Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 6

Ace of Cups

The Holy Grail

  

Fortune Cookie: 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? Starting today, this minute, how can you honor THAT knowing, THAT aspect, THAT vision of yourself and your life?

We last saw this card the day of winter solstice eve.  And it’s a wonderful, beautifully spiritual card, so it’s perfect that it has come back around in this season, as all the fairy magics fire up for the summer icumin in!

Some spiritual traditions consider this season among the times when the veils between the realm of ordinary reality and the realms of spirit are at their  thinnest. So PLEASE take advantage of the energies and openings today in a sacred, loving and healing way.

Aces in any Tarot deck 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 most assuredly remember to ask it alla tyme bya youseff!)

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

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.  Or a vessel from which he drank while on the cross.

~ 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 always thought Lucifer got a bad rap.  What if he really WAS a light-bringer, and religious bigotry and opposition simply worked to dog him down? Eh?] 

~ 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? 

Photo: Holy grail painting

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, and a beautiful day full of magical early summer day!

Quote for the Day:  There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Today’s Wathyr:  A few disconcerted clurichauns wondering what that lousy- great shiny thing up in the sky could be.  Offer them porter, stout or at least a mimosa — and a shady place to hide.  

On This Date:  1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris 

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5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 6”

  1. Heather Says:

    Hey Neal!
    Two things
    First why all the frenchness?
    Second very depressing quote!
    I think just for men does just fine haha:]
    Heather

  2. shamanspath Says:

    1. Because I can.
    2. Nah. Very funny. You should look into Wodehouse.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Hmmmm…I think I’ll keep my grey hair, thank you…and my head!

    Nothing like viewing Paris from atop La Tour Eiffel.

    Speaking of fairies, this year we finally made the switch to organic lawn care. It could be my imagination, but I think the fairies are very happy ’bout this. It sure feels good to me.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Yeah. The squirrels are happier, too.

  5. Donna Allen Says:

    …and the rabbits, the chipmunks, the ground hogs, the skunks, my Tabby, the deer, etc. etc.

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