Category Archives: Tarot

4 of cups and Spring cleaning

The 4 of cups is a difficult card. A person looks annoyed, even angry at the cups in front of him and another cup is materializing beside him. More of the same we think, and we do not want what is coming any more than we want what we have now. But abundance is what is materializing, and we need to be grateful for new and for more—no matter what it is. I have found one answer to this problem: Spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning is done when the light starts to come back, and we see how dusty and old everything has become. I am not just cleaning this year; I am cleaning out. The pandemic is finally, truly, over and it is time to welcome new and better things into our lives. Some people make resolutions to exercise more or eat better or other new and better habits. I have made a resolution to clear out old stuff I no longer want or need.

But it can be depressing. When you get rid of old stuff, you also get rid of old dreams. For me, I used to do some fun crafts, but I do not love them anymore. So, the tools to do them must go now. I have décor or small tchotchkes that I used to love, but now I am bored with them. So, out they go.  I must clear out the old to welcome the new in. I mourn the old dreams that have died.

Still, as the 4 of cups shows, new things are coming in. New dreams, new ideas, new paths to try. We start again from scratch, what will our life be like with these new things there? By clearing out the old, we have room for the new.

The message of the 4 of cups is clear: do not get stuck in the “good old days”. Embrace these new and better roles/jobs/events/friends that are coming and move forward. The future can be an exciting place. Clearing out the old (stuff and ideas!) can be very freeing.

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Beginner mind, Tarot mind

Learning by Lecture Years ago, when I wanted to learn to read tarot cards, I took a How to read Tarot cards class. It was 8 weeks long. We studied the Rider-Waite tarot, and the teacher went into detail about the cards. We looked closely at what all the symbols meant. Now When I started… Continue Reading

Ending the old Year

My first inclination was writing a blog entry about starting new things. An aces entry. But I think this year we need to start with what we are done with in the old year before we begin again. So instead of Aces, I will discuss 10s. 10s in Tarot are endings. Some are happy, 10… Continue Reading

Boundaries and the Seven of Wands

I was surfing the internet and found an article about “hard to swallow truths your therapist had told you.” The only one I really looked at was: “I am tired of being the bigger person.” “Then stop hanging out with such little people.” Brilliant! It is so easy to say, I will be the bigger… Continue Reading

The Moon

Beginning of this month was a full moon and lunar eclipse. I do not do astrology so I am not sure what the significance of that is, except that it can be pretty to look at. The Full Moon was beautiful. The Moon in tarot is about dreams and visions. What you want to become… Continue Reading