Weekly Tarotcast™: 10-25-16 through 11-01-16
Three of Disks
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Three of Disks. This suit which is also called Pentacles or Coins brings us into the realm of money, assets and resources – things of material value. And this week’s card finds us shifting our focus to how we earn money – through our work.
We get down to business and realize that our experience, abilities and contributions at our workplace are being recognized and rewarded, even if the rewards are deferred. Better a little later than never, right? We’re also confident that we can identify and implement the things that work best for us – and this not only benefits us in our professional lives but personally and spiritually as well.
The Threes of the Minor Arcana represent the form, structure and the first results or manifestations of their respective elements. They show the effects of energy in action within their suit and element – in this case, Disks and Earth. They bring a perspective, a viewpoint and an understanding of events and situations. The threes show our first attempts at resolution and unification after the polarization and duality of the twos.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 3: sephiroth or sphere 3, Binah (meaning Understanding – sphere of Saturn, and Divine Feminine or Yin energy) in the suit of Disks (Assiah, the material world. the element of Earth- our physical bodies, real assets and resources ) plus Mars in Capricorn (more on that in a moment) equaling Works.
Astrologically, this card symbolizes Mars in Capricorn and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Capricorn, or December 31st through January 9th, so if your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Mars is physical energy manifesting in the sign of Capricorn which embodies controlled force, directed passion and effort, tenacity and endurance.
In real-time astrology, Mars entered Earth-sign Capricorn on September 27th (through November 9th) so the energies of this forecast period are in alignment. Mars is comfortably at home in Capricorn. Mars’ drive to advance and succeed combines well with Capricorn’s determination to get ahead and achieve goals. Rather than charging forward with pure force on pure impulse, Capricorn calmly proceeds toward direct, specific goals. This is a great time to begin a new job or project. It’s also a good time to complete unfinished tasks.
Pluto is transiting Capricorn (beginning back in 2008 and ending in 2023) so it’s harder to pin down the short-term effects of the transit. Capricorn is a cardinal Earth sign, quite at home within the physical realm, where he/she builds long-lasting order and structure. Capricorn is in for the long haul, and seeks to be an active member of society. Pluto’s purpose is to destroy that which no longer works or contributes to change on a very large – even global – scale.
We’ll also experience a New Moon in Water-sign Scorpio (ruled by Pluto) on October 30th. This energy urges us out of our comfort zones and into exploring new ways to live and work. We can use this energy to focus on and develop a particular project or relationship – adding depth and purpose to our lives.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes working hard instead of smart, the directionless expending of energy and effort without grounding in practical reality, and becoming overly controlling.
Let’s focus on creating and then following through on a viable plan of action, and we’ll definitely reap the rewards that follow.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include scarlet red, azure blue and emerald green along with indigo, grey and black.
Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, onyx and jet worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us target our efforts toward productivity and positive growth.
Lead and iron are this week’s metals – not great for wearing, but good for symbolically reminding us of strength and endurance.
Scent your home, bath and body with wild rose, thistle, snowdrop, ginger, tobacco and pine to boost your energy and optimism.
Foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper will provide the same beneficial effects.
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