I did a reading for myself today that resonated with me on a soul level
I have started to study tarot more in depth lately and am eager to offer more tarot readings on my Etsy shop sometime in February.
These metaphysical studies seem to take on a mind of their own you learn astrology next you go to tarot and Reiki and crystal healing and on and on and on I suppose that is the natural evolution; you grow and expand.
The way I started reading angel cards came to me during a mediation session, give angel readings I was instructed. I didn’t even know what angel readings were.
I actually received my first tarot deck when I was about 15 I still have it The metaphysical always interested me now I am just studying with more dedication
This morning I consulted tarot and asked two questions
What do I need?
8 of Cups was the card I pulled
This is always a clear indication: Move on
You need to move on, period. 8 of cups indicates the need to sober up. The word sober to me isn’t just about abstaining from alcohol it’s also being of a sober mind and having clarity.
The 8 of cups is indicating that you are leaving something or someone behind that is NOT emotionally fulfilling and walking toward something greater something that offers the promise of emotional fulfillment. This isn’t a happy card, it is with a quiet resignation we carry on but nevertheless we must. You can see the person is hunched over even the crescent moon is adorned with a sad face but just as the moon goes through phases so do we and once again we will find ourselves full. That is the message in the 8 of cups.
The 7 of cups (the preceding card) offered the dreams, the illusion and escape I wrote about that card here 7 of Cups and Neptune in Synastry
But they didn’t quite live up to the promise or allure they projected. The 7 of cups in Thoth is called Debauch it represents yes the excess of sensual pleasures as well as drinking and eating. According to Dictionary.com Debauch also means to “seduce” and that’s what the 7 of cups does it lures you in, it says look at all I have to offer.
And after we feast and dreamt and drank we arrive at the 8 of cups which is sometimes called the morning after Diane Ross Love Hangover comes to mind. At the 8 we are faced with a sober mind the realization the dream couldn’t manifest into reality so we must move on.
And we journey toward the 9 of cups Lord of Happiness (according to thoth)
We must master the lesson that happiness can only be found within ourselves –that is what the lone man signifies to me at least when well dignified- We must give up our illusions and not put our hopes in false prophets (7 of Cups) so to say. And after we have mastered the love of self we can go on to the 10 of cups which symbolizes happiness with others.
What do I need I received the 8 of cups
What should I do? I received the 3 of swords reversed these are the 2 saddest cards in my opinion combined with 5 of cups ( God I never want to see that; Lord of Disappointment)
Three of Swords is called the Lord of Sorrow
A quote came to mind looking at this in the reverse “let the dead leaves drop”
Let the swords fall; let the pain go, let yourself heal
It signifies you took the hit, you felt the pain and now you must let it go. Let the swords fall, let the healing take place
3 of swords reversed can also indicate a need to stop replaying the pain over and over again in our mind. “To heal a wound we must stop touching it” Often people hurt us once but we make a choice to relive that sorrow again and again. We need to gain control of our mind of our thoughts, stop reliving past hurts “let the dead leaves drop” “stop watering dead plants”
I encourage everyone to have the courage to let go of attachments that are unhealthy and not emotionally satisfying. Walk in faith 8 of cups style towards a fuller more satisfying future and leave the sorrow of the 3 of swords behind. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes by Iyanla Vanzant