Each week, I pull a card from a random Tarot deck to bring us a message or piece of wisdom that we can think about or use in our lives on some level – if not now, we can refer back to it when it seems to be more fitting for us. This is food for thought, and not drawn for any one particular person or situation.
Reversed King of Cups
Are you being overly emotional, or not letting enough emotion into your life? Or perhaps there is someone whom you are close to that is going through some emotional extremes?
The Reversed King of Cups personality or mentality is that of being out of control emotionally. It’s about being too sensitive and easily hurt. It’s lacking backbone, strength, and courage. It can portray someone who is dishonest and selfish, or even jealous – all behaviors that stem from one’s own feelings of insecurity.
This personality may also appear as someone who is manipulating you or others for his own selfish gain. He may play on your emotions, so keep a level head about you and look at things objectively is you find yourself dealing with such a person. Don’t allow anyone to play on your trust, your emotions, or your sympathies.
Perhaps you will experience some Reversed King of Cups energy in a way that causes your emotional world to feel upside down and out of sorts. Things can be easily misunderstood during this time when you don’t feel like yourself. You can be very moody — and even hateful toward others with this kind of energy going on unchecked.
Perhaps you are not saying what you are really feeling about something. You need to express what you feel rather than to hold things in all the time.
If you are afraid to speak up for fear of hurting someone’s feelings, yet that person is being a user and a taker, manipulating you and/or others . . . you’ll quickly grow tired of that kind of a game. Someone could easily get you to do something you don’t really want to do if you fail to speak up.
You could be played for a fool when you know all along, deep down in your gut, what is happening. The person who is manipulating you may act surprised if you say something and might even accuse you of not caring about him or her. But not speaking up is a lot worse in the long run than any confrontation you might have to face now.
If you find that you have a tendency to be too sensitive, too easily hurt, much too shy, and feel that you can’t follow your heart’s desire . . . if you feel too afraid to let yourself be you and allow your abilities and your worth as a person to shine through . . . change that! If you do, you’ll have done yourself one of the best possible favors you could ever do for yourself.
You may feel that others need to listen to you more and try to understand where you’re coming from . . . or someone may need for you to really listen to him or her this week. Try to open the emotional connection with others in a healthier way – before relationships suffer or feelings get stepped on.