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One cup short – or am I?

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Today’s card was 9 of Cups from the amazing Sheridan-Douglas tarot, a new favorite. A woman is sitting naked, holding a cup and 8 other beneath her. Her eyes closed as if in deep thought and her hair a wild mess of thought-tentacles. She is yellow (intellect) and the cups are blue (emotion) As a 9 I see her as connected with IX The Hermit. She is solitary but I wouldn’t say lonely. She is one cup away from the ‘perfection’ Β in the 10 of cups. But is she really? This card today makes me think a lot of the social norm that a family is the goal of life and that therefor a 9 of cups lady HAS to secretly wish for the fulfillment of that last piece of the puzzle. A lot of us do fall outside of that norm though and we are not even yearning for family-bliss.

Today I am happy in my own skin and happy in my own company.

About jema

Dreamer, tarot reader and hobo librarian

5 responses »

  1. I think some people get that tenth cup then say, “What the hell was I thinking?! I was perfectly content and happy before, now I have to deal with a spouse and children!” I believe the Ten of Cups could be interpreted as a family of like-minded people besides just blood-kin. πŸ™‚

  2. the more i read these posts the more i look forward to working with my own recently acquired copy of this deck :]

    • I got over 100 decks but somehow I just can’t put down this one. I can honestly say I could work only with this deck for the rest of the year, just one of those matches made in heaven πŸ˜€
      So glad Bodhiseed enabled me on it!

  3. This is a deck I probably wouldn’t have given a second glance, but through your posts I’ve come to desire it. It’s so simple and and beautiful. I love your reading of this card!

  4. same here, family is way over-rated, so much pain…


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