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Friday, 11 April 2014

Took your love for granted, how was I to know

Spiral Tarot, Kay Steventon 1997
Hooray! It's the first day of my week off. I am so excited that I don't have to go back to work until 22 April. Yes!

The 4 of Cups is called 'Lord of Luxury'. Ohhh, yeah.

I really have no idea why this card has come to be interpreted as 'boredom'. An interesting perspective on it is this: four is a number of stability. If the emotions/relationships are stable, there is no risk. Where this is no risk, there is no excitement, thus...you might interpret it as boredom. But it is really a case of taking things for granted. In this card, we see the danger of becoming complacent, accustomed to the stability of our relationships, and forgetting to appreciate the great gift on offer to us -- the love of another. It is represented by the beautiful golden cup held aloft on a wisp of air beside the woman. If she ignores it too long, well. It could drop onto the ground. Or just fade away.

The card reminds me that there is a lot of love on offer around me, and it's best that I pay attention to it and love it back. Life is too short to be 'bored' of the gifts all around us. This will certainly increase my happiness today and positively impact my future. :)

2 comments:

  1. A great reminder to be more mindfull of the love we receive and can give to others:)

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  2. It is so easy to take relationships for granted - love this reminder to appreciate what is. In so doing, we also nurture it :)

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