Weekly Tarotcast™: 6-06-17 through 6-13-17
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, 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 transiting Air-sign Gemini and Mercury enters Gemini (Gemini’s ruling planet in its home sign) on the first day of this forecast period.
The Full Moon on June 9th in Aries’ fellow Fire-sign, Sagittarius is well-aspected to Jupiter (stationing direct) but gets some static from both Neptune and Pluto. This Full Moon urges us to expand beyond our comfort zones, routines, usual ways of thinking and even our familiar geographical surroundings. Think about what you want to grow but don’t let your plans get blown out of proportion. This aspect along with a Venus-Mars sextile (Mars is Aries’ ruling planet) occurring near the time of this Full Moon enhances our people skills and highlights mutually beneficial connections. This energy fits beautifully with that of this week’s card.
Jupiter turns direct on June 9th in Air-sign Libra (Aries’ polar opposite sign) so we may find renewed and increased enthusiasm for certain projects and relationships. Jupiter direct increases our self-confidence as well as our faith in other people – business associates or relationship partners.
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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