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Mythic Tarot - Six Cups

Psyche sits on a rock looking pensively into the golden cup that she holds in her left hand. In her right hand is the remains of her bridal bouquet of lilies. A calm see is in the background.

  • all is lost and all that is left is pleasant memories
  • learning something about oneself through the loss brings one tranquility and harmony
  • the stillness and serenity of the scene echo the stillness and serenity that often come after a crisis
  • through testing and disappointment, the unreal dreams and expectations of the past have changed into something real and solid
  • the decision to regain what has been lost brings peace within oneself
  • being haunted by the nostalgia of the past
  • an acceptance of the past and the way things happened
  • a positive turn in one’s journey towards one’s goal
Random Thoughts
  • “after a storm comes a calm” means that a period of anger or trouble is usually followed by a period of relative peace
  • Psyche is still holding onto her bridal lilies, which at this point is quite bedraggled, suggesting that she is living more in the past than in the present; but this may be necessary in order to help her move forward
  • returning to a place that holds happy memories (Psyche is sitting on the rock where she first encountered Eros)
  • realization that the material things aren’t what’s important – instead it’s the person who was important

The keyword/phrase I came up with doing my workbook exercises on 16 Nov 91 was "past reflection/future potential".

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