Tarot Card of the Day

5 of Cups (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

A woman in obvious distress stands near 3 over turned cups, while in the background there are 2 upright cups. This card is about regret and grief, and then moving on. She’s lost whatever was in those cups, it is gone forever. You can’t get back spilled milk. You just clean it up and move on. Sometimes we need to take time to grieve, and that’s healthy, but there are always people still there for you and a life for you to rejoin when you’re ready. Focus on the lost cups for a short time, but then turn back to the cups that are full and be grateful you still have them.

The 5 of Cups in the Tarot of the Divine is represented by La Llorana, a Mexican folktale. A beautiful woman catches the eye of a wealthy man who marries her, but his family does not approve. So he builds a house in her small village for her and they have 2 sons. Over time his interest wanes and he turns to another woman. In her grief she drowns her 2 sons and then herself, but is denied access to the afterlife without her sons. So she wanders the earth looking for her boys and stealing children. Such a morbid story! She wallowed in her grief instead of moving on and having a happy life with her 2 sons like she could have. Don’t make this mistake. Grieve, regret, be sad, but then move on with what you still have.

What are you grieving over right now? Many of us are grieving over the loss of loved ones during the pandemic. And it’s not even over. Spend the time, grieve, but then live for the living. Live for the people you still have in your life. Live, love, laugh. It’s ok. Your beloved dead would want you to move on and be happy.

(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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