Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cuck Fancer

This is a picture of the t-shirt I picked up at the Colleges for Cancer Relay for Life last Friday night. Today's tarot card is the Nine of Chalices card suggests that my power today lies in satisfaction. I have the self-respect, space or esteem that I need to "bartend" my resources or to live large emotionally. I am confident in and gratified by expressing what is close to my heart or in sharing my happiness like a buffet of joy. I take pleasure and pride in the new order I have created by clean sweeping emotional clutter or in honoring what has meaning. I am empowered by recognition and my gift is contentment. One of the most positive and uplifting cards of the entire deck, the Nine of Chalices shows satisfaction on all levels - emotional, physical, sensual. It is little wonder that most Tarot readers refer to this as the Wish Card, and its appearance is often taken as a sign that, whatever your heart's desire is, it shall be granted in the coming days. It may not be granted exactly as you expected but you can rest assured that you will get what you want.
The Nine of Chalices usually refers to an emotionally fulfilling situation; it shows that joy and happiness are certainly within your grasp, and that you probably already have them. It is a sign to enjoy the abundance of life for as long as it lasts. Feel each of your emotions as if you had never felt any of them before. Take some time to value every person you love - and all those who love you back. See the perfection all around you. On a more physical level, this card signals delight and pleasure, contentment with what you have and a steady foundation for the future. Your worries are all in the past, and you can look forward to a bright future. The Nine of Chalices shows excellent health (sweeeet), though when badly dignified it can often point to an overabundance of physical pleasure that can lead to intoxication and illness. But this is really the only caution of the Nine of Chalices: enjoy life and enjoy living but don't take it too far, because pleasure without regard to the consequences is rapidly lost.
It is rare that the Nine of Chalices refers to a sense of spiritual bliss, since the cards of the spirit are the Swords. But with the Swords suit so full of strife and danger, the Nine of Chalices would look out of place anywhere else but in the Chalices suit. And if you think about it this makes sense, because when the pleasure and contentment of the physical plane is transferred to the spiritual level, it becomes inner peace and harmony with the Universe. The Universe is, after all, the source of all the love and pleasure that flows through the Nine of Chalices into our lives. It only makes sense that we can sometimes follow that river to its source.
Just yesterday, my primary care physician (Dr. Nathan Walker), asked me how I was doing. I told him that I was so fabulous that to be even more fabulous would be a crime! At first he thought I was being sarcastic (me? sarcastic?) but I assured him I feel great and am doing well. I definitely live the "Cuck Fancer" attitude!

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