Situation – Eight of Cups
A very traditional depiction, overall, though it’s striking how close-up we are on the figure who is leaving the cups behind, drawn forward by the light of the moon. We can see only in the distance the stream he walks beside, and the mountain before him. The focus is all on his quest – he keeps his eye on the prize.
Ha, yes, my partner is going away, seeking some quiet time away from the kids with a bike, a camera and a buddy. I guess it will also give me some time to seek my own truth, at least once the kids are in bed each night…
Desirable Outcome – Ace of Cups
This is an odd-to-me version of the Ace of Cups – just look at those colours! The waters flowing from the cup start grey, and shade to gold. The pool beneath them is grey, shading to black. Even the lotus flower has a dark centre! Still, the tips of the petals are pink – self-love is there, at least in potential…
A new sense of connection to source, and to a sense of self-love, both sound like desirable possibilities, here. And perhaps, too, that when we are reunited, each with a new-found emotional connection beyond ourselves, we can combine our flows, turning the grey back to gold.
Energy Needed – V- The Hierophant
There are actually two Hierophants in this deck. The second (this one), is a guest artist card, created by Ian Carappoli. I was tempted to leave it out of my deck, given the Hierophant is not my favourite chap, normally. Still, I’ve been getting along with him better, of late, even including him on my altar. And I kind of hate to leave cards out of a deck 🙂
Interestingly, he is a far more traditional Hierophant than that drawn by Lana Zellner: a corvid! He’s a little grim, with his ‘bleeding’ eyes and crucifix held high. Yet, I like the big red roses in front of him, and the candles, too.
There’s a very spiritual feel to this whole reading. In terms of the energy needed, I see a suggestion of taking a structured approach to spiritual connection. Perhaps a mini-sadhana for this time apart…
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