ACE OF CUPS
Tarot – Ace of Cups (Revised) by G A Rosenberg
For too long my spirit felt depleted
I didn’t know what was needed
Emptiness contained within me
Not so much emptiness as a polluted sea
Now out of nowhere, something new has appeared
this cup in front of me has washed away my fear
I feel reborn; love and creativity
has given me renewed vitality
The cup’s been offered
Drinking from it heals the heart
and renews the soul
The suit of cups in the tarot represent love and our emotional natures. How open are we to receiving that which is offered? What conditions do we place on love and how are we in relationship? The ace of cups (like the other aces) is a seed that contains within it all of the healing and renewal that love can bring. How ready for it are we? Can we drink deep from the cup offered or do we reject it either because we mistrust what is offered or we fear where this new road can lead. The Holy Grail in Arthurian legend healed the land until it was misused and taken for granted. How willing are we to be healed?
When the Ace of cups, shows up in a reading, it represents new love being offered. This can come from another or it can come from within. It often represents a new period of potential joy.When reversed, the Ace of cups indicates a blockage to this renewal. What is stopping us from accepting what is offered? What connection are we not allowing to happen?
“Every time we fix something that broken, whether it’s a car engine or a broken heart, that an act of magic. And what makes it magic is that we choose to create or help, just as we can choose to harm.”
― Charles de Lint
There’s so much out there that needs fixing. So much inside of us as well. At the same time, I’ve been noticing something more and more of late. So much of finding our way to health has to do with forgiving ourselves for being hurt in the first place. We forget that we’ve placed those lessons in our path because they were what we most needed to become the people we are. How could we comfort someone who’s life is hurting if we never felt hurt ourselves? How could we relate to lost love, lost chances and lost hope and help others to heal themselves through it if we had no basis to relate? Each of my scars mental or physical throughout this life and all others have been tickets to empathy and compassion so I am grateful for them.
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Watching the Fractal Sunset by G A Rosenberg
Abstract B by G A Rosenberg
“The thing with pretending you’re in a good mood is that sometimes you can. “
a realization of how something might have cut
a small tear in the soul
now with grace, it starts to knit..
The tower falls, the light of day comes
then we get to see what comes next
— G A Rosenberg
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Ragnarok’s Due by G A Rosenberg
Thoughts About to Crystalize by G A Rosenberg
“If you don’t find true balance, anyone can deceive you;
Anyone can trick out of a thing of straw,
And make you take it for gold
Don’t squat with a bowl before every boiling pot;
In each pot on the fire you find very different things.
Not all sugarcanes have sugar, not all abysses a peak;
Not all eyes possess vision, not every sea is full of pearls.”
Tonight I feel oddly balanced. I have come to an end of a few chapters in my life and my hand stands poised ready to turn the page to see what comes next. I feel complete and anticipatory. I feel joy with a bit of melancholy for spice. Most of all I feel grateful and have been finding many more reasons to feel this way. — G A Rosenberg
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Purple Star Healing by G A Rosenberg