A skeleton clad in black armor sits astride a beautiful white horse. They are walking over the people, a member of royalty, a bishop. a woman and her child. Death comes to the high and the low and does not discriminate. The Messenger of Death carries a black flag with a five pointed white star on it. Five is the number of change. The white star of purity against the blackness of death signals change and transformation. All things change–relationships, jobs, life. Nothing is forever. Except the soul. It is good to acknowledge when systems no longer serve their usefulness or purpose, they must be allowed to die. With a death comes the hope of a new beginning.
Perhaps there’s a snag in that great new romance. Or maybe your work partner and you are not seeing eye to eye on a particular issue. Something is in the air and it isn’t very pleasant. When the waters of emotion were flowing and all was in perfect alignment the world was rosy and happily ever after seemed more real than a fairy tale. But reality has its ups and downs and the nature of relationship is just that…relating. We need to find alignment in our misalignment. There are times when we will see the other’s point of view and perhaps that will cause us to adjust ours. And other times when we see their point of view and choose to stick with ours. This exercise is a lesson in the art of acceptance, of when to choose battles and when to raise the chalice to toast another day. This week choose to work through the challenges with the vision of a perfect union as inspiration.
Are your emotions getting the better of you? Do you feel you are not in control of your actions? This King of Cups Reversed is here to encourage you to use emotional intelligence this week. And you will have plenty of opportunity to do so. Remember, we are in the thick of holiday season and there’s a lot of shtuff going around. Kings are rulers with authority gained from experience. Cups are emotions and relationships. This king has control of his emotions and rules with compassion and heart. However when the heart flow is blocked this king will act very badly and use his great gifts of spirit to manipulate and control the situation negatively. This week step back and resist reactive behavior. Seek to understand why you are feeling your feelings before you act out on them. You will return to balance and ride the waves of emotions with aplomb just like the King of Cups when he is turned right-side up.
This week be prepared to be served up all kinds of choices–some good, some bad, some perplexing. What is that shrouded figure coming out of one of the golden cups? Is it a ghost? After all, Halloween is Wednesday! You are cautioned to weigh each option carefully and meditate on the illusory aspect of desire. Seven is the number of assessment and knowledge. Cups are love and relationships. Don’t get carried away by your idealistic nature. Dig a little deeper for the truth. Remember…”all that glitters is not gold.”