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Tarot Reflections

December 1, 2004

Meditation: Nine of Cups
Michelle Swan, Tarot Reader

Michelle Swan is a Tarot Reader and actress from The Bronx, New York. She fell in love with Tarot cards about four years ago, and has been a devoted lover ever since that time. Michelle has found her personal and spiritual development has flourished with the use of Tarot.

"I am delighted to write the Tarot Meditations and I hope you all enjoy reading them as well. Bright blessings to all!"

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Breathe in and breathe out. See a watery blue light showering over your body and washing away all your stresses. When you are ready, we can begin our journey.

Starlight shines through your bedroom window. When you look out your window, instead of your regular view it is a rocky hillside with the ocean waves crashing below. Sunset is a thin line on the horizon. You happen to look up and see nine cups stacked up like stair steps to the brightest star in the sky.

You throw on a light coat and run outside into the crisp autumn air. The cups are a translucent baby blue. You reach your hand as if you can almost grasp the cups in your hand. You follow down the path to the ocean below.

“Make a wish,” you hear a voice say as you step on to the beach.

You look around and see you are alone here.

“A wish?”

“Yes. Go ahead and reach for the cups.”

As you look up, you see a person up on top of the hill. The person wears a sparkling cloak and hood the color of turquoise. Their face is hidden. You sense the voice is coming from this person. You follow the voice’s suggestion and reach for the cups. The nine cups begin to spin and twirl in the sky, glowing. You look in awe. Then the cups and the hooded figure are all gone, all that remains is the stars. You look down at your feet to see a large cup with the word Nine glowing in blue around it.

You look into the cup and it is filled with ocean water. The water reflects back the starlight from above. Then the water changes to show what images? Your wish already granted or being ready to be manifested? When you are ready to go back, you can leave your nine of cups on the shore. Then count backwards from nine, by the time you reach one you are back in your reality.

How was your trip with the nine of cups? Is this what you expected or desired, or something more? Take the next two weeks to see if the wish you saw in the depth of the nine of cups is coming to pass. If not, how can you make what you desire most come alive?


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