Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday -- King of Cups

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

As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week." I selected the King of Cups from the Legacy of Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti.

The King of Cups is a Court Card (like the Jack, Queen and King in a regular deck of cards).

Tarot Court Cards can have several meanings including -- a feeling or description of a situation; a person in your life; or a characteristic that you have.

If today's card points to a feeling or description of a situation, the King of Cups is a card of being compassionate, kind, loving, generous, wise and kind. 

If the card describes a trait that you have or someone in your life has, it is a person who is nurturing, diplomatic, loving, successful, compassionate, protective, caring, a good friend or lover.
When I pull this card, most often it refers to my DH, Tom, or my father. Remember that Cups symbolize emotions and feelings, so this is a person who is strong, loving and nurturing, and is unafraid to show emotions.

If you'd like more information on the King of Cups, click here.
Selecting the King of Cups reminds me of something I am learning in my Yoga Teacher Training. In addition to exploring the asanas (poses), I find that I'm equally interested in the philosophy behind yoga. This aspect of yoga is quite spiritual to me and complements my other spiritual and religious beliefs.

We recently had a guest lecture on the eight limbs of yoga. One of the limbs is the Yamas (or universal morality/principles) of which there are five:
  • Ahimsa -- Compassion for all living things
  • Satya -- Commitment to truthfulness
  • Asteya -- Non-stealing
  • Brahmacharya -- Sense control
  • Aparigraha -- Neutralizing the desire to acquire and hoard wealth (non-greediness)
Ahimsa means to not injure or show cruelty to any person or creature in any way . It also means kindness, friendliness, and thoughtful consideration of other people and things.

As I pulled today's King of Cups, it was a gentle reminder to find compassion for people, creatures, things and situations in my life. I consider myself a compassionate person, but perhaps this is inviting me to go above and beyond my normal level of compassion and possibly go out of my way to be loving and kind.

I'm curious. What does this card mean for you today?


Mad Hatter said...

This card is my Dr. Lovely. Absolutely.
I love the yoga references, too!
Thanks, Sheri!

Allison said...

This card makes me think of my BFF. She has been my rock the past few months. :)

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Love this, Sheri. I want to spend time with each of the limbs.

Tami said...

Funny that Allison has a female King of Cups, because this makes me think of a girlfriend with whom I usually spend lots of time, however, the last few weeks have been busy for both of us and we've missed each other.

Before reading this yesterday, we agreed to have dinner together next week. Now I realize it is her King of Cups energy that draws me to her. She competently fills the role of being "nurturing, diplomatic, loving, successful, compassionate, protective, caring, a good friend."

And those are shoes that needed to be filled. Thank you for helping me find this sense of gratitude, Sheri!