Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-03-17 through 1-10-17
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 and aspirations 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, in real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn, Aquarius’ next door neighbor on the wheel of the zodiac.
Retrograde Mercury enters Fire-sign Sagittarius on January 4th, and remains there until stationing direct on January 8th.
Venus enters Water-sign Pisces (Aquarius’ other next door neighbor) on the first day of this forecast period, January 3rd. This will create what astrologers call a stellium. This one is unusual, occurring in Pisces, in January.
The Moon, Venus, Mars, Chiron and Neptune will all be in Pisces today. The Moon moves on within a few days, but the other four remain here for three weeks (Mars will enter Aries on January 28th ). This week’s card represents our dearest hopes and wishes. This astrological configuration warns us that if we’re indulging in illusion/delusion, reality is about to bite – hard. Enjoy the sweet side of this energy, avoid indulging in escapism by thought or action.
At the same time, Saturn in Sagittarius will square Neptune in Pisces. If we’ve insisted on indulging in fantastical, delusional thinking despite previous warnings, the hard bite of reality will become a million-pound s**t hammer. For real.
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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