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4 Cups ~Luxury

Moon in Cancer.  Emotional Luxury and Fulfillment.

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Lotus blossom rains a steady stream of light into two golden cups, a continuous flow upward from the cups back to the lotus blossom. A total of four golden cups, two on one half and two on the other half, held above the top cups hovering above the light, just above the bottom cups, but not touching.

The background is split in half horizontally, while the golden cups form a vertical divide. The top half of the background is charcoal black with gray white space smudged in. The bottom half is water, small blue waves flowing out to a loving white light of infinity. The golden cup arrangement is like a candelabra, a Celtic knot holding the entire piece together as one, a solid foundation below, shooting upward to the moon above, the symbol of cancer below. The light spilling from the lotus to the cups—inward and outward—a curtain to be parted, entered into—divine energy.

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“True emotional luxury is the experience of feeling internally satisfied and fulfilled as well as feeling emotionally fulfilled externally also.”

—From The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien.

The card represents the love we’ve received from others creating an inner fullness to be shared—with acceptance and humility—and with moderation to maintain our internal/external balance.

—Summarized from Tarot: Mirror of the Soul: Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot by Gerd Zieger.

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When I chose this card today, I closed my eyes and focused on the quality of the day and an overall reading of the feeling in the air. I also thought about who might happen upon this page today, tonight, or whichever day—whom this card might also speak to. I had you in mind, so if you land here, this card is for you.

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I loved reading this, Rebecca -

It reflects my mood and where I've arrived. I feel balanced and relaxed. I had not considered those a luxury until I read your post. 

Peace and joy to you. Cheers

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I’m glad you enjoyed reading

I’m glad you enjoyed reading this, Michael. I’m sure I’ve happened upon this card before, but it seemed to open up to me more so during this time. It provided a new perspective on present events. I’m happy to hear you feel balanced and relaxed.

Thank you and peace and joy to you too. : )

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I, too, own a deck of Tarot

I, too, own a deck of Tarot cards.  They have pictured inspired by Arthurian legends.  I try not to be addicted to them but I do (more frequentky than I care to admit), shuffle them and let them fall open at random :–)

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You made me chuckle,

You made me chuckle, Katherine. I can imagine it—the cards calling to you. Depending on my mood, I may find myself at the cards for several days in a row and then I will put them away for months. I like when I’m shuffling and a card falls out. I will usually take that as a sign and stop shuffling, accepting that as the card of the day. : )