03/17/12: Share Your Perils | Prince Cups, 9 Swords

“Love is metaphysical gravity.” R. Buckminster Fuller

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Today’s Tarot is the Page of Cups (Earth in Water) and the reversed Nine of Swords (Moon in Gemini).  Opening your heart lessens the feelings of being under siege. It doesn’t erase it completely, but sure makes it much easier to weather. It’s like you’ve now got a little protection, right there for the taking.

Connect, connect, connect! Be honest and truthful, speaking from the heart. Acknowledge your feelings to someone you care about. It’s much less lonely that way. This is something I’ve had to work on, over the years. My natural inclination under stress is to withdraw, and that doesn’t always serve me very well. So I work on it, you know? And yeah, I find it helpful. Shared perils are less overwhelming. And sometimes, you will find in the sharing, you get EXACTLY what you needed.

Do you tend to reach out when under siege?

03/17/12: Share Your Perils | Prince Cups, 9 Swords 1 Cosmic Tarot Deck
by Norbert Losche

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01/25/12: From the Heart | Page of Cups

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“Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.” William Shakespeare

When I’m struggling, bothered or uncertain, I’ve found a pretty simple way to decide how to behave, including or how to deal with others who may not be acting in a way I like: I do only what I can feel good about doing, and pull back from what I cannot. Yes, that’s simplistic, but it really does work wonders. It discovered that approach through the world’s ugliest custody battle and I’ve used it for difficult situations ever since.

The Page of Cups (Earth in Air) only knows one way to live—from the heart. Pure and simple. When I remember that, I seldom go astray. Complications arise when you try to “manage” outside yourself, be it the environment, another person, outcomes, long-range direction, whatever. Wondering and worrying and trying to manipulate the details never has gotten me very far.

But the simple question, “What can I feel good about?” is huge! Not what I feel good about in terms of anybody else or an outcome I don’t directly control. I have full rights over my own involvement. This page reminds me as long as I keep my actions in line with a pure heart and good intent, I’ve done the very best I can do.

I think it works because it forces you to focus on what really matters, using that as the point of reference. What I feel good about contributing to IS very much my business, while any other ick is not. It doesn’t always guarantee I’ll be happy over an outcome for sure. But it does promise me I can sleep at night.

Do you live from the heart?

01/25/12: From the Heart | Page of Cups 2 Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

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08/17/11: Heartbreak to Hope | 10 of Swords, 6 of Swords, Page of Cups

IMG_1528In the middle of crisis, every trial feels permanent. Every problem feels insurmountable. And every cloud in the sky looks like a killer storm brewing. It’s not really, but it sure looks that way.

Today’s Tarot forecast is a 3-card spread from the Transparent Tarot that seems to capture that feeling in the air while still suggesting a bright spot to sail toward. I like that!

  • Ten of Swords or Lord of Ruin, associated with Gemini Sun (Sorry, Gemini—it’s not personal!)
  • Six of Swords or Lord of Earned Success, associated with Mercury in Aquarius
  • Page of Cups or Princess of the Waters, associated with Earth of Water

The upshot—yeah, there have been betrayals, overreactions, possibly double-dealing and in general, folks in the vicinity have not always acted in good faith or with your best interests at heart. Whether it was conscious or not is a lot less relevant than we may care to admit.

The worst is definitely over—time to start pulling the swords out and let the healing commence. You are moving toward new shores here, but those wounds are still healing and sometimes, they still hurt.

Know the pain is both temporary and indication of a deeper understanding. Facing up  doesn’t permanently scar emotionally—it allows you to detach so you can sail away.

The best news, though—the Page of Cups promises heartbreak heals. The sense of newness, passion and emotional openness that may seem inaccessible in this moment is coming—that’s the point of all this letting go and moving on stuff, man. That’s how you get there.

Are you feeling this? How’s your trip?

08/17/11: Heartbreak to Hope | 10 of Swords, 6 of Swords, Page of Cups 3 The Transparent Tarot
by Emily Carding

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08/09/11: Ending Emotional Stalemate | 2 Wands, 8 Cups, Page Cups

transparent-tarot-daily-forecastThere’s a lot of disruption out there. Many relationships are strained. If you want to start afresh or significantly alter the dynamics, a smart approach gives you a huge head-start to being successful.

  • Accept individual perspective and priorities differ; theirs as precious to them as yours to you. Maybe you’ve got mixed feelings or frustration over differences, but you don’t have to agree, to be respectful. You will doesn’t trump merely because it stems from you. (Two of Wands/Lord of Dominion/Mars in Aries)
  • Decide what issues can be released without abandoning yourself. Some details are negotiable where others should not be. Not every hill is important enough to die on, although some surely are. Know the difference. Bonus: it doesn’t count as “letting go” if you just shut your mouth but remain wound up. Ha! Limit emotion over peripheral issues. remaining closely aligned with your higher principles. Then you can travel lighter. (Eight of Cups/Lord of Abandoned Success/Saturn in Pisces)
  • Proceed forward in good faith, with an open heart. Knowing you’ve truly set aside the unimportant, what’s remaining is reflective of your higher self, your most important vision. You’ve cut out the extraneous already. What’s left is a guidebook for living with emotional integrity. (Page of Cups/Princess of the Waters/Earth in Water)

What do you think?

08/09/11: Ending Emotional Stalemate | 2 Wands, 8 Cups, Page Cups 4 The Transparent Tarot
by Emily Carding

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Everyday Tarot, 05/11/11: “I am NOT you!” says the Inverted Page of Cups

daily-tarot-forecast-page-cups-inverted-legacy-divine“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the very hardest lessons of love is allowing others freedom to make their own choices unimpeded, follow their own path, and genuinely wish them well–even for choices we’d not be excited about otherwise. It’s an exercise in self-control, but one well worth the trouble.

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