Exploring Tarot Cards: Three of Cups

Exploring Tarot Cards: Three of Cups

imageFor the last few days, the “Three of Cups” has been coming to my mind whenever I think about the next card for my post. I think could be the #HappyDiwali effect.

The Three of Cups card is not a Major Arcana card (Major Arcana are Tarot cards that depict major influences, motivations and events in our life like “The Empress” and “The Fool”), I am going ahead with my post on “Three of Cups”

Three of Cups is a card about celebration, get together and achievements. It is a Minor Arcana card, which refers to practical aspects of our day-to-day life. The card shows us the importance of family, friends and well wishers in our life. The people with whom we would like to share our joys and receive emotional strength. We rejoice in their successes and are happy with them.
It has three women dancing and partying with cups in their hands. They are all different from each other but are bonded by the emotion of celebration. It shows the triumph of achieving a milestone (not the complete goal) such as getting admission in a college, completing a part of the project, recognition at work, getting engaged etc.

It reminds us of celebrating life with people and thanking them for just being there. So, the question for you is:

How are you celebrating your life and with whom?


Weekly Fortune Dec 14 to Dec 20

imageAries: The Chariot: Travel will be the highlight for you this week. This is also the time to move in a new direction in your life, whether career or relationship. Enjoy this time of enthusiasm and success.

Taurus: The Sun: It is a good week for you. You will fell full of energy and vitality. At work, you will be able to get across you ideas with a smile. Learn and practice Surya Namaskar.

Gemini: Three of Swords: This week is all about #communication for you. Share your real feelings to your loved one. When facing challenge, introspect and talk to a trusted friend/mentor to get their perspective.

Cancer: Two of Wands: It is time to build partnerships. If you have had an idea or started a new initiative then it is time to implement it. You may get to meet people from different cultures, enjoy the experience!

Leo: Nine of Pentacles: Indulge yourself and enjoy the rewards of your past efforts. Spend sometime in nature and listen to the birds chirping. They are giving you a sign to fly like a bird and be free of any hesitation or limitations.

Virgo: The Hanged Man: You will need to let go something in order to move ahead in life. It is recommended that you postpone major decisions. In relationships, avoid getting influenced by gossip. This is the time to recognize a pattern that is not working for you.

Libra: Ten of Wands: Delegate, delegate and delegate. Be cautious that you are not overburdening yourself. Prioritise and identify other people who can take some of your tasks. Be careful about your back and shoulder. Get a massage.

Scorpio: Ten of Cups: You will be happy in your relationship. You have earned a vacation after all the hardwork. Spend time with children to rejuvenate.

Sagittarius: Nine of Cups: You are happy and content. Enjoy this moment. Avoid boasting about your achievements. If you have been thinking about doing something new, act now.

Capricorn: The Fool: You will be excited and carefree this week. Explore a new place or area of work. Travel is on the cards. Prepare yourself with as much information to mitigate risks.

Aquarius: Temperance: Balance is the key to success. Be sure that you are happy balancing multiple areas. If not just focus on important things. Spend time near water to rejuvenate.

Pisces: Ace of Wands: Growth opportunities will come your way either through a new job or promotion. You will take your relationship to the next level. Start a new exercise regime to increase stamina.

Exploring Tarot Cards: The Empress

Exploring Tarot Cards: The Empress

I acknowledge that I am posting after a long time due to the work on my Kindle eBook series on Your Fortune for 2016. Now that the Paperback version is also in post production, you will see regular posts about Exploring Tarot Cards.


Today, I will share my thoughts on “The Empress” – my favourite card of the entire deck. The Empress shows us the way to prosperity through love, care and empathy. She shows us that even though we are attracted to her ¬†achievements and beauty, it is actually her personality and nature that will have a long lasting impression on us.

‘Love’ in this card is not the romance between two people but, the kind that nurtures a person. It is the love between a mother and her child or the love with which Mother Earth offers us its resources to flourish. This card enables us to realise that we have taken Mother Earth for granted by using her fertile resources (rivers, plants, land) mindlessly instead of being thankful for it.

The Empress asks us to accept people as they are and offer them time, space, and resources to grow without expecting returns. It reminds us to be grateful to our mother for her role in our life.

Look at the image of the Empress, who is the Empress in your life?