Today’s cards are from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti, 2009 – Llewellyn Publications.
The cotd is the Two of Cups. Keywords: Good rapport, one-on-one, kindred spirits, marriage, mutual interests, emotional compatibility, joy, reflection, pleasure, love, warm friendship, attachment. Meanings: This card represents committed love as well as deep personal relationships between friends and family. Loving energy is exchanged and is nurturing. Mutual interests can be enjoyed. (from the companion book)
“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” ~Barbara De Angelis
Today’s combo: Two of Cups – Five of Wands (reversed) – Six of Coins.
My eyes are drawn to the center card for several reasons, firstly, the angry colors and because it is in an ill-dignified or reversed position. James Ricklef describes this card in its upright position as: “Five branches, all sprouted from the same tree, have morphed into human form and have begun to strike out at each other, either despite or because of their common ground. This this card can refer to anything from an individual’s conflicted feelings to internecine feuds. Also, this may be a no-win situation. Since these combatants obviously cannot avoid one another, if their conflict cannot be resolved, they all will inevitably suffer.” Well, I had no idea what internecine meant, and had to look it up. According to online sources, (and I have no reason to doubt them) it means actions that are destructive to both sides in a conflict. This definition seems to fit this card the best. Many times we see friendly competition for the Five of Wands, but there is nothing friendly going on in this card.
The Two of Cups suggests trouble in relationships, any type of relationship, and the balance sought in the Six of Coins suggests the need and willingness to seek this balance. The trick though is the parties have to be willing. If unwilling, the separateness and dissension remains. Love can conquer all, but not if never given a chance.