Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday - Seven of Cups

Every Tuesday I select one card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?

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.
Take a few moments to ground your energy. Even if you are unable to go outside, take ten deep breaths (no matter where you are) and ground your energy now. It can take less than two minutes and will make all of the difference in the world.

Here we go...1.....2.....3.....4.....5.....6.....7.....8.....9.....10.....Ah......

4 comments:

Kim Dushinski said...

Sheri:

This card is exactly ME right now. I have recently come up with a new strategy for my business that is simultaneously exciting and scary. As excited as I am about it I am stuck in moving forward on it because it has so many facets and moving parts.

Such an interesting card for you to pull today.

Lavender Luz said...

This is a perfect card for me today, as well.

While I don't really like going out in bare feet (Dad much?) I do love the feel of grass under my toes. I'm going to do that today.

Thanks for the chakra linkage!

Off to get grounded.

Allison said...

Many choices, lack of focus, and confusion... Yep, that about sums up the last few days for me. It wasn't until yesterday morning when I made A Decision that I started to feel better and more focused.

What a beautiful card, for a kind of messy feeling.

Mad Hatter said...

Hmmm...That's really interesting that you mention grounding energy and focusing on the Root Chakra - I have been working on grounding my energy and unblocking my Root Chakra energy this past week. And the thing that I am struggling with is emotions - specifically, worrying about my mother's failing health. I know intellectually that I need to make the healthy decision to acknowledge these emotions and let them go, but my tendency is to hold on to them (likely because I feel like that is the loving thing to do - to worry and fret about someone I love so much). Yet I know that holding on to these emotions will block my energy and be detrimental to my own health and well-being - I will get stuck if I am not careful. Thank you for the exercise - I will definitely try it.
Love,
Maddy

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