Queen of Cups – and Why I Want To Kill Her

queen of cups deviant art, Tarot The Queen of Cups (pictured here from Deviant Art’s vileone) has many sides. Just look at the way she sits smugly on her throne like, “la la la, everything’s fine.”

But it’s not fine.

If you are in a Queen of Cups moment, things are in process. Which can mean lots of turmoil and chaos.

Hooray.

As you might know from the Soul Journey Spread, the Queen of Cups is when you integrate all of the new learning you have been experiencing. It’s when you are re-examining your beliefs and finding a new way of doing things. It’s the time when you are connecting with your new Voice and your new POV (Point of View).

And it’s when you’re most likely to want to strangle people and eat cookies. Maybe at the same time.

coffe yet kill youWhat makes the Queen of Cups suck the most is that you’ve made it through what you think are the most difficult times. You’ve experienced some sort of hardship (The Tower), you’ve gone through the depression phase (the 5 of Pentacles), and now you’ve come out the other side.

This makes perfect sense if you’ve taken the Soul Journey Quiz.

(If you haven’t done that yet, WTF? Go do it now. I’ll wait.)surprised

Anyway, you think the worse is over and that you’re on the mend, and then this bitch comes along and makes you feel like the dog poo on the bottom of a nice new pair of leopard-print flats.

Don’t get me wrong, the Queen of Cups is compassionate about your Journey. She’s all about helping you weather the storms in your life and finding your center of calm no matter what.

But the shee-ite you have to go through to get there?

I’d rather pluck out all my eyebrows than continuously go through this shit.

[Tweet “Life would be so much easier if it wasn’t for all the…life parts.”]

It’s a little bit ridiculous.

I think we can all agree when I say, “Up Yours, Queen of Cups!”

I’m looking forward to the Strength card.

For Reals.

victory

Queen of Cups and Your Feelings

queen of water angel tarotThis week’s card is the Queen of Cups, known as the Queen of Water, in the Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue. I deliberately chose this card to discover what advice the Queen could give me on other areas of my life.

Deliberately choosing a card means that you turn the cards Face-Up and choose a card on purpose. Pick one whose energy you would like to embody.

In this particular spread, it is more helpful to choose the most positive energy possible that feels best to you – something that you would like more of in your life.

[Tweet “Choosing your own card to integrate that energy into your life is a great #Tarot practice!”]

I drew a card for each of 3 areas of my life: family, friendships, and business and got the following results:

Family: Eight of Fire. “Things are moving at a fast pace. Delays are over. Many things are happening at once.” This is an understatement – we are moving to Chicago in just a few days.

What does the Queen of Cups say about this situation? Trust your intuition, care for yourself and others. This is definitely a time to make sure I am aware of more self-care so I don’t get overwhelmed by the move.

I’ve already planned time in my calendar to spaz out over the move.

Action Steps: Plan some downtime to recover afterwards. I’ll look at what other steps I’d like to take for self-care during this time.

Friendships: Three of Air. “Great Sadness. Take time to heal. The need to forgive yourself or others.”

The Queen of Cups would advise to breathe into the situation, practice humility and forgiveness, and admit where you contributed to the situation. She’d also remind us not to let our friendships languish.

Business: King of Earth, also knows as the King of Pentacles or Coins in many decks. “A successful time. Confidently accept opportunities you’re offered. The Midas touch.”

The Queen of Cups would remind us that success and opportunities are built on relationships. Remember to continue to develop your business friendships, and don’t get too big for your britches on your way up.

Today, choose a card that you would like to embody the energy of, and then choose 3 other cards for each area of your life: family (or specifically your relationship), friends, and business.

How does it feel to freely choose the card you want to embody? What did you learn about what it had to say about different areas of your life? What will you do differently? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Blue Moon Tarot

Friday August 31st is the night of the Blue Moon. This is the second full moon of the month, and we won’t see another one again until July of 2015.

The Moon affects the ebbs and tides of our emotions. While the last two weeks may have left you feeling completely off-kilter, things should be settling down now. What can you do to harness the power of the Blue Moon?

* leave all of your crystals out to charge
* do a special rite or ritual
* connect with your Spirit or Animal Guides
* meditate on what you would like next in your life
* get rid of things that no longer serve you – unclutter your life!

I like to do a Tarot reading to honor this time. Try this for yourself.

Blue Moon, Gilded Tarot, Queen of Cups, XIII Death, XII The Hanging Man, XIV Temperance, XV The Devil

I used the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marcetti for this spread.

1. What gifts does this Blue Moon bring? This card is placed in the middle.

In my spread, it is XII The Hanging Man, Reversed. The Hanging Man has been through a great deal of trials and challenges. He has learned to look at his life from many perspectives. Now he is beginning to rely on himself and his own truths instead of being distracted by the advice of others, and is learning that that is enough.

The gift of this Blue Moon is a reminder to look inside yourself and rely on your own wisdom.

2. What do I need to focus on? This card is placed just to the right of the middle card.

In my spread, this is the Queen of Cups. I recently chose a new focus card, and she is the Queen of Cups. This is validation that I am on the right path.

3. What do I need to let go of? This card is placed below the middle card.

In my spread, this is XV The Devil, Reversed. This is my need for perfection, and to leave my life the way I think it is “supposed” to be lived. I have found myself struggling to create a schedule in my business because I keep feeling as if I need to work 8 to 5 like people do in the corporate world. Time to let that go and create a better life for myself.

4. What do I need to know about my relationships? This card is placed to the left of the middle card.

In my spread, this is XIV Temperance, Reversed. Things may be on shaky ground and out of balance. Luckily, the Queen of Cups will be able to help out!

5. What do I need to know about my business (or job/career)? This card is placed above the middle card.

In my spread, this is XIII Death, Reversed. Death is all about changes, and now that it is reversed it looks like some things will finally be settling down. Hooray! My business has gone through so many changes this year, it’s insane. I’m glad I did an about-face and picked back up where I should be.

What about you? What does your Blue Moon Tarot spread say for you? If you are doing this under the Blue Moon tomorrow, feel free to use crystals and make a whole ritual out of it. I’d love to hear about it!