Wednesday, September 13, 2017

King of Cups – Caution: Risk Of Explosion

Today’s card is the King of Cups from The Raven's Prophecy Tarot. In this depiction we see a glass which  contains just one feather. The king of Cups is known to be a very good listener. He truly can hold space for how you feel deep down and for what you need to unburden. Only after you have told him everything, he will give you great advice on how to move forward without any pressure to see his way as the only way.
But who really knows what is going on with him:  Always smiling, always nodding , always  calm. Who knows what this feather is all about? He will not share, without being pushed quite a bit. His feelings are buried deep beneath his responsibility as king.  But beware, these build up emotions can explode unexpectedly and then he feels exposed, ashamed and crownless.
So what advice could we give this King and I got the Hanged Man: this card encourages him to take some time  to explore how he feels about being the archetypal counselor and perhaps even more importantly to explore how he feels….
Often taking a step back will give us a more clear perspective  on a lot of things; even on what we didn’t know troubled us in the first place.
I know all too well how it feels to be a King of Cups and when build up emotions become a hazard for my family and myself.

So for today will try to be more open about how I feel, if only to myself in my journal, in order to prevent my glass to break into pieces once again. And yes, taking a few good deep breaths or a time out after “King of Cups duty” is a very sound advice indeed! 

6 comments:

  1. I think being a listener to other folk's issues would be a delicate balancing act emotionally. Perhaps that is the meaning of the feather - he listens with compassion but doesn't take on the weight of others emotions.

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    1. That weight can be quite a burden to carry if you don't kwow how to let it go.. This is espcially difficult when family is involved

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  2. What an interesting pair of cards. A feather in the Cup and the Raven as the Hanged Man looking back towards the first card. Maybe reviewing his past actions and where he/we left bits of ourselves.

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. That's a great way of looking at this pair of cards. The need for some retrospection is definetly in order here

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  3. interesting viewpoint. Who listens to the King?

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    1. That's something I wonder about often...

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