What a joyous card, and how sweet to see it this week, in a world weary with cynicism, contentiousness, and sorrow. The Cups, of course, are the suit of the emotions, and tens are the journey’s end. They are the overflow, and the ultimate of what is possible in the suit. In this case, we have the fulfillment of our emotional needs: love, happiness, family harmony, celebration.
The happy couple, holding each other gently, celebrates the appearance of the cup-crowned rainbow, as two little children dance joyfully. In the distance is their modest home, and a clear horizon. This is a card of harmony, wonder and deep happiness.
Rainbows, of course, are often considered a sign of Divine blessings and protection. They may also be a bridge, like the Norse Bifrost, that connects the human realms (Midgard) with the Divine (Asgard, land of the Gods).
You are being profoundly blessed at this time. It is time for you to receive the fulfillment of your heart’s desire. Your emotional needs have matured, and you are being rewarded for your patience and faith. Across the sky before you is spread the rainbow’s promise of peace and happiness. This card is a reminder that happiness is not just the absence of pain, but the true nature of every man, woman and child, and that Grace is given to us all. It is simplicity itself.
Look around you at your fellow humans, whether they are the ones in the lane next to you on the road, or the televised victims of war and suffering far away. Whatever the color of their skin, whatever language they speak, whoever they choose to love, whether they wear helmets, or turbans, or bhirka, know this — that each of us ultimately wants the same simple things – safety and shelter for our families, food on our tables, and contentment with our beloveds.
This is a powerful time for healing, forgiveness, and sharing, with our hearts overflowing. If family problems have troubled you, or if other relationships have been suffering with tension or conflict, seize this golden opportunity to create peace. If financial worries or other concerns have been taking up your energy, look at the incredible love that fills this world of ours, and realize that you have so much to offer, and to give thanks for.
This week, remember that even the most complicated, painful human situations can be resolved by the power of love. Through the gift of love, we cross the bridge to our own divine nature, and access the very heavens.