in its home Fire-sign Sagittarius semi-sextiles Saturn in its home sign Capricorn. The light-hearted and free-spirited energy of Jupiter in its home sign is tempered by the strong sense of duty, responsibility and obligation of Saturn in its home sign. We may not know how to best combine and integrate all the pieces of the puzzle. Avoid second-guessing your plans, but do a reality check to make sure they are feasible.
As we close out this year and this forecast period, on December 31st Mars enters its home Fire-sign Aries. This is the archetypal masculine; opposite and complementary energy to feminine Venus. This week the balance of Yin and Yang is essential. Mars in Aries energy is direct, assertive, self-centered and spontaneous. Avoid impulsive or selfish actions.
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. Since this is the Christmas season, contemplate the Mother and Child. Whether you’re Christian or not the beauty, peace and harmony of perfect love can be found there.
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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