Today’s card is the Princess of Cups, also known as the Princess of the Floods. Cups represent the Element of Water which rules over the heart and matters of love, friendship, compassion, and healing, charm, beauty, entertainment, and the arts, including the Occult. Thus, while Fire is the Creative Force, Water is the emotion that inspires us to Create. All art forms use symbolism, whether through paint, music, poetry, acting, or dance, which in turn connects with the subconscious mind, where magick occurs.
This Princess always speaks to us of love. She typically arrives to indicate that you need to work on deepening a long-standing love relationship. A long-term relationship that has marriage as its ultimate goal is hampered the longer you wait. Any relationship that has lasted for four or more years is in danger of not culminating in marriage; if you think about it, there is probably a reason that neither of you have insisted on taking this next step and you will find that as time goes by, you will or have become more distant and less ‘in love’ with your mate as much as ‘loving of’ this person from a respect and friendship angle. It may be time to ask yourself, ‘What is this person, and what am I, getting out of this relationship?’ Having a best friend in your life is great, but you won’t always be married to them. Passion and intimacy are also a requirement in any couple’s relationship.
If however you are still in the courtship phase (4 years or less) and think this is where you want to make your commitment, then double down on your efforts to express your love, affection, and passion known to your mate. When was the last time you enjoyed a date night, put on a negligee and lit some candles, or escaped to a hotel right down the street for some R & R? These small efforts can make a big difference if you are working on your ‘end game’.
As always with the court cards, her appearance can signal that of an actual woman. This woman will be on the younger side, 20-40ish, with chestnut or light brown hair and hazel eyes. She is gentle, nurturing, sweet tempered, and gets emotionally moved easily. This woman is not a fool though, so if you are feeding her a sob story, save your breath. She will find you out along the way and not care quite as much about your suffering. Just tell her like it is and she will offer emotional support and guidance.
On the flip side, this woman can be someone who is only in it for the money, for being pampered and treated like a queen. One can only keep up this behavior for so long; eventually the honeymoon phase will be over and she will turn into the shrew that she has been hiding all along. Take a second look at anyone who is overly high maintenance. If you are seeking arm candy, this is your girl. If, however, you want something deeper and more meaningful, keep looking!
May your love life be filled with passion and a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation today!