I should clarify, I mean emotional stability.
I have been leaning lately more and more towards traditional cartomancy, the cards have been speaking in a way that is very grounded, practical and even mundane. That is a good thing, embracing the quotidian aspect of life. Lately, that is the kind of reader I have been striving to be, practical.
Here is the four of cups paired with its playing card equivalent.
The number four is just plain square, all sides are equal, no corners hidden nor misshapen. This card is about the stability deduced from the square. Grounding emotional stability, connection, practical and established. Nothing surprising here. Yet, if you look at the vines growing between the four cups you see that these qualities also have an underbelly. A negative aspect.
Stability is good but too much can lead to lackadaisical complacency. We need tension, duality, struggle. Or else, what are we living for?
The 4 of cups pleases us with its balance, a relationship that has settled into its niche, all the gears turning in unison and smoothly. No mystery hidden, no shady corners, no secrets to discover. If the 5 of cups didn’t exist we would have invented it, or the 7 of cups. The tension is necessary for advancement, to keep the flower growing and flourishing, experiencing all the cycles of life.
But then again, when I am aware of the qualities of this card, I strive to be this kind of reader, a practical, direct and balanced reader.
I have been toying with the idea of reading professionally, deliberating within me the logistics of that endeavor. Also, poetically speaking, I long to create stories that can reveal, illuminate, entrance and elevate others. I feel the cards are about this, about contextualizing what we oftentimes can’t find the words to express, like a concise story, or the perfect painting, or the most beautifully constructed verse. At the right moment, these pieces can be revealing, and in that precise moment of revelation we see, truly see without distractions, without a blindfold, without presumptions, assumptions, without judgement. We are above duality, and capable of seeing the message and ourselves crystal clear. This is what drives me, those moments.
Before any of these wishes of mine can flourish, they must have roots, so perhaps I will dabble in the suit of batons for a little while.
Until the 5 of cups, happy reading.