Weekly Tarotcast™: 4-19-16 through 4-26-16
Two of Cups
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Two of Cups. In many instances it indicates romantic love, marriage and partnerships even more than the Major Arcana card, the Lovers. It can indicate a friendship that develops into a romantic relationship; an engagement or marriage, and can also include the pleasure of enjoying the company of our good friends and family.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 2: sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (meaning Wisdom, sphere of the Zodiac and the Divine Masculine or Yang energy) in the suit of Cups (Briah, the creative world; the element of Water – our feelings and emotions) plus Venus in Cancer (more on that in a moment) equaling Love.
Astrologically, this card is ruled by Venus in Cancer and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Cancer, or June 21st to July 1st 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 card depicts the element of water in its best and highest form. Harmony between male and female energies (Yin and Yang), joy and pleasure are all contained in this beautiful vibration. Use this gentle, positive energy to open your heart and connect with the people you love.
In real-time astrology, the Sun enters Earthy Taurus (ruled by Venus) on April 19th. The Full Moon in Scorpio (Cancer’s fellow Water sign) on April 22nd reminds us to consider the feelings, wants and needs of others. We need to acknowledge how they support and contribute to our personal or working lives. This energy harmonizes nicely with this week’s card, as do some of the other transits we’re experiencing.
On April 28th Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Taurus (through May 22nd). This is a great time to focus on our need for comfort and security. It’s also a good time for reviewing and re-evaluating business and financial matters.
Venus enters Taurus on April 29th (through May 24th). This energy is quite compatible with this week’s card and we can enjoy a comfortable, content, and sensual period. It’s also a good time to pay attention to the value of the people and things in our lives.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes disillusionment, separation, and loving energy disrupted or resisted through fear or rejection.
Let’s focus on enjoying the positive aspects by spending time with people we genuinely like, and let attractions blossom with people we hope to get to know and like even better. It’s a great week to flirt, begin dating, or even fall in love – or to develop an existing relationship and see it move forward in a positive direction.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include pearl gray, emerald green, sky blue and pale pink for Venus, amber, maroon and russet for Cancer.
Emerald, opal, jade, sapphire and lapis worn as jewelry, or carried as power stones will awaken feelings of love and attraction.
Silver (for Cancer) and copper (for Venus) are this week’s metals. I’d opt for the silver of course, but choose whichever makes you happiest, alternate or even combine them.
Scent your home, bath and body with poppy, white rose, violet, wild rose, bergamot, geranium, hibiscus, and plumeria to create a sensuous, relaxed mood. These will work wonders whether you’re deepening an existing relationship or if you’re hoping to attract love into your life – so this week, use them to help you draw in what (and who) will make you truly happy.
This week’s array of flowers, fruits and vegetables offers us ingredients for tasty meals to share with those we love. Cancer rules the stomach and Venus the heart – so this week the way to our loved one’s heart definitely is through their stomach! Along with this week’s scents, foods prepared with apples, watercress, strawberries, poppy seeds and vanilla as well as teas brewed from hibiscus and bergamot will provide the same beneficial effects.
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