In this card we see the young man in a defensive stance, gazing heavily into the cup which he clenches in his hand. Behind him the sky is gray and the waters, which represent emotion, are choppy and a bit foreboding. He has made a conscious decision to turn away from the pull of that storm, so that he can focus on his cup, finding a source of inner strength and guidance. Coming from the cup is a fish which represents sustenance and spiritual abundance. Sometimes when we are able to turn away from the pull of emotions/fears as this young man has, out of the blue our answers seem to suddenly appear.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
A period of tension related to material matters and health, being primarily on an emotional plane, not trusting or heading ones own intuition.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You are struggling to keep the faith during a period of high stress. A period of time where you may feel disconnected from your intuitive faculties. You want to learn to be less emotional and more connected when facing difficult choices.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
Feeling taken for granted or used by people. Feeling unfulfilled, Worry about the future. Loneliness or feeling a bit left out or abandoned. Fears of not connecting with another.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Now is a good time to still the mind and detach from busy thoughts so that you are better able to connect with the still small voice of your higher guidance. Intuition can become impeded by fear-based thoughts or becoming too emotionally entangled, thereby causing us to feel alone or disconnected from our source even though we are not. Take time to step back and center yourself in challenging times.
Position 5: Course of Action
Don’t jump to conclusions, learn to look at all sides of a situation completely and fairly with optimism and an open mind. Sometimes we loose our objectivity and need to step back so we can reconnect with our intuition before making decisions or taking action.