Sunday, August 20, 2006


TODAY'S CARD IS The Page of Cups. This verision, The Boy of Jars, is by Neely Stewart, at Sandraven Gallery, watercolors of the Native American Southewest; don’t miss her other "Myth-based" watercolor art.

For comparison, here's The Page of Cups in the Rider/ Waite/ Smith deck:

THE PAGE OF CUPS: Things in my life have recently gotten over-wrought emotionally. Working closely with The Page of Cups for this post refreshed me by precipitating an awe-filled and most welcome memory of my first view of Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island, Rhode Island. I had not seen any photos of the bluffs, nor did I even know I was approaching them as I walked curiously past the Southeast Lighthouse. Suddenly, the cup of the sea held vast, incredible bluffs rising sharply from the rocky beach to end at the fence I stood before and gripped. What a totally unexpected and awesome gift that sight was! And that sight proved to be just the start of many wonder-filled experiences on that island.

DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE PAGE OF CUPS (i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):

Can indicate emotional possessiveness, maybe out of fear of loss.

Be more of a witness to your emotions. You may gain perspective on them and the situation out of which they arise.

Try to focus on what is new in the situation. Don't just automatically gravitate to what is familiar, what you know how to do or relate to. Let the situation challenge you.

"Take one step at a time."

Pace yourself. Your cup is very full right now.

What you want isn't manifesting right now, be patient.

Be prepared. This auspicious beginning may not play out the way you want it to.

Watch this new development for now; not time to do anything about or in response to it just yet.

A situation/development may elicit a childlike sense of wonder. Or you may need to cultivate your sense of wonder to refresh your life.

There's much more in this cup than is apparent. Imagination and intuition are the keys.

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Resource: Color Your Own Tarot Cards, a terrific way to get to know the deck and to deepen your receptiveness to symbols in general.

Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.

‘til next time, keep opening to awe and wonder, and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow this link to see images of Mohegan Bluffs. What a place to visit!


1:21 PM  
Blogger Roswila said...

Oh, be still my heart! I've never seen so many wonder-full photos of Block Island in one place. (I, uh, "wonder" why I never thought to do a google ...)

You know you are simply forcing me to stuff "My Pictures" on my computer now. I do have a few lovely B.I. photos that I use as wallpaper every so often. Now I'll have a beautiful bevy (pardon the alliteration) to choose from. :-)

And, yes, it's quite an amazing island. I hope it manages to survive popularity and the subsequent over-development that always follows in its wake. The islanders have a very active Conservancy and they have managed to rescue a lot from being paved over or built upon. (Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden egg!)

I went there for many years and sadly each year some more of it had been developed. I haven't been back in too many years. There's a slim possibility I will be able to this fall (which is my favorite time to go, post tourist season).

Thanks again, Oino. What a treat on a muggy afternoon.

2:01 PM  

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