The Suit of Cups and a Pisces Lady

The Suit of Cups and I have a strange relationship. A relationship that I’ve had to intentionally put on the back burner for the past three years. I’m currently undergoing my first Saturn Return. And as necessary as this process has been – I just want it to end already. I feel dammed up and disjointed. My life feels dry and rigid. There are barriers all around me that I just want to break free and get rid of. Does the Saturn Return have to last for three years?

Oh dear Lord…

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I long for that sense of flow and expansion – of waking up each morning and feeling like I’m in the flow of life. I find myself doing that thing I used to do when I was younger – staring out at the horizon and wondering what’s out there. In the ten years since leaving home, I’ve seen much and done much. But there’s still more to do. More things I want to achieve and experience.

I’m Pisces: one of the three water signs of the zodiac. Astrologers often describe us as dreamy, intuitive, weak-willed, spiritual and so on and so forth. Some even call us the ‘artists’ and ‘psychics’ of the zodiac. There is some truth to that… 

In the past 3 years, I feel like I’ve lost touch with that ‘watery’ side of myself.  Even when I have written about the Suit of Cups, my musings have been limited to Mr. Mopey from the 5 of Cups and Mr. and Mrs. Nostalgia from the Six of Cups. Regardless of what zodiac sign you are – those are not easy life situations to deal with. And for a water sign, that energy can be particularly strong, toxic and lasting. Our feelings and emotions run far deeper than those of fire, air or earth signs.

If you’ve ever been in an intimate relationship with a water sign – you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if two water signs end up in a relationship – watch out! It’s either going to be really beautiful, really painful or both. So many of us water sign people live our lives in the subconscious. And so many of us don’t want to admit that we live there. It isn’t easy. 

I’ve met enough water sign people to know that we live incredibly painful lives. I’ve often thought that earth and air signs have it easier. They have gifts that are easier to recognise and value. They hurt less. But ultimately only the Suit of Cups offers that promise of true joy and happiness. The manifestation of emotional and spiritual abundance. This is not the Suit of Pentacles happiness that is about material wealth, security and comfort. Nor is this the Suit of Swords that is all about victory in the face of adversity.

The Suit of Cups is about love, joy, creativity and emotional fulfilment. Best I reacquaint myself with it lest I end up with success that feels empty and victory that doesn’t taste sweet.

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Till next time – goodnight.

Author: Dipa

Tarot Tales from Japan

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