We have a great card today! Today we have the Holy Grail of all cards… the Ace of Cups. This card is the one we all like to see show up in readings about love and romance. If often signifies either the start of a new romance, or the rekindling of an established relationship. It is the card of joy and happiness, fulfillment, enlightenment and gratitude.
Pictured here we have Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, standing in the waves. Her right hand is placed gently over her heart and the cup is held aloft in her left hand. The water is churning around her feet signifying great emotion and you can see that emotion in her face and her gestures. The cup she holds aloft is HUGE but it is not heavy!
As with any card, there are negative aspects as well. With this card we need to remember that Aphrodite was born out of rather violent circumstances. (Cronos had his testicles cut off and thrown into the sea and Aphrodite was born of the Sea Foam… perhaps this is a metaphor to man’s viewpoint on what happens when they fall in love?) Aphrodite has a dark side as well. We can’t let emotions take total control; the churning water may overwhelm and drown us. In either case, this card is about primal feelings whether they be the frenzy of passion or the lightness of joy. Whatever your situation is today, trust your gut feelings about it, listen to what your intuition is telling you because deep inside you really do know the answer.
(Found this at the Friends of the Library shop today. Just love synchronicity. The painting is a version of the Goddess looking older. She has crows feet and laugh lines. The article is about the debate over plastic surgery.)
- Tarot Card of the week- June 30 – July 6th (soulfoodwords.me)