Does your life need some sweetness? A gift of white flowers perhaps? Cups in tarot are all about the emotions, feelings, the free flow of the open heart. The number six signifies harmony, healing, family. In this picture we see an older boy giving a golden cup with a white flower to a smaller, we presume younger, girl. Looks like an older brother and his younger sister to me. The farm house in the background is perhaps the childhood home. We think back to a time when all was gentle and tender. The nostalgia of the past brings with it a rosy tint. Perhaps this is what’s needed for this week.
Lightning strikes the tower. The crown topples midst the fiery destruction. Two people jump from the burning building to escape peril. One has eyes faced forward, the other is looking up. Where will you look for succor when your world falls apart? Will you seek the earth or heaven? The universe deals us challenges for our growth and expansion. Sometimes these challenges are not so subtle. If you have been dealt a blow in your health, your relationships, your job, your spirits, reframe your fear and despair into one of gratitude so you can capture the lesson and the new knowledge for moving past your present predicament…forward into the light.
One of the most wished for cards in the deck, the Nine of Cups signifies good fortune, abundance, culminations. The fellow looks rather smug sitting on his stool with his arms crossed, wearing a fancy red hat in front of the podium stacked with nine beautiful gleaming golden cups. We feel he has a worker quality about him and the red plumed hat is a new acquisition to his wardrobe. He has worked hard for the success he has attained and he does not forget where he came from.
Perhaps you are enjoying the fulfillment of some dreams that have manifested into reality. Success is in the air and you deserve to pat yourself on the back. You worked hard, believed anything was possible, and now you have proof of a benevolent universe. Stay grounded and love every minute as the cycle sets to start again.
For a good life, it’s all about finding the right mixture. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, add some here, take away some there. The angel pours water from one cup to another. We see this as a repetitive action as she blends all the elements within the flow. With one foot in the water and one on the stones she shows us that the path to a good life is made with a combination of intuition and grounding. An illuminated crown waits for us as we align with the elements of this journey.
This week let us temper our behaviors to forge the middle path and allow a bit of heaven to enter this earthly plane.
Threesomes–symbol of cooperation or a crowd? Because of the Pentacles here we think cooperation. Builders know that the three-legged stool shares weight equally and is therefore a very stable design. Pentacles are the tarot sign of builders. In the picture the artisan confers with the religious man and patron. The cathedral cannot be built without each to their input. This week as we go about putting our plans into action and manifesting our intentions let us embrace the input of others and realize that together we can build our world better than alone. It takes a village…