Sep 06 2015
Ace of Cups
Venus turns direct in Leo today, after six long weeks in retrograde motion.
The Ace of Cups, from the gorgeous Goddess Tarot — features the Venus symbol prominently, as it is etched into the golden chalice from which the Sun also rises. The Sun’s luminous rays combine with the contents of the chalice and spill over into a shimmering pool of light.
This represents a period of bringing Venus forward again, and releasing her energy back into the light.
Venus is in Leo now, the sign associated with warmth, benevolence, creativity and self-expression. As she begins to move forward through the last half of this sign, think about how you can make the most of these influences.
All Aces are related to new and unformed energy. So even if it does manifest as something material — a new love interest or some form of external validation for example — the bottom line is that it creates a “feel good” energy which reverberates throughout your very being.
As this is the Ace of Cups, and Cups refer to emotions, intuition and feelings, it’s likely to manifest on one of these levels. Love and romance for starters. But also affection, intimacy, sharing, closeness and the expression of feelings. The Ace of Cups is ripe with potential and opportunity for all of these things. What you do with them — and how open you are to the possibilities before you — is entirely up to you.
Jan 25 2015
Princess of Staves
The Princess of Staves — from the gorgeous Lover’s Path Tarot — is this deck’s version of the Page of Wands.
All of the Pages are Princesses in this deck,and this one — Brünnhilde — is one of the boldest, most dynamic and courageous of all. She was a Valkyrie, one of Odin’s servants, a fiery and rebellious messenger goddess who defied his directives and was imprisoned in a ring of fire as a result.
You can see the flames that rise up and threaten to engulf her, but does she slow down or cower in fear? No she charges on after her goal — more determined than ever.
The Princess of Staves has a mind of her own and the fearlessness that so often accompanies it. She knows what she wants and goes after it without regard for the consequences.
As with all of the Court cards, this may be someone in your life or it may relate to qualities that are going to be important for you to embrace. If it’s someone in your life — such as a headstrong and rebellious teenager or a temperamental partner — you’ll have to rise up and meet them on their own turf in order to balance out that energy.
Keep in mind though that the Princess of Staves can motivate and inspire you in your own life. Ask yourself in what areas have you been too timid or uncertain, and how might incorporating some of her passion and bravery into your own life work to your advantage?
The Princess of Staves is spirited and adventuresome. Embracing those qualities and allowing yourself to be inspired by her fearless energy can go a long ways toward helping you to manifest your dreams.