Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-05-17 through 9-12-17
Three of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Three of Cups. This card represents celebration and joy. Happy occasions shared with family and friends as well as opportunities to socialize and party for any reason – or no particular reason at all – will be highlighted this week. Be ready for good news about upcoming life events such as engagements or weddings, birth announcements, pregnancies, even promotions and career advancements. Whether the good news and good fortune are yours or someone else’s; enjoy the lighthearted, carefree freedom of spending time with people you like/love and celebrating successes, large and small.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 3: sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding – supreme Feminine energy, or Yin) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world; the element of Water and the emotions) plus Mercury in Cancer (more on that in a moment) equaling Abundance.
The Threes of the minor Arcana are the form, structure and first results or manifestations of their respective elements – in this case Water, or the emotions. This card signifies the energy of Cups/Water/Emotions in action – bringing a fresh perspective, an emotionally-based point of view and a deep understanding of events and situations.
Astrologically, this card symbolizes Mercury in Cancer, and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Cancer, or July 2nd through July 11th; so if your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This is water energy creating and sustaining life – nurturing and fertilizing. Intuitive messages, expressed feelings and emotional fulfillment are the highlights of this week.
In real-time astrology, Mercury stations direct in Fire-sign Leo (Cancer’s next door neighbor) on September 5th ; then enters Mercury-ruled Earth-sign Virgo on September 9th. This transit highlights logic, fine attention to detail, practicality and common sense. In conjunction with the energy of this forecast period, this can be a welcome balance to the emotionality of this week’s card. It’s also a good reminder not to sweat the small stuff or become overly-critical.
On September 6th a Full Moon in Cancer’s fellow Water-sign Pisces; and in the 2nd or Cancer decan of Pisces. The Moon is also the natural ruler of Cancer. This hyper-sensitive and intuitive energy can be wonderfully beneficial or very toxic. Water can nurture and soothe – but as we’ve seen with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent rains and flooding – water can certainly destroy as well.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes hedonism, escapism, lust and over-indulgence in sensual pleasures (sex, food, drink, drugs, etc.)
Let’s focus on being cheerful, celebrating with moderation, and enjoying the fulfillment of love and happiness.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include yellow, amber, purple, maroon, indigo, violet, gray and black.
Diamond, emerald, jade, jasper, topaz and aquamarine worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us communicate and express ourselves lovingly and ensure our messages are well-received.
Mercury and zinc (not wearable) as well as silver (very wearable!) are this week’s metals.
Scent your home, bath and body with poppy, rose, valerian, lavender, lilac and vervain to enhance the celebratory atmosphere and keep communication smooth, successful, loving and positive.
Foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, poppy seeds, lemongrass and watercress will provide the same beneficial effects.
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