Weekly Tarotcast™: 11-28-17 through 12-05-17
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, the Sun is transiting Aries’ fellow-Fire sign, Sagittarius (through December 21st). We take a broader, more optimistic view of the world. During this forecast period, we want to jump in with both feet, experience life to the fullest and explore our dreams and visions. We are also more curious and questioning. This energy complements this week’s card, although we still may need to curb our enthusiasm and be mindful of others’ feelings.
Mars is transiting Air-sign Libra (Aries’ polar opposite sign) through December 8th. Mars is in its detriment in Libra meaning it’s not as comfortable here and not functioning at its best. We have the strong desire to form alliances and relationships during this forecast period, but we need to avoid relationship drama when Mars opposes Uranus on November 30th just before the New Moon.
Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius begins December 3rd and all of the usual cautions apply – slow down, check details, try to avoid major decisions and purchases (especially technology products), and of course take extra care and build extra time into your travel plans. This energy can complicate that of this week’s card since when it comes to communication, Sagittarius can be very direct but tactless – even blunt. We might mistakenly get one of our feet stuck squarely into our mouths.
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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