Princess of Cups
THE PAGE OF CUPS – (Knave / Princess of Chalices) – Venus 1st / 5th House – Peace
Astrology: Venus in the water signs
Princess of Cups
The Princess of Cups represents the earth in the waters, an island floating in the groundless seas. She is far from her father’s flames and her mother’s depth, and she lacks the researching spirit of her brother. She is of endless tenderness, kindness and lovingness, living on her isle of romance and joy.
The princess can be so fertile and rich. Artistically inclined talents can be detected and supported, medial abilities can rise and deeper insights can be gained.
Look for new ideas or opportunity has come to you out of the blue. Your creative energy is flowing, and now the question is how you will express it. Will you snap up this new idea and turn it into something, or will you let someone else bring it to fruition? It is up to you! Spend time exploring the idea to see if you want to move forward.
On the dark side, the island can turn out to be a castle made of sand, sinking in the seas of irrationality and daydreaming. The Princess of Cups, unwilling to leave her realm outside the ‘common’ world, may sink with it and at its worst might seduce others to follow her.
The Princess of Cups is a dreamer and in the Thoth deck we see her dancing her dreams into manifestation, thus revealing one of her more secret aspects. This card represents the earthy part of water and where dreams can become reality.
The push and shove of daily life, the pain, the sadness and the suffering can all make us afraid to dream, to wish, to hope. And often we lose sight of the fact that, if we do not dream our dreams, we shall have no dreams come true.
In our darkest moments, if we can only, even for a single second, dream of golden shiny happy days of contentment and a sense of safety in our lives and then we give the Princess of Cups something to dance into reality for us. It is a desperately hard thing to, just for a second, open our hearts to hope, sometimes. But it is essential, too.
But if we cease to dream, then our dreams cannot emerge, for they do not exist. If we relinquish hope, then hopeful things will not happen in our lives. If we surrender optimism, then we can guarantee we shall never ever have anything to be optimistic about.
Drive: The exploring of the inner worlds
Light: Intuition, sensibility, tenderness, fantasy, dreamy imagination
Shadow: Faking, abuse of feelings, selfish, luxurious, deviation, a flatterer
Reversed: You may feel called to pursue a new creative project, but you doubt whether you can really make it work. Your inner critic may be on over-drive or others are telling you that you’re dreaming – so you are stalling and holding back.
Keywords: earthly aspect of water, emotional freedom, overcoming jealousy, self-confidence
Advice: Trust your feelings and values, you are on the right track.
Questions: Is there anything else that prevents you from being completely free? Now is the time to go beyond that.
Suggestion: Imagine being surrounded by water and dancing the salvation and freedom with light, floating movements.
Revelation: The more I love myself, the more I can share with others.