Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-11-17 through 7-18-17
The weekly Tarotcast card is The Fool. This card represents the unlimited potential of the human spirit and purity of intent and action. He is actually NO fool – simply innocent of experience and embarking on the first steps of his journey – through the spiritual paths of the Tarot and through everyday life.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels path 12, joining sephiroth or sphere 1, Kether (meaning the Crown) to sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding). Its Hebrew letter is Beth (which means “house”) and this includes not only the home in which we live but the temple or house of God.
One of the many secrets of the Fool – and there are many – is his direct, pure connection to the Divine. Many cultures have celebrated and revered this holy innocent as he dances through the streets in his motley clothes, clowns around and pulls silly faces, he invites us to get in on the answer to the great cosmic riddle and tells us the punch-line to the big cosmic joke:
that everything is no-thing, zero – limitless potential. And that just happens to be his number in the Tarot Major Arcana.
Astrologically, this card is the Planetary Trump of Mercury. Mercury is the wing-footed messenger of the Gods, as well as the Trickster and Juggler. Childlike rather than childish, he trusts his instincts and creative imagination. We would do well to emulate him.
In real-time astrology, Mercury entered Fire-sign Leo on July 5th just prior to this forecast period (through July 25th). The Sun continues its transit of Water-sign Cancer through July 22nd.
Mercury moves ahead of the Sun bringing us objectivity as we process and communicate information. With Mercury in Leo, we tend to focus on the goal or end results of our endeavors without paying much attention to the details. This harmonizes well with the general energy of this week’s card, as long as we avoid some of the pitfalls mentioned below.
The Full Moon on July 9th in Earth-sign Capricorn adds some grounding energy and reminds us that no matter where our spiritual journey takes us, we still must tend to our commitments in the mundane world.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes rash, irresponsible behavior, pushing too far too fast, carelessness, and losing complete touch with reality, along with possible dishonesty and deception.
Let’s focus on being open and receptive to new beginnings and new projects. Let’s be willing to start the steps of our journey even if the destination, goal or outcome isn’t yet perfectly clear.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include pale yellow, sky blue, purple, violet and emerald green worn all together at the same time if you’re really feeling FOOL-ish.
Diamond, jade, aquamarine, turquoise and emerald worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us enter unknown territory with trust, enthusiasm and optimism, and we will find treasure along the path.
Mercury and zinc are this week’s metals – not wearable, but their qualities remind us to be flexible and ready to connect with others for strength; and to manage ever-changing circumstances with grace.
Scent your home, bath and body with iris, valerian, lavender, lilac, vervain, jasmine and geranium to manifest positive, creative and transformative energy this week.
Foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and tarragon as well as teas brewed from jasmine or peppermint will provide the same beneficial effects.
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