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Monday, 9 September 2013

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Druidcraft, 2005
It's Monday and I've drawn Ace of Cups from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm and Will Worthington (Connections 2005). This attractive card features a cup or grail, its base wider than its top, from which spills an endless supply of water. Indeed, it appears that this cup is the source of all water. This magical cup sits amidst the stream framed on all sides by the crescent moon, hazelnut tree,  leaping salmon, and flowing water.

I woke up this morning with feelings of judgement and condemnation about myself. It's weigh-in day. I am not happy with my weight, yet my behaviour has yet to change. But does judging and condemning myself cause my weight to magically be lower? My body size to magically be smaller? No, it just makes me feel bad, so that I'm both podgy AND unhappy. Why be both? What good does it do to condemn myself?

The Ace of Cups card reminds me today that from within myself I can bring forth the bitter waters of Marah, or I can offer myself sweet living water. The card shows the hazelnut and salmon, which are Druid symbols of wisdom. There is a type of wisdom that comes from the inner spring of love and acceptance, and of course that love and acceptance must start with the self. Funnily enough, I am reminded that one of the best ways to love and accept -- to feel good about-- oneself is to take the focus off oneself. So today's card reminds me of two things: 1) offer myself kindness and acceptance, but more importantly, 2) send that love and acceptance outward to others today, and by default I will find myself feeling better inside. The water flows outward from the cup to all the world. It doesn't just well up inside the cup and stay there.

5 comments:

  1. Yes all yo need to do is give, in order to realise how much riches and love you have inside you.
    I so do love this card in any of my decks

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  2. This is a really pretty card, you have some really lovely tarot cards Carla.

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  3. yes, love and acceptance must begin with the self. They say that you must learn to love yourself before you can love others. It's like me and my reiki, I am a qualified practitioner, but my reiki master says I must heal myself before I become a paid practitioner and heal others. I think everything starts with the self :-)

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  4. I like the message that you drew from this card! It's a good reminder that we really can choose our thoughts, which shapes our inner and outer worlds.

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  5. Beautiful post, and a good reminder to share the love :)

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