05/21/13: Love Lost / rev 2 of Cups


The reversed Two of Cups makes me wonder…is it time to break up? Not so much literally, although it could be for you! I don’t know.

More like something is not working here, in this relationship we’re looking at. Somebody is giving more than the other, someone is going through the motions without meaning it. There is a hollowness, an emptiness, a lack of real and true investment from one or both of the parties.

This union has not been completely dissolved or the card wouldn’t be showing up to begin with. Some sense of connection remains, but there’s a likelihood, the heart isn’t really in it. It may not have changed on paper but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed in reality.

Don’t go by what you want to see or what used to be, what you assumed always would be. Instead, listen not with your ears, but with your heart! If you are not feeling the love, it’s not because you’re overtired or emotionally spent. It’s because something the love has waned. Decide based on that, how you want to proceed (or not).

Here’s hoping you aren’t feeling this!! (Are you?)

Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti
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03/15/13: Seeing the Shiny / 2 of Cups


Mrs. & Mr. look as happy as two peas in a pod, holding hands in the Housewives’ Tarot retro Two of Cups. What stands out to me about this image is the fact both cups are equally full, as if we’re talking an equal emotional investment between the two. There is a beauty in that balance.

They are also, of course, holding hands and smiling like lovey-dovey goofballs. They look at one another and see what they love about the other and little else. I’m not saying that’s all you’ll ever notice. But it behooves you to put the good first whenever and however you can.

If the very best of your loved ones is reflected in your eyes, not only will YOU be happier, but they will shine that love right back at you (and you’ll get more of the best). Give it a try and see what I mean. Look with loving intention and a multitude of flaws melt away.

Can you see the shiny in loved ones?

The Housewives Tarot
by Paul Kepple

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03/03/13: All your Mothers / 2 of Waves


You’ve gotta laugh at the cards. Case in point: I’ve been talking about the recurring appearances of the Lovers lately. I just now realized as I sat down to write the column up, this is the “Two of Waves” from the Zodiac Tarot, same as the Two of Cups, which is, Ta Da! A lesser version of the Lovers card. And again, we’re inverted.

This version shows Mama smiling outside the motor home. And you just know, wherever the family is at, it’s her smile that makes it “home.” Mama (Cancer) is beautiful (Venus).

home is not the walls you live within or the furnishings you stick between those walls. A home is made from the people who live there and the love they bring. Even if you live alone! (Maybe especially if you live alone.) Otherwise, it’s just a box with a door, man.

But let’s extend the metaphor a bit. Maybe your real-life Mama isn’t around or leaves something to be desired.Do you have someone else in your life who feeds you, cherishes you, who cheers on? That person may not have given birth to you, but there is some mothering going down regardless. (Bonus hint: That person can be YOU. And sometimes, should be you.)

Seeing this card inverted, I think there may be some lack in the acknowledgement department.

For God’s sakes, appreciate the people who support you, be it in body, mind or spirit! Don’t take their goodness for granted. Don’t nitpick inconsequential flaws. Such support is more precious than gold. Repay it with kindness or even better, offer some to others. If you’re well fed, share a meal with someone who is hungry.

Do you mother or get mothered?

Zodiac Tarot
by Lo Scarabeo

12/26/12: Be the Love to Feel the Love | 2 of Cups


Hey, did you do a good job of avoiding Christmas conflict? I hope so.

Because today we’ve got the Two of Cups! The Yin and the Yang harmoniously flow. It’s not hard to tap into this loving energy…make sure your thoughts, words and actions reflect your most loving intentions towards those in your life.

Attention turns up energy. If your attention flows to that you don’t like, that energy is more intensely experienced. If you want to feel more loving, focus your attention to what you LOVE!

That isn’t denial. It’s selective attention. It’s also reinforcing and energizing and healing. And not so hard to put into practice, if you stay conscious about it.

While this card is a card of loving energy and harmony, it also speaks to the reflective aspect of relationships. Remember your feelings are a reflection of your own thoughts. Maybe you don’t feel loved. Do you feel loving? Lovable?

Be the love to feel the love.

Are you feeling the love?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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10/12/12: Yeah, but…| 2 of Cups Reversed


Most of us don’t think in terms of black or white, or at least, most psychologically healthy people don’t! We live in a world of shades, with ups and downs and everything in between. The card today makes me think, “Yeah, but,” because it illustrates what’s essentially an emotional shade of gray.

Tarot is full of polarity—yin and yang, light and dark, man and woman. The Lovers shows a strong example of this principle, whereas the Two of Cups  (Venus in Cancer) acts as a lesser version of the Lovers energy. I would expect to see this card surrounding relationships or even a feeling about something that is emotional, but not necessarily as transformative and long-lasting as when the Lovers appears. There always seems to be a reflective quality to Lovers and Two of Cups situations. What you see in the other impacts how you see yourself and vice versa.

Reversed, there’s a disconnect of some sort. Maybe you care, but a distance is creeping up unnoticed. Maybe you have mixed feelings about your work or friends—the card can speak to your feelings about something or someone other than a romantic partner, you know. Maybe there is a resentment or unspoken issue that’s wedging in.

What’s clear is that somehow, somewhere, someone just ain’t feeling the love!

Can you correct it? Can you address the divide? Would it be better to move on? That’s something to decide for yourself. What I can say is that a vague sense of dissatisfaction isn’t a passing mood so much as it’s indication of a drifting apart between you and whomever or whatever it is that you love.

Are you feeling the love? If not, do you know where to look?

Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

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1-Card Tarot Reading: What to do about money?

“What should I do about money?” -Marly

Dixie, a deck of Tarot cards, and Chongo the Cat team up to help out.

Short answer: Change how you look at YOU, and how your money flows will change as a direct result of that.

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