9 of Cups

Weekly Card 9 of Cups Revisited

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Dali Universal Tarot

Could the message be any clearer for Thanksgiving?

(To those of you not in the US:  this is the day when we gather all our friends and family and feast till we burst, giving thanks for everything we love in our lives.  Alternative celebrations include honouring the spirit of competition through football – not soccer – games or family knockdowns to settle old scores.)

Remember, 9 of Cups is all about sharing the happy.  It offers you the possibility of keeping your mind and emotions balanced.

How do you do that when you’ve got family or friends who are even more peculiar than anyone Dali might have dreamed up?

What if you’ve got the Queen of Wands, the Queen of Swords and the Knight of Pentacles at your table?  Who’s going to keep the sharp-tongued Queen of Swords from biting off the drama Queen of Wands’ head?

What do you do to stay in your happy place?  How do you keep focused on your purpose for this day?  (Yes, I know:  sometimes it seems easier to go with the competition purpose – we’re in the Big Happy Share of 9 of Cups, though.)

9 of Cups calls us to stay connected, both to our deepest bliss and to the world around us.  It’s just the beginning of the celebration!

Keep your happiness in mind and create it in the world around you!


Weekly Card 9 of Cups

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Tarot Leaves

130815 RWS 9 of Cups
Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Did you ever want a fairy godmother to tap you with her wand and fulfill all your wishes?   Well, here she is!

What?  That big guy with all the cups around him doesn’t look like a fairy godmother?

Books . . . covers . . . judging . . .   You know what I’m saying?

9 of Cups corresponds to happiness that you’ve earned, the chance to enjoy your accomplishments.  There’s enough heartfelt joy to share with others.  More than that, you can’t help but share it with others.  It’s too raucous to keep to yourself.

So what if circumstances this week don’t look like what you expected happiness to look like?

Start by reminding yourself that happiness is a choice.  Then ask, what will make you happy?  How can you experience the pleasure in every situation and every person in your life this week?  Yes, even Mr. Crabby Pants or when you’re pulling the gazillionth weed from the garden.

Then get to the bigger questions that will allow all that happiness to expand, without blowing the cork off its bottle:  How can I share the joy with others?  How can we all celebrate together?

A tiny note of caution here: avoid over-indulgence or a smug sense of self-righteous entitlement.  Otherwise . . . .

Let the laughter overflow!
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