Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday -- Four of Cups (reversed)

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

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 Four of Cups (reversed) from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.

You know what is interesting about selecting the Four of Cups (reversed) for this particular week? When I checked to see if I've written about this card before, I have. It was during Thanksgiving week last year! Click here to check it out.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

I think it's especially cool when things like this happen. What are the chances of selecting this card during Thanksgiving week two years in a row?

In my previous post on the Four of Cups in its upright position, I said:
As you can see on the card, there are four cups -- three on the ground and one being offered from above. With this card, there is a feeling of longing or wanting more, possibly not seeing or acknowledging what's in front of you.
This is a perfect card for Thanksgiving week. It reminds us to see the emotions, feelings and life that are represented by the cups that are right in front of us...every day. Especially if life has seemed steady and somewhat boring lately, now is the time to realize what gifts you truly have.

In its reversed position (upside-down), instead of feeling discontent, this card symbolizes the end of feeling discontent, re-connecting with others, renewing relationships and having a new readiness for upcoming challenges and opportunities. With this card, you may feel both stable (symbolized by the four) and emotionally (Cups) energized and can see (and are thankful for) all of the blessings and opportunities around you.

Perhaps this year you are consistently more aware of feeling fulfilled, not only because it's Thanksgiving and we are constantly reminded to be thankful, but more because you have opened your heart, possibly changed your perspective and see the world half-full most of the time.

By simply focusing on what is right and on what we are thankful for, we can more easily see all of the good that surrounds us every day.

In one of the workshops I give called the ABC's of Success, I talk about releasing things that happened in the past, especially things that help to keep you stuck.  During the workshop, I have participants do an exercise where they list a couple situations from the past that they'd like to release. For each situation I have them answer these two questions:
  1. What is one positive thing you learned or gained from this experience? If someone has a hard time thinking of a positive aspect from a terrible experience, the group can brainstorm together. For example, if someone hates her boss, maybe the thing to be thankful for is that her boss is giving her a great reason to look for another job or go back to school.
  2. Are you ready to release this situation and the energy it holds over you? Sometimes consciously asking AND answering this question helps your mind release the past so you can be free to live your life in the present.
This Thanksgiving week, let's not only be thankful for our many blessings, but consciously release anything from the past that is holding us back. By letting go of old energy, there will be more of you HERE in the present to enjoy and be thankful for what is here for you now -- Four of Cups (reversed).

Happy Thanksgiving!


Bonnie said...

Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for what is in the now. By focusing on the past and future I could miss today.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

The second question is such a fascinating one to me. Sometimes when I'm stuck and think I desperately want to be unstuck, I cling to the hurt and the pain -- it's crazy!

I see my kids do this, too. Something in being a victim is a little addictive and hard to release unless I become very conscious of it.

May all our cups runneth over, and may we all realize it!