Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Word, Card and Rune for 2017

Long before the New year, I had decided what my word for 2017 would be. It is one I struggle with a lot. The word I picked for this year is Trust: Trust in myself and trust in others. I hesitated about adding faith too but I feel Trust is a more active and empowering word than faith.  Faith is more like a spiritual concept and trust is a verb: “Trust is faith in action!”
So with that in mind I pulled my card for my theme the year. Whatever it would be I wanted to trust that it would be able to teach me a valuable lesson this year and I pulled the Nine of Cups ( pfff). This card is all about experiencing intense joy and emotional fulfillment on a personal level. For me the Ten is more about the well-being of community; the love and joy experienced with family, friends and loved ones. The Nine however is an invitation to discover everything which brings you joy, to fill up those nine cups. But also it is about accepting what life has already put in those cups and making the most out of it. Joy can even be found even in the hardest of times.
In the five we were grieving and not able to see the two cups standing upright, The Six reminds us that our happy memories are always with us, the Seven asks us to find out what our heart truly desires. In the Eight we try to leave our cups behind. (I sincerely doubt if that is ever possible) And then we reach the Nine where we learn to find gratitude and Joy in all aspects of life.
I pulled Perthro from my bag of runes to go with The Nine of Cups and immediately  I recognized the cup which would transform my Nine into a Ten, into completion. Perthro means dice cup and it is a symbol of mystery, of not knowing. How this cup will guide me from Nine to Ten is a question I Trust, I will be able to answer one day and maybe even before 2018.

18 comments:

  1. My idea of faith/trust is not in any kind of belief, but in personal experience. I can trust that, and even sometimes the experiences of others when I'm on shaky ground. It's that place where we float on rather than grab at the water and see what happens. There is a sense of mystery to it!

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    1. This reminds me of: "when I stop struggling, I'll float"
      I really do want to emphasize the trust in myself instead faith in divinity.Not that I don't believe in the Divine but my word of the year isn't about that . :)

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  2. "Trust is faith in action", I like that. :) I think trust is a wonderful theme for the year!

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    1. Thank you! I found it somewhere online and it really resonated with me. :)

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  3. Thats a great explanation of the cups from five to ten. Thank you!

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  4. Trust. I lost trust in myself to take care of myself after the the tornado stripped everything away from me. I have been building that trust in myself every since. I am much better. With cups being the emotional element of tarot maybe it is trust in yourself and how you feel about life. Go get 'em and trust yourself.

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    1. Like you had to build myself up from scratch because my depression and everything that has happend back then has really undermined my trust in myself and in other people, but luckily like you, I am doing much better now although a gentle focus on trust is still much needed. :

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    2. Good for us. The New Year will be a good one for us.

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  5. I've working with Perthro, too. I drew it at the very end of the year which felt fitting. And what a wonderful card you drew as the theme for your year ahead. This particular version, with its gradation of pretty colors, always brings a smile to my face. The word 'Trust' you've chosen brings to mind an excerpt from one of Rumi's poems,

    Birds make great sky-circles
    of their freedom.
    How do they learn it?
    They fall, and falling,
    they are given wings.


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    1. Thank you so much for the poem Rose. I will copy it in my journal.
      I hope by journeying with Perthro you will unveil some of its mystery

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  6. Lovely. All the best on your journey this year!

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    1. Thank you so much Alaina! I hope 2017 will be a wonderful year to you too

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  7. I love your little run down of the second half of the Cups suit - a lovely perspective. And that Perthro dice cup to raise your Nine to a Ten is just perfect :)

    I trust you will seek joy wholeheartedly in 2017, and find it all around you!

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    1. Thanks Chloe! I hope 2107 will bring you lots of joy and clarity!
      Hugs

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