Weekly Tarotcast™: 2-21-17 through 2-28-17
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 – many of the important ways with which we connect to 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 transiting Water-sign Pisces. When Mercury enters Pisces on February 25th, we are attuned to subtle cues and we absorb information and impressions subliminally. During this forecast period we communicate with imagination and sensitivity, but we may have some difficulty focusing on details and meeting commitments.
We’ll also experience a New Moon Solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26th
The last of a set of eclipses along the Virgo-Pisces axis. We may feel this as a strong push from the cosmos to take good care of our physical and mental health, and to achieve a good work-life balance. The sign of Pisces influences our imagination, dreams, ideals, compassion and the ways in which we may be of service to our fellow beings.
Combined with the energy of this week’s card, a spotlight (or bright sunlight) will illuminate any flaws in the major areas of our lives. This can be an invitation to review and revise our plans, or to start fresh in a new direction.
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!) – enjoyed in moderation, of course – will provide the same beneficial effects.
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