|By W. Crane & E. Fitzgerald|
Strangely, we find him in a rural landscape wearing an extremely flouncy-sleeved orange shirt and green trousers. On top of that, he holds a wand in his right hand! Yet, looking deeper, this is the King if Cups: he holds a blue and gold cup in his left hand, has a golden cup pendant on his chain of office, another golden cup on a blue shield on the stomach of his shirt, and a throne upholstered in pale blue behind him.
What to make of these somewhat contradictory symbols? The wand he holds has a fleur de lys at the top, connecting this to the Lily card in Lenormand, and to the Kings of France. In the Lenormand system, the Lily is connected to the King of Spades (which correlates to Swords in tarot). Still, the Lily represents a benevolent older man, and harmony. Both of those certainly link well with the King of Cups, who tries to keep emotions calm (his own and those of the people around him).
The blue around his cups, crown and throne speak of the waters of emotion, yet these do not predominate. He has a certain fieriness to him (as a King, and shown by the orange shirt), and yet is also practical (green trousers): he doesn't let emotion get on top of him.
Today, I have a lot I need to get on with. Some of that is to do with trying to organise doctor's appointments for Big Boy. After much deliberation, we are considering an operation which was recommended several years ago. We had hoped he might grow out of the problem, but if anything it is worse now. Despite the negative side effects, we may go ahead with it. As you can imagine, it's quite an emotional subject for me, so I shall try to keep my practical streak to the fore, and seek harmony in my communications with medical professionals...
I am grateful for the NHS.