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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Oh no! Romeo!


If there's one card I don't see myself as, it's Knight of Cups! But this is my card of the day from Kat Black's Touchstone Tarot (Kunati, 2009).  He's certainly an interesting character. Easy to mock. My very favourite movie character to associate with him is a lesser known character, but you may remember him: the kid Ricky from the film 'American Beauty'. He's the kid who liked to go around videotaping things. He shows the girl next door a video he made of a plastic bag caught in a little whirlwind, and says, 'Sometimes I think there's so much...beauty...in the world...that I can't take it.' I am by nature a Queen of Swords, and as you may know a Queen of Swords would have two kids like that guy for breakfast and still have room for a mid-morning snack. So perhaps the card is telling me to try to allow myself to be a bit sappy today about something.

On the other hand, it could be a warning of a capricious mood today. The Knight of Cups falls hopelessly and crushingly in love with something one minute, then can just as passionately hate it the next. It's the Romeo syndrome. Romeo was theatrically in love with Rosaline the morning he met Juliet, by the next morning he was desperately in love with Juliet. Had circumstances been different, no doubt in a day or two he would have fallen in love with someone else. That's the Knight of Cups. Or at least one aspect of him.

The thing is, I have to work hard not to focus on the shadow aspect of all Cups courts. So let's look at his positive side. At least he feels free enough to throw himself fully into the emotion of the moment. He doesn't hold back. Though he does seem to be more attracted to lost causes, and doesn't REALLY seem to want to be happy, as being in throes of a passionate torment is so much more romantic. Oops, there I go delving into the shadow again. Pardon my Queen of Swords' cynicism. ;)

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  1. Hilarious post! I have to say, though, some of your behaviour with decks might sometimes be seen as slightly Knight of Cups-y. Remember the whole As Above Tarot saga? Or when you were going to either remove the text from the Gaian Tarot and treat it as an oracle, or get rid of it entirely? ;D

    Still, I like your suggestion to go with the positives of this card, and allow yourself to feel the moment intensely :)

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    1. Well, we all have bits of each court in us. That As Above deck -- I wanted so much to find a use for it, but I really didn't like the art work and in the end I couldn't get past that. Gaian I finally reconciled myself to. The true love-to-hate deck for me was Bright Ideas. I loved it at first, and quickly grew to detest it to the point I chucked it in the bin. How Knight of Cups. :)

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  2. Yes, I remember Ricky and I also remember Kevin Space fancying a girl old enough to be his daughter. And, I also remember that guy out of quantum leap playing Kevin's gay neighbour. Love the music to that film, but my favourite Kevin Spacey film is K-PAX.

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    1. I love K-Pax! 'The fresh produce alone is worth the trip.'

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    2. It's a fine film, and was partly financed by Film4 believe it or not.

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