Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-09-18 through 1-16-18
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 in Earth-sign Capricorn (through January 19th).
Mercury enters Capricorn on January 11th joining the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto already in that sign, and forming what astrologers call a stellium when it occurs in one’s birth chart. Generally speaking, Capricorn energy will be greatly enhanced during this forecast period. The New Moon in Capricorn January 16th brings great energy for setting intentions and keeping our commitments. Already tossed out those New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to bring them back and re-dedicate yourself to one or all of them.
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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