Tarot Card of the Day

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

The meaning of the 4 of Cups really depends on the cards around it in the spread. It can mean apathy, but also can mean introspection, meditation, and re-evaluation. I am in introspection right now. I am going through a process that requires much meditation and re-evaluation. So this was the perfect card for me today. We all need time to look inside ourselves and discover or re-discover who we really are. Take some time for this as often as you need to in order to stay in tune with your higher self.

In the Tarot of the Divine deck, the 4 of Cups is represented by the Danish fairy tale The Nightingale. From China. The book says it’s a Danish fairy tale from China. That makes no sense to me. Which is it? Anyway. The story of The Nightingale. Once there was a nightingale in the forest near The Emperor’s palace. Its song was beautiful and magical. The Emperor had the nightingale brought to him. He put it in a cage and had it sing for him. Then he was sent a gift from the Emperor of Japan: a mechanical golden bird that he could wind up and would sing for him. He let the nightingale go, and listened to the new gift happily. But mechanical things don’t last forever, and it broke. The Emperor became very sick and almost died. The nightingale came to sing for him and when Death came for The Emperor, he was so touched by the bird’s song that he let The Emperor live. The Emperor wanted to put the nightingale back in the cage, but she refused and lived in the forest, but came to visit The Emperor often.

Take some time to take an honest look at who you are, what you want, what you believe, and what your place is in this world. Meditate and journal on these things. Be completely open and honest with yourself. This is just for you, no one else. So open up and let it all out. You may be surprised at what you find within.

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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