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#TarotDaily 10 of Cups (Dark Days Tarot)

TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • Family doesn’t end in blood. Honor all those you consider family.
  • Remember to celebrate milestones & achievements in life. It’s easy to dwell on setbacks and failures but focusing on our triumphs is more important.
  • Welcome new people to the table. There is comfort and ease with the familiar but new people bring new experiences, new ideas, the unknown; chances for us to grow and explore.

​I fight Authority, Authority always wins

So, I have noticed my pattern of butting heads with authority figures.  It’s not that I don’t respect people in positions of authority, it’s simply that I refuse to respect them merely because they’re in a position of authority.  In fact when I run into “authority figures” that assume they’re entitled to respect because of position and/or money, I tend to get confrontational.  It brings out the worst in me.  In fact I’d had incidences where I’ll run into an authority figure (usually an alpha male type) who raises my hackles so much I feel the urge to growl and bare my teeth at him.  I can’t necessarily pinpoint why I react this way.  It tends to occur exclusively with male authority figures.  I get along quite well with most female authority figures – especially those labeled ball busters.  So that clues me in that one of my issues has to do with gender power dynamics too.


I decided to use Tarot to ask the universe “What is my relationship to authority?”  I drew the 2 of Cups from the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot.  Looking at the image I was struck by the way both figures in the card seem to be equals.  They are both grasping a chalice in one hand and touching their partner intimately with the other.  They each gaze into each other’s eyes and are approximately the same size and height.  Each figure has a flower behind them and a tree beside them.  Both figures are framed by a fish, necklace and chalice.  There is a balance present in this card, a sense of equality and true partnership.  The power and authority in this relationship go both ways.  Perhaps their powers are not identical but they are equal.

That suggests my issues with authority flare up when things are not equal.  I have no problem with authority figures who treat others with the respect and courtesy they expect.  I also prefer the give and take with an authority figure who is as open to listening as she/he is to talking.  Perhaps there is truth to the fact that most women’s management styles are more inclusive than many male managers’.  Those are broad stroke generalizations but in my experience they’ve proven true.  


My next question to the Universe was “Why is my relationship to authority this way?”  I drew the Ace of Swords.  My immediate reaction was that my relationship to authority causes me to feel the urge to cut through the bullshit when faced with one of those negative authority figures.  I feel the urge to confront and puncture their egos.  It’s not necessarily the most mature response but it’s true.  Maybe on some level I also hope that confronting them on their behaviors might open their eyes and allow them to explore new ideas and beliefs about power and authority.  I suppose one can always hope (and keep on fighting!).

TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • Still, can’t bring yourself to walk away, can you?  What holds you back?  What is unresolved in this situation?
  • Is there something in your past that is still impacting this issue?  Have you been the one left behind?
  • Or is this reflecting the fact that you’ve made this move already but now you’re regretting it or questioning your judgment?  What emotional connection do you feel you lost by moving forward?  

#TarotCotD – King of Cups (Arcus Arcanum)

Strong, loving ruler  

Sage counselor of the soul

Heart wise, peacekeeper

CotD – 3 of Cups (Arcus Arcanum Tarot)

Joy!  Overflowing!

Filling hearts and cleansing souls

Beloved, cherished friends

CotD – 8 of Hearts (Zerner-Farber)

Heartbreak showers down

Emptiness, sorrow remain

As I walk away

CotD – 9 of Hearts (Zerner-Farber)

Surrounded by love

Heart full of transcendent joy
My wishes came true

CotD – Queen of Hearts (Zerner-Farber)

Let me heal your heart

Nurture & comfort your soul

Renew joy & love

Come, let me soothe you

Let my harp bring joy and peace

My cup cleanse your heart

CotD – 7 of Cups (Bohemian Gothic)

Eyes to the night sky

Pondering options for fun

Mischief is a choice

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