Weekly Tarotcast™: 12-23-14 through 12-30-14
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.
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. This is the card of hope – the promise of things yet unseen and still-to-come.
In real-time astrology, Uranus stationed direct on December 21st. As it gradually picks up speed over the next few weeks we may feel the urge to express ourselves in unique and creative ways. We’re tuning in to our own instincts and intuition – following our own personal drummer. We may also be more inclined to take changes or risks, and actively seek change.
Saturn enters Sagittarius on December 23rd. Saturn will continue in Sagittarius until June 2015, briefly revisit the last degrees of Scorpio until September 2015, then re-enter Sagittarius where it remains until December, 2017. This is a time for restructuring our belief systems, thought patterns, and attitudes toward responsibility. We may face some tests and trials. During this cycle, we learn that seeking freedom is important, but that true freedom also carries with it genuine responsibility. We learn how over-optimism or unrealistic expectations may have limited our growth.
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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