Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-04-15 through 8-11-15
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Star. This week’s card inspires us to reach for our highest potential. We are assured of reaching our goals or destinations guided by the Star’s steady light. This card is associated with healing of all kinds – physical, emotional and spiritual.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 15, joining sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty).
No matter what doors may have closed for us, a new door – or more accurately, a window – is opening this week. The Hebrew letter of this card – He’ – means “a window.” Since either opening can bring in fresh air and new possibilities, use whichever presents itself to experience the feeling of rebirth and renewal. This is the card of hope – the promise of things yet unseen and still-to-come.
Astrologically, this card is the zodiacal trump of Aquarius, in which Saturn rules and Neptune is exalted. This attribution is based in ancient astrology. The more modern attribution is that Aquarius is ruled by Uranus. Also, Aquarius, the water-bearer is actually an Air sign – commonly mistaken for one of the water signs.
In real-time astrology, Uranus turned retrograde on July 26th (until December 25th). During Uranus retro, the best use of our energy is to look within and identify what is holding us back from living freely and authentically. This is a great time for taking a fresh perspective on life, finding new ways of doing things, and feeling free to create a new personal reality.
Saturn turned direct on August 2nd and Jupiter squared Saturn on August 3rd. With this energy, we can find closure and move on to a new part of our journey. If we’ve been wrestling with our inner demons and working to manage our lives with maturity, Saturn direct is ready to provide the gifts that result from our labor.
This square presents quite a challenge since Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (contraction) are powerful opposing forces. It’s ok to dream big says Jupiter, but we are still grounded in – and sometimes limited by – current reality, says Saturn. Striking a balance while continuing to progress is up to us.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes falling into illusions, denial of facts or escape from reality. Though we’re encouraged to hope, we’re also cautioned to avoid going overboard into pigs-fly-to-the-moon territory.
Let’s focus on the fresh promise apparent in all areas of our lives – personal and professional, platonic and romantic.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include violet, sky blue, mauve, white and pale purple.
Zircon, amber, malachite, aquamarine, rose quartz, sapphire or lapis worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us intuitively sense the order of the Universe, the rightness of things as they are in this present moment as well as the opportunities and rewards that will be realized in the future.
Uranium is this week metal – absolutely not wearable, but extremely valuable and a good reminder of how we can choose to harness tremendous power for either positive or destructive ends.
Scent your home, bath and body with jasmine, rose and almond to make it easy to go with the flow – since Aquarius is the Water-Bearer, a luxurious bath or a trip to the spa (especially if you invite a friend) will be a special treat this week.
Foods prepared with almonds, and rose hip or jasmine teas, along with drinking plenty of pure, fresh water will provide the same beneficial effects.
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