In this card; we see the silhouette of a person looking into the sky. The cloud is full of cups overflowing with various items, representing his hopes and dreams. This person is so fascinated with the illusion, that he doesn’t put forth the effort to manifest the actual goals. There is a tendency to get lost in the daydream, captive to the illusions of all the “things” that will someday provide happiness. This card reminds us that joy is not a destination or ultimate attainment. It doesn’t just come galloping over the horizon one day to land upon the fortunate. Success and joy are the results of being optimistic enough to dream big while being practical enough to work hard.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
Searching for truth and feeling powerless. Too many options being presented, unable to pin something down or make a firm decision. Overwhelmed by too many considerations.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
Daydreaming too much, or spending too much time fantasizing rather than acting. You have big dreams and ideas, but may feel overwhelmed when actually trying to put your dreams to the test or make them a reality.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
Feelings of lack or want. Fear of failure may keep you from shooting for the stars rather than just dreaming about them. Procrastination due to feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to start. Trouble narrowing things down or getting organized or focused.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Narrow things down, decide on a goal and work towards achieving it. Too much time wasted with only dreaming about results will keep you struggling further. Work a little each day towards your long-term goals and keep track of your progress to stay motivated.
Position 5: Course of Action
Be strong and try to be grateful for all that you do have rather than fixating on all the “pie in the sky” type illusions. Now is a good time for a reality check. When too many things are up in air; it makes it impossible to find conclusions.