The cotd for Thursday, January 15, 2015 is from The Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Illustrated by Will Worthington.
Seduction, Illusion, The Grail Quest.
Pipe-dreams and illusions are what I always think of with this card. To me if feels like a total waste of time. Yes, we can imagine our cups filled with many wonderful things, both real and imaginary, and that’s all well and good, but not very helpful especially if we are trying to accomplish something tangible rather than fairytale-esque.
What does this figure see within the submerged cups that he doesn’t see in the one beside him? What does he see that holds his attention so intently?
On the other hand daydreaming can be an enjoyable way to pass the time, or it can spark new and fresh ideas. And maybe that should be today’s message/gift. This is a gentle reminder that sometimes we need a break from all the seriousness of our lives and it’s ok to indulge in a bit of daydreaming where our imaginations are allowed to run-a-muck.
Seven’s are often thought of as magic or of having magical qualities:
“Mysteries by definition can never be fully explained, but contemplating the existence of these sevens we realize that we are touching upon an essential structure of both the microcosm and the macrocosm. For this reason the number seven is associated with study, research, knowledge and analysis, since part of the motivation for spiritual inquiry lies in our wishing to understand the nature of being, and of life and the universe. It is also associated with consciousness, and its exploration in meditation and mysticism. In addition to it being a number associated with spirituality and introspection, it is also a number of change, experimentation, courage, and even risk-taking. Taking a voyage requires all these qualities.” ~companion book pg. 74
“Looking within, I explore the shining stars”