Weekly Tarotcast™: 1-10-17 through 1-17-17
Two of Wands
The weekly Tarotcast card is the Two of Wands. This card indicates dynamic energy and the stresses and tensions – as well as the benefits – which come from it. In partnerships and collaborations, there can be friction and even conflict as each person attempts to make their point and share their ideas and feelings. If well-managed, tremendous creative energy is unleashed and can be channeled into constructive and productive projects.
The Twos of the Minor Arcana are the balanced but polarized states of their respective suit and 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.
On the kabalistic Tree of Life this card represents the Formula 2: sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (meaning Wisdom, sphere of the Zodiac and supreme Masculine energy, Yang) in the suit of Wands (Atziluth, the archetypal world; the element of Fire – our will) plus Mars in Aries (more on that in a moment), equaling Dominion.
Astrologically, this card represents Mars in Aries, and rules from 0 to 10 degrees Aries, or March 21st through March 30th, 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. Mars is the planet of physical energy and is Aries’ ruling planet. It embodies assertiveness and the courage to take action.
In real-time astrology, Mars is transiting Water-sign Pisces (Aries’ next door neighbor – through January 28th). This transit may find us putting the needs of others before our own, and we tend to be more idealistic in our thoughts and intentions. This is not typical Mars energy, but is a nice complement to the positive aspects of this week’s card.
Mercury stationed direct on January 8th and enters Earth-sign Capricorn on January 12th. From January 8th through the rest of the month all of the major planets are in direct motion. This doesn’t happen too often and it’s great energy for us to capitalize on! Generally speaking, we are less hesitate or indecisive when the major planets are direct, and we get a lot done!
Also during this forecast period, we have a Full Moon in Water-sign Cancer on January 12th. This energy can spark the desire to connect more closely with family, or to be more fully aware of the needs of our own hearts. We could be in for some drama with this Full Moon since it forms a T-square with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. Hidden agendas or motives are exposed and illuminated. We may also get a wake-up call to deal with things that we may have neglected or postponed.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes energy unleashed wildly, egotism and violence, oppression and destruction, domination rather than dominion. When ill-dignified, this energy doesn’t work or play well with others.
Let’s focus on our creative impulses and the courage to take positive and assertive (rather than aggressive) action this week.
A little home alchemy: Power colors for this week include scarlet, fiery red, azure blue and deep emerald green.
Ruby, bloodstone, diamond and garnet worn as jewelry or carried as power stones will remind us to avoid negativity and aggression.
Iron is this week metal – not really wearable, but a reminder that genuine strength can be exercised gently – we can choose to make tools, not weapons.
Scent your home, bath and body with wild rose, pine, tobacco, and woodbine to reinforce positive energies and generate some creative heat.
Foods prepared with allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper will provide the same beneficial effects.
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