Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-06-16 through 9-13-16
Three of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Three of Wands. This week we’ll be poised at the brink of success, and we will definitely benefit from a shot of positive group energy. We’ll be successful in our interaction with others, be inspired, and connect with a talent pool of valuable people and resources to take us into the next phase of our endeavors. We will need to make sure that our energy stays collaborative and not coercive, though.
The Threes of the Minor Arcana are the form, structure and first results or manifestations of their respective elements, representing the effects of energy in action for their suit and element. 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 (Understanding, the sphere of Saturn, and the Divine Feminine or Yin energy); in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – the life-force of the soul, the will;) plus the Sun in Aries (more on that in a moment) equaling Virtue.
Astrologically, this card corresponds to the Sun in Aries and rules from 10 to 20 degrees Aries, or March 31st to April 10th, 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 energy is powerful, confident, creative and lively. We can take the initiative in some nearly-brilliant ways and make our dreams of success a reality.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is currently in Earth-sign Virgo. On September 9th Jupiter enters Air-sign Libra, Aries’ polar-opposite on the wheel of the zodiac. During this forecast period, we’ll be experiencing an overlap of opposing energies when this transit creates a cardinal T-square. We also have a mutable T-square with Mercury retrograde in Virgo (which Jupiter exits) and the Sun in Virgo. This could get things off to a rocky start. Cardinal energy is direct, focused and action-oriented. Mutable energy can be unfocused and scattered. If you feel a bit like a push-me-pull-you, you’ll know why.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes overdoing anything, acting-out, creating drama, and engaging in attention-seeking behaviors as well as steam-rolling over others and stealing or not crediting their ideas and input.
Let’s focus on putting positive energy into constructive action. We have the perfect conditions to manifest our developing confidence and self-assurance, taking opportunities to achieve success.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include orange, red, scarlet, crimson, amber, yellow and gold (for both the Sun and Aries).
Ruby, bloodstone, diamond, amber, topaz and garnet worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us do the right things for the right reasons – the meaning of “Virtue” and this week – as the old saying goes, “virtue is its own reward”.
Gold is this week’s metal – yellow or rose gold, in this case – strong, beautiful and eternal. Wear it to find the right tools, formulate the right plan and act with the right attitude.
Scent your home, bath and body with rose, juniper, orange and frankincense to experience optimism and strength.
Foods prepared with sunflower seeds, galangal, orange, rosemary, cinnamon and clove or some gin (juniper!) or beer (hops!) enjoyed responsibly will provide the same beneficial effects.
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