Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-13-18 through 11-20-18
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, the Sun is transiting Cancer’s fellow Water-sign, Scorpio (through November 21st). Just prior to this forecast period on November 6th, the true node (North Lunar node) entered Cancer. The nodes can be extremely helpful for using the power of the cosmos in our lives. This configuration will be in effect until May 5, 2020. The nodes are where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the path that the Sun appears to travel when viewed from the Earth. The nodes are the meeting point of divine design (represented by the Sun) and material reality (represented by Moon). The North Node symbolizes our future karma – that which we have yet to create – and gives us the possibility for altering our karma. The North Node is our opportunity to change the script of our destiny. With the North Node in Cancer, we have the chance to build a strong foundation within ourselves, in order to feel safe, nurtured and protected.
On November 15th Mars enters Cancer’s other companion Water-sign, Pisces (through December 31st). This transit may make us feel less motivated, focused and confident. Making decisions is challenging, but spiritual and creative pursuits can blossom. This can be a nice compliment to this week’s energy – find joy in the journey.
Just as Venus stations direct on November 16th, Mercury retrogrades in Fire-sign Sagittarius (through December 6th). Mercury will spend most of the retrograde period in Sagittarius, backing up into Scorpio for a just a few days. All of the usual Mercury retrograde cautions are in effect, especially since Sagittarius is an active, sometimes impulsive and impetuous sign. Best to slow down a little and look before we leap. When combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may party a little too heartily or overestimate our abilities and energy.
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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