Daily Draw - Knight of Cups, Seven of Cups, Knight of Pentacles
These cards make me chuckle as I watch the Knight of Cups get the hell out of dodge. He DOES NOT want whatever that naked lady in the Seven of Cups is selling and is gonna be pretty clear on that. This makes me think he is a big talker and when push comes to shove he just does not have the cojones to see it all through. I can imagine the Knight of Pentacles looking on stoically, but I"ll bet he is grinning sarcastically on the inside. He is not a flighty Knight; he has what to takes to make the hard choices and then see them through.
For me, today, these cards bring a message about standing and facing what scares us, even when we have to choose and it seems there is no good one to make. At the very least, the Knight of Pentacles can defend his ground, while the fleeing Knight of Cups has left his rear exposed and in perfect shot distance.
Update: As I look at these cards now, I wonder what the hell the Knight of Cups thinks he is getting away with as he jets off with one of her cups. He took the empty one anyway, as is his karma for being a stinky thief. Some punk little neighborhood kids broke into my car, although I just leave it unlocked and devoid of anything of interest since I can't afford any new windows at the moment. They took my gum, though, and I felt skeevy in my car. It sucks that I have to make a choice between the rifling through of my stuff and a broken window, but maybe the Colorado Make My Day law extends to vehicles? In any case, I made the pragmatic (Knight of Pentacles) choice, although I didn't like it (Seven of Cups) to leave the doors unlocked, which made it easier for the thieves to abscond with my gum, which while basically worthless still bothers me (Knight of Cups). I am still hoping for them to get shot in the butt, though. I'm not that enlightened.
These cards are from the Tarot of Durer published by Lo Scarabeo.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
78 Whispers Community Page on Google+
The 78 Whispers Community Page on Google+ is a place for everyone who loves tarot to gather, share, learn, and enjoy the company of other diviners. Please join us!
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~