daily tarot card: Three of Cups

three of cups
three of cups, morgan greer tarot

The three of cups is luxury, joy, celebration, revelry, bliss, thankfulness, reflection.  This card is about looking back on what has passed and looking forward to what is to come and being so pleased about the whole juicy journey.

There is a sense of community and connection to other people — stereotypically female friendships, then familial ties — that doesn’t always resonate with me because I am so introverted and I don’t “thrive” because of relationships.  To be honest, this is probably something shadowy in me that needs some attention, but on the whole, at the moment, it doesn’t bother me.

Mostly, the three of cups speaks to me about lust for life and being proud of my journey.  It symbolizes the creature comforts of life, the beautiful things.  I love these three (white) women, how they all look a little different (tbh just their hair color and length), their beautiful floral crowns, the lush scenery, the massive goblets and the ripe fruit before them.  The cups are the suit of water, but I get a very grounded, rooted, feeling from this card.  This card encourages stability and a strong sense of self.

This is a lovely card for New Year’s Eve because, for today especially, it asks us to reflect, but only on the good stuff, and to say fuck off to all the bad stuff or whatever that didn’t work out this last year.  It asks us to be hopeful for the future, to look forward to what will come to pass, and to celebrate the cycles of life.

I really like this card, particularly this depiction.  I don’t always exactly connect with it because of what I said above re: relationships, but this version speaks very clearly to me.


I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.

daily tarot card: Six of Pentacles

six of pentacles
six of pentacles, morgan greer tarot

This card is a give and take, maybe portraying a miser, someone who keeps tabs, and makes sure the books are balanced.  There seems to be more people in need than are giving out.

This is a very practical, earthy card, in the sense that it is very stereotypical “pentacles” to me, and thus relating to the element of earth.

The red strip divides the card, and the six pentacles, right down the middle.

This card makes me ask how I can keep things fair and balanced, how everyone can be happy.  The man, however, doesn’t seem to be particularly pleased to be giving out his money but it seems that he views it as his duty.

To me, I see this card most playing out in my domestic life (I really hate reading the pentacles as solely relating to material possessions and money).  I see this card in my home, with my partner.  I see this card as a reminder or nudge to keep things tidy, with everything in order, and my partner and I on the same page.  This card is about acknowledging the “other’s” needs and offering what you can in return.

I’m neutral about this card, but if I read it beyond money and balancing the books, it’s easier to relate to.  When I read it as just sharing myself, my gifts, my time, it is easier to understand.

Today, the day on which I drew the card, I felt this card pushing me to get some chores and jobs done around the house, making sure things are set for the week and the New Year.  (Though that could have just been my anxiety around my to do list, but who knows :))


I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.