Archive for October 15th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 16

October 15, 2009


Ace of Cups 

The Holy Grail

Haven’t seen this card since early November.  Not that we couldn’t have USED it any number of times since then.  But the Universe does as it will, buggrit!

Aces in Tarot deck (as you may remember) are cards of a new beginning.  So, that being the case, how can you (how would you like to or how do you need to) begin your life anew, today, right now?  What changes can you begin, even in small ways?  What potentials can you believe in, hope for, reach for and remember?  (And you can expect The Universe will keep asking that question until you all remember to ask it alla tyme by yourself!)

In any Tarot deck, the Ace of Cups is interpreted as a card of abundance, joy and even divine inspiration.  Some readers speak of this as a card of tremendously uplifting energy.

My own intuitive interpretation is based on the beautiful illustration of the Ace of Cups/Holy Grail in the Legend deck created by Anna Marie Ferguson.  

There have been many visions of what the Grail may really be . 

~ Some have seen it as the vessel from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper. 

~ Some perceive it as one of the Great Magical Cauldrons of Celtic spirituality. 

~ Others have thought it a huge jewel broken from the crown of Lucifer when he was cast out of heaven.  [Me, I’ve laways thought Lucifer got a bad rap.  What if he really WAS a light-bringer, and religious opposition simply worked to dog him down?] 

~ It has even been written that the Grail is a great crystal at the juncture between the shamanic upper, lower and middle worlds, and that our ordinary reality world balances upon its tip. 

I see this card as being about regeneration − which makes sense, as so many of the objects mentioned here are mystical, magical, regenerative tools. 

The Ace of Cups asks that we be open to rebirth, perhaps a spiritual rebirth, and that we begin to seek it today. 

Most importantly for me, our culture has come to see the Grail as a symbol of purity and perfection.  So when I work with clients and this card comes up, I say, What is your Holy Grail?  What is the highest, most perfect ideal you can strive for?   What is the purest, most positive thing you can aspire to do?  Who or what is the best, most brilliant, most caring version of yourself you can seek to become? 

Now, starting today, this minute, how can you honor THAT knowing, THAT aspect, THAT vision of yourself and your life? Well? 

It may take a little work, sure, but you’re certainly worth it!

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  Most writers — poets in especial — prefer having it understood that they compose by a species of fine frenzy — an ecstatic intuition — and would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes… ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Today’s Waethyr: Great Sumatran quiche.  Quahog putanesca.

On This Date: 1916 – Margaret Sanger founds Planned Parenthood by opening the first U.S. birth control clinic. [And STILL we get Nixon, Cheney and W.]

And: 1854 – Oscar Wilde, Irish writer is born.