Daily Angel Oracle Card: Six of Cups, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore
Six of Cups: “She wanders along the path until she comes to her destination. The creek burbles along its bed not far below her chosen spot, and she sets up her table and teacups to receive her visitors – first her friends from home, with their shiny button eyes and thread sewn smiles.
And then the shyer ones begin to creep forth from the shadows and hollows of the woods: the sylphs and nymphs from the glassy water below, the dryads from the birch and the beech and oak, and the goblins from under. These are the companions she has been waiting for, and she greets them cheerfully. They are drawn forth by her innocent chatter and by the mind that has not yet been chained by boundaries of ‘what must be,’ and definitions of impossibility. In her world, fish are not bound by the water of the creek – they may swim through the air above that glassy path – and the sylvan company she entertains at her table are as welcome as the ones made of cloth and stuffing.
The Queen of the Faeries steps forth, and the fantastic retinue draws back, but the girl just smiles, pours a cup of tea, and offers it with a smile.
The Six of Cups is a reminder of childhood innocence, good intentions, noble impulses, simple joys and pleasures. It is not meant to be overly sentimental, but more an urging to remember the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective, and to push back the narrowness that folds in on you over time with the complexities of life and responsibility.”*
~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Where’s your imagination? Are you using it to its full potential? What can you dream into existence? Where can you shed insecurities, limitations and judgments? How can you add a little playtime, a little fun, a little excitement into your life? Things are getting way too serious!
Do you remember what it is like to see things with child-like wonder? To accept people at face value? To slow things down and just Be? Have you ever tried to get anywhere fast with a toddler, who is busy picking flowers and following ants and inspecting their fingers and toes?
We get all caught up in the should’s of life. The have-to’s, the obligations and responsibilities. The same old exhausting routines. We draw on our vast life experience to decide things; we judge outcomes without actually seeing them through. We judge people without hearing them out or getting to know them first. We jump to conclusions, assume the worst, lower our expectations. Have you ever known a toddler to lower their expectations? No, that never happens. They just assume they can have it all and have a fit if it doesn’t happen. Then, they get over it and start again. Onwards and upwards right?
So, how can you loosen up a bit? How can you add more fun? How can you shake things up, lighten your load? Incorporate some fun into your life, raise your vibration. Laugh, sing, dance, skip. Be free.