Tarotcard of the week: 2 of cups

A new week, a new card:

2 of cups, Friendliness

Traditional interpretation: It stands for love, either between two people (both friendly and romantic), but also to a purpose or a cause. It shows us that we have a choice, to explore the new feelings or to go in another direction. It can also stand for a fellowship or an unexpected meeting or an intimate conversation.

Osho Zen interpretation: It stands for a selfless fellowship without demands and without dependents from either party. The pure form of fellowship.

My interpretation: For me the card stand for the beginning of a relationship of any kind. The picture shows us what a strong relationship looks like. The trees stand on their own trunks, they are strong in themselves, they have their own power and strength. But the crowns are intertwined, not completely but the two trees become part of each other. It shows us that even in a relationship, we need to stand on our own base, find our own strength. While we allow parts of our lives and our person to intertwine with others, there are also parts of us that is only ours. We are always individuals. This is true both for friendship and love. This is one of my favorite cards in the deck because it reminds me of what to strive for to achieve a healthy relationship with the people in our lives.

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Published in: on February 23, 2012 at 11:41  Leave a Comment  
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Tarot spread

Yesterday evening I did a tarot spread for my self. It’s not often I do tarot spreads for my self, it is so easy to put my own feelings in to it. It is hard to be objective when it comes to my self. But yesterday I did an exception and did a spread that I call “The tree of life”. It is one of my absolute favorites and works well on most problem. Yesterday I was feeling a bit lost in the love department, it hasn’t been a good year for love in my life. I thought I would share my spread whit you. I used the Osho Zen deck as usual and this is the spread I used:

1 = What you need to learn.
2 = Which challenges you need to face.
3 = What is influencing you at the moment.
4 = What will help you.
5 = Warnings.
6 = What you need to let go / sacrifice.
7 = The result of your goal.

This is the cards I drew:

1: The empress – I need to learn to be more active, to take charge and not be passive. If I want to find love I need to realize that it is an active process and I can’t just wait for it to happen.

2: 10 of Coins – There will be money issues that will take my focus of love and there is a risk that my problem will make me isolate myself from others.

3: The hermit – I need some alone time to work through some issues. I am not ready for love at the moment.

4: Page of Coins – Sometimes the search is more important than the goal. It is important that I take the time to find my own path and look at it like an adventure. Dating is just as fun as the relationship so I need to enjoy the ride.

5: 7 of Rods: I need to relax and don’t stress about love. If I get obsessed and stressed it will not come to me. In time the path that leads me right will appear.

6: The wheel of fortune- I need to let go of the idea that life is like a fairy tale, love will not appear on my doorstep just because it is meant to be. Faith can only take you so fare, I need to do a bit of leg work.

7: Page of Rods: There is romance in the future, but in the near future maybe not “The One”. It is okay to just have fun and take it one day at the time, not all relationships are meant to last forever but they can still be important parts of your life.

That’s my reading, if any of you see it different please let me know.

Published in: on February 14, 2012 at 10:36  Leave a Comment  
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Tarotcard of the week

I’ts time to get this blog, and my studdy of my tarot deck, started. So I’ll try to do a description of one tarot card a week starting today. I’ll be using the Osho Zen deck, which I love! To days card is:

3 of cups

Traditional significance: It often indicats an upcoming feast or celebration of some kind, but can also stand for emotional victories and a group of people who feel affection or friendship for each other. Associated with happiness and success, positive closure and abundance but also with healing and relief. In a spread about work this card tends to show that the atmosphere at work is good and that your team works well together. In a concept of love, it may indicate that the best chance to find love at a party, or if you have a partner; to an approaching wedding, or at least that the relationship is entering a new, positive, phase. In an economic spread the 3 of cups stands for achieved financial targets and that it is time to take the opportunity to enjoy the good economy.

Osho Zen sense: The card reminds us that there is always something to celebrate. Life is joy, sorrow and depessionen are human inventions. When did you last see a depressed flower? The card shows that it is important that we are not so wise that it distract us from our joy.

How do I interpret the card: I must start by saying that I really love this tarot deck. The cards talk to me with their beautiful pictures. This is a card that for me is about joy and the positive in life. When I get it in a spread, I am always happy because even if a period of one’s life begins to draw to an end, there will be a positive change, something good is waiting around the corner. If it has been a ‘dark’ spread this card brightens it and gives hope. The picture on the card reminds me that there’s so much we can celebrate that we don’t, that it is useful to change the way you look at the world to find happiness where you thought that it did not exist. The three women dancing and celebrating although the rain is pouring down and it looks windy. They are barefoot when they splash around in puddles. But they smile and look so happy. How often do we celebrate the rain, instead of complaining about it? I remember the hot summer months when the rain finally comes after you’ve been longing for it for weeks.Water barrels in the garden is filled again so that the vegetables in the garden can once again be watered.  It reminds us that very few things in life are just negative, it is our own view of things that cause them to become either the things we complain about or things we celebrate. 3 of the cup reminds us to take an extra look at the world and find the joys in life that we can and celebrate them as if they were wedding parties.

Published in: on February 13, 2012 at 12:33  Leave a Comment  
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