Our Daily Spread for April 14, 2011

Apr 14, 2011 by

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Love is blind and it gets you behind the 8-ball, gets you rattled

Ace of Cups
Seven of Cups, Fool, Seven of Wands

Things got out of control and you didn’t notice.  Now True Love is upon you!
Things got out of control while he wasn’t looking, and now he is faced with being in love!
Ignores the mess until faced with it having to be clean.
Assumes there’s some mixup and defends himself that no harm was done.
No idea things get out of control when you insist on the easy way.

Cooperates under pressure as if things weren’t totally out of control.
Due to circumstances beyond my knowledge and control, I am forced to be agreeable.
Forced to cooperate before you realize you aren’t in control anymore.
Love is blind and it gets you behind the 8-ball, gets you rattled.
Oh, you just let things get out of control and now you have to make nice.

First card is Seven of Cups, ‘losing it,’ the Pandora’s Box and/or the Sorcerer’s Apprentice stories:  Things are all over the place, are a mess, and you do not have a grip on them.  Then we have Fool, who didn’t notice, who wasn’t looking, who ignored and assumed and had no idea.  Then as the Seven of Wands we are confronted, something is ‘upon us’ and we are faced with being under pressure for insisting like that.  Lastly is the Ace of Cups, the lovely influence that heals and removes whatever harm the preceding cards have cooked up.

Seven of Cups and Seven of Wands are being confronted.  Fool and Ace of Cups are ‘going with the flow.’

Advice is that when you let things slide, you are going to have to jump to attention to make them okay.  Like, oops, I turned on the wrong burner and the plastic handle may never be the same; I have to run and fix this.

Meanings and Illustrations:

Seven of Cups: Things fall apart, you are ‘losing it,’ the Pandora’s Box and/or the Sorcerer’s Apprentice stories:  Things are all over the place, are a mess, and you do not have a grip on them.  In Rider Waite Tarot, this idea is illustrated by a black figure who is confronted by unrelated objects in a cloud.

Fool: Person who doesn’t or didn’t notice, who wasn’t looking, who ignored and assumed and had no idea. He is blind to environment, he feels so good,  Here it is because he is in love.  Rider Waite Tarot shows him happily steeping into the void with his pet friend, in one more step.

Seven of Wands: As the Seven of Wands we are confronted, something is ‘upon us’ and we are faced with being under pressure for insisting like that. Now you have to …  He is pictured as defending himself, on such short notice his shoes don’t match, against his encroaching neighbors who have come against him with force and surprise.

Ace of Cups: Here is the lovely influence that heals and removes whatever harm the preceding cards have cooked up.  Symbols of the presence of God (The dove of the Holy Spirit and the wafer of communion) infuse the five flows of the human senses, or the five bodily fluids (as the Middle Ages reckoned that).

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It is not inappropriate to take ‘time out’ from romance


Two of Swords
Four of Swords, Page of Cups, Six of Cups

Foolish to not respond; there wouldn’t be a romance.
He feels silly when he is unresponsive, when he is not giving her some gift or romantic attention.
It is not inappropriate to take ‘time out’ from romance.
Shall I have a love experience, or shall I do nothing and not have one?
Are the children going to keep us from sleeping?

Will this romance keep me from my rest?
Should I wait to have children, or not?
It seems I have nothing to do if I am not in love.
Those old fashioned ways:  Are they still around, or not?
Shall I remain a kid or not?

They seem to be good children, they don’t do things they shouldn’t do.
Is there no rest when you have kids?
Kids just don’t sleep, do they?
There is no question, you are still in love.
What if you still can’t have kids?

Two of these Rider Waite Tarot cards mean inaction: the Four of Swords which means to not participate, refrain from action, lay around doing nothing, and even meditation; and the Two of Swords, which means no way, you can’t, stop that, etc.  In between these are the Page of Cups, who is about silly, foolish, inappropriate, a question (or instruction to the reader to put this material into question form).  He also means things like ‘it seems.’  The card that establishes a theme among these four is the Six of Cups, which has two main divisions:  One is romance – as in sweet old fashioned love where little guy gives little girl posies; and the other is children.  Six of Cups is a soft, sweet, mellow influence.

Advice seems to be nothing is happening if you are not in love, but if you make children you will not get any sleep.  Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Meanings and Illustrations:

Four of Swords: It’s when you are dormant, when you ‘time out,’ when you give it a rest or go beddie-bye.  Illustration shows the apprentice knight doing his vision quest in a cathedral lying on the coffin of some culture hero entombed there.

Page of Cups: This ridiculous figure dressed outlandishly with a fish in a cup and a goofy expression means silly, foolish, inappropriate, a question (or instruction to the reader to put this material into question form).

Six of Cups: This lovely Rider Waite Tarot card has two main divisions:  One is romance – as in sweet old fashioned love where little guy gives little girl posies; and the other is children.  Six of Cups is a soft, sweet, mellow influence.

Two of Swords: NO WAY, it says.  Can’t do that.  The buck … and everything else … stops here.  Most any meaning will involve ‘no’ or some other negating word.  The picture shows a balance in stasis: The lady’s arms are crossed and she holds two heavy swords, so she is frozen in that position.

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3 Comments

  1. Tina G

    great spread

  2. FCP

    “It is not inappropriate to take ‘time out’ from romance.”

    I was actually wondering about this question, and here is my answer! Thanks Em!

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