Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Four of Cups

A beautiful chalice is held out to the uninterested (petulant? sad?) youth. Ho hum. He isn't impressed. Yawn!

Got boredom?

Are you apathetic?

What is boring you in your life? What is thoroughly monotonous now, that was once wonderful? Or was it always monotonous?

Are you ignoring a golden chalice? What's in it?

As for me, my apartment is boring me. It's a disaster and a mess. (Particularly the nearly-threadbare rug, every square foot of which has been puked on by cats at least once!) Beyond that, I have lived here forever (too embarrassed to tell you just HOW long) and I'm ready to move... and yet... well, I am too bored and apathetic to look for anywhere else to live! Complacency thus leads to further boredom. This self-perpetuating cycle of apathy is what the card refers to.

Obviously, this is why I drew the card.

How about yourself? Any fours of cups in your reading?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm too bored to post on boredom, heh.

bryce

A.W. said...

How about yourself? Any fours of cups in your reading?

I've no idea, I've never given myself a reading, although it feels like a four o'cups could very well be there. Actually, I've never given any reading, I'd like a bit more of study first before an attempt. I think the cards are used better for acknowledging possibility than fortune telling, but I try and convince that to my head, where there's a bit of something left-over from indoctrinated religion that insists I not try. It's a pretty deck, though, I've always liked Waite better than most others, 'specially Marseilles. Which is unfortunate, since the deck I have is Marseilles. =/ Love/hate aesthetic relationship with that one, mainly hate. I'd like to paint my own, but finding that many blank, sturdy cards has so far been impossible.

Daisy said...

Billy Bob Thornton's mother was a psychic, and I heard him say once that in the south, psychics were really counselors that poor people could afford.

I read the tarot a lot, and I do it like that. People tell me all about their lives, and I try to tell them things I think are important and that will help them achieve the goals they want.

I never have to think about doing it; it all comes very naturally. It's the most natural thing I've ever done, I think. My cousin Beth (who might show up if I tap my heels together three times! BETHIE!) says I have a gift and lovingly encourages me. :)

Interestingly, the movie Billy Bob wrote that was inspired by his mother, was called THE GIFT.

A.W. said...

I read the tarot a lot, and I do it like that. People tell me all about their lives, and I try to tell them things I think are important and that will help them achieve the goals they want.

That sounds like a very good way to do it, very positive. I'm afraid if I try I'll read to much into the cards, though, because I'm certain I'm not a natural. I think I'd end up waxing poetic on possible interpretations while a readee sneaks away in boredom.

alphabitch said...

don't have a deck handy, but it's funny you should bring this one up. As I sit here in my sunny front room, knowing I need to go to work and that I have some work to do that I really really need to get done, I just can't make myself leave the house. I used to love my work, and love my job, and now all I feel is pure and utter dread at the thought of going there.

Is there a golden chalice? If so, I'm ignoring it really successfully.

Interesting comments on how you do readings -- I occasionally do card readings for people, palm readings more frequently lately -- and have a similar take on it, I think. I usually tell people that I'm not a psychic and will probably not tell them anything they don't already know. But they are much more inclined to believe it if it comes from a psychic, or a source they don't fully understand.

Daisy said...

I tell people "What the Oracle has said, is meant for you" from THE MATRIX. Meaning as long as they understand it, I don't have to... and they don't have to explain it to me if it makes sense to them but would rather not go into details with me.

That usually pleases people, particularly the movie buffs! :)

alphabitch said...

I always tell people to keep their questions to themselves -- and am always gratified on some level when they are absolutely amazed that the "answer" was so specific and so perfect. Of course it is, because _you_ fill in the details yourself. You decide whether and how closely it fits with what you need to know. I think this is way cool, and I'm surprised more psychotherapists don't use such devices.