Weekly Tarotcast™: 7-19-16 through 7-26-16
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. Filled with hope and promise, this card affirms the eternal renewal available to all living beings.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 15, joining sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom, sphere of the Zodiac and the Divine Masculine or Yang energy) to sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty, sphere of the Sun and energy in completely balanced manifestation). The Hebrew letter of this card – He’ – means “a window.” No matter what doors may have closed for us, a new door – or more accurately, a window – is opening this week. 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, Saturn is transiting fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 2017). We have a Full Moon in Saturn-ruled Earth sign Capricorn on July 19th, the first day of this forecast period. This transit reminds us that we must keep our commitments to the external world even while exploring our internal one. We take care of business, meet our responsibilities and act maturely. Saturn square Uranus can motivate us to do the right thing if we’ve gone off course, and encourages us to pursue our long-term goals.
On July 22nd the Sun will enter Fire sign Leo, Aquarius’ polar opposite sign on the zodiacal wheel. We’ll be sociable and enjoy all kinds of attention under this influence. Creativity, affection and the need for appreciation will be strong now. Our motivation and inspiration will be sparked by what we feel deeply in our hearts.
Uranus will retrograde in Fire sign Aries on July 29th (through December 29th), just a few days after this forecast period. We are likely to be more conservative and conventional during this time. At least we are less outwardly rebellious. In our desire to live more spontaneously and genuinely, we look within ourselves to find our path.
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 and breathing fresh outdoor air will provide the same beneficial effects.
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