Tarot Reflections The Five of Cups

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tarot inspirations the five of cupsFive’s in Tarot tend to signify inner struggles, restlessness, feeling a sense of urgency to resolve something. When these cards come up it reminds us that it is important not to cast those feelings aside until they build up into anxiety or feelings of depression or being lost.

The 5 cards are kind of an emotional caution signal, telling us to get in touch with our true needs and work to meet them. Five’s can also come calling when we are bored or unfulfilled on our path. Boredom often mimics the symptoms of depression.

“But, I’m always busy” I can hear you proclaim ;), but busy doesn’t necessarily mean not bored. When five’s come up it says to be very honest with yourself. Take some time to untangle those emotions/thoughts and look at your situation more objectively.

Are you maybe staying busy with too many mundane things to avoid facing something? Perhaps you would benefit from better time management or organization so that you can free up some time to do something you find fulfilling.

The Five of Cups

This card has a sad appearance. In this card, the man is standing by the river looking very dejected and tired at the three cups spilled in front of him. He’s so caught up in these emotions of loss and defeat that he is unable to turn around and see what is right behind him.

Behind him, just a bit down the path lie 2 full cups and of course, the entire river. This card reminds us that sometimes when our mind is full of all we “think” we want or need, or when we become stuck in regrets over the past, it makes us unable to turn around and see the opportunities that lie before us.

We have a choice, we can remain stuck in the past or we can choose to make the most of new opportunities. If you feel held back by something; this card reminds you to make a conscious decision for a fresh start. An open mind leads to many pleasant surprises and opportunities that can’t be found if we don’t turn to look for them.

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Tarot Reflections The Nine of Cups

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tarot inspiration nine of cupsThe banquet table is full, and the man in the picture sits before us looking happy and content. This card reminds us to enjoy all the bounty of life and to find pleasure in the simple things.

This card also serves as a reminder, however, to not overindulge. We must learn to honor all experiences in life for what they have to offer us, even when times are difficult there is always still much to be thankful for.

Don’t allow fear or a need for comfort cause you to go beyond your means or engage in unhealthy behavior, moderation is key. Celebrate abundance but remember that all things are best enjoyed in moderation.

This card often comes up for fondest wishes being granted as well, and it reminds us that dreams only come true when we act on them. If you’ve been dreaming more than actually working towards your goals, the nine of cups reminds us that we make our own “luck”.

Focus on abundance, solutions over problems, being proactive over being passive or defeatist, and you’ll find that your “luck” will also dramatically increase.

Tarot Reflections The Four of Cups

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tarot inspiration the four of cupsToday’s card highlights a very important concept when it comes to manifesting our ideal reality. When we want to bring about positive circumstances in our lives it is important to NOT focus on limitations and loss.

Often we get caught up in those thoughts in one form or another. I wish I wouldn’t have done ________. I don’t have enough _________. If only I had__________, I would be happy. You likely fill in these blanks in your thoughts much more often than you realize.

Today’s card is a simple reminder that what we focus on – shows up! A lot of us are busy creating the very opposite of what we want – because that is what we give our energy to so passionately!  ;).

I have a challenge for you today. Pay attention to your thoughts and just see for yourself how often they become limiting in some way. You may be very surprised at the results! As that happens; consciously rework and focus on a new, empowered version of that thought.

Instead of “I need more money I am broke”, instead redirect your thoughts to “how can I attract more abundance and opportunity?” You’d be surprised how creative the mind can be when it is being proactive rather than reactive.

The Four of Cups

In this card, we see the young man sitting beneath the tree looking rather perplexed and kind of tired. He is really focused on those three half-empty and spilled cups on the ground before him.

He’s so caught up in his focus on those cups that he doesn’t see the hand of the Divine reaching out to him with an overflowing chalice. This card speaks of both law of attraction and being open minded.

What we focus our energy on continues to manifest. When we are so focused on limitations and lack we leave no room for new opportunities and circumstances to enter – not because the Universe isn’t working to provide them, but because we become blind to them in our worries and other distractions.

Today take the time to focus on what you DO want to manifest in your life – and do it in the present tense. You want to be happy – choose to do something that makes you feel joyful today. Want to feel prosperity? Give to someone in need and focus on your blessings. Need to feel more fulfilled? Take time today to set yourself as a priority and make sure your needs are met.

Tarot Reflections The Three of Wands

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Tarot Reflections The Three of Wands

tarot reflections three of wandsThe Three of Wands is a card of choices, and learning to recognize potential rather than only seeing obstacles.

Here we see the man leaning on one of his staffs, the others have been left behind. He is moving out of comfort zones and into the new and unknown. The desert he is crossing through is barren, and the mountains are in the distance.

He can view this from different perspectives: One is that it is risky, and he might not make it. The other is that it is flat and empty, so there are no obstacles present and he can reach the mountain if he keeps moving.

The sunny skies indicate that his best opportunities will come from a willingness to accept new growth in his life. The red of his cloak indicates personal power and energy, it surrounds him in a protective way, allowing him to adopt the pioneering spirit he needs to move forward and act on new ideas.

The only other choice is for him to remain still, but the past leaves nothing to sustain him, and the future depends entirely upon his decision to act or not act. In this case, movement becomes necessary to bring about positive change.

There are times when we must encourage ourselves to leave the comfort of what we have known so that we might progress into a new and better way of living.

Tarot Reflections The Queen of Wands

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Tarot Reflections The Queen of Wands

tarot reflections queen of wandsIn this card, we see the queen sitting upon her throne. Behind her are grayish kind of drab skies and in front is her familiar, her companion represented in the kitty cat before the throne. This queen is loving and affectionate. She aims to please and longs to receive love and attention in return.

Generous and always giving of her time and resources, sometimes this queen gets so caught up in others she loses her own sense of identity. Her own needs get put aside, and without being attended to; they begin to loom behind her.

She reminds us that in self-fulfillment we are better able to draw others to us who respect our decisions and value our uniqueness.  Being a strong role model and example for others requires us to know ourselves and to be confident with who we are. We cannot give what we don’t have.

Often we are told that to be self-serving is an act of selfishness. However, being self-fulfilled is not only not “selfish”, it is a sure way to return something positive to the world. Those who take the time to fulfill their own destiny inspire others to also find themselves. This card reminds us to balance time spent on ourselves with our other obligations if we are to remain strong. Don’t allow your dreams to be placed on the back burner.

Today honor yourself and the important role you play within your family, place of employment, and community. Recognize your ability to lead by example, and use your fresh new ideas and inspirations to enhance your experience and bring joy to those around you. Remember we can’t “fix” others, but in working on developing our own strength, we will naturally inspire others to do the same.