Monday, September 17th, 2012

Ace of Cups β€” Tarot of the Absurd


Catherine Shanahan

Physician, Heal Thyself



The Ace of Cups contains the beginning of all things emotional and creative. It is the initiation of love, happiness and compassionβ€” orβ€” ill-favoredβ€” their opposites. In order for the positive aspects of these concepts to enter one’s life, one must begin with the self. A huge cup is offered. We are invited to drink from it. The drink is the realization of the self.


Yourself. Myself. Himself and herself. One’s own self. It is only when we are able to love ourselvesβ€” not in a self-righteous or selfish way but in a forgiving and compassionate wayβ€” that the door opens for us to love and in turn be loved by others. Creative expression is the ability to share our inner experience with others. The ace of cups gives us the opportunity to realize thisβ€” to make it real.


β€œYou can’t change the world. The best thing you can do is change yourself.”

β€”Mahatma Gandhi

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