Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Sun

Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-09-16 through 8-16-16

The Sun


The weekly Tarotcast card is the Sun. This card is one of the planetary trumps of the Tarot. In some older fortune-telling traditions, the Sun is interpreted as the questioner, or the face that the questioner shows to the world. Another, more modern way of interpreting this card is that the Sun reminds us that we are each a solar being. We are light-beings in physical bodies, here in the material world.

This week we can enjoy rewards and recognition for our hard work, experience success, and even feel a sense of vindication if we’ve had to struggle through opposition or obstacles to bring a task to completion.

On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card travels Path 30, joining sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (meaning Splendor) with sephiroth or sphere 9, Yesod (meaning Foundation). Its Hebrew letter is “Resh” (meaning “head”), and if you think about the face we show the world, that makes perfect sense. Also, as solar beings in physical bodies, our brains, eyes, ears, noses and mouths – most of the very important ways we connect with our world and also with the divine – are located in the prime real estate right above our necks.

Astrologically, this card is – you guessed it – the planetary trump of the Sun (what else could it be, really?)

In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently in Fire sign Leo (through August 22nd).
We’re likely to lead with our hearts and emotions rather from our heads, and most of us will enjoy increased attention. Strut your stuff, but don’t let your ego get the better of you. During this forecast period, pride, appreciation, affection, and creativity are strong influences in our lives, perfectly in harmony with this week’s energy. Most of us will find it easy to be open-minded and embrace changes on August 16th when the Sun trines Uranus in Leo’s fellow fire-sign Aries, a great time to successfully act on our hunches and intuition.

Saturn turns direct on August 13th, reminding us to tend to our responsibilities and stay grounded in reality. Our obligations and possibly our limitations, are in sharp focus. The combination of Uranus retrograde, Saturn direct, and Jupiter in Virgo makes this a more reasonable, responsible and less rebellious time for most of us.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes arrogance, egotism or smug self-assurance. Even this card has a shadow side (the Sun’s light does create shadows, right?), so we would do well to avoid illusions or delusions of grandeur.

Let’s focus on enjoying success, cultivating optimism, and remembering that big goals and dreams require intention and work to come into being.

A little home alchemy: Power colors for this week include orange, yellow, gold and red.

Gold is this week’s metal. In this case, yellow or rose gold – and it’s great for wearing so that we can feel the positive power and glory of the sun operating in our lives.

Amber, ruby, diamond, carnelian and tiger’s eye worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will give us sunny confidence and a positive outlook this week.

Scent your home, bath and body with marigold, sunflower, heliotrope, orange, rosemary, cedar and frankincense to feel warm, outgoing, confident and positive (but not arrogant!) this week.

Foods prepared with orange, rosemary, galangal, cinnamon, clove and sunflower seeds, or beverages made with hops (beer!) or juniper (gin!) – in moderation, of course – will provide the same beneficial effects.

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