Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today’s card comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. It is the Seven of Cups, a card that indicates many choices, lack of focus and possibly confusion.
In the book that accompanies this deck, Marchetti explains:
"We are presented with what seems to be an ideal scenario. We are spoiled for choice. Seven cups manifest themselves, each offering different but enticing contents. They all seem appealing, but we can't simply take them all, and therein lies the dilemma."Remember that Cups deal with emotions, and perhaps some of the confusion stems from the fact that we are allowing our emotional feelings (which can be a result of our thoughts, beliefs, and experiences) to override our intuitive feelings (intuition, gut feel, inner voice, etc.).
The Seven of Cups energy can feel all encompassing and sometimes overwhelming because there are so many great options.
I did a tarot reading for a client last week and before I laid out the cards, she said she was feeling confused and stuck. Her first two cards were the Two of Swords crossed by the Seven of Cups. If I were to hand-select two cards to exemplify her description of indecision and feeling stuck, these would be the exact cards I would pick. When these were the first two cards in the spread, I knew that the reading would have some good information for her...and it did.
If you are feeling the Seven of Cups energy, you may feel as though you are floating, find yourself daydreaming, or feel as though your energy is scattered. It may not be a "bad" or "uncomfortable" feeling in the short run, but if it starts to impact how you approach your life or make decisions in a timely manner, this is when this energy can become tiring.
One of the best ways to move through the Seven of Cups is to "ground your energy." If you are unfamiliar with that term, think about the feeling of having your life under control; things are going according to plan or if they are not, you are comfortable "going with the flow." That is when you feel "grounded."
In terms of your chakras (energy centers), feeling grounded is associated with your root chakra. For more information on the chakra system, you can check out a series of posts on my sister, Lori's blog (Weebles Wobblog) by clicking here.
Here's an easy way to get grounded:
- Walk outside with bare feet (if possible) and let your feet feel the earth.
- Take ten deep breaths with eyes open or closed.
- Imagine the air coming into your body, filling your body (from head to toe and then imagine the energy going through your feet into the earth).
- Feel your muscles relax with each exhale.
- After ten deep breaths, notice how your body feels. Are you more relaxed? Do you feel more connected to earth, your Source, your intuitive voice?
- Repeat as necessary.
Here we go...1.....2.....3.....4.....5.....6.....7.....8.....9.....10.....Ah......