It’s not teribly suprising that I love Tarot cards. It’s like the one time my memory for symbols and folkloric referances comes in handy (well, that and song writing). So I’ve decided to combine my loves for this new, fun youtube series.
This first video is all about the 10 of Cups. The suit of Cups is all about emotions or soul. It’s both about the cup and what is contained within it. You might even look at the suit of cups as kind of a guage for how balaned ego and spirit are. So 10 is like the “HECK YEAH, THIS IS BOMB!” card of the suit. It’s like the happily ever after card.
Now, happily ever after can feel like an ending, and if you are anything like me that can be anxiety inducing. “
“Now that I’m happy that means this too shall pass so I shouldn’t get attached to this happiness because it will only end up going away!” - actual quote from my brain
But really this is about aknowledging the perfection of the moment - not necissarily that everything looks the way you would like it to look, or like every one is being excellent to each other, but that this present is the only present that you have so it is, by default, perfect. The other realities that you may wish for or worry about are not real, there is only this. And then, kind of tuning in frequency wise to what is wonderful about THIS.
Yes, friends…..I mean being grateful. But not for the stuff you genuinely HATE. If you don’t like your job, or the shitty way you are being treated by someone, you don’t have to be grateful for those things. It’s more like disempowering the things that bug you by shifting your attention to what makes you feel good. Example: Sitting on a bus, someone is being loud and annoying and I’m wet and just want to go home, but simultaneously I am also getting to read a book and enjoy music, I have the capacity to get where I need to go without the expense of a car for less than 10 dollars, I also witness some profound human compassion on the bus that lights me up. Both of those things are true, but if I focus on the positive things, the negative things are less irritating.
Maybe it’s just because I love parties, but it helped me a lot to stop trying to be grateful and instead focus on what I could celebrate every day, as if I were raising a toast. “To my excellent rain boots, and having a warm, dry place to sleep. To my creative outputs and my amazing community. Give it a shot - champagne not required but kind of fun.
Anyway - I hope you like this episode of Magical Musical Oracle . Don’t forget to add your music to the collabrative playlist!