The Card of the Day: The Ace of Cups
“Love is all around you, open up to it!”
The Ace of Cups represents love, renewal, and rebirth. This card reminds you that you are actually loved from all directions. North, South, East, West, ahead, behind, within, without, in what you can perceive, and in mysteries too divine to comprehend. Like a drop of rain, returning to the ocean, you can reconnect to the peace that love provides. All the religions talk about it. Love is everywhere...and yet sometimes it's tricky to perceive. All of the poets, artists, and singers try to capture it. Love permeates everything, and yet sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees.
When is the last time you gave yourself over to feeling overwhelming love? Has your cup felt like it's running on empty? Were you taught that "true love" only exists after you find the right person, blinding you to love's reality?
A heavenly dove flies down from above, bringing a message of peace and hope. The dove has been associated with love and the spirit realm in countless traditions. To the Greeks it was a symbol of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. To the Christian's it was God's messenger, the Holy Spirit. The dove represents the realm of the spiritual, and the supernatural. An angelic hand offers the large cup overflowing with divine love. It streams into a pond of lotus flowers, symbols for enlightenment. Love "en-lightens." This means it literally lightens our burdens, from within. The "W" on the cup could symbolize the cardinal direction West. The West is the realm of the element of water. It is also the direction the sun sets in. This reminds you that every sorrowful ending, is always followed by a joyful new beginning.
The dove carries the equal armed cross, a symbol of the four cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West. This reminds us that love is everywhere. It's in every culture, every country and every place that you can imagine. The cross also creates an "X." "Every child knows that X marks the spot" for hidden treasure. The treasure in this case is your center, your spirit, and your totally unique essence. The divine cup is always being offered, even if you feel so overcome with troubles that it's difficult to perceive it.
Today, if you find yourself unhappy with the current conditions you are experiencing, it could be because you forget to let love be the answer. It's time to open yourself to love. You absolutely "deserve" it. Love, peace and joy is your natural state. It's in your core and at your center. You can return to this center, especially in the midst of sorrows and difficulties. Love is the voice within that gives you the reassurance that, "Everything will be fine, because you are forever, not this situation." Try addressing your current problems by releasing it to love. Watch how easily it all resolves. This is because you are no longer fighting against your true nature.
Turn to love as the solution, and watch the miracles start to happen.