8 of Cups

Daily Draw: Eight of Swords, Eight of Cups, and the Queen of Cups

It’s important to recognize when you’re in a rite of passage. This is kind of a hard thing sometimes because these days, in this culture, we don’t really do rites of passage. Even our weddings, births, and deaths (among other things) are subjected to massive amounts of social media, photographing, and commentary rather than just sitting with or doing the experience, whatever it is, so whatever wisdom we’re meant to glean from the passage flies right past us as we’re Instagramming it. (And when I say “deaths,” I mean the endings of relationships or jobs, or the deaths of those close to us; obviously there’s no getting around the experience of our own deaths.) So today is a reminder to put the phone down, turn off the device or TV or whatever, and just be in the space you’re in. Feel it. What’s going on? Don’t distract yourself; it’s not healthy. If you’re going through something, acknowledge that you’re leaving behind one thing and moving into something else. Time is passing. So let yourself go, and be aware of it. What messages are you getting? Because believe me, as a psychic and an empath, messages don’t get through when I’m plugged into Netflix or Facebook. You’ve got to turn that shit off in order to hear. Set up schedules and boundaries so that you can actually feel your life.

Deck: “Tarocco Soprafino” by Il Meneghello
— The Muse’s Darling

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Daily Draw: Moonrise, Eight of Cups, Knight of Cups

Today is a good day for reflection in both inner and outer worlds. Think about where you are right now and what’s gotten you here. What have you learned through this journey? What lessons have you been taught by hardship? This is a simple reading: empty out your packs and look at what you’re carrying. What does each thing mean? What can you release? What do you want to take with you going forward? Is it in alignment with the lessons you’ve learned? If not, cut it loose. And remember: each person you meet today is going through some part of this process just like you. So be kind.

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Daily Draw: 8 of Cups, Unn

Today’s draw is about having the guts to cut away and leave behind what is no longer good for you. This is not a happy-making draw, which is a bummer, but there you go. You’re dragging around your dead and you need to bury them and move on. And it’s not just you: there is a family history of doing what you’re doing, thinking you can fix it or change it or somehow make some good come out of it, or maybe you’ve been taught to think that it’s your place, your purpose in life to carry everybody else’s burdens and sorrows. What pained your mother must also pain you. What terrified your father must also terrify you. Fuck that. End it. You don’t need to be burdened by what burdened your ancestors. They had their own battles and you have yours. You may fight them in the same ways, but you can learn from their mistakes. In fact I’m pretty sure that in most cases they’d WANT you to learn from their mistakes. Let the Divine Breath blow through you and rattle away what’s dead like the north wind through the remaining leaves on a tree in late autumn. Cut it from you when you hear the rattling, and let it go with both hands. Walk forward. Move on. It’s time.

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Daily Draw: 8 of Cups, Unn

Today’s draw is about moving on and having faith in your dreams and what you want. Find the light and follow it. The rune Kenaz, the “Torch,” came up yesterday and it’s here again today, as is The Sun charm (which also came up yesterday—I’m drawing from a bowl of almost two hundred charms, so you can calculate the odds of a charm appearing multiple days in a row [I’m terrible at all things arithmetic so I’ll leave it to you all to do for yourselves ;-)] ). The choices you make to move on are blessed, so go. Walk in the light, and be truthful and just in your movements. Do right by yourself and others. Act and speak with integrity, and pay attention to the signs as you go. Today is a lucky day.

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