Everyday Tarot, 06/68/11: Riding Out the Five of Cups

five-cups-legacy-tarotNo getting away from it. If you’ve got an ouchie, it just stings. You feel the sting, accept it, and keep on living, you know? As much and as soon as you can manage, you keep on living.

cups05sToday’s Tarot Forecast is the Five of Cups or “Lord of Loss in Pleasure,” associated with Mars in Scorpio. Quite elegantly, this card speaks to loss and grieving.

I like this version, because the woman here does hold the remaining two cups instead not seeing, having the emotional value behind her, as traditionally illustrated. She still feels the pain, but at least, she knows what she still has intact!

I think of Five of Cups energy as akin to eating something that’s toxic—you feel sick and it seems like it will last forever, but the poison just has to be processed before it leaves your system. It sure is challenging to think in those terms when you are reeling from nausea, though.

The good news is that Tarot fives are very dynamic, active forces. You don’t stay here forever. This energy is invariably in motion, and while the impact may linger, the emotional state generally doesn’t unless you actively nurse it. “Change” is just as much a keyword here as “conflict.”

sad-kittyWhen I’m in this place, all to be done, really, is accept the emotional upset as normal, necessary, and healthy to acknowledge—riding it out. The reaction (Mars) comes from deep within (Scorpio), and it’s not especially pretty. But it is real, and feeling it is part of expending that gut-churning sorrow, you know? It takes massive energy expenditures to try and submerge and deny this, so it’s often a better bet to allow it.

The Five of Cups signals me to acknowledge sorrow and loss. Do make efforts to protect what remains of what you value, but don’t try to recreate the circumstances you’ve lost. Truly, things never will be the same. That’s okay—you can love yourself and what comes anyway.  It doesn’t mean things cannot be as good or better than before. Just not the same.

You feeling the Five of Cups?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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Everyday Tarot, 06/26/11: Where do you put your faith?

daily-forecast-transparent-tarotPulling up the cards now that I selected for Everyday Tarot a couple days back, they seem way too much in sync with a reading I did yesterday. But of course, there must be a lesson in there for the rest of us. Else, we wouldn’t be seeing it now.

Today’s daily Tarot forecast is another three card spread from the Transparent Tarot.

  • Five of Cups or “Lord of Loss in Pleasure,” associated with Mars in Scorpio
  • The Hanged Man or “The Sprit of the Mighty Waters,” modernly associated with Neptune
  • Seven of Cups or “Lord of Illusionary Success,” associated with Venus in Scorpio

With both Scorpio and Neptune energy involved, we’re talking about deeply rooted feelings, and the choice lies within the Hanged Man’s watery realm—escape versus transcendence.

Escape is like remaining in the cocoon, telling yourself how perfect everything is outside. Transcendence requires acknowledging the spilled cups, allowing yourself to feel those pain it in expectation it will lead to transformation. Neither are especially easy.

I guess the real answer is in where you lay your faith—is it in the power of your desires to shape your experience or the power of your love to heal whatever hurts arise?

What do you see here? Do you know where your faith lies?

The Transparent Tarot
by Emily Carding

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