Even the sombre cards in Tarot of a Moon Garden are pretty. Take the 5 of Cups as an example – a card associated with disappointment and emotional disruption. It still shows a scene of magic and wonder, regardless of the three cups which have been overturned and spilt.
This is not a bad way of looking at this card really, since the sadness associated with this the 5 of Cups depends on how we decide to view it. Do we concentrate on the spilt cups or do we avert our attention to the two full cups on the right?
When we are suffering from disappointment, loss, emotional beef or even depression, it isn’t so easy to make that adjustment. When you’re heart is aching or you want to dive beneath your duvet for a week or two, being told that there are plenty more fish in the sea or that life goes on isn’t something we are immediately open to hearing. But never-the-less, both statements are true.
Amongst recognition, success, and happiness, we will find times of sadness, emotional confusion, loss, and upset. It’s a fact of life. But how do we deal with it? Do we control it or does it control us?
When we concentrate on the sad things for two long, they consume us. Equally, when we look around us and acknowledge those relationships and opportunities which can carry us forward, we control what happens in life.
Are you an effect of life or do you affect it? Think about this today. Be aware that sadness may enter this week but try your hardest to not become fixated on it or allow it to keep you down. Instead, look around and see what is represented by those two fresh cups. There is always a silver lining. What is yours today?
Illustration from Tarot of a Moon Garden by Karen Marie Sweikhardt, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.