Beginning of Week – King of Cups
He is wise and understanding. He knows the meaning of patience. Like the sea turtles that swim at his side, he guides the way with a stead calm through the ever-shifting uncertainties of the vast ocean depths. He reads the knowledge of the centuries that has been etched into the patterns of their shells, and drinks in that gift with every breath taken of the water that flows in and around them all. The waters grow still and peaceful in his presence. The cerulean swells sparkle with gem like clarity.
The sea horse is a symbol of the power of Poseidon and is imbued with the tireless strength of the sea. He is a patient creature, swimming through the swells at his own fluid pace. He follows the currents. However, his grace is armored by the spines of his exoskeleton, and that sinuous delicacy should not be underestimated, for the male sea horse is the protector of the young.
Like the sea horse, the King of Cups is a protector. He cares for and watches over all those who are near to him. He offers a drink from his healing waters. He offers compassion and care. His message is to let the currents flow through your veins to cleanse your heart of its burdens. He is patient and tolerant, and understands that all aspects and needs of the people around must be balanced.
The beginning of this week has you letting go of what is not working for you and learn to go with the flow of life. Which is perfect for the Full Moon in Virgo. Take time and look at your life. What isn’t working for you anymore? Why are you still holding on? What are you afraid of? Trust that by letting go you are allowing abundance and prosperity into your life and allowing all the positive things that have been waiting for you into your life. Yes, I know how scary that can be and how the unknown can be absolutely terrifying. However, I also know the joys that come with letting go of what isn’t working and going with the flow.
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Middle of Week – Six of Cups
She wanders along the path until she comes to her destination. The creek burbles along its bed not far below her chosen spot, and she sets up her table and teacups to receive her visitors – first her friends from home, with their shiny button eyes and thread-sewn smiles.
And then the shyer ones begin to creep forth from teh shadows and hollows of teh woods, the sylphs and nymphs from the glassy water below, the dryads from teh birch and beech and oak, and the goblins from under. These are the companions she has been waiting for, and she greets them cheerfully. They are drawn forth by her innocent chatter and by the mind that has not yet been chained by boundaries of “what must be” and definitions of impossibility. In her world, fish are not bound by the water of the creek – they may swim through the air above that glassy path – and the sylvan company she entertains at her table are as welcome as the ones made of cloth and stuffing.
The Queen of the Faeries steps forth, and the fantastic retinue draws back, but the girl just smiles, pours a cup of tea, and offers it with a smile.
The Six of Cups is a reminder of childhood innocence, good intentions, noble impulses, simple joys and pleasures. It is not meant to be overly sentimental, but more an urging to remember the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective, and to push back the narrowness that folds in on you over time, with the complexities of life and responsibility.
So you’ve done the work at the beginning of the week of letting go of what was no longer useful to you. Now it’s time to look at the world with a child’s perspective of wonder and joy. Life can make anyone become hard and cold and that prohibits love and joy from coming into your life. Working just to pay bills is a horrible feeling and that is enough to bring anyone down, however remember that even though you have those bills you can still find joy and happiness all around you. Remember what it was like to use your imagination to go to far away worlds and explore new and exciting things. As an adult you now have a stronger mind and can make those childhood adventures more exciting. Remember the Law of Attraction teaches that the most important tool is being able to imagine the life you want and to feel it. Isn’t that what you did as a child? It’s time to start doing that again!
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
End of Week – Four of Pentacles
The dragon coils tightly around his hard-earned hoard. He has spent many human lifetimes gathering up such a vast treasure. No one shall touch it; no one shall steal it from him! “Mine!” he hisses up to his tiny cousins who come creeping up to see. The salamanders and lizards scurry away quickly, lest he lash out at them in his possessive anger.
“My gold!” he declares. He knows the chameleons are watching with lustful eyes from above. HE knows they are waiting for a moment of weakness to slip in and take. Even the light touch of wind feels like a thief stealthily attempting to creep up on him, and so he curls himself around himself, around and around and coiled tightly, tail to snout and endless coil. The salamanders scuttle off and leave him to himself. Burnished scales meld and become indistinguishable from the gold that he lies sprawled upon. Lovely, comfortable gleam, never tarnishing, never changing.
The Four of Pentacles embodies a possessive spirit, one how wants always to be in control. As a result, he lives within limitations, a cage of his own making, and is highly averse to any change. He is obstructive, in denial of his own weaknesses, chained by those very weaknesses. He is a miserly and miserable being who is financially well off but with a spirit that has been locked down by that preoccupation with his material state. Letting go of that selfishness might bring more happiness than that hoard has done thus far.
Let’s talk about what is happening here. You let go of what wasn’t working and you started to view life through a child’s perspective but now you are being selfish and greedy. What happened to make you change this quick? I can almost bet that it has something to do with money and finances. As I stated earlier, paying bills sucks and when there is more month and than money it really sucks. I have been there and still fighting my way out. This does not mean, however, to become a greedy, stingy, and miserly person. Yes, be responsible and pay your bills but do it with love in your heart. It is easy to pay bills with love in your heart. Remember what those bills signify in your life. A house to live in, electricity for the lights and heat, water to drink and bathe in, internet for entertainment, and so many other things that you pay for and enjoy. Don’t stop the enjoyment because now you have to pay for it. Use the Law of Attraction to help you through the hard times. Learn to attract financial stability and freedom by imagining it and feeling those feelings. Don’t let money stop you from living the life you want. Bad feelings towards money will only bring about a lack of it.
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law