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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Wicca Moon Saturday

Wicca Moon Tarot
The 4 of Cups in the Rider Waite Smith deck is usually interpreted to mean boredom. I don't hold with these RWS meanings so much anymore...and I'm finding more and more that I prefer pips-only decks to fully illustrated ones. For a long, long time, 6 of Swords meant to me only a boat crossing the water, and all that image might symbolize. But the 6 of Swords is far more than that, and the 4 of Cups is far more than a petulant youth leaning against a tree.

I'm opening up more and more to an older method of card reading. (At least I assume it's older...) Using just numerological meanings and elemental correspondences of the suit, interpret the card in the context of the question. Then use any additional visual cues on the card, if intuition suggests it. So in this 4 of Cups from Wicca Moon Tarot, I cannot fail to remember that the Cups suit is the suit of Water, which represents feelings, emotions, and relationships. The number four is associated with stability, security, even conformity. So using the number + suit = meaning method, I would start from the basis that this card has to do with stable emotions, relationships, feelings. Whether that would be the need to stabilize, or the need to rock the boat a bit, would depend on the question asked, the card position assigned, and the other cards around it in the reading.

Reading this card in context of my draw for the week, I would say that today will be a day of good feelings, secure and balanced emotions, though the storm clouds and tipping cup remind me that keeping that equilibrium is my own choice and responsibility.

I love the Wicca Moon Tarot, hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards this week. :)

1 comment:

  1. This card makes me think of questions: are you pouring out your emotions, or keeping them in check? What clouds your happiness? How could sharing your emotions bring you greater joy?

    I love this deck, too: beautiful colours and a real spring-board for intuitive readings :)

    Hope your day was good, and helped with the process you talked of...