So it\'s not secret that I\'ve been busy because life, the universe and everything. But here is something that I\'ve been up to.
I got selected to be apart of an art show in Minneapolis (along with a couple of my former class mates! Total surprise, totally random) where we all got assigned a tarot card to design to essentially make an entire deck with our individual artwork and interpretation. The card I was assigned was the king of cups.
Because I\'m on my way out the door and am too lazy to type up symbolism/card descriptions, here ya go (pulled from various places):
On the King of Cups:
The conflict between fire and water is evident in this individual. These two elements are likely to cause great difficulty unless there is adequate knowledge for integration and balance. If harmony and balance is not achieved and maintained, there is mismanagement of personal affairs. Failure and disaster seem to lurk behind every corner.
Wise, Calm, Diplomatic, Caring, Tolerant
The personality of the King of Cups is a combination of the positive water energy of the Cups suit and the active, outward focus of a King. He is wise and understanding, with a deep knowledge of the world that comes from the heart. He is a teacher and way-shower who guides his students with loving attention. He cares about others sincerely and always responds to their needs with compassion. He heals with a gentle touch and a quiet word. He is calm and relaxed in all situations, seeming to know intuitively what is called for at any moment. Others turn to him for advice because they know he will listen attentively. There is always a peacefulness around him that others respond to. He is tolerant of all points of view and shows patience in the most trying circumstances. He gives others freedom to grow and develop in their own ways without asking anything in return.
In readings, the King of Cups asks you to take the kinds of actions he might take. For example: responding calmly in a crisis, using diplomacy rather than force, reaching out to help, or accepting a different point of view. This King can also represent a man or woman who acts as he does, or an atmosphere of caring, tolerance and understanding. In a reading, he tells you that his special energy has meaning for you at this time. Let yourself be inspired by this King in whatever form he appears in your life.
On Stingray Symbolism:
The stingray symbolizes sensitivity, restraint, protection, and maneuverability. Stingrays have a heightened sense of touch and often show up around Empaths or “feeling” psychics that pick up on the energy and emotions of others.
Stingrays blend into their surroundings on the ocean floor and are not aggressive unless provoked. When they feel threatened they use a poisonous barb to defend themselves that can be lethal. Stingrays go to great lengths to protect themselves and avoid conflict, but will defend themselves when necessary.
Stingrays may be telling you to not overreact to your emotions, to calm down and wait before reacting. Stingrays maneauver themselves quite well despite their size and shape and they tell us to also carefully maneuver the complex emotional waters of our inner world. Balance and restraint are strong themes of this totem animal. When it appears to you consider your actions carefully and allow your intuition to guide you rather than raw emotion.
On Koi symbolism:
The Japanese recognized these fish not just for their beauty, but for their ability to transform the observer into otherworldy states of perception. These altered states of perception ultimately lead to the attraction of high energy - and this manifests in the form of prosperity of all kinds in our lives.
This ability comes from their elaborate colors and fluid motion. Additionally, much animal symbolism of fish comes from their watery world. Water is the realm of motion, emotion, dreams and the psyche. It’s no wonder these creatures capture our imaginations!