Six of Cups (Pleasure / Happiness)
Six of Cups (Revised by G A Rosenberg
A beautiful moment
Memories that colour all
the future brightens
Hold my hand and
Let me taste of your willingness
as we eagerly explore inner and outer beings
The music starts
We take the first steps moving in rhythm to a dance
older than our souls,
a dance not performed with limbs
or tongue or organs but with our very beings,
Masculine and Feminine energies
combining within ourselves and each other
a love letter written from eternity
to that which always was.
– G A Rosenberg
The light reflects on the water
as our bodies reflect on each other
a coming together of elements
yearning for something new to come of it…
We may have met this way before
on this beach or another
in another time or existence
but every moment is NOW
and every beach this one
Fall into my body
as my spirit touches yours…..
Cups deal with our emotional nature including love, both that as in a relationship between two (and rarely more) people and that of friends and companions.Sixes represent balance and harmony. Mix balance and harmony with love and you end up with one of those magic moments. You know, the kind that you want to remember and take out and replay in your mind because you know it will help keep you going through the rough times. Love is and you are and the universe is right and good and nothing can take these moments away. Memories of them can heal you during the rough times. Knowing that they are possible can keep us going until the next one.
Astrological Correspondence – Sun in Scorpio – This energy involves powerful sensual feeling and transcendence, One of its symbols is the phoenix rising from its own ashes. The energy is passionate, sexual and consuming. Few things are as memorable as making passionate love with someone who has entered your heart. The Sun in Scorpio energy involves depth of experience and depth of learning and knowledge.
h4>I Ching Correspondence – 20) Kwan – Contemplating –
The Trigram of the Sun is over that of the Earth. It means both contemplative and being seen . The image is of a Vast Tower on a Mountain with a view of the countryside around It. From the Tower the ruler can be aware of both Heaven above and the people below and set an example for the people.
The time period that this hexagram is linked to is September-October where the dark is on the rise once more and the light subsides…
A couple of other images associated with this hexagram
The time in a ceremony in between when the ablution, ritual cleaning has been done, yet before the sacrifice has been made….(in a sexual context, the sexual act before climax (the rising and uniting of energies))
When the wind blows across the earth, the grass and trees etc, must give way before it…and it blows everywhere
When the owner or ruler pays a visit, everything is set in order to make the best impression possible.
When the Six of Cups turns up in a reading, it usually signifies an unusually happy time. The happiness of this period usually stems from a feeling of loving and being loved. This may have to do with past memories being rekindled tho it can also be a time for making new lasting memories depending on where the card falls in the reading and the other cards involved. This is a time that will be remembered for its feeling of peace and balance no matter how long it may last.
When the Six of Cups is reversed in a reading, it is possible that for various possible reasons, tho it is a happy period in our lives, we are unable to see it. It can refer to someone who is so focused on the future, that they forget to enjoy the present moment. The reversed Six of Cups may also refer to unpleasant associations from the past
“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”
― Jack Kerouac
By great, of course, Kerouac was not speaking of a qualitative judgement but of size and importance, a dream filled with awe and sometimes mundanity but filled to the brim with faces, reflections of ourselves that sometimes appear strange, locations that change faster than we realize and sometimes faster than we feel we can adjust to and a sense of unreality that comes and goes with startling regularity. I don’t feel alone in perceiving it this way. Still when I decide I’m going to surf the waves that come my way, immerse myself in the dream while realizing that’s what it is… happiness and its wonderfully wise older sister joy can ensue… Feeling this and knowing this is a gift of the universe. Tho like most gifts it tends to come to those to whom it belonged to already… Tho I feel at the same time it is everyone’s birthright.
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Faces in the Purple Fire by G A Rosenberg
Llama with beautiful Eyes
“Whenever you are happy, the real source of happiness is within you. It bubbles up. It is just that you are looking for an external stimulus to make you happy.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
It would amaze me how often people find excuses to be unhappy except that I know that I have often done the same thing. It is almost as if we believe that our happiness has to be conserved because we fear running out. We attempt to hoard our happiness and seek it in strange places. Sometimes when we feel it eludes us we seek to take that of others. I had it backwards for so long.
Happiness is a fountain that is always available to us and one we cap off at our own peril. Only by giving it to others can we widen the flow. Well that and acknowledging it is there in the first place
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Centre by G A Rosenberg
A Dream of Red by G A Rosenberg
““If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”
I need to remember this quote on any day I start obsessively checking my blog stats. Seriously the best art, the best writing, and the best living I have done have all come when I am doing it for myself and not playing to what i perceive people want or expect from me. An important lesson to be sure.
Each path is unique. As a friend of mine used to say “If we were exactly alike, one of us wouldn’t need to be here” Each viewpoint as well. We each need a slightly different mix of things to get us on our way. Namaste, G
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Skyward by G A Rosenberg
Wielding Energy by G A Rosenberg