The weekly Tarotcast card is the Two of Swords. We’ll be given the opportunity to reconcile differences this week, from a prime position of equilibrium. It’s rare that we can weigh every problem and challenge with the utmost fairness; so make the most of this week’s energies of balance, justice and impartiality to heal old wounds and arrive at win-win solutions to complex problems.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the formula 2: sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (meaning Wisdom, sphere of the Zodiac and pure male energy, the All-Father, Yang) of Swords – (Yetzirah, the formative world and the element of Air – our intellect and mental processes) plus the Moon in Libra (more on that in a moment) equaling Peace.
The Twos of the Minor Arcana are the balanced but polarized states of their respective element. The twos are duality, and this is our way of seeing and being in the world in order to understand it; weighing and balancing things against their opposites – good vs. bad, dark vs. light, positive vs. negative. Until we differentiate, we can’t resolve and unify.
Astrologically, this card represents the Moon in Libra, and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Libra, or September 23rd through October 2nd 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. Swords are the suit of war, disruption and violence and the old name of this card was Peace Restored – we can look at this card as a welcome but temporary break from conflict with a chance to make some genuine, positive changes.
In real-time astrology, Mercury stations direct on June 11th, retracing its retrograde path through Libra’s fellow Air-sign, Gemini. Slowly but surely, our focus and determination return, and decisions come much more easily.
Venus (ruling planet of Libra) enters Fire sign Leo on June 5th. We may experience more drama during this transit – we may even be the ones creating it! We tend to be more generous emotionally and financially, and we actively seek admiration and appreciation.
We have a New Moon in airy Gemini on June 16th. Using the positive aspects of Gemini energy, we can learn about others by being open-minded and curious. We have an opportunity to improve our social and communication skills too. We can benefit greatly by utilizing this energy, a fitting complement to that of this week’s card.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes unresolved tensions, indecision, and an inability or unwillingness to take action.
Let’s focus on fulfilling our quest for knowledge and positive, constructive, peaceful activities this week.
A little home alchemy: Power colors this week include blue, blue-green, emerald green and silver.
Opal, lapis, sapphire and moonstone worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will help us with our impartial assessment of people and situations and help us draw correct conclusions and exercise good judgment.
Copper and silver are this week’s metals – copper is believed to have therapeutic properties, silver is always a beautiful choice.
Scent your home, bath and body with violet, white rose, poppy, water lily, gardenia, jasmine, myrrh and sandalwood for peaceful thoughts and calm deliberation.
Foods prepared with coconut, lotus root or teas brewed from wintergreen (mint) or jasmine will provide the same beneficial effects.
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