Sunday, April 11, 2010

Speaking of finding your grail...

Apparently the Universe is on the same wavelength as I am as today's tarot card is the Six of Chalices card, which suggests that my power today lies in self-consciousness. I am not alone. It's not too late to make a fresh start or to pursue my hearts desire. The fountain of my youth or my Holy Grail is revealed in the simple pleasures and gestures that are unaware of their own beauty, connection, and power. I am empowered by nostalgia or past perceptions and my gift is rejuvenation. This card is the only one in the Tarot that refers explicitly to the past, and of memories and good times experienced there. We sometimes have to take a time out to heal, to look back on the past and all the good that lies there. And during such times it's never the right thing to focus on the negative, and that's why this card is so positive and full of light. The fallen cups are now full and upright again, but with blooming flowers that cannot be spilled or washed away. Now that you have looked back, maybe now the way will be clear to look forward.
Often, people tell others to concentrate on the present and not get stuck in the past, but this counsel only applies when a person stops looking back at his past and starts dwelling on it, wishing he could change it and make things better. There is nothing wrong with looking back at the good times for inspiration when things aren't going so well. In the midst of change and crisis, looking back at what you have endured is often a good way to assure yourself that, whatever trials lay ahead, you will meet them and you will overcome them as you overcame others. Take a look at your emotional trophy case, then go out and win another cup! The Six of Chalices almost radiates an aura of joy, because it represents the past with all its memories, the present with all its gifts, and the future with all its wondrous opportunities. It has ties to all kinds of pleasure and can also refer to smaller, everyday pleasures. Simple gestures of affection are still meaningful despite our modern world and its frantic pace. The Six of Chalices can thus signal a gift given or received, or some other similar gesture.
Children are a good role model to follow when this card's energy is about. They see the world as a completely perfect place, and their hearts are totally open to experience all the myriad pleasures of the world around them. When the Six of Chalices suggests a path to follow, it tells you to open your heart to all the possibilities of life. Live in quiet harmony with those around you. Live in constant peace and joy. Live in the moment, remember the past, dream for the future. I have looked back and now my path is clear.
I learned to roller skate when I was 4 years old and have many happy memories of the skating rink in Pontiac, IL. My friends and I spent countless hours there on the rink. My Holy Grail is the simple pleasure of roller skating! Throw in roller derby and it's a damn lot of fun!

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