Thursday, June 18, 2015

Queen of cups – walking the waves

Shadowscapes Tarot, Queen of Cups, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Today’s card is the Queen of Cups from the Shadowscapes Tarot. I absolutely love this depiction of the Queen of Cups. She has risen from her throne and entered her kingdom. Fearlessly and with confidence, she is walking the waves, following a path which is unfolding for her step by step. Without a plan or road map, just guided by her intuition, she puts one foot before the other and with every step a sea turtle is there, to carry her as her stepping stone. She is totally aligned with her intuition, her feelings and emotions. This is her realm. This is her home. The stars in the sky will guide her. They symbolize wisdom from days past and  hope for the future.  In this card everything is fluid: the sea, the standing stones in the background, the sky, her glowing creative imagination: all the elements are present and flowing naturally into one another.
Tomorrow I am going to visit my mother for a few days. When we are together we are both very much like this queen, each in our very own way.  I do hope my intuition will guide me to put my feet on solid places and be kind and loving, while wading through this watery weekend.  I just want to be there and enjoy her company without expecting anything in return.  I want to focus on our time spend together instead of on how I would have wanted it to be.
So when I return home again I will be fulfilled and happy to have been there for her, like she has been there for me for so long!
So see you all next week! 

16 comments:

  1. I hope it goes well for both of you, Ellen. My mother is gone. Most of the time that is an absence I've made an altar for in my psyche. But every now and again I feel the lack of her physical self with a pang. It's the most primal of relationships, the mother-child continuum. This is a particularly lovely QoC. Look how she's walking towards us with arms flung wide open. She could be a dervish in that position, turning around and around the pole of Love.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Rose. I do know how you feel, since I've lost my dad a few years ago. The pang does hurt a lot.
      Yes, with arms open wide and hear full of love; that it's a great attitude for the coming days. :)
      Enjoy your weekend too Rose!

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  2. It is usually our expectations of people that fail us, not the people themselves. And we want people to take us as we are, not as we could or should be...

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    1. You are so right Sharyn That is why I will keep my arms and heart wide open.:)

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  3. I really love how the sea turtles are her stepping stones. They will be there for any step she may take. This is such a beautiful card. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you very much and hope so too!!

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  4. I love your description of this card - you so obviously love it, and all it expresses! I am trying to understand this Queen better, including her more negative aspects, as part of my shadow work. I can imagine her expecting those turtles to do her bidding, and throwing an emotional hissy fit if one of them misses the mark :D Still, I am glad you and your mother embody her positive aspects! :)

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    1. Ha ha Well both my mother and I are quite familiar with the negative aspects of this Queen too Chloe!
      You haven't met me when my girls forget to do their tasks in the household or when I want things to be done my way. Thank god(ddes) for those turtles or I would drown :D

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    2. Ha ha, I can hardly believe you'd be a vengeful, emotional woman if your girls don't do their household tasks ;) I'm betting you aren't as bad as you believe you are - that perfectionism rearing it's head again, so you judge yourself harshly. As you say, thank goddess for those turtles, though! :D

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    3. Thanks for the vote of confidence :D

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  5. "She has risen from her throne and entered her kingdom." Such a wonderful description of this queen. She not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. She leaves space for all the emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant, and doesn't hide from any. Hope you have a lovely, relaxed weekend. :)

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    1. It was a great weekend. Changing in my perception of how it should be has made such a huge difference. We both had a wonderful time.

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  6. You've given a beautiful expression of this card's meaning Ellen.

    When I have unrealistic expectations, always are what comes into conflict with reality for me. Or wanting something from another that either can't or won't, give me what I need or want. Made my life so much easier once I let go of these things. I could then fully partake in the moment of life, and not simply be a bystander..

    The Queen of Cups is great representation of letting go and trusting your open heart, your intuition, and the God of your own understanding.

    Have a lovely visit with your mum <3

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    1. Thanks Catherine! Letting go of my expectation was hard but such a relief. We had a lovely time. my mother even asked me if she could draw some cards. She has never asked that before or showed any interest in my passion for tarot.

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  7. May your visit be pleasant and fulfilling! The Shadowscapes deck has never been one that appealed to me much, but this is a really beautiful depiction of the Queen of Cups! And your detailed description of her is lovely :)

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    1. My love for this deck comes and goes but it never totally fades away. the visit to my mother was such a pleasant experience. Being aware of my own expectations and able to let them go was such and eyeopener.

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