Feeling, Feeling with Queen of Cups
Ah, those lovely liquid eyes and that soft touch. Gently gazing, hands clasped at her breast, Queen of Cups engenders such feelings! Deep pools, rivers, oceans of emotion are her inner landscape. She encompasses such an affinity for loving and being loved, a gatheress of the tenderest moments. A dreamer, a mystic, a mermaid dwelling in sweetness.
She pours from the Chalice of eternal love and compassion. Again and again she gifts from this vessel of her own heart both in right relationship and when the drinker in insatiable. In that giving without boundaries, in deepest water her Shadow is cast.
Without the vessel, the chalice, that flow becomes a deluge and place to drown or be drowned. Relational dysfunction, codependency, abuse, create an undertow. This queen capable of such deep connection is caught in the mire.
Her Element: Water
Medicine Totems: Snake, Owl, Spider. Deeply feminine, yin, seated in mystery the totems of unwinding, unravelling, shedding, and shifting between worlds.
Astrological correspondences: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Key Aspects: Love and connection- Wellspring of spiritual communion with divine beloved- Beauty Path- Experience of feeling and sensing as sacred revelation
In Shadow, drowning in the flow, empathy as self abuse, emotional martyrdom, “lower Neptunian” influences of addiction/obsession and illusion/delusion
Can you sing the tender lullaby, your spirit song?
Are you willing to journey for it, find it deep within the tidepools of self?
To Be Her: Hold the chalice to your lips and drink deeply from the wellspring of creation and connection.
Body Wisdom with Queen of Pentacles:
Oh, this Queen is In No Hurry At All.
Gracious, grounded and completely at home in the delights of her body, she radiates welcome. Figs with rose syrup, black olives drenched in oils and herbs, blooms open wide lavished amidst the laughter. As long as she is in her own lusciously perfumed skin, there is not simply Enough but Plenty. “Here” is a beautiful place, “now” is a paradise. Catching her eye, we sink down into the pillows.
Maybe she has cupboards full of summer’s garden treasure lined up in gleaming jars. Or piles of warm woolens for her little ones she crafted by hand. Whether succulently sensual or tucked in a simple chair fireside, she in harmonious relationship to her resources. Her time, health, home are blessings she acknowledges gratefully
In Shadow, she stagnates, weighed down by the limits of her resources. Her scope becomes so narrow and earthbound that her soul’s dream, her sense of innovation and magic flattens. Home becomes simply a box.
Her Direction: North
Her Element: Earth
Medicine Totems: Bear and Buffalo
Astrological correspondences are Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Key Aspects:Riches of the Mother’s Body- Security- Abundance- Prosperity- Strong anchor to the seen world, “reality”- Loyal- Dedicated- Student growing toward Mastery -Sensuality/Sexuality
In Shadow, materialism, bound only to the known, stubborn, entrenched, playing only by the rules, can indicate laziness/disconnect from spark.
What is your relationship to your resources?
What do you value? Yeah, what’s it worth to ya?
How do you build the vision, brick by brick?
How do you (do you?) experience the wisdom of your body?
Tell me about your belly. Better yet, show me.
To Be Her: Yeah. That belly thing one line up. Right now.