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.
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) of Wands (Atziluth, the element of Fire which is our spirit and will) plus Mars in Aries (more on that in a moment), equaling Dominion.
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 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 Gemini. This energy stimulates our curiosity and varied interests. Our interests may become so numerous that we find ourselves going off on tangents – to the point where we are scattered and unproductive. We may be more inclined to communicate assertively, with cleverness and wit, and we’re inclined to be versatile and flexible rather than focused.
Our ideas are exciting to us (and others) when Mars aligns with retrograde Mercury on May 26th and 27th. Keep in mind the retro may delay the flow of communication, or certain key points may need restating.
On June 2nd we have a Full Moon in Aries’ fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius. Remember there can be some “mad” (as in crazy) energy during the Full Moons, and Sagittarius’ enthusiasm and idealism can cause lack of caution – leaping before looking – just a word to the wise.
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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