Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Love's intoxication

On this fifth day using the Rumi Tarot by Nigel Jackson (published by Llewellyn), the card I've drawn is the Ace of Cups.

The cups in this deck are highly stylised, with a long, thin stem, and a large base.  Added to that, in this Ace of Cups we also have a circlet attached to the stem, reminiscent of a crescent moon.  The cup is golden, with black filigree work on the bowl, base and circlet.  Around the cup are flowers and geometric shapes, and a flower seems to rise from the cup as though decorating a mound of something that fills the cup and piles high.

The quote here makes me think of tales of the Holy Grail - that sense of being so overwhelmed by love and beauty that you would follow it for the rest of your life.  And hopefully there is an element of that being true - when we touch absolute love we are forever changed by it, and look for it ever more, even if not in so single-minded a way as the Grail Knights.

I am grateful for moments of grace in my life.

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