Apr 27 2014
King of Cups
Today you may be compelled to seek out the counsel of someone you know you can turn to for comfort and guidance.
The King of Cups is ruled by Pisces, which represents the more sensitive and gentle aspects of the masculine archetype. Although the person (or attitude) representing this card is not always a man, it does refer to the more assertive / yang energy that is traditionally associated with the male archetype. It can describe a person, an event or a state of mind.
As with all of the court cards, the Kings often represent someone coming into your life to teach you important lessons. In this case as it’s Cups, which refers to the realm of feelings, emotions, instinct and intuition.
This King is seated on a throne that rises of the ocean like a pedestal. He leans forward with a scepter in one hand a golden chalice in the other. Behind him are a sailboat and a dolphin, enjoying the clear skies and calm seas.
While this King is kind and compassionate, he can also be stern. He is not afraid of his emotions, but he doesn’t let them govern him or weaken his authority.
He’s not easily persuaded or manipulated and he doesn’t get caught up in maudlin sentimentality. The seas around him may be turbulent, but he maintains his calm as he keeps a watchful eye on the horizon.
Apr 16 2014
King of Cups
The King of Cups is intuitive, sensitive and wise. And in this version, he is a she. And what, pray tell, do you think she is doing looking like a little girl in a nursery playing with her toys? If you look closely though you will see that the gown she is wearing actually mimics that of a sea.
The boat, with the young man… whose hands are held out to her, is actually sailing towards her and the sea dragons who surround him in an effort to hold him back are also creatures within the “sea” of her dress.
Today the moon is in Scorpio and it follows close on the heels of yesterday’s full moon eclipse in Libra. Whilst Libra is the sign connected to relationships… Scorpio is the sign of secrets and our unconscious desires. It is a sign of intensity and no half measures yet this image of the King of Cups says it’s ok to play around a little with what you are feeling, nothing is going to come up and grab you as long as you keep the “nightmares” away from you.
These nightmares may encompass a relationship where you are keeping the other person at arm’s length in a bid to keep yourself safe because your feelings have been hurt in the past and you are not willing to open your heart again and let them in.
If you find this is the case and the other person is willing to go through thick and thin to break down your barriers even at great risk to themselves then you may wish to cut them some slack and shake out those demons which are not only holding you back but holding the whole situation back as they stop anyone getting close to you.
Feb 17 2014
King of Cups
Today’s card — the King of Cups — is all about getting in touch with your emotions and learning to express them in a healthy mature manner.
The Kings — as with all of the court cards — will often describe an individual entering your life as a facilitator for an important lessons. In this case as it’s Cups (called “Chalices” in this deck) that lesson refers to the realm of feelings, emotions, instinct and intuition.
The King in this version is seated on a throne that rises of the ocean like a pedestal. His robes are ornate although somewhat weathered. His crown and his chalice are both gold. An elephant and a seahorse adorn his shield — a clear reference to his reign over land and sea.
Although this King is kind and compassionate, he’s nobody’s fool. He’s not easily persuaded or manipulated and he doesn’t get caught up in maudlin sentimentality. The seas around him may be turbulent, but he maintains his calm as he keeps a watchful eye on the horizon.
The King of Cups encourages you to be compassionate while still maintaining an air of authority. It speaks of developing a clear emotional radar without becoming wishy washy. And it speaks of getting a better understanding of your emotions without becoming overpowered by them.
Nov 29 2013
ARIES: Wheel of Fortune
You seem to be standing on quicksand within a situation that keeps changing.
Try to gain a sense of balance for yourself within this and don’t lose any of your power by trying to follow what others are doing or not doing.
If you find yourself trying to extricate yourself from the situation which is swinging from good to bad and around in circles take a look at the 4 figures trying to balance at the bottom of the card.
What looks like strength is actually a bit precarious when you look closely and see they are all looking and/or facing in different directions.
Each of these directions gives a different view of what you are facing.
Each of these directions gives you a different answer to what you should do next.
And each of these directions only shows you a glimpse of the whole situation.
Stay still and wait for things to settle down so you are not being thrown off your balance.