From The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D.J. Conway
Pages 140 – 141
King of Cups – Minor Arcana Court Card
A regal, older man stands before a throne made of shell. He wears a crown with pearls on the spiky tips. In one he holds a chalice trimmed with scallop shells. His other hand lies wrapped around the throne. The throne stands on a beach, strewn with shells, starfish, and driftwood. The King of Cups has moved to a state of being where he is no longer ruled by the tides of emotion. He has earned his throne, which represents security and stability in the mist of emotions (the water of the sea). His crown with pearls symbolizes spiritual enlightenment found in the sacred center of every human, the discovery of which enabled him to escape the emotional extremes of life. The shells (continuing life from one cycle to another) and the starfish (pentacle of protection) have come from the sea, which is the cauldron of creation and rebirth. Through the King’s companionship with the Water dragon he has learned how to use emotional energy in a more positive way.
Divinatory Meaning: This card represents a loving and caring masculine influence. There is a possiblity of a journey across water. You may experience an episode of up and down emotions.
Lovers – Major Arcana
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|love, unions, partnerships, relationships, choices, romance, balance, unity||disharmony, imbalance, conflict, detachment, bad choices, indecision|
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The Lovers Tarot Card Description
In the Lovers card, the man and the woman in the image are being protected and blessed by an angel above. The couple seems secure and happy in their home, which appears to be the Garden of Eden. The fruit tree with the snake behind the woman is a reference to that story, which tells of humanity’s fall into temptation and into the realm of flesh and sensuality. The angel depicted here is Raphael, the angel of air – who is of the same element of the zodiac sign that governs this card: Gemini. Air is associated with mental activity, and communication in particular, which is the foundation for healthy relationships. His blessing seems to give this card a sense of balance and harmony, the symbolization of union in a grand and cosmic sense between two opposing forces.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – Major Arcana
The Hermit – Number 9 Major Arcana
What allies or obstacles will I face along the way to financial satisfaction?
Remain modest – that is the right of the oracle. Be in the world, but not from the world. Stay receptive to impulses, that come out of the divine in the inner and outer sphere. Seek to live the usual life in an unusual manner.
A Rune of Affirmation
Shot for the stars aim for your dreams and goals. You are on the path of true alignment that the cosmos gifted you. All is a go.
Wishing, desire, life purpose, freedom to be yourself, accepted
Beith, or Beth, corresponds to the letter B in the alphabet, and is associated with the Birch tree. When this symbol is used, it is representative of new beginnings, change, release, and rebirth. In some traditions, it also has connections with purification.
Birch trees are hardy. They’ll grow just about anywhere, including on bare soil. Because they tend to grow in clusters, what may be just one or two seedlings now can be practically an entire forest in a few decades. In addition to being a sturdy sort of tree, the Birch is useful. In days gone by, it was used for infants’ cradles, and is still harvested today to make cabinets and furniture.
From a magical perspective, there are a number of uses for Birch. The branches are traditionally incorporated into the construction of a besom, and are used for the bristles. Use the white outer bark in ritual in place of paper or parchment–just be sure you only harvest the bark from a fallen Birch tree, not a living one. Ancient herbalists discovered that various parts of this tree can be used for medicinal purposes. Bark was once brewed into a tea to fight fevers, and the leaves were used alternately as a laxative and a diuretic, depending on how they were prepared.
Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time to get rid of all those negative influences you’ve been carrying around with you. Figure out what things are bad in your life, which relationships are toxic, and find a way to leave them behind. Instead of being dragged down by the negative, focus on the positive things you have in your life, the blessings and abundance. Use these things as a focus, rather than the harmful or damaging ones.
Magical Aspects: Consider the property of renewal and rebirth, as demonstrated by the Birch. Use this as a tool for spiritual and emotional regrowth, and developing your own ability to regenerate where there has been emptiness or devastation.
Hexagram Fifty – Nine/59
Huan / Dissolution
Wind carries the Mists aloft:
Sage rulers dedicated their lives to serving a Higher Power and built temples that still endure.
The King approaches his temple.
Success if you stay on course.
You may cross to the far shore.
Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.
Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.
Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.
Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.
If you have begrudged, forgive.
If you have torn down, repair.
If you have injured, heal.
If you have judged, pardon.
If you have grasped, let go.
Nine, as one of the core numerological numbers, implies idealism turned into the main principle of life. Figuratively speaking, you do not pretend to understand the purpose of the Creator, but hope that things are arranged reasonably and end well. Everything else is derived from this. You are kind as you don’t feel entitled to increase the amount of evil in the world. You display exceptional intuition and insight because you are afraid of accidentally causing someone harm or doing someone wrong. You love people because you think this is the only opportunity to make them happy.
The main positive qualities of the Nine are good will to all people without exception, the ability to be sympathetic and to show mercy to those who need it.
Moreover, you have natural charm, the ability to awaken good feelings. Apparently, this quality is granted to you as an additional tool for the promotion of your views of life.
It would be fair to say that you also use this feature for other purposes. Sensual component of…
Two Hundred Seventy-Eight
What is the meaning and message of looking at the number 278?
Angel number 278 says, “You are on the right and sacred path because you are walking with conviction.”
Even if you’re trying to achieve something, you may wonder if that’s the way to go.
Number 27 means you will receive new positive news in the near future.
Also, number 8 shows financial wealth, which means that if you continue to move forward with conviction, you will have an ideal future.
Advice when seeing 278
When you’re passionate about things and striving, the angel leads you to follow the path of conviction without being confused by doubts.
Number 278 is a sign from an angel that if you believe in yourself and keep walking, you can build a desire to imagine.
Angel number 278 means a number that tells you that you are on track for affluence…
Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper
The simplistic beauty and elegance of swans are enough to captivate anyone. Swans have been muses to poets, musicians, and artists of all kinds for centuries, cementing their associations with specific traits and emotions. But what is the spiritual meaning of a swan?
Spiritually, swans are symbols of beauty, love, trust, loyalty, grace, and intuition. A swan is believed to embody love and elegance, being the perfect muse for artists and musicians alike. Thus, the spiritual implication of seeing a swan is considered a good omen.
Swans are deeply connected to water, symbolizing the traits of this element, such as fluidity, depth of emotions, and female intuition. Their long necks represent the ability to look into the future and teach us how to detangle confused emotions. The swan teaches you to follow the flow of your life and follow your instincts.
What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of A Swan?
The symbol for Water as one of the four classical elements in alchemy is an upside down traingle. Water is used in rituals when a Wicca practitioner is drawing attention to feminine energy. It can also be used to symbolize the east or breath (life in general).
Represents: feminine energy, the womb, water, the west, healing.
Used in rituals for: love, emotions, “washing away” negative energy.
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