In Rider-Waite Tarot system the 7 of cups card represents a person standing in front of 7 cups filled with various desirable objects. The cups look almost identical and they are not grounded but floating in the air. In a sense they are actually out of reach of the person standing in front of them but still within his sight. The very simplified meaning of the cards is to have more choices then one or building a flying castles.
I would like to focus on the “more choice” side of the archetype. Friend of mine recently told me she is feeling like she has to discover all things that are here, don’t really wont to commit to one thing because she would feel like she is missing something..and I was thinking.. “missing what?”
Of course, when your life is consisting of repetitive stereotypes only that is a very troublesome BUT are you actually missing something by staying all the time at position 0? (yes, I am talking about Fool card) Isn’t that stagnation in the very same fashion?
As I believe the principles of life are universal and range from quantum physics to you having bad day. There is just one “Life”, one and only archetype that includes everything. In the light of this fact actually makes more sense WHERE exactly are you on your journey more then what are you following because it works on same principle.
It is like starting with a stamp collection…and then a coins collection… Different cups, but still the same experience of starting over and over again. Just like the cups on the 7 of cups card: identical and floating in the air, unless you go all the way down on your collector journey and turn it into real experience, then it doesn’t matter what are you collecting.
I used the “collector” metaphor to make the idea more “edible” but this can seemingly apply to other interests or even relationships in our life.
So I would say don’t be scared to get into some “heavy shit”. Yes, it can be a disaster, yes it can be painful and you might have to face your worst fears but as at the end of the day you only benefit from it. 😉
Today I would like to talk/write about the importance of intuition developing rituals. This apply to both tarot readers and tarot untouched individuals for whom are strongly recommend to get some appealing tarot deck even if it will be just for purposes described further on.
As there is a day and night forming together a great partners, our logical and down-to-earth thinking makes great partner with illogical intuition. Only by combining those two together is possible to perceive the life in its fullest truthful state.We are living in times where intuition and spirituality is very underestimated. This might lead to lack of balance within us and creating a false perception about our lives and priorities.
So that’s why I came up with the idea for “Tea and Tarot” ritual that may help to restore the intuition and ultimately the balance with your mind.
All you need is:
- Tea of choice (my personal favorite is mint tea or any tea without caffeine)
- Some snuggling device like armchair
- Silence or sound meditation
- Deck of Tarot cards
- Pen and paper
Now all you need to do is to make a tea, feel comfy and shuffle the cards. Pick one. Stare. Stare. Stare. Let the imagination flowing slowly. Stare. Gaze. Now take the paper and start to write down keywords, stories, sentences what ever comes to your mind. Don’t stop until the paper is full of notes!
Don’t be afraid that it is embarrassing or it doesn’t make sense. If you feel like writing “Fart” 10 times do it.
Repeat this ritual every now and then or “when it feels like it”.
This exercise will inevitably help your intuition and reconnection with your subconscious.
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As you might saw in TV or internet, today demonstrations in Kiev got worse.
You can read about it here:
So I decided to do a short 3 cards spread for the situation to have some more insight on the situation from the tarot point of view.
I used Golden Universal Tarot and the reading is:
10 pentacles Reversed – Wheel of Fortune – Page of Wands Reversed
So the demonstrations got root in past financial problems and instability of the country. The people in there got frustrated by not being able feel fulfillment in their daily life.
Now the wheels of fortune are turning, bringing dramatic changes and events, what was down is going up and what was up is going down. This might be showing temporary change of power distribution over the country however the reversed page of wands suggests that those changes might not be stable and there probably will be a lot of confusion and strong opposition might bring those changes down.
The advice for the people of Ukraine is, be on your guard as you might be easily thrown from your horse. Civil war would only make things worse and being reckless might lead to more confusion and eventually might lead to disrupted project that originally started successfully.
In this case force will not resolve the situation, it will only make it worse.
Hope you all will be alright and save! I am sending you some light.
Hi there everybody,
so as I would say you are all getting ready for the Valentine..? Honing your singing and dancing skills, getting some flowers, chocolates, learning some kick ass poems..?
So to make you even more irresistible, I put together a little Valentine divination. It is mix of Aztec horoscope and tarot divination…
So in general I would say this years Valentines day is looking as extremely good day for love and companionship.
It is ruled by Xochitl (Flower) so great day for beauty- its creating and opening your heart to it. Tarot is also suggestion that you should not try to make any harsh practical decisions this Friday in stead try to somehow find to way how to “juggle” and find balance.
Tarot also suggest it good day for finding common ground and mixing opposites, in terms of partnership or even different opinions.
It is not a good day for hiding and feeling fear, so if you have someone to talk to about your feeling you have been hiding, go for it. Friday is a great day for it!
According to the Aztec calendar it is also a great day for reflection on past and trying to concentrate on personal growth (even maybe in pair..what do you think 😉
I wish you a good luck, a lot of great new memories and happy Valentine!
Tereza aka Coco Tarot