The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape & pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever asked for.
The Seven of Cups suggests that those pretty images in your mind must be dealt with. You can no longer leave them in the clouds of your dreams; they must be dealt with in the world of reality. She warns you to be careful of wishful thinking & pleasing illusions in the choices you’re facing. This Gypsy is a dreamer who can see beauty & excitement as well as fearful trials to come. She urges you to stop being so caught up in your fantasies; you might never be able to move forward or decide if those dreams are worth making into a reality.
Therefore, The Seven of Cups knows dreaming is a beautiful thing & can provide inspiration for action. She also knows you must abandon your ‘castle in the sky,’ fall from the soft comfort of the sky & either lay bricks to build those castles in the real world, or if you must set those pretty floating castles on fire. Even if you are paralyzed by the choice or fearful of the road to come after you pick your path, a decision must be made. Remember, not all things are as they appear to be; move with caution.
The risk of illusion runs high with the Seven of Cups. Make sure you are taking steps to protect yourself against hazy fantasy like thinking or everlasting daydreams. She screams at you to avoid intoxication & escapism. Once you try to enact your tempting fantasies, you leave yourself open to inevitable disappointment. You’ll soon realize that vision does not work as it did in Wonderland.
The Seven of Cups may also be a wishful card. After a long stroll in the desert, you suddenly stumble upon this incredible vision. Laying at your feet are seven beautiful cups filled with sparkling crystals representing wealth, beauty, success & options to choose from. Is it an illusion? Which cup should you take? Can you walk away carrying them all? Will the weight of all seven keep you from returning from your journey? Not every cup may be filled with a positive result; a hidden snake may be curled up inside the prettiest of cups. These cups can be a mixed blessing. So, dear one, be careful what you wish for.
Temptations linger inside, making you vulnerable to being seduced by the one cup containing the poisonous snake of jealousy & cunning. Being a card from the Suit of Cups, the temptation is likely to be sexual or emotional in nature- things that seem innocent & pleasurable at the time. More times than not the vast majority of cases, the pleasure gained temporarily is far outweighed by the lasting consequences.
Yesterday was the first day of spring. A pale grey hung from the clouds, the wind was something straight out of Oz & a high of 30 something. The perfect setting for spring, right?
This morning I sat upright facing my big beautiful window, eyes still closed. Upon peeling my eyes wide open I was in disbelief. A glittering white blanket sat on top of everything.
The grass is not green, it’s not even grass at all. The beautiful oak trees still stand naked and sad. Tulip buds? They are still in a deep winter’s slumber. Gloom still clings deep inside my bones.
After laying The Sun card down as my first card a tiny smile played on the corner of my lips. It simply reminded me spring IS coming. She’s running a little late this year. She might have spent a little extra time wrapped up in a wonderful book. But she’s on her way to me.
Let this beautiful card be a reminder to keep pushing on those grey days. They won’t last forever, it simply can’t snow forever my love.
In all honesty, I have not been immune to the high tension brought on by the waxing crescent in Aries. The universe has been heavy, responsibilities are mounting. I’ve done a few readings within this particular time frame and have had similar outcomes; even my cards can feel the extra weight. And yes, we do harbor a great deal of discretion in reading our cards intuitively, but when both you and your cards are in a funk, readings can be a little perplexing for the already scattered brain. The aforementioned inherently concludes a lack of “spare” time in which to sit down and ground yourself, focus your thoughts, and free your spirit. This means that youhave to find the time and the place – the atmosphere will not simply hand it to you. So I am no exception. My brain map has been a tangled web and my thoughts have been twirling recklessly. I have been overworked and under the weather creatively. The moon and universal vibrations are clearly not alone at fault for these factors being as they are. There are a few much less organic contributions to my stoic nature being tested – the things I can control – I think we’ve talked about this before – and I am still learning to take the reins despite myself.
The really good news is, tonight we transition into Taurus and the Spring Equinox is upon us (Ostara, if you will)! This time is so incredibly welcomed right now. This phase provides a beautiful time to grow, to restart. Make plans in which to follow through with. Start a project you’ve been putting off. Make decisions that will make a difference in your pursuits. Now is the time. Be fertile, adventurous, curious, and dominant. Embrace discomfort and struggle and accept these feelings as a challenge to get through to clear skies. If you need to cry it out, write it out, shout it out, work it out, create it out, whatever it is you might need to do, do it. Rid yourself of it…
And then wake up tomorrow to a brand new day. Accept and embrace the changes you’ve promised to make within yourself and in your environment. Keep yourself safe and protected, of course, but let your hair down for the ride. You were created for more than the stress and the mundane – you are beautiful and unique and as powerful as you believe you are. Let the beginning of Spring be the beginning of more than just a season for you.