Everyday Tarot, 07/11/11: Seeking Common Ground | 10 of Cups

ten-cups-daily-tarot-forecastToday is my wedding anniversary. Well, “ours” I guess. I should share it with my husband.  Har! We’ve been married twenty-two years. That’s a Hell of a long time! And you know what’s ragingly obvious after 22 years?

Our relationship, the sense of belonging, the trust we have in one another after all these years together…every single shred of connection we have is the manifestation of a choice we make on a daily basis.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the Ten of Cups or Lord of Perfected Success, associated with Mars in Pisces. Nice to see this card upright! Even reversed, it’s not a bad vibe but upright, there’s a deep, abiding sense of peace surrounding home and family space.

I find it silly, how people refer to marriage anyway. “We’re getting married,” they’ll say. As if you set an appointment to browse and pick out a marriage to take home. I joke with my husband, that I picked him out from the “Slightly Used Husbands Store.” Scratch and dent, but I saw the shine underneath. Lots of good years left in that model!

A wedding is an event—but a marriage, not so much. It’s a deal, an agreement—I’m sorry if that sucks the romance out if it for ya. Call it a “Holy Contract” if you want. I don’t care. Thing is, it IS an agreement, that you’ll be on each other’s side; it’s one deal you make good on (or not), every single day.

That’s a family relationship, spouse or otherwise. Yes, blood is thick, but people can be thicker. There are moments when each of us gets a little crazy, falls short, caves in or screws up. Humanity leaks all over the best of intention, and leaving everyone embarrassed by unsightly stains. So then what?

CherryBlossomWhen it gets messy, loving, then you decide, how much import to grant lapses in the family space. What is most important to you? What feelings (Pisces) are worth fighting for (Mars)? What fights (Mars) can you transcend (Pisces)? This is where the divides are bridged. You can come together here, if you can agree upon where you want to meet.

With my husband and I…well, our execution isn’t perfect, even after many years together. We have a strong marriage, but not because either of us never screws up. We have a good bond because our intention to love and support one another always remains common ground, even on those days were we otherwise make a mess of it. The Ten of Cups keeps us from getting lost on the way by showing common ground. We find our way back to where we like the view.

Have you found common ground?

Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

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Everyday Tarot, 07/09/11: Lighten up on the Dust Bunnies! Rev. 10 of Cups

ten-cups-tarot-forecastAll around me, I’m seeing people dealing with “old news.” Venus/Pluto action, maybe? Whatever, we’re getting frustrated, impatient and cranky–because these ancient issues are peeking out from under the bed, like so many discarded socks, covered with dust from years of inattention.

You know, I understand. I’m seeing the same thing in my life. But really, when this happens, there is a reason. I’m thinking the reason is that now is exactly the right time to clear out those dust bunnies!

Today’s Tarot forecast is the inverted Ten of Cups or “Lord of Success Perfected,” associated with Mars in Pisces. Sometimes, people are bothered by seeing this card inverted, but to me,  even reversed it’s got a good, harmonious (if not perfectly so) vibe.

Cleaning out Psychic Dust Bunnies - Now's a good time!Tarot tens herald a completion that simultaneously paves the way for a new beginning. Can’t have one without the other. And the Ten of Cups suggests home and family is getting shored up, so you’ll be better equipped to deal with the Tarot Court that follows—the Tarot Cups allow feelings to become integrated. The Page of Cups helps you become aware  of feelings, while the Knight of Cups struggles with what you find. The Queen of Cups examines the roots, to integrate. And the King of Cups teaches you to live true to those feelings. That’s a very powerful cycle to undertake! There’s really no reason to be concerned if it takes a while.

We ARE doing fine, okay? All those of you annoyed, worried, or uncertain because it’s not just DONE already, lighten up. (I include myself in that list, by the way.) There’s the space—the gap, the void between cleaning out the old and replacing it with the new—that makes us uncomfortable. It’s not settled, and we have to take things on faith a minute.

Have you been cussing your dust bunnies?

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

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