Tarot Card ~ October 5

 

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 almost precisely five months ago.  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 long autumn dreaming!

Some spiritual traditions consider this season among the times when veils between the realm of ordinary reality and the realms of spirit are notably thin. 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.  

To see the card:Legend

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!  And so is the world you made your promises to.

Bright blessings, and a beautiful day full of magical early autumn!

Quote for the Day:  Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. ~ H.H. The Dalai Lama

Today’s Wathyr:  A few disconcerted clurichauns throwing rocks at that bloody-great shiny thing up in the sky.  Offer them Bushmills, or at least a porter — and a shady place to be hung over.  

On This Date: 1969 – The first episode of the famous comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC.  [Now THAT’s Holy Grailery!]

  

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 5”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Today’s card message is most meaningful to me, as I will be spending large chunks of time planning and being open to guidance about the angel communication classes I will soon be teaching. I promise to credit and quote you correctly.

    On that note…a while back you wrote a phrase about the Universe being like your best dog and how it can only can give back to you what you throw. Would you be so kind as to quote yourself so I get it right?

    ~ ~ Thanks! Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Oh. Dear. I’ll have to see if I can find it again so I can see what I said…

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