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MERMAID TAROT TUESDAY: Six of Cups

Inner GoddessLily MyersComment

This week, I'm writing from my all-time favorite place on earth, Cortes Island-- a teeny, remote island in British Columbia. I'm staying on the island's southern tip, surrounded on three sides by water. I'm a watery gal; as a Pisces with a Scorpio moon AND a huge fan of mermaids, this is my paradise. So I thought I'd pull a card from my beautiful Mermaid Tarot deck (created and painted by the talented Dame Darcy!) 

Good news, lovelies! This week the cards have given us the six of cups. This is what I call the meet-cute card; it predicts the start of a new flirtation, a fun-filled friendship, or a blossoming new creative project. Something new will begin for you in the realm of love, emotional connection, or creativity. Woohoo! This card is pretty much totally optimistic, as you can see from the bright imagery. It's all smiles when I draw the six of cups.

Since the six of cups represents pleasant surprises, it's important to keep yourself open to signs, symbols, and new people you may come across this week. Don't keep your eyes downcast or your headphones on-- you may miss it! Look around wherever you go this week. Stay open to new sights, sounds and smells. Take a random adventure somewhere totally new! You never know what you'll find, but you'll only find it if you're open, exploring, and curious. 

This is also a random-act-of-kindness card. Think of some small way to brighten someone's day; send a card out of the blue or pick someone a bouquet of fallen flowers. You never know how much you can really change the course of someone's mood and day; the effect can be enormous. And someone just may return the favor.

This could also be a good week to visit someone you haven't seen for a while. On the card we see the human man traveling to the seaside to visit his mermaid lover (that's what I imagine happening, anyway). Who do you want to reconnect with? Who haven't you seen for a while? Is there someone you could visit or call, to make their day? This card is a strong suggestion for emotional reconnection with those who've been close to you. Send a "thinking of you" card if you can't visit!

Also, find a way to give yourself random acts of kindness! Buy yourself flowers to put on your bedside table. Give yourself some free time just to do art, or listen to music, or take a bath. Buy yourself a little present. Indulge yourself in positive, abundant energy! Treat yourself like a (mermaid) princess. It may sound indulgent, but it's good to be indulgent with yourself now and again! Who says you don't deserve a gift? The six of cups says that you definitely do :). Remember, mermaids know how to have a good time.

Spend time by the water, and in the sun. Pay attention to bright colors, and feel of the open air. And keep your eyes out for that meet-cute. Who knows where it will happen? 

Signing off from my island paradise! I hope this week brings you flowers, surprises, and bright days, as the six of cups suggests! xo