Ace of Cups

 Hanson Roberts - Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups

What an apt card for Christmas…

The Ace of Cups:  Overflowing with emotion, abundance, family, new beginnings.

A time for a new start.

Cups symbolize:

  • Emotion
  • Abundance
  • Spirit

So does Water, and there is a lot of water in this card.  The Ace, the trump of each suite, always stands for new beginnings, but also the meaning of the suite magnified manyfold.

Wishing you a very loving, peaceful, spiritual Christmas.

(Hanukkah, Yule, Diwali – they are all festivals of light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you found your Christmas-Zen?

How many of my blogfriends have followed the suggestions I made in the last post and are heading for a Zen holiday season?

Sometimes I play “Wheel of Fortune” with my Tarot cards.   That is:  I shuffle and shuffle and shuffle, and draw, and – nah! – put the card back and go again.

That’s what I did now, and guess what came out:

The Wheel of Fortune

 

Yes – that be me messing with the “Wheel of Tarot”

 

Playful as a kitten

Brr – sinister!  The Wheel turns.

The Wheel Turns

You’ve heard that banal platitude, “the only constant is change”.

Well, if you’ve been having a spot of bad luck, the Wheel is turning!

But if you’ve been on a particularly lucky streak, beware, because the Wheel turns…

If someone has slighted you or done you in:  Rest assured, the Wheel turns!

For good or for bad, “this too shall pass”.

 

Then make sure you live the good times well and don’t step on people’s karma!  😉

 

 

 

 

Ace of Pentacles – Reversed!

Here come pennies from heaven – not!

The Ace of Pentacles came out reversed

When an ace comes out reversed it always makes me uneasy.  Aces have a tremendous positive power, moving things forward, helping to create new beginnings; when drawing an ace I literally feel the lift of that trump.

So when it is reversed, I feel uneasy.  But it seems as though this card comes in the nick of time.

Wise words for the season:

Look to the pennies!  Avoid unnecessary spending:

Money does not buy happiness.

Now:

How many of you are staggering around the shops overloaded with presents that will be opened, will elicit a thankful smile, hug and possibly kiss and then be filed away under ‘present received from —‘?

How many of us turn Christmas, Hannukah and so on into a spending frenzy?

How many buy expensive foods for the season, and end up broke by the 2nd of January?  Who spends your very last penny (hemhem, not trying to be punny) on Christmas and New Year?

Instead, do something for yourself:

Grow a Money Tree!

You aren’t helping anyone (not genuinely) by showering them with gifts on Christmas.  You’re not impressing any inlaws (though why you’d want to impress them anyway…) by going all-out on your dinner.  Instead, go for filling but affordable dishes; look up delicious but cheap recipes online; make a sweet dessert like Greek Baklava that is so sweet that it satisfies the sweetest tooth and the craving for extra sweets is taken care of.

Then, put away at least 10% of your total December intake (salary plus bonus) into a long-term savings, and resolve to pay yourself 10% every month next year.  See where it takes you.

Now go forth and have fun!

The Fool! The Fool, the Fool

I love the Fool!

 

Elements:

  • The dog:  

The faithful companion who will follow the Fool wherever (s)he goes.  This little dog is certainly no guide dog, no guardian spirit, brings no extra wisdom to the situation; it is literally the “moon shadow” following you.  What it does bring is love and loyalty, friendship even to your and its demise.

  • The Cliff

Now this is an interesting one.  It can be interpreted to mean different things.  Of course one meaning is that you may be “sailing close to the wind”, taking unnecessary, reckless risks and it may well end in irreversible damage.

But on the other hand, it can also represent a leap of faith; looking at the first card, the Fool launches himself into free-fall, fearlessly reaching for a higher goal.  I suppose sometimes such a Fool is breaking free of a perceived limitation (gravity) and sprouts wings to reach the goal.

It can be interpreted, too, as a Fool being completely unaware what a yawning cliff awaits a foolish decision.  The cliff can represent the mis-step you will forever regret.

And yet again, looking at all three cards, the common thread is the big picture.  The Fool is not concerned about the past, or the stuff on the ground; he is aiming to fly.  It is an ideas card.  When brainstorming, put aside realism and imagine what could happen if.  You may be surprised how many resources you find.

  • Stepping out

The Fool has a distinct, unstoppable forward motion.  There is a lot of youthful energy in this card, and natural wonder.  “Get out into nature” could be one suggestion.   Remember when we were children and nothing would keep us indoors unless it were actually raining buckets?

Sometimes the Fool’s message is:

Leap before you look!  Take a risk!