Everyday Tarot, 05/07/011: Past Mother’s Day Mourning / Inverted Five of Cups


[This is from Mother’s Day, 2011. I ran across it tonight, and figured maybe somebody needed to hear it. ♥ ~Dix]

It’s almost Mother’s Day. And while countless images of  impeccable Stepford-style family bliss march through our collective consciousness courtesy marketing, it’s enough to make anybody feel inadequate. For too many, Mother’s Day is just another reminder of something they don’t have.

Today’s Tarot is the Five of Cups, inverted. Known as “The Lord of Loss in Pleasure,” this card is associated with Mars in Scorpio. Like all Tarot fives, there’s disruption and conflicted feelings. Quite simply, this is a card of mourning losses. Inverted, expect the mourning to be  cushioned, limited or short-lived.

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09/04/13: Saying “No” to the drunk dial! / Reversed Knight of Cups


The reversed Knight of Cups often makes me think of being drunk: you may THINK you know what you’re saying, but…well, the next morning you can feel all “Big Shot” by Billy Joel. (Not that I’m showing my age or anything…ha!)

I’d not go getting all obsessive about though. Obsession is the root of many a drunk dial, you know? And drunk dialing never solves anything, my friends, be it literal or metaphorical dialing.

In short, get the emotional state clarified and stabilized before you try to act thereupon. There may be a blurty/gushy sort of compulsion over feelings that were not being openly acknowledged. Great to foster self-awareness; not so great to dump a half-cooked emotional stew into somebody else’s lap. That’s messy and can lead to embarrassment all around.

Meditation, journaling, exercise, artwork or even a damn nap may allow the subconscious to finish cooking. If you have a trusted confidant to help you sort things out, fair enough. But don’t be in too big of a hurry to ditch the emotional waves. There’s a lot to be said for coming to terms with your feelings before ridding yourself of them. They don’t appear in a vacuum. You want to understand and address the circumstances and thought processes that put you where you are before you rush out to be somewhere else, ya know?

And if you get incoming, don’t take it too seriously. Everybody occasionally offloads. Letting it pass with grace will earn mighty Karma points.

Are you seeing some punch-drunk out there?

Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

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06/13/12: Emotional Breakdowns | Queen of Cups, 3 of Cups

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The reversed Queen of Cups (Water in Water) can be emotionally off-balance, over-saturated or just a bit too “emotive.” She’s all sloshy! The queen would do well to stabilize by connecting with her crew—or maybe her lover, as shown on the Cosmic Tarot’s Three of Cups (Mercury in Cancer). Here, communications (Mercury) will be comforting (Cancer). Having that support will totally change the nature of any emotional sloshing.

If you feel a breakdown coming, look for a safe person to support you as you work it out. If you can serve this function for someone else, kudos to you for collecting kind Karma.

Are you seeing emotional breakdowns in progress?

Cosmic Tarot Deck
by Norbert Losche

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05/12/12: Who makes you unhappy? | Reversed 4 of Cups


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle

What’s good enough?

If you’re a hundred pounds overweight, the person who says they need to lose 10 pounds may annoy you. If you’re struggling to pay bills, the person who feels poor because they are not currently making three times what you do doesn’t engender much sympathy.

But it’s all relative: there will always be people better and worse off than you in some way. It’s a big world! You decide your place in it.

“Really, Tarot?” That’s what I said about today’s card. It’s been just a day or so since we got the upright Four of Cups. So today, we’re doing reversed? Really?!

Shut up and write, Dixie. Shut up and write.

Evidently, it’s time to look at personal satisfaction, what we’re acknowledging versus what we are not acknowledging in our worldview. In the Cosmic Tarot deck, Tarot Cups are very blue, and this guy appears to be blue, both literally and figuratively!

It’s also interesting to note the surroundings.  Lotus flowers symbolize purity and non-attachment, growing up from the mud to beautifully bloom un-sullied. A castle sits behind him (wealth, safety), along with mountains (achievements), a lush field (prosperity), and a horse (power, freedom).

He has an awful lot going for him, already, but he doesn’t seem to notice. If anything, his posture is one of despair. In short, a sense of satisfaction is is never going to come from external circumstance.

Whether I’m happy or not doesn’t come down to my job, my marriage, my kids, my car, my house, my IQ, my weight, my schedule, my health, my friends, or my outward circumstance of any shape or form. Our spirit is contained in a physical body, but it’s not to be confused with the physical body.

Contentment is not dictated by outside circumstance. It may be eased or impeded by outside circumstance, but it’s definitely not determined by it!

If you’re not feeling content and satisfied, stop looking for people or situations to blame. Start looking for what you really want in your life—what you want to create in this physical plane, who you want to be, and how you want to live. If there is a disconnect between who you want to be and who you are, you WILL be unhappy. Instead of finding excuses, start looking at alternatives.

Then, you can be the Lotus flower that springs up from the universal mud.

Are you mostly content?

Cosmic Tarot Deck
by Norbert Losche

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King of Cups Says, “Act on Your Feelings”

King of Cups

From a reading…

“ACT on your feelings. The more important it is to you, the more important it is for you to stay with it, stay in the moment, ride it out when the storm starts coming in, recognize when it’s getting fogged up and wait until the fog clears before you bug out down the road. Can you trust your feelings? This is the question your are resolving.”

What does the King of Cups say to you?

12/18/11: Difficult Decisions | Four of Cups, Ten of Cups

"You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside. –Alan Cohen


Today’s Tarot is the Four of Cups (Moon in Cancer) and the Ten of Cups (Mars in Pisces)—a rather watery duo, but certainly a nice departure from yesterday’s Crisis of Faith! Though often with the Four of Cups, there is dissatisfaction, and a decidedly undecided feel, even though as a Tarot four, we would expect stability in the current situation.

In other words, there is time to safely make this choice. The man on this card has reached a decision point; he must either decide to be satisfied with what he has or take up a new direction. And I do love this version of the Ten of Cups—the expectation of conflict (Mars) has been erased (Pisces)! The dog and cat found themselves some higher ground, you know?

I’d expect a lovely, harmonious, Ten-of-Cups- style outcome explicitly when decisions are made in close concert with your deepest values and priorities. So if you’re looking at a choice now, here’s the approach: take your time, knowing you have time to take. Identify your highest ideals and most important values, and do NOT let go of them for the sake of a dream or a passing, emotional pull (Cancer moon). That’s what gives you the best outcome—and lets you sleep at night. Any trouble you find taking that path, you can get over. Taking the other, not so much.

Are you seeing the Four of Cups at work in your life?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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