Tarot 3 of Cups dances with Trillium and Mercury in Cancer! Spontaneous Joy!

Trillium 3 of cups collage

Can you imagine it?  There you are walking in the woods in late spring after a long, cold winter.  Or perhaps you have recently survived a difficult life initiation of some type and suddenly there it is!

You’re looking down, watching your footing and simply surviving the moment, perhaps lamenting the past or thinking of the future with some apprehension.  Who knows, but anyway there you are walking along, deep in serious thought.

And then… you stop suddenly.  Some grace has broken through the lonely dark woods and you nearly stumble as you stop to take in its beauty… a red trillium looks up at you smiling.

And you feel a sensation that anything’s possible.  You feel suddenly determined to push through just as this cheerful flower has.  More aware of your surroundings now, you look around seeing more of them, groups of them,  waving at you in the breeze.  Cheerfulness!

And you cherish this moment remembering that this IT, it’ s LIFE, there is no past or future, there’s only NOW.  This becomes clear to you as you whisper a thank you to nature and the Trillium as you continue on with joy and celebration in your heart, feeling ready to dance with life and realizing you’ve been taking things too seriously.

CONNECTIONS:  TRILLIUM, 3 OF CUPS, MERCURY IN CANCER, VALUES AND JOY  They are all connected!  Trillium that is blooming in some places now represents the quality of  “what we value in life” and fosters spontaneous joy. 

“The herb Trillium seems to arise spontaneously out of love in the loneliness of the dark woods” — Herbal Tarot

Three women with different colored hair  celebrating, holding their cups are wearing purple, red and green clothing in the image above.  More on that in a moment.  Trillium is used for medicinal  benefit in pregnancy, thus the astrological Cancer connection (Mercury in Cancer).  I always associate this card with the celebration and joy of communicating with my three daughters–they even have the same hair color as the woman on the tarot card [see image above].

Brunette in purple celebrates the joy of others.

Golden-haired one in red salutes the dance of life.

The brown-haired one represents the glory and power of the herb.  (according to the artist who created the image)

BLOG POST ASPIRATION:

May this post be helpful to the reader and may all beings upon the earth experience joy and the causes of joy!

Daily Divination 8-1-11 Neptune/Mercury Joy and Enthusiasm—Can You Feel It? Now’s the time to Channel Inspirational Energy; I-CHING Kua 16 with Astrology and Tarot Archetypes

Enthused, zapped, lit up, electrified and turned on with energy—can you feel it? Today take that bridge to the world of Joy and Enthusiasm! There’s nothing like it under the Sun and speaking of Sun, let’s add on Optimism and Celebration! Enthusiasm has nothing to do with ego; rather, its  in connection to The Divine that we experience it– and in doing so, we  joyously merge with Life and with others. Something is shifting—perhaps it is because July is now behind us and we have the optimism of the new month ahead; but something has definitely shifted.

Astrologically, we have Mercury in nearly an exact opposition to Neptune which can illuminate the ever-present grace of The Divine; the ocean (Neptune) of inspiration is communicating (Mercury) with us!

The image for the I-CHING Kua 16/Enthusiasm is a perfect representation of a Cosmic Neptune and Communicative Mercury.

The keyword for today is Enthusiasm and you will do well to create it wherever and however you can and share it with others—it should be easy.

Today is a great day to inspire others and even the most daunting goals can be achieved easily with a little Enthusiasm; that grace is easily obtainable today.

Take time to celebrate today; never underestimate the power of shared Enthusiasm. The increase in confidence that Enthusiasm provides today will help you successfully achieve any endeavor.

Enthusiasm is generated by inspiration and the planet of inspiration (Neptune) is making a direct hit to the planet of communication (Mercury). But now I’m repeating myself. Mercury and Neptune will oppose until August 8th. It’s a great day; a great week (just like it is any time but especially NOW) to be touched by the illuminating creative power of Enthusiasm!

ASTROLOGY AND TAROT KEYWORD ARCHETYPE ASSOCIATIONS FOR I-CHING KUA 16/ENTHUSIASM

Aquarius – detaching from conditioned reality; individuation

Pisces – ruled by Neptune; Universal Mind; Cosmic Ocean of Consciousness

Capricorn – the boundary between egoic mind and cosmic consciousness; leadership

Death – transformation; change

Hanged Man – surrendering to The Divine; “let go and let god”; moving from escapism to inspiration

The Chariot – seeing the “big picture”

The Empress – fulfillment of the creative impulse of The Universe; harmony; stream of intuition; co-creatorship with the divine; the feminine principle; inspiration

The World – dancing to the rhythm of life in the NOW; inner visions; unity consciousness; Oneness withS Divine Spirit; manifesting Heaven on Earth; like “The Chariot”, seeing the whole picture; joyful participation in the creation of life

See you tomorrow….