Find healing, happiness and wholeness in the tribe.
As I wrote before, the Eight of Cups is about relationships with a large group of people – family, friends, tribe. For me, it also represents the process of recovery.
This card turned up today to close the week after its appearance on Sunday to begin it.
This morning, I have been tense, irritable, impatient with others, and wanting to withdraw into my own head and just be left alone. This Eight turned up as a reminder that the path to wholeness, to holiness, is found in our relationships – especially relationships with those closest to us.
In a Celtic Cross spread once, I threw down the Three of Cups in the position of “hopes and fears.” My notes at the time were that it was apropos, because I do crave connection, but also “don’t want to belong to a club that would have me as a member.” I fear rejection. This often comes out as hostility toward others, impatience with others, disdain for others.
Today, I will do my best to remember that there is “no day but today” – and try to make the most of it with the people I love best.