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It’s the 50th week of the year and the card of the week is Strength. The Strength card features a young, virginal girl putting her hands into a lion’s mouth. It’s the classic story of beauty and the beast. The girl tames the lion with love alone. She is not afraid of the power that stands before her but embraces it with a gentle hug. We’ve been focusing on getting to the top of the mountain this month. We want to stand at the summit on New Year’s Day and welcome in a new paradigm in our own personal power. We’ve left things behind and are becoming aware of the power that we each have inside us. In numerology, 50 breaks down to 5, a number of overcoming obstacles.
Mantra: We are strong, we are beautiful and we will never let anyone or anything keep us down.
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Sunday 12/11/16 Ace of Pentacles
Moon in Taurus
Moon Void of Course 8:04 PM PST
The Ace of Pentacles appears when there will be new beginnings in abundance in your life. Although it is Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow period and it’s not advised to start anything new, you may finally be getting recognition for something you’ve dedicated a lot of work to. Or you may finish a project that will bring you prosperity. Whatever the case, there may be surprises ahead for you regarding your career or finances in the near future. Moon trine Pluto at 6:54 AM PST could bring strong feelings and emotional outbursts that are draining. Take your frustrations out safely in the bedroom if you can. Moon square Mars at 8:04 PM PST could leave you feeling irritable and pugnacious. If you can, get some exercise to help you let off some steam. Sun trine Uranus at 10:56 PM PST could help you find out new, exciting things about yourself. This is an energetic transit that will bring discoveries that create new opportunities and bring new people into your life. The Moon is in the abundant sign of Taurus but goes void of course at 8:04 PM PST. Take time to indulge in nature, beauty and the arts today. The number of the day is 5, a number of taking on challenges and defeating them.
Mantra: Each challenge I overcome is an opportunity for a new beginning.
Monday 12/12/16 9 Wheel of Fortune
Moon Enters Gemini 4:41 AM PST
The Wheel of Fortune is a card that appears when you’re about to have a change in luck. But in order for this change to occur, you must surrender and trust in fate. The way the next few days reads as a Tarot reading is really interesting so be prepared to be kicked up a notch. However, only way to access what the upcoming shift is offering is to completely give in to whatever happens to you starting today. Moon trine Venus at 2:22 PM PST will bring love, beauty and creativity to your afternoon. Moon square Neptune at 7:31 PM PST could distort your perception so if you’re not sure of something, just surrender. Moon enters Gemini at 4:41 AM PST where She will stay for the rest of the day. You may feel chatty, spontaneous and creative. If you feel yourself losing focus, make time to write down your thoughts feelings to gain clarity. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory.
Mantra: Don’t think. Don’t feel. Just trust.
Tuesday 12/13/16 7 of Pentacles
Full Moon in Gemini 4:05 PM PST
Moon Void of Course 9:57 PM PST
The 7 of Pentacles is a card of hard work and harvest. It’s Full Moon and even if you haven’t reached the maximum yield for the intentions you set during New Moon, you didn’t come away empty handed. Some gains were made. And with Mercury Retrograde shadow period starting on Thursday, it’s only natural that there were disruptions. You did your best and you’ve tied up some lose ends to make this Mercury Retrograde easier. Recognize your success and congratulate yourself. Moon trine Jupiter at 10:24 AM PST will find you feeling optimistic and generous. Moon opposition Saturn at 11:04 AM PST is a secretive transit that may leave you feeling guilty if you haven’t been 100% honest with someone. You may want to get your feelings out in the open if they will contribute to your freeing up your energy for Full Moon manifestation. Moon sextile Uranus at 1:18 PM PST could leave you feeling rebellious and ready to shake up things in the name of change. Moon opposition Sun at 4:05 PM PST brings the Full Moon in Gemini. You may want to take some time to journal about your goals and progress to get an idea of where you’ve been and where you’re going. Moon trine Mars at 9:57 PM PST will give you a boost of confidence that is meant to empower you. Take this chance to build up your confidence. The Moon is Void of Course from 9:57 PM onward so don’t exert your will in any particular direction, just accept what comes to you. The number of the day is 7, a number of reassessment.
Mantra: I’ve done my best and I’m impressed.
Wednesday 12/14/16 The World
Moon Enters Cancer 4:09 AM PST
It’s interesting that the Wheel of Fortune appeared on the day before Full Moon and the day after Full Moon, the World, which is like a higher octave of the Wheel of Fortune appears. Although all the transits are pretty mild, the card combination is not. It is also interesting that the Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period begins tomorrow. A big shift kicked us up a notch on Tuesday and the whole process should complete itself today although the effects may not be realized until later. Know that this is the completion of a very fast cycle that has the potential to rearrange your entire life. Just know that everything is happening perfectly and how it should for the greater good and highest spiritual purpose. Moon trine Neptune at 7:17 PM PST encourages you to listen to your intuition and go with your psychic senses. It will guide you into the next cycle. The Moon is in the loving, psychic, nurturing sign of Cancer. The Moon is still full so give Mama a big hug tonight if you can! The number of the day is 8, a number of karma.
Mantra: I’ve let go in order to let it all flow.
Thursday 12/15/16 Queen of Wands
Moon in Cancer
Moon Void of Course 1:37 PM PST
Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period Begins
The Queen of Wands is powerful woman (or man with more traditionally feminine energy than traditionally masculine energy) who is the life of the party. She lights up a room with her laughter and smile. She’s charming and her passions burn bright. Let the power of the Queen infuse you today. If she does not represent you, she represents someone you will encounter today. Moon opposition Mercury at 2:25 AM PST brings conflict between the head and heart. Honor your emotions to get the most out of this transit. If you are asleep during this transit, this energy may appear in your dreams. Moon square Jupiter at 11:08 AM PST is a mostly positive transit that is filled with generosity and kindness but check your ego. Moon square Uranus at 1:37 PM PST is a rebellious transit that leaves people thirsty for something new and different. The Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period officially begins today so disruptions are quite possible. So keep the new and different simple like trying a new drink at the coffee shop or going into a store that you’ve never been in before. The Moon is in the nurturing sign of Cancer but she goes void of course at 1:37 PM PST so if you start anything, make sure you can finish it before the Moon enters Leo at 5:15 AM PST tomorrow. The number of the day is 9, reminding us to get to work and wrap up lose ends!
Mantra: I’m beautiful, I’m powerful, I’m enchanting.
Friday 12/16/16 6 King of Cups
Moon Enters Leo 5:15 AM PST
The King of Cups is a man (or a woman with more traditionally masculine energy) with a big heart. He is kind, caring and nurturing like ideal father figure. If he does not represent you, he represents someone who you may come into contact with today. There are no exact transits today so if we look at the energy of the Leo Moon, traditionally Masculine and shining bright and juxtapose it with the cool, calming energy of the King of Cups, it seems like things will be in balance today. If you let your passion shine with loving kindness, people will be open to you and what you have to say. This is a lesson for the next 10 day cycle because the number of the day is 1(0). So until we hit a 1(0) day again, trying mixing the compassion water with the brilliance of fire in all you do. You may just dazzle people.
Mantra: Find balance in opposing forces.
Saturday 12/17/16 Prince or Knight of Pentacles
Moon in Leo
The Knight or Prince of Pentacles appears to remind us that slow and steady wins the race. This has been a week of big changes and now that it’s time to dig and get the work done. It’s time to clear the blockages to your success during this Mercury Retrograde season. You have your work cut out for you but you can do it! Moon opposition Venus at 12:23 AM PST could leave you looking desperate in your relationships if you don’t give people the space they need. If you are asleep during this transit, these signs may appear in your dreams. Moon sextile Jupiter at 2:51 PM PST is a generous, optimistic sign that will bring happiness to your afternoon. Moon trine Saturn at 3:24 PM PST will bring steady, levelheaded energy. Anything you do will be done with focus and attention to detail. Moon trine Uranus at 4:57 PM PST will bring new people and experiences into your life. The Moon is in the bright, shiny sign of Leo. Be prepared to stand out! The number of the day is 2, a number of balance.
Mantra: I know what I need to do. Time to get to work.
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