Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Today's Message From the Tarot - Two of Cups
Today's card is the two of cups. This card is exactly what it looks like. A man and a woman are exchanging glances at one another while also reaching out their cups to one another.
Cups in the tarot symbolize relationships. In this card two people are on a level playing field. They are equals. They are evenly exchanging looks, glances, conversation, and ideas. One is not more important than the other. The sky is blue and the landscape is lush and green. They are being watched over by a lion with wings called a caduceus and underneath the lion is a staff with two snakes entwined together.
The caduceus hanging over their head represents peace, harmony, balance, duality, and health. The intertwined snakes, not to be mistaken for the symbol of the medical profession which is one snake on a staff, reinforces the theme of give and take, equality, and relationship.
While this card may in many cases represent a love relationship, I think the more important theme is equality. How many times do we find ourselves in relationships that in one way or another are not equal? One person is dominating while the other is submissive. This card is recommending to us that we surround ourselves with others who look on us as equals, and that we see ourselves as persons worthy of being treated as equals.
Over the centuries women as a whole have not been treated on an equal playing field with men. When these cards were first painted, I am sure this was a controversial card. Nowadays we as women have come a long way in asserting our equality, and discovering the power of our femininity. Many of us have built in cell memories of submissiveness and have to remind ourselves to own our power.
Whether you are male or female, this card is reminding and urging you to treat others as equals. Whether it be your primary relationship, or a friendship or even a work relationship, why don't you try just for today to see everyone you meet as an equal? Yes, even the homeless person, the child, the disadvantaged. We who are spiritually minded sometimes tend to see those who are not so inclined as being "less" spiritual, even. Even the thought that humans are in some way dominant over the plant and animal kingdom needs to be rethought. There should be no dominant race, dominant religion, dominant species. Let us look on all others as our equals and seek to walk in someone else's shoes once in awhile, just to get a grasp on how someone else thinks.
When I was growing up, I thought that anyone that was not my religion would surely not make it into heaven. When I became a bit older, and somewhat disillusioned with my chosen faith, I chose to look into other belief systems and found that each of the ones I investigated had its own jewels of truth.
We all will have to admit that at one time or another, we have felt superior or inferior to someone else. Just for today, I challenge you to knock down those walls and begin to see yourself on an equal playing field with someone that you previously looked on with disdain. Look for the similarities between you and someone else, instead of the differences. You may be surprised that you are able to engage in an exchanging of ideas.
Let us lay down our prejudices and look on one another with love. We are all created equal.
Don't forget, if you are enjoying this week's messages from the tarot, I am offering a three part class on connecting with the tarot beginning this Saturday, January 11th, from 10-12 at the Mind, Body, and Soul Healing Center in Leesburg Virginia. You can get more information, sign up and prepay HERE. It is not necessary to prepay. You can pay the day of the first class, if you would rather. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to this series of classes! The tarot is just another way to get messages from Spirit. I hope to see many of you Saturday!