This 4 of cups does look tainted, instead of the clear water in the Thoth 4 of cups we here see them filled with blood and some nasty green goo is sticking to them. The artist also scattered the lotus flowers and constricted the cups within a diamond shape and with what looks like an hourglass shape. Which is rather clever cause one meaning for this card is the 4:th dimension – time. This is all a very confined space and limited time. A situation about to change.
My Shustah cards are lovely though, all treasures! The Blue diamond, Yellow treasure and then Virgo for mental clarity, a sharp mind.
I am having a reading period right now, I got no time for computers and on-line forums and facebook, I have to READ! Started The Night circus and it is lovely, re-reading The Art of Ritual, slowly working through the Fortune and Trobe Qabalah books. I dream of words fluttering, glittering, like a clear spring.