Join me in a walk through the medicine of the suit of cups
Cups. Water. West. A drop of dew, my saliva, the ocean, rivers, veins pumping with blood, all of the tears ever cried, a raindrop.
Ace of Cups
Coreopsis opens pathways of luck and fertility, and has an important role in many folk practices and medicinal recipes. Coreopsis offers us blood building and purification along with the questions of, “How does it feel to look for beginnings?” and “How do we meet new beginnings?”
Two of Cups
Intimacy, trust, risk, vulnerable energy. Romance and a stirring in the root chakra. It asks us to give ourselves over to the flow (Lac).
Three of Cups
Collaborations, and the medicine of community. Rust brings in the comfort of protection, and asks us how it feels to celebrate each other.
Four of Cups
Where do you experience stagnation/depletion in your body? What needs to shift? Allow the symbolic anti-fungal medicine of the Black Walnut to begin to sweep through you.
Five of Cups
In many fables and folklore the Black Walnut becomes a “container.” What does the container of your grief look like? Where do you hold it?
Six of Cups
Returning to our roots, our ancestral connections, our generosity of spirit, and welcoming us home. Sedum is often worked with to bring soothing support to inflammation.
Seven of Cups
Madder root. A plant steeped in prehistoric traditions. These roots weave their reminders through this card and throughout history. Here we are asked about overwhelm. When and how does it show up in our lives and in our bodies? What does it feel like to sit with this discomfort?
Eight of Cups
Human hair swirls in this card. We are reminded here that boundaries are spellwork. “No” is sacred and can be a prayer. What is it that you need to step back or walk away from?
Nine of Cups
Look deeply into this card. Can you see/feel/hear the medicine of the Maple Leaf? In this space we encounter tree magic, our hopeful intentions being seen and heard. Your desires are manifesting.
Ten of Cups
The nourishing energies of the beetroot infuse us. The symbols of love, passion, of the hearts return. Living, loving, and integrating in community. Connecting to the deepest places of our own heart and each others.