THE SIX OF CUPS
For comparison, here's The Six of Cups in the Rider/ Waite/ Smith deck:
THE SIX OF CUPS: As to the Feng Shui Tarot's corresponding of the suit of Cups with the Phoenix, the little white book that comes with the deck does not explain this odd correspondence (water = fire?). It simply states that of the two schools of Feng Shui, this deck "employs visual depictions of Form school Feng Shui as a means of balancing a site and its environment within a particular card." So I googled but found other Taroists as confused as I. I hope that the book that has been published to go with the deck explains this. (The other suit correspondences make more sense, at least to this reader.)
Now for some Tarot synchronicity (or more likely, suggestion). One of the meanings for The Six of Cups is childhood abuse, which I did suffer. I drafted this post yesterday and last night had a dream about which I just wrote this haiku:
close to home
the child foils
I like very much that the stalker was foiled. :-)
Another Six of Cups traditional meaning is nostalgic pleasure. So I'm going to indulge in a little here. Many years ago I studied both Tarot and Gnothology (numerology) with Eileen Connolly. During one of those courses I had the great delight to see some of the original art work in progress for the lovely (and now long published) Connolly Tarot. I also got to meet the artist, her son Peter Paul Connolly. I was star struck -- Tarot pun definitely intended!
DIFFERENT TAKES ON THE SIX OF CUPS:
Addiction issues; alcoholism.
A wish to have it all "handed to you on a silver platter."
Overly sentimental or sweet.
Reactionary attitudes; clinging to what was at the expense of what is.
There's something to be learned from your childhood that when you do will be a gift.
Time to be playful, to have fun, to do what gives you pleasure.
Resource:Robert M. Place's Web Site, the prolific Tarot artist, and author. (See my review of one of his books that I posted yesterday.)
Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.
‘til next time, keep having fun and enjoying The Tarot,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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