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Tarot Card of the Week: January 23-29, 2012 – Seven of Cups

Blessings of the New Moon in Aquarius!
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Happy New Year!
We welcome the Year of the Water Dragon!

(and Happy Birthday to my favorite Aquarian in all the world!)


I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
~ Klaus Kinski

Make a wish! It’s the New Moon and the Lunar New Year. The gentle Water Dragon, whose year this is, knows and responds with great power to the yearnings of your heart.

We get yet another Seven, the third this year! But this week’s Seven of Cups cautions that we could well be overwhelmed by the many hopes and fears that are within our imaginings.

Floating before the silhouetted figure, there are seven cups. Some of them contain images that beckon seductively, others are more fearsome. And I see the central one as shining Mystery.

But the real question is, what do you see?  What emotional chords do each of the forms emerging from the cups strike in you?

Your emotional reactions are vital, because, as you may know, the Cups are about our feelings, intuition, and dreams; our fears and our imagination. The Sevens are connected to Saturn, the Teacher who tests us and makes us do the practical work to achieve our goals.

What do your fantasies and wildest dreams reveal about your authentic self? How does your imagination shape your reality and reflect your inner truth?

Arthur Waite described the Seven of Cups as, “Strange chalices of vision, but the images are more especially those of the fantastic spirit.” He also suggests that the appearance of this card may also herald “fairy favors” and “things seen in the glass of contemplation.” Although such magical visions and gifts may offer some temporary progress, they also have a tendency to melt away in the bright daylight of reality.

This card’s appearance may portend contact with other, mystical realms. But it will be up to you, to turn inspiration, magic, and oracular insight into solid results in your life.

The Seven of Cups often signals a turning point, an indication that you need to make an important choice. But things may be “up in the air.” Your decision may not be easy, for this card often represents having too many choices, or too little substantial or reliable information, or else a very strong tendency to be drawn in by fear and fantasy.

You can’t keep all options open forever. Beware of staying stuck in the illusion that you can have it all.

Your imagination and emotions are helpful at times, and we all need our dreams. But living exclusively in a fantasy world is a form of self-sabotage, especially if temptations keep you paralyzed or threaten your prior promises.

Without groundedness and commitment, you are nowhere. Dreams only come true for people who are willing to stop dithering, and buckle down to do the work.

Let your authentic self be revealed by the choices you make this week. And may they bring blessings to a world in need of some.

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  • January 23, 2012, 2:38 pm mel

    So true “too little substantial or reliable information” in my case
    I feel that it’s intentional, keeping necessary information, giving out false information. I’ve been dealing with this for many months. I think it’s time to cut through this confusion and delays. I will do it this week. Not a day longer. As you said “Without groundedness and commitment, you are nowhere” 🙂

    Thanks Beth I understand now what this card truly means. By the way why is Saturn related to 7 and what are other numbers related to?