More Cups for us this week, but lacking the happy resolution that we saw in last week’s offering. The Tarot Cups have to do with our emotions, and deal with love, dreams, healing, and intuition. The figure in the card is turned towards the three cups on the ground. But does he really see them? What do they hold? Are they past times, or current circumstances? Perhaps they are various desires or loves, among which he feels he must choose.
Notice the resemblance of the fourth cup to the Ace of Cups, which has often been compared to the Holy Grail, and which is the gift of Grace from God, representing Her unconditional love, which is freely given to us.
Is the figure in the card simply meditating? Perhaps, but in most interpretations, this is not usually thought to be a restorative kind of contemplation. Judging by his defensively crossed arms and slight frown, rather than cultivating serenity, it would instead, appear that the figure sitting cross-legged is feeling flat, discouraged, or stagnant. Or perhaps he is grieving.
This attitude may even be preventing him from seeing the gift being offered. We can only hope that his listless unhappiness will eventually become uncomfortable enough that he will turn away from staring at the cups before him, which clearly do not please him.
As you contemplate the opportunities (or memories) now influencing you, perhaps you, too, hesitate to select one, at the expense of the others. Or perhaps what you see before you is not satisfactory.
Could it be that you, too, need to pause a while this week? We all need restoration and some down time, as long as it doesn’t lead to depression or self-pity. Instead, perhaps you need to take some time out to open your awareness. There is a strong possibility that Mystery is quietly offering you an alternative you cannot see as long as you keep focusing on what isn’t to your liking. This could be unexpected news, a heart connection, or simply an opportunity.
At those times when we have trouble finding the path forward, remember that, like the fourth cup being offered, your path is also seeking you. Reach out and accept the unexpected gift that may be coming from directly from the source of Love.