Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-27-18 through 12-04-18
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. 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, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius’ ruling planet Jupiter is currently transiting its home sign, then forms a semisquare to Pluto in Capricorn on November 28th. During this forecast period, the energy of this transit may cause us to over-commit to too many activities and multiple interests. Scheduling conflicts and shifting priorities are also complicated by the Mercury retrograde. Take care to avoid exaggerating your power or importance whether in your own imagination or when dealing with others.
Mercury continues its retrograde transit of Sagittarius (through December 6th), backing up into Water-sign Scorpio on December 1st. On December 2nd Venus joins him there.
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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