Love,passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord,sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, that desire by which nature is sanctified, are all calling you…

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August 27, 2021 Two of Cups
from Astrology Craft Today
According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, the Two of Cups is described as the following:

A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the Caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion’s head. It is a variant of a sign which is found in a few old examples of this card. Some curious emblematical meanings are attached to it, but they do not concern us in this place.
Divinatory Meanings: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and–as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination–that desire which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is sanctified.
Duality is the theme of today’s tarot card, the Two of Cups. When this card reveals itself, it’s an indication of a strong attraction between two people. The Two of cups signify electricity, a spark of love shared by two past, present, or future lovers.
The Two of Cups shows you that you share a strong bond with someone. It’s essential to embrace the spark felt between the two of you and let the electricity flow. This is a unique union of connected souls.
Who do you share love’s spark of electricity with?
The Two of Cups speaks of connecting with someone in your life with an energy that flows back and forth like electricity. You may already notice it and know who you share it with, or you could be currently unaware that it even exists. The Two of Cups is here to point it out and hint to you who it may be.
An old friend or lover from your past may still have strings attached.
The Two of Cups could mean that you may still share a special bond with someone from your past. Perhaps it was an old friend or an ex-lover. Even though you have both moved on and are doing your own things, you still share a special bond.
If you’ve been feeling like you’re missing something, or someone, the Two of Cups suggests that your souls may still be connected and are yearning for one another.
Your current partner and the special connection you share.
The Two of Cups may also represent the partnership and electricity shared between you and your current lover. It’s a sign that your relationship is harmonious and you share a mutual respect for one another. You’re connected at the heart and soul, and this is truly a beautiful union of two people who deeply love each other. This is a love that’s meant to last.
Someone in your current life with who you may become more involved.
Is there anyone in your life right now with who you feel like you share a special bond? The Two of Cups indicates that someone in your regular day-to-day life may soon become a more significant part of your life. It could be someone who’s currently just a friend, and you both feel a special love connection with each other.
It could also be a coworker or business partner with whom you’ve been spending more time working on a project together. The Two of Cups see you getting to know one another more and more. It wants to show you the electricity that flows between the two of you. Be open to the possibilities and let the pieces fall into place.
Someone in the future which you haven’t met yet.
If you still have no idea who the other half of the union indicated by the Two of Cups is, it may signify that you simply haven’t met them yet. So, keep your eyes peeled and your heart open, because someone you’re about to become acquainted or start to spend more time with could be the one you feel the electricity with.
Don’t be surprised at how fast it may happen, either. When souls connect, it sometimes can feel almost instant.
How can you embrace and honor your unique partnership?
Expressing your gratitude and love for someone doesn’t have to be extravagant or complicated. Doing something as simple as writing them a note of appreciation or buying them a coffee can be just enough.
If you are in the mood to do something a little more special, however, take them somewhere that’s special to you. This could be your secret hiking spot or your favorite park. It’s a sweet and sentimental gesture of showing them another part of yourself.

the page of wands promises abundance…

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According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, The Nine of Cups as the following:
A goodly personage has feasted to his heart’s content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects.
Divinatory Meanings: Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made.
Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.

The Nine of Cups shows us a very satisfied-looking man. Dapper in his red hat, he sits in front of nine cups with his arms crossed. His facial expression tells us that he is pleased, but his body language also makes it clear that he feels that the amount of liquid or food he just consumed was completely well-founded.
We often think of wine when it comes to cups on tarot cards, but wine represents something greater than an alcoholic beverage. Think of the liquid in the cups that this man consumed as representative of matter that can fuel him. It doesn’t only give him “contentment”, it also enables his “physical bien-être”. If it helps his physical well-being, it is likely that it is not literally wine.
So, what has he consumed? What has brought him this satisfaction?Going Back to the Basics: Food, Water, Shelter
If the man on the Nine of Cups is satisfied and healthy, then it sounds like he has checked all of the boxes of his needs as a human. Consider today if you are doing the same.
For the fortunate of us, daily life is not a struggle to survive. It may have been thousands of years since all we had to worry about was making sure our basic needs were met and that we had food in our bellies, a water source, and a roof over our heads.
Of course, this doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to worry about now. On the contrary—it is human nature to take that worry and transpose it to the next possible thing to worry about.
If we know that we will be able to afford rent this month, are we then taking that stress and applying it to the question of how much we will be able to spend buying presents over the holiday season?
According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, The Nine of Cups as the following:

Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.

If we know we can afford the groceries that are in our shopping cart currently, does this mean we are stressing about if this food is what we are supposed to be eating, or if this food will help us gain or lose weight?
We don’t have to worry about an apex predator making us their lunch, so we are probably anxious about that job interview coming up. The interviewer might as well be a lion seeing us as food for all our nerves about it.
In modern life, these secondary worries can take such precedence that we forget that there are primary ones to concern ourselves with.
Making Sure Your Cups Are Full
Today, carve out some time to sit down and reflect on your current physical well-being. Ask yourself if you are drinking enough water, eating balanced meals of food that nourishes you, getting the sleep that your body needs each night. You shouldn’t need to do much research to reflect on these things. Instead of asking the internet about what the right answers are, try asking your body.
As you go about your week, make mental notes about how you are feeling. Did you enjoy your food today? Did you have three square meals today and an abundance of energy? Did you miss out on your perfect number of sleeping hours, which made the afternoon slump an extra challenge?
According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, The Nine of Cups as the following:
A goodly personage has feasted to his heart’s content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects.
Divinatory Meanings: Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made.
Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfect.

Think of the cups behind the man on the Nine of Cups as vessels with which you can fuel your day. You can do your best to fill them properly, making sure your basic needs are met, or you can neglect them, which will make it hard for you to nourish yourself when you need to the most. Remember his satisfied look. Aim for achieving that feeling this week.

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