From A Guide to the Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway and Lisa Hunt Pages 124 to 125
6 of Cups – Minor Arcana
Reunions; unexpected gifts
A little boy and girl are smiling and hugging to large Water dragons, who rise out of a pond. The children symbolize the natural psychic connections all humans possess before they are taught such a thing is false. They are freely communicating with astral creatures because it is the normal thing to do. On the flower and tree-covered banks stand six chalices. The flowers and trees represent the constant renewal of life., fed by the waters of the lake (emotional purity and balance). Tiny dragons flutter happily around the children, symbols of the potential power of even the tiniest pieces of cosmic energy. The six chalices represent the power of building in all its connotations; building of relationships, healing power, and bridges between people and/or species. By acknowledging this power of building, we acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, animate and inanimate.
Divinatory Meaning: A reunion with old friends may be near. New opportunities present themselves; be ready to act on them. Unexpected gifts may Suprise you.
Animal Spirit Guide or Helper
From Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Pages 83 to 85
Create a sacred space for yourself in your home and/or place of work.
A sacred space is an area in your home or workplace where you can have some privacy for contemplation, meditation, or simply a bit of quite time to think. If this isn’t possible to do at work, it becomes even more imperative that you provide this for yourself in your home. This is a space that is your territory, whether it is an entire room or a corner of your living room or bedroom. Place a cozy chair or pillow there, and set up a simple altar, one that contains a few pieces that are both personal and precious. Include a candle in your space that you can light when you are abiding there. Make your sacred space a comfortable place to hang out, with no agenda or compulsion to do anything. As Buddha said, “Don’t just do something, sit there!”
You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, but don’t cave in to these internal objections. Make it important enough for your emotional and mental health and balance to create this kind of private sanctuary. Be sure to do nothing in particular for a good period of time while you’re there. The increasingly rapid pace of life and growing intensities in the world are even greater cause for doing so. It’s a place for solace, one where you can more closely listen to your inner voice and feelings, and tap into the Life Force inside that’s expressing itself to you.
Rarity; Vegetarianism; Polarity; Solitude; Privacy; Sacred Space; Intuition; Perspective; Gentleness; Strength; Flexibility; Modesty; Economy
Success, wholeness, completion, victory, positive change
This is the solar rune of power and life-giving force. It provides hope, guidance, counsel and promise fortune. Sunshine is the ultimate medicine, illuminating and clearing any darkness.
Under moonlight everything is not that as it seems, that’s why be careful! Do not fall for first impression. Listen to yourself. It is important to make difference between truth and illusion. This rune symbolizes clairvoyance, psychic powers, and mysticism.
Key words: spirituality, intuition, femininity, illusion, subconsciousness, Moon cycle, self-analysis, long-term changes.
Sabbat: Yule (midwinter)
Chakra No.6: mind’s eye
Duir or Dair
Pronunciation – Doo-r
Tree Association – oak
Meaning – Strength, security, resilience, endurance, wisdom, sacred spaces, leadership, and kindness. All your hard work and education have paid off. Like the oak, you stand tall and mighty. You are in a beneficial situation (family, work, financially, creative, relationship, etc.), and this circumstance will stay that way for quite a while. Trust yourself! Also, oak represents the intense energy and power of storms and wind. Symbolic of the endurance and stamina you possess that allows you to flourish and thrive.
If reversed – cowardly, uncertain, or frail. You have not been acting kindly or fairly in your leadership role. It’s ok to lack knowledge and facts, but do not make it a common practice.
Inscription and Magical Uses – Inscribe this ogham on an acorn for good luck in job interviews, courage, or pursuing justice. Duir is an excellent ogham inscription to keep at work. Helpful when working when storms, lightning, or the element air. It can also be used in healing or for those who need reminders of their resilience, profound strength, and tenacity.
I Ching Hexagram: 4/Four
Keyphrase: Youthful Folly.
Formed By The Trigrams: Mountain over Water.
General: Patience and kindness are the keys to learning and teaching.
Love: Let go of any childhood traumas you have about relationships.
Business: Being thoughtful will help strengthen new business ideas or procedures.
Personal: Remember the pleasure of childhood and youth and imitate it. You may need to release any bad habits from that time.
Overview: Meng builds on the theme of inexperience seen in hexagram 3 (Chun). It suggests that youth (like the flowing stream) has a long way to go before it becomes a mighty river. Meng is about teaching, learning and knowledge. Ignorance should not be punished, rather it should be replaced with knowledge. When the learning is fun the student will learn more. It is a reminder that a teacher should also be a mentor, setting the scene for the way the student will behave in adulthood.
The positive qualities of the Four could be described as purely men’s virtues if thousands of women didn’t have them. This is high endurance, exceptional working ability, personal organization, commitment to principles and equanimity. You are firm in your beliefs, most important of which is that nothing in this world comes for free, and any reward is to be deserved.
That’s why people of your kind are the foundation of any society. They know what to do and can implement it in practice. There is nothing heroic in your manifestations, but all your life is a feat. As a consequence, only few admire you, but everyone respects you.
When someone wants to point out the Four’s weakness, they first mention their stubbornness, slowness and tediousness. From a certain point of view, so it is: you always take your time not to make mistakes, and you’ll hold your ground up to the end without losing a chance to rub your opponent’s nose in their errors.
Moreover, you never hide your skeptical attitude towards rattle heads, shallow and irresponsible people. Therefore, you are often accused of being too suspicious, and your zero-tolerance of idleness and unwillingness to waste time on idle pleasures gives others a reason to consider you sullen and hard-grained.