Welcome again to my card of the week! Last week’s card was Justice and it played out exactly as it predicted. I mentioned last week that I was asking spirit for signs related to a decision I wanted to make. Not long after I pulled Justice I actually received a clear answer and so I will go forth with my plan. I hope to unveil it here in the future.
This week’s card is The Ace of Cups (Reversed). Ah yes, those pesky reverse cards. In fact, I was sure this entire deck was ‘right’ way up, but I still managed to draw this card. I do believe that reading reverse cards is important though, as without them we are only reading half of the deck!
KEYWORDS: Dissatisfaction, focusing too much on the material, rejection, disappointment
IMAGERY: This card is from the Wild Unknown deck, but it’s imagery is similar to the traditional Rider-Waite card. This card shows a single cup, upside-down in the case of the reversed card. In the traditional card a hand is shown holding the cup which a fountain of water rises out of. A dove holding a cross is seen flying into the cup.
SYMBOLISM: A cup – emotions, beginnings, blue – water, emotions
My question was ‘What do I need to focus on this week?’
This card tells me that I am seeking certain rewards for the wrong reasons. I need to hone down on focus on what I want to achieve with my goals and make sure they are more than just material. I do have a mix of spiritual, health, material and other goals but I have to admit that money does motivate me most – like a lot of people, I’m sure!
This card is about learning to balance myself more, learning to be okay with not receiving rewards for everything I do and to keep my heart in the right place. Not everything in my life needs to be related to making money! It’s a hard thing to come to terms with as I work from home and my artwork and the occasional reading here and there are my only income, so I do tend to look for more ways to make money.
The message I feel this card is giving me this week is that I need to reevaluate what my motivations and goals are. How will they make me feel in the long-term? I take this as a welcome reminder to pinpoint exactly what I want in life and to focus on what is important to me.