The tarot suit of Cups is all about emotion, feelings and relationships, and so the Mother of Cups is the queen of this realm. She is powerful and fierce whilst simultaneously being protective and nurturing. She is depicted as a swan in this deck which perfectly describes her ability to be compassionate and empathic, but also extremely aggressive if pushed.
She is highly sensitive to the vibes around her, so much so that her insightful intuition can border on the prophetic or psychic at times. This gives her a reputation for being deep and mysterious, inhabiting as she does the realms of the unconscious and subconscious mind. Here dreams are dreamt and magic happens.
She is associated with the unknown…..where gut instinct and perceptive hunches are the modus operandi. A place of spirituality and receptivity which is symbolised in this card by the sparkling blue, pink and purple stars which twinkle in the darkness of the night sky behind her.
When this card appears it is time to take note of your dreams and intuition by turning your attention inward. Use creative visualisation and magic to bend reality to mirror your deeply held wishes.
There is a time and place for rationality and logic, but this week tap into the traits of the Mother of Cups within yourself. Use her emotional sensitivity, intuition and empathy and trust that in the situations you encounter this week they will be the way to achieve the best results.
Something is beyond repair and unsalvageable. Time to move on in the quest for happiness. There may be challenges ahead, but nothing insurmountable. Better to leave a disappointing situation behind as there is nothing left for you here.
Today, take a leap of faith if called upon to do so. New beginnings or opportunities may present themselves. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb or take a risk. It might pay off big time.
This is the second time this card has come up this week! It obviously has a pertinent message to impart. This time the symbol which grabs my attention is the beautiful golden sun emanating from the Third Eye area. This tells me that today it is vitally important to realise that all the answers and wisdom we need are already within us. All we need to do is quieten down our conscious mind so that we can access our innate intuition and gut feelings! Easier said than done in the busyness of day to day life where our existence is ruled by deadlines, pressure and constant striving to achieve. So today take just ten minutes to come back to yourself by closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths and reconnecting with the wisdom of your heart. It might be the best thing you do today!
Today may feel like a long, hard slog. It’s as if you can’t see the wood for the trees and everything is weighing heavily upon your shoulders. Maybe you’ve become a victim of your own success, and tasks which you used to enjoy and find satisfying are now becoming onerous and burdensome. Sometimes if you make a hobby into a career it can take all the fun and enjoyment out of it and add unneeded pressure. Today, see if you can do something purely for the joy of it to lift yourself out of the doldrums.
Today you are moving into a more positive phase of life. Although you may have been inhabiting a dark place where your situation seemed pretty hopeless at times, you are now starting to get a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. Things can only get better now so hang on in there!
Today ugly secrets may be revealed involving deceit, lies and betrayal. This could be concerning a love triangle or ménage a trois where nobody escapes unscathed. It is also a possibility that the temptation to become involved in this kind of scenario may present itself. Think long and hard before becoming entangled as these situations rarely end well for anyone embroiled in them.
Today you may feel as if you are rising up out of a dark place back into the light. If life has been difficult and confusing now is the time to break free from entanglements which are holding you back. You are transforming personally and figuratively and now the only way is up. The darkest part of the night is just before the dawn.
The Daughter of Pentacles holds the energy of curious, alert exploration and discovery and keen instincts. She is sweet natured and kind and although she can be shy and watchful she has an alertness and curiosity which means she is constantly learning about the world around her….not in an intellectual or theoretical sense, but by hands on experience.
This young fawn has much to learn and discover about life, but she is keen to get stuck in. She uses the power of trial and error to experiment with what works and what doesn’t.
Accept where you are in your life and use the resources you’ve got. Where your current approach is working, keep it up! Take ownership of your own progress and development and assess areas where you need to build your skills and confidence further. The rainbow and pentacle towards the top of the card show the enormous potential for growth and development on the material plane.
The Daughter of Pentacles can also signify that a new start, new dreams and greater prosperity may be on the horizon. To draw in the perfect circumstances and opportunities to relaunch your life and bring new inspiration, enthusiasm and passion to a project or experience, it is important to make a plan, stay focused, and make it happen!
She could be described as a child of nature, and this may be a message that it is time to embrace the healing energy of the earth in your own life. Try to get outside and experience the wild, raw energy of the natural world and soak up the healing available when you recalibrate your life and get back in touch with your own sense of wildness.
As always with the tarot the energy of the Daughter of Pentacles could be an energy we need to develop within ourselves, or alternatively it may be that we will be exposed to these character traits within someone we come into contact with this week.
Today take some time out to just ‘be’. Sometimes we forget we are human beings and act more like human ‘doings’ as we rush around trying to cross things off our ever increasing to do list. So today try and make life a little easier on yourself…..scratch anything that isn’t strictly necessary and give yourself five minutes out of your busy day to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and get in touch with your inner voice. It may be that taking a brief timeout may inspire you with fresh insight or new creative ideas which will help make the rest of your day more productive.