The card I drew today from The Wild Unknown is the Six of Cups. This card seems to hark back to a much richer and rosier past. The tangle of multicoloured roots seem to suggest that when we look back with nostalgia, things seem more vibrant and exciting.
However, when we don our rose tinted specs sometimes we can have a distorted and skewed vision of what came before, making the present seem dull and lack lustre in comparison. Especially if we had a happy and contented early life, it can seem as if some of the shine is being taken off as we age. Nothing seems as fresh or new anymore and we become jaded and cynical.
However, what we must remember is that all any of us has is the “now”, and if we spend all our time wishing to be transported back to a magical and mythical time of the past, we are in danger of completely missing our present and future.
Of course it’s great to look back on the happy memories of the past; just not so great if we get trapped there and waste the opportunity to make more awesome memories in the here and now.
If after careful and realistic consideration you genuinely believe that all your best times are behind you, then it’s time to reintegrate some of the people, places and activities that used to bring you joy! Think about some of your former passions and how you can reincorporate them into your life today. Start making new memories that you can look back on with warm, fuzzy feelings in years to come.
Until next week
Today’s card is a truly beautiful one! In The Wild Unknown the image depicts a strong and pure white tree against a pitch black night sky, illuminated only by a crescent moon. The tree is edged with glorious pink, purple and red blossom to represent fertility, femininity and abundance.
The dark night sky suggests the mystery and shadows of the Divine Feminine and alludes to the power of intuition and inner wisdom.
The Empress also has a deep and sensual connection with life and nature, and a strong need for creative self expression and beauty in her life. This is a time to fully explore your world using the five senses: immerse yourself in a sensual maelstrom of soothing and harmonious sounds, delectable tastes and smells, the pure comfort of natural fibres to keep out the Autumn chill, and the awe inspiring sights of the natural world.
My immediate thought on drawing the Two of Cups today was “new romance”, so it looks as though it might be an interesting week for some of us! Because the rose stem on the right is placed behind the cup, but crossing the rose on the left, I also think this new romance could possibly be with someone already in the background; someone with whom your path has already crossed, but not necessarily in a romantic way? Exciting stuff!
This simple looking card is resplendent with symbolism. Beginning with the word “rose” itself which can be rearranged to spell “Eros”, the Greek god of love. What could be more fitting?
The roses themselves are at the bud stage, symbolising a relationship in the very early stages. At this stage in a relationship we are usually reluctant to open up fully, hiding insecurities and vulnerabilities from our prospective partner. However, both roses have leaves which suggests that the fledgling relationship holds promise and will likely flourish and blossom given time and care. Another thing which bodes well for the partnership is that neither rose bud has any thorns, signifying that it is not necessary to fear being hurt by your potential partner. Alternatively it could symbolise love at first sight, with no obstacles or difficulties to stand in the way.
In a relationship that is already well established and happy, the leaning together of the stems could symbolise that you are mutually supportive, and content and comfortable in each other’s presence. If this is the case, then perhaps this card signifies a deeper commitment is on the horizon!
When you’re feeling overwhelmed and weighed down by life, just do things step by step and one at a time. There is no urgency; just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. Don’t panic and fret about the how…..instead just remain in the now and keep moving in the direction of your goals, little by little. Eventually you will get there.
Stand strong in your truth today and unwavering in your opinion. Don’t be swayed by the arguments of others around you if they don’t feel true for you. Things might feel very black and white so hold fast to your values and principles and whatever makes sense to you.
The Pentacles represent the physical and material aspects of life, so the Father of Pentacles is someone who has dominion over the material world and through hard work, discipline and a conscientious attitude is able to create wealth, security and stability. This person has reached the pinnacle of prosperity and affluence and consequently is now able to take pride in their achievements and enjoy the luxury, abundance and sensuality derived from the fruits of their labour.
This person is skilled in wealth generation and never misses a business opportunity. The Father of Pentacles is strong and powerful and takes great pride in being an excellent provider who ensures the stability, security and protection of his loved ones.
The more negative aspects of this character which can sometimes be apparent are a tendency to be authoritative, controlling and domineering.
When The Father of Pentacles puts in an appearance it may be an indication that someone with these qualities may enter your life. It can also be a time when you will achieve the best results by incorporating the energies of this card into your projects!
The Mother of Pentacles is the epitome of the Earth Mother, providing caring, nurturing and warm hearted support to her loved ones. Her sense of devotion, and her affectionate, generous nature knows no bounds when it comes to providing a safe, secure and homely haven for her family.
This personality is also quick to assist others, and freely provides love and support where required. Others are often comforted by her presence. She could be your down to earth and practical counsellor, mentor or teacher. One thing’s for sure….she always makes others feel safe and heard, and has a knack for offering sensible, realistic guidance. She is one of those people who seems to instinctively know the right way forward in any situation, and trusts herself and her judgement implicitly.
The Mother of Pentacles could often be described as a domestic goddess too. She has a very sensual, earthy and creative approach …. life tends to blossom in home, family and work life wherever it is touched by this individual.
There are several ways in which you could capitalise on the characteristics of the Mother of Pentacles energy….
•Deal with others, and your present circumstances in a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down to earth way
•Focus on creating a calm and balanced life
•Be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with simple, realistic solutions to fix problems with minimum fuss
There are also a couple of downsides to the qualities of the Mother of Pentacles to be aware of….
•Be careful that you are not sacrificing your own identity, and desires by constantly putting others before yourself and your needs
•Balance in all things is vital; you are just as important as anyone else
Until next week,