Tarot Card of the Week: Nov 23 – Nov 29, 2015
Seven of Cups
This week you might be having vivid dreams about a lost relationship, one that you want back. Your dream might remain as “Castles in the Sky” until you’re ready to repair the relationship or let go of the relationship and move on…
Psyche Meets Eros’s Mother, Aphrodite
After Psyche hurt Eros (Cupid) and lost his trust, damaging their marriage, she wandered the Earth looking for Eros but she could never find him.
Determined to tell Eros she truly loved him, she contacted his mother (Aphrodite) and asked for help. Aphrodite, still angry with her initial devious plot that went awry, sought revenge by giving Psyche a list of extremely difficult tasks to complete.
Psyche felt like her dreams were just “Castles in the Sky” after she talked with Aphrodite but realized that she had to hunker down and do what Aphrodite wanted in order to get Eros back!
Eros, watching from a distance, knew Psyche was going through hell because of his mother’s spitefulness. He made a heartfelt decision, visited Jupiter and asked Jupiter to convince Aphrodite to help Psyche.
In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of luck but also the guardian angel planet that works in a mysterious way!
My Interpretation of The Seven Of Cups Tarot Card
The Seven of Cups represents “The Castles in the Sky”, the images in your mind’s eye related to your personal dreams. These dreams might indicate a lost relationship, one you want back! In Mythic Tarot, Psyche’s dream to get Eros back includes humbling herself before Aphrodite, on her knees, prepared to stay in this particular place of humility, to do whatever it takes!
Sometimes a relationship has suffered irreparable damage, so your dream remains as “Castles in the Sky” until you’re ready to let go but sometimes the relationship can be repaired!
The Seven of Cups indicates daydreaming, a time when you’re excited about pursuing your dreams! You might need to overcome your fears lest they stop you straight away. You’ll need to muster the courage to go after what you want and face your fears with every step you take. This is the time when you need to be ready to work to achieve these dreams. You must resist daydreaming and living in your imagination, suffering from delusion, temptation, fantasy, weakness and regrets.
The Seven of Cups also has another spin to this card and represents the seven deadly sins of wrath, envy, sloth, vanity, greed, gluttony and lust. Each sin is associated with one of the seven golden cups.
Cup 1 represents wrath = Some people are unable to shed their old skin to heal. These people might hate themselves or hate others because of the pain they’re carrying around — with every step they take!
When you hold a grudge against someone who offended you, remember the bitterness you harbor poisons your life not theirs and keeps you stuck in the past, constantly reliving an experience you’d probably rather forget!
Some people hang on to anger which gets stronger with age and these people become more aggressive.
Cup 2 represents envy = Some people are jealous of others regarding their lifestyle and success — but also desirous of what belongs to others because they love possessions.
When you want something that someone else has — you are experiencing envy. Remember when you were in high school and your friends got new clothes — the type of clothes you had your eye on and wanted, but couldn’t afford!
Cup 3 represents sloth = Some people fantasize about their goals instead of working on their goals. These people might have become idle, unmotivated, and living in their sacred lazy place of doing nothing…
Have you ever lounged around in your bathrobe or sweats and watched TV and ordered take out because you didn’t feel like doing anything? Sometimes it’s okay to be lazy for the day and relax and let your dreams remain as Castles in the Sky!
However, some people are lazy and not motivated and find excuses why they can’t spend enough time with their family. These people are focused on their personal goals at the moment and push everything else aside!
Have you ever refused to take care of your obligations because you lost your mojo and didn’t want to grow anymore? Did you want a slow down time to regroup?
Cup 4 represents vanity (the prideful soul) = Some people can’t admit they have faults. These people have an excessive amount of pride relating to their appearance!
People become obsessed with how they look and how they love their self-image. When they look in the mirror these people can’t see themselves, they just see a false image or an image of someone they want to be!
Cup 5 represents greed = Some people become hoarders and guard their possessions.
They want wealth rather than love or want to gain much more than they need.
Greed is usually associated with money.
However, greed is also associated with the urge towards anything people are hungry to hold on too or hungry for more than they need.
Cup 6 represents gluttony = Some people overindulge when they eat and drink. These people think they get the pot of gold with more than they need.
Maybe these people grew up in a poor family or a large family and never got a chance to have more than one helping because there wasn’t enough food!
Some people need four helping of food to feel satisfied. Four helping of food might not be a good idea because your stomach needs to be pampered.
When you abuse your stomach, you might hurl yourself into stomach problems!
Cup 7 represents lust = Some people have intense desires or sexual cravings. Lustful fantasies represent pleasures but don’t merit any value or love.
People will engage in temporary pleasure but this temporary pleasure might become an obsession!
A personal story… On the day of my mother’s surprise birthday party — I was trying to tie up all the loose ends and my friend said she would run to the store to help out.
She grabbed the shopping list and ran out the door — but when she started doing the shopping, she realized she had taken the wrong list.
Instead, she had grabbed a piece of paper on my desk that had the notes about The Seven of Cups! She called me on her cell phone and asked me what isle the 7 Cups of Lust were located on because she wanted some!
Positive Position: The positive position seems rather negative because you may be daydreaming about the things you desire, rather than making your dreams come true. Your fears may be getting in the way or you might have an obstacle in the way of achieving your dreams or you might have unrealistic priorities.
The positive position represents that you’re not acting on these dreams and desires! You’re asked to be committed to your dreams and goals to reap the rewards. However, you need to separate what is real and sift out all the illusion to avoid the seven deadly sins of wrath, envy, sloth, vanity, greed, gluttony and lust.
Negative Position: The negative position is rather positive because this is the time when you will follow through with your dreams and desires and your old ways of confusion and illusion will fall away from you (the confusion and illusion falls out of the golden cups in the reverse position).
You’re paying more attention to the future, rather than to the past and this will be the time when you realize that you might have been looking for happiness in all the wrong places.
Timing may be spontaneous or slow, depending on what your heart relays to you. Timing is within 7 weeks, 7 months, or related to the fall season.
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