There is something tethering you to a past event. Although it can be nice to take a moment to reminisce if it leads to a downward spiral of regret or "what if's" - look around and you will see that there are many options to create the life you want to live in the present.
The charismatic crow walks along the beach with its strong and confident horse. This pair makes quite the entrance and it doesn't take long for the two to attract the attention of those who long for a knight in shining armor to sweep them off their feet. The pair is attentive and charming - they captivate all those they encounter. Although each engagement feels unique, created at the moment in time - the reality is - it is not and this pair knows how to use the energy created by infatuation to get ahead.
The Knight of Cups comes through this morning because there is an energy from the past that still has its hooks in you. The feeling that comes from this period of your life is that of putting your life in the hands of someone or something with the hopes that they will "rescue" you. This may be tied to a relationship or a job that started off beautifully but fizzled out when your partner or the job proved to be less than perfect.
The relationship of Knight of Cups may not have been sustainable however it may have been what you needed at that moment and was never meant for the long term. The energy created when you met the "knight of cups" was light-hearted and flirtatious - to be fully enjoyed at that time without expectation. This period of time showed you to see yourself as someone deserving a passionate life and in the end that you are capable or rescuing yourself.
The crow returns to the field filled with sunflowers. It was here that it learned how to fly, where it discovered its freedom and found the strength and confidence to leave the nest. It breathes in deep the sweet late summer air and is quickly whisked back in time - one where life was full of adventure and the safety net of its family kept it protected.
The Six of Cups at the heart of today's reading brings to the surface a youthful energy, one that wants to explore without worry - to be adventurous without consequences.
With the Knight of Cups serving as a foundation - you may be focused on a past relationship or experience - one when life was more spontaneous and light-hearted. If you have found yourself tempted to reach out or contact someone with the hope of rekindling what once was - is the place you are operating from the present or are you just longing for the past?
The energy at this time may also have you contemplating falling back on something such as a job that you know is safe - one where you trade freedom for feeling safe and protected.
The five crows spar in the air playfully. Each one brings a new trick or skill that they proudly display in an attempt to one-up each other. Their actions are not aggressive or bullish but rather playful competition.
The Five of Wands is back and when cards come back over a short period of time I take it as these noisy birds want to be heard.
The message the Five of Wands brings is to explore all your options - there is more available to you than you may think. Take some time to play - when you fully engage and explore other options, situations, opportunities you will discover the best past forward is not through remembering the past but acting in the present.
“If cats looked like frogs, we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” ~Terry Pratchett