It’s the 27th week of the year and the card of the week is the Devil (although the card here differs from the traditional card since the Celts did not necessarily have a “Devil”). In numerology, this adds up to 9 once again, a number of near completion. We see again that the message of this week is one of love and that we are close to completing a very important lesson in the matter. The energy for the week is pretty positive for the most part and considering that this Mercury Retrograde is a rule breaker, we’ll see some abnormally pleasant energy affecting us. Since this week is about coming together with those we love and focusing on the things we care about, the Saturn ruled Devil card could be pointing to the need to be of “service” or “submit” to your loved ones. Just make sure that you have healthy boundaries. However, since it is retrograde season and First Quarter is Friday, you may be called to see the truth about relationships that may be hard to accept. If you feel that you need to walk away from things and people that no longer serve you, know the time is now. By freeing yourself of extra baggage, you will have more energy to focus on the people and things that deserve your attention.
Mantra: I choose to set myself free.
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Sunday 9/4/16 Ace of Cups
Moon in Libra
Moon Void of Course 5:30 PM PST
The Ace of Cups overflows with love, creativity, compassion and spirituality. It can represent fertility; not just metaphorically but literally too. The cup is being offered. Will you drink from it? Moon sextile Mars at 1:13 AM PST will bring leadership and bravery that could lead to new beginnings in love and emotions. Moon opposition Uranus at 5:30 PM PST could bring a revolutionary crisis. Since the Ace of Cups is the card for the day, this crisis could revolve around your relationships. The Moon is in the balanced sign of Libra until 5:30 PM PST when it goes void of course. When the Moon is in Libra, it’s a good time to form and strengthen partnerships. The number of the day is 4, a number of stability.
Mantra: Let your love flow.
Monday 9/5/16 9 of Cups
Moon Void of Course
Moon Enters Scorpio 5:38 AM PST
The 9 of Cups is the wish card! This card appears to remind you that your hearts desires are well on the way to being fulfilled. Whereas yesterday’s card was the Ace of Cups, a card that heralds new beginnings in love, creativity, compassion and spirituality, the 9 of Cups appears when all is right in your world and you have quenched your thirst with all that the Ace promised. The Moon is void of course during the early morning hours. Then at 5:38 AM PST, it dives deep into the water sign of Scorpio, emphasizing again the emotional impact yesterday and today will bring. When the Moon is in Scorpio, your feelings may become intensified so if you feel yourself drowning in all the watery energy, remember that your feelings are just that — your feelings – no one else’s. You have the right to them but don’t be so swept away by them that you lose control. And there is certainly the potential for loss of control with the number of the day, 5. If you keep your head and heart in check you will enjoy all the rewards the 9 of cups has to offer!
Mantra: Victory is sweet but the journey is even sweeter.
Tuesday 9/6/16 7 of Wands
Moon in Scorpio
The Seven of Wands is what I like to call the “King of the Mountain” card. Although you have to fight for what you want, you’re going to come out on top! Moon trine Neptune at 2:56 AM PST could bring prophetic dreams if you’re asleep at this time. If you’re not, like may seem like it’s just a dream. Sun sextile Moon at 11:06 AM PST will bring happiness, harmony and flow to your morning. Any challenges will be knocked out quickly. Moon sextile Pluto at 12:01 PM PST will bring deep feelings to light. Resist the temptation to deny your feelings because you’ll learn something from them. Sun trine Pluto at 10:17 PM PST assures that you will be rewarded for all your hard work. Your passion and power have not gone unnoticed. The Moon is in the intense sign of Scorpio so use the energy available for passion instead of pain. The number of the day is 6, a number that assures victory through uniting the forces within you with the gifts of others to achieve success.
Mantra: Your strongest opponent is yourself.
Wednesday 9/7/16 3 of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course 5:43 PM PST
Moon Enters Sagittarius 6:20 PM PST
Whereas yesterday’s card was the Seven of Wands, a card of overcoming competition, today’s card is, the Three of Pentacles, a card of working together. Sometimes the best way to overcome your competition is to work with it, not against it. Traditionally this card features three figures working together to build a cathedral. Although this work is daunting, with time and dedication, the dream will be a reality. Venus sextile Saturn at 4:34 AM PST calls us to be at service to the things we care about and the ones we love. It asks you to give what you can to help others. Moon sextile Mercury at 9:38 AM PST will find those on the receiving end of your love thanking you for everything you’ve done for them. Moon sextile Jupiter at 5:43 PM PST will keep the cycle of love and generosity flowing into the evening. The Moon is in the emotional sign of Scorpio until it goes void of course between 5:43 PM PST and 6:30 PM PST. After that, it will enter the jolly, optimistic sign of Sagittarius, guaranteeing a peaceful, happy evening. Make sure you spend it with people you care about. The number of the day is 7, a number of change and with all the good vibes in the air today, these changes will most likely be positive ones.
Mantra: Teamwork makes the dream work.
Thursday 9/8/16 King of Pentacles
Moon in Sagittarius
The King of Pentacles is a person with traditionally masculine energy who enjoys all the physical pleasures of life. He is a good business man and has worked hard for the material comfort he possess. When this card appears, it can represent an increase in your abundance or a positive turn around in your finances. If this card does not represent you, it represents someone that you will come into contact who fits this profile. Moon conjunct Saturn at 3:06 PM PST encourages you to honor your emotions but remember to control them. Moon square Neptune at 3:21 PM PST could bring illusions and deception, especially in areas of money. Use your wisdom, like a king, to see through the lies others may spin. Moon sextile Venus at 6:54 PM PST will bring the potential to enjoy all the earthly pleasures this evening. Eat well, drink well, indulge in nature and live like a king! The Moon is in Sagittarius, bringing positive and energetic energy to the day. It’s a day to get out and about, experience and enjoy life.
Mantra: Today is a day fit for a king!
Friday 9/9/16 Ace of Swords
First Quarter in Sagittarius 4:49 AM PST
Moon Void of Course 5:51 PM PST
The Ace of Swords offers you new insight. If you agree to take up the sword, you will experience a boost in mental clarity that will shed light on things that may have been perplexing before. Jupiter enters Libra where he will stay for the rest of the year. When Jupiter is in Libra, people will be good team players and strive to make sure everyone is treated fairly. The Ace of Swords appearing on this day could signal that during this time period, a new understanding will develop around important issues involving social issues. Moon square sun at 4:49 AM PST could bring challenges to your morning. Moon conjunct Mars at 8:11 AM PST cautions you to use assertiveness when necessary but don’t go overboard. Moon square Mercury may muddle communication, and although the effects of Mercury retrograde have been lessened this season, you may find some of that retrograde energy hitting you this evening. Moon trine Uranus at 5:51 PM PST reminds us that we attract what we’re ready for. Its first quarter so we may see some challenges to our New Moon intentions. Working through this period with a clear, focused mind will bring the optimal results when the Full Moon graces us with her presence. The number of the day is 9, reminding us that we are closer to achieving our goals than we think, we just need to keep pushing ahead until New Moon.
Mantra: With a clear mind and an open heart, I will overcome any obstacles in my way.
Saturday 9/10/16 Death
Moon Void of Course
Moon Enters Capricorn 5:55 AM PST
The Death card is a card that 99.9% of the time does not indicate a physical death. Rather, it reminds us that every ending is a death and also brings the opportunity for new beginnings. If you experienced challenges during First Quarter, now is the time to discard the things that may be standing in your way. And since this week’s card is the Devil, these are things that bind and you and hold you back. You may enjoy them but they may be dead weight for you spiritually. Saturn square Neptune at 6:10 AM PST may find you hiding your head in the sand from these difficult truths but it’s time to wake up and realize that there’s no use to, as the old saying goes, “beat the dead horse” any longer. If something happens to hurt your ego today Moon square Jupiter at 6:22 AM PST may find you with a swollen, egotistical head. Don’t inflate your ego to protect yourself, simply accept that things change, people change and life goes on. These are hard lessons to learn, especially under a Capricorn Moon, but vital in your quest for spiritual development. The number of the day is 1, reminding us, as I said before, that every end is a beginning and every beginning is an ending.
Mantra: Life is nothing but a series of transformations.
Magdalena Tarot does not claim the rights to any of the Tarot card images used here. All images are from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr. Illustrated by William Worthington