Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-01-15 through 9-08-15
The weekly Tarotcast card is The Lovers. This is one of those cards with an apparently obvious meaning and on one level, this is the card of romantic partnerships, relationships and marriage. However, this card speaks more to the importance of choice – and the making of correct choices – in many areas of our lives beyond our love relationships. To make our best choices, we need to know who we are and what we want and need in order to find personal fulfillment.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 17, joining sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (meaning Beauty). Its Hebrew letter is Zain (a sword) – surprising? Seems like that would be more in keeping with a fighter than a lover. But as an intellectual “weapon” the sword’s sharp blade cuts through illusion and irrelevancy, and it comes to a point – all things we need to do in order to choose well.
Astrologically, this card is the zodiacal trump of Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury. The usual idea of twins – identical in appearance and often complementary in nature, is used here to depict the union of opposites, and the merging into totality – two becoming one, or duality resolving into unity.
In real-time astrology, Mercury entered Air sign Libra on August 27th, and will retrograde in Libra starting September 17th. Venus, Libra’s ruling planet – is retrograde until September 6th. Mercury in Libra is friendly and diplomatic; we are inclined to approach our relationships rationally. This is great energy for honing our negotiating skills and fairly assessing all sides of a situation. It can be a challenge for us to make decisions with Mercury in Libra, and we may be less assertive in uncomfortable situations, preferring to keep the peace at any cost.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes indecisiveness, inconsistency, unenlightened self-sacrifice, imbalance, and a lack of self-insight or self-knowledge.
Let’s focus on decision-making from our hearts this week, as well as the courage and awareness to act in our own best interests without selfishness or ego.
A little home alchemy: Power colors for this week include orange, yellow, pale mauve and grey.
Carnelian, red coral, jade, agate and topaz worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help keep our minds and hearts clear as we make our choices.
Mercury is this week’s metal, impossible to wear, but instructive as we consider the many ways we adapt when deciding our best course of action.
Scent your home, bath and body with sandalwood, musk, lilac and iris to integrate mind, heart, body and spirit this week.
Foods prepared with parsley, dill, lavender, lemongrass, mace, peppermint and rosemary, as well as tea brewed from peppermint, will provide the same beneficial effects.
An individualized Tarot reading with me focuses on what’s most important for you, so call today for a personalized, in-depth look into your life’s possibilities.