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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Comments

  1. Ya, this day was filled with wildly fluctuating emotions, after the doctor told my mom (in the hospital) that she needed to go into a nursing facility. One we don’t like. But she won’t come stay with me or anyone else, since she’s so stubborn.

    So, yes, she’s been in denial about what she needs to do and it hit our family like a punch in the head.

    Then, talk about confusion, another doctor later in the day said “I think your’re good enough to go home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html by yourself.”

    If she won’t plan this better and be prepared she’ll go back into the denial.

    She say’s “I’m fine, I don’t want to talk about it, and I’m going to stay here in my house by myself” even though she can hardly walk or breathe after years of smoking. A little denial there, too. At least she had finally quit.

  2. I put the punch down once, the sad part is I put it down way after I left the party. I guess I fooled myself, I should have put it down before leaving the party. Nice now you got Lesley Gore singing in the back of my brain.

  3. I put the punch down once, the sad part is I put it down way after I left the party. I guess I fooled myself, I should have put it down before leaving the party. Nice now you got Lesley Gore singing in the back of my brain.

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