So this evening I went to the hospital to await the birth of my third grandchild. Since the baby had not decided to come on its own, the medical profession was helping out. Predicting a somewhat long wait, it was advised that I go home and come back early in the morning.
I decided that since I may be at the hospital most of the day tomorrow, that I would go ahead and do the tarot card reading this evening. This is the card that I drew.
I would like to relate one little coincidence, if you believe in coincidence. I am currently reading a book, "The Awakening" by Laine Crosby. I had just today read a part in the book where Laine relates a story of when her pet had caught a bird and the story that insued, involving a funeral for the bird, etc. Then while I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, my stepdaughter's mom related to me a story of how her cat had caught a bird, and the drama that ensued. Then, when I was looking for an image of the nine of cups to post on tonight's blog, one of the images had the caption, "the cat who ate the canary." Coincidence? Hmmm.
This morning I was on facebook and saw two posts relating to how the Universe sends us signs by sending similar instances several times so we will take notice. I, in previous blogs, have related similar instances where signs would make themselves known to me by appearing to me several times. So I am thinking it is by no coincidence that one of the descriptions of the nine of cups is "the cat who ate the canary." What does that mean?
It means that cat is very satisfied with itself. This is what the nine of cups tells us. We are sitting pretty, content and showing off our wares. Our wishes have been fulfilled.
Of course, on a personal level, I am thinking that tomorrow's birth will be easy and gratifying for all.
The only warning is to take heed for the canary. Yes the cat is very satisfied, but take heed less your good fortune affects others in a less than fortunate way. I am sure the bird in each of the stories related to me was not happy with its fortune. Beware less your good fortune affects someone else in a negative way.
If you are in a position of being happy with good fortune, yay you!!
But look around. Make sure that no canaries are being affected in a less than fortunate way. Look out for the canary. I am not saying that you should give up your dreams. I am not saying to stay in an unhealthy relationship just because the other party is less than excited about its ending. In unhealthy relationships, sometimes in the short run the other person feels like the canary, but eventually they learn that their misfortune was actually a blessing. But if you are setting an intention for a job that will put someone else out of work, that might be the cat who ate the canary. Once I got thrown out of my house, while pregnant, because the owner of the house wanted to let a relative move in. I am talking benefiting at the expense of someone else.
Just for today.....Rejoice over your good fortune!! Today, it is possible your wishes will be fulfilled, your dreams will come true. It is possible that you will be exonerated of a bad rap. But look around you. Take care of the canaries.
PS.. here is a link to Laine's book!! great read!!