09/16/11: Secret to Soaring

“If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free –
Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.” –Richard Lovelace


Today’s Tarot forecast is the Playfulness (Page of Wands) and Trust (Knight of Cups). Playfulness and trust are a potent combination for creativity! Risk being misunderstood, considered silly, making mistakes or not controlling the outcome, and you allow yourself space and creative options.

If your actions are joyful, saturated and love and fun, you know you’re firmly in the flow. That’s your compass, so you can trust your path. This is what makes the leap of faith warranted. And that’s exactly how you soar.

Do you find these principles true?

Osho Zen Tarot Set
by US Games

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Everyday Tarot, 07/08/11: Packing Emotional Baggage w/Knight of Cups


“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”  –Leo Buscaglia

“Should” is a very powerful word—when applied to ourselves, it can either light a path or condemn our missteps. When applied to others, it can bring contentment, or, perhaps more likely, disappointment. What to do with that pesky old, “should” anyway?

Today’s Tarot Forecast is the Knight of Cups or “Prince of the Chariot of the Waters.” Associated with Air in Water, remember that thoughts modify the emotional responses. I often see the knight with emotional flux—all the Tarot knights tend to show up for me when situations are not stable. Knights also tend to be idealistic and impulsive, so I look for similar qualities in the energy surrounding them.

I know, I go back and forth. I know, my stance changes as I process, forget, remember, revisit and readjust my thinking on emotionally charged issues. I go in, with an open heart, but the mind is not always so willing. It bends and sways and flutters about, and my heart follows.

The Knight of Cups reminds me that my emotions are fluid, and heavily colored by my thoughts. I can set “should” aside for “is”—being, knowing, and best I can, living in the now. That doesn’t mean injuries cease to exist, or the painful suddenly becomes soothing.

Mostly, he tells me I get to decide how much emotional baggage I’m taking with me on the trip. Maybe time to pull out some of those spare outfits. The case gets kind of heavy. My arm’s tired. I just worry, though…if I clean it all the way out, am I going to be caught unprepared? Because there is a reason, those outfits are in there. Cleaning out the bag is a tradeoff.

What does the Knight of Cups have to say to you?

Tarot of the New Vision (English and Spanish Edition)
by Lo Scarabeo

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Everyday Tarot, 07/02/11: Slow Down, Nellie! Rev. Knight of Cups

rev-knight-swords-radiant-rwsHow was your Eclipse? Did it get your emotional water flowing? Spend any time alone? I was swamped with stimuli—decidedly emotional, but my Gemini moon thought it out anyway—and am pretty sure it will be a while before it’s all sorted for me. That’s not bad. Just is, you know?

The card today was perfect companion for sorting, with a side advisory note.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the inverted Knight of Cups or “Prince of the Chariot of the Waters, associated with Air in Water. Generally for the Knight of Cups, the intellect (Air) supports emotions (Water), but inverted, something may be off balance. Don’t get so drunk you fall off your horse!

Issues that have an emotional punch can easily knock us off balance, you know? That doesn’t mean we’re messing up, or not handling our emotional business reasonably. It means we have feelings—sometimes, strong ones. It takes time to understand them, process and let the dust kicked up settle back down.

Today, go easy on yourself emotionally. Allow information surrounding emotional issues time to sink in, process and settle down. Don’t assume how you feel this minute is how you’re going to be feeling new year, next month or even next week. Just slow down, breathe, and let understanding flow in like the sunrise, lifting over some mountains. All does happen in the right time, even if it doesn’t feel so much like that in the moment.

Did you get some emotional punch for your eclipse?

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot
by Us Games Systems

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Everyday Tarot, 05/30/11: Punch-Drunk / Inverted Knight of Cups

daily-tarot-forecast-rev-knight-cups-houswivesAnytime people remain in problematic circumstance, there’s a reason. I know sometimes we feel trapped in a world not of our making, but most traps in the long view become about weighing what you’re willing to leave behind against freedom, you know? There’s usually an underlying “why” we stay that can be unacknowledged—that core belief, feeling or reason is the real chain that binds us.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the inverted Knight of Cups or “Lord of the Waves and the Waters,” associated with Air in Water. I often see this fellow with emotional instability surrounding a situation, wildly fluctuating feelings. In fact, “punch-drunk” is a great description for this Knight. Whatever the feelings we’re drinking up, they go straight to our heads!

The Knight of Cups often shows up around emotional confusion. But it’s not about one person tricking the other. The blur factor doesn’t occur in isolation. A really good, Knight of Cups question is, “Who’s fooling whom?” Inverted, look for the scales tipping one way or the other about now. Either she’s going to get fall-down drunk or she’s going to pay closer attention to what’s in that cup. It’s a decision point.

fruit-punch-sl-300501-xIf you want to change the situation, the inverted Knight of Cups would have you sober up a bit and take ownership of your own emotional needs and reactions. You’re deciding what you continue to drink in.

Is resistance to re solving a disruptive emotional issue related to avoidance? Is there some bit of experience or a realization you’ve been wishing to deny? It’s your choice what cup to drink from. No judgment here! We each move at the pace that’s right for us. But if you’re tired of being drunk, it’s silly to keep sucking down the spiked punch. Pretending like you didn’t realize it was spiked isn’t of much help.

You ever “put down the punch?” How’d it work out?

The Housewives Tarot
by Paul Kepple

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