Auntie Doris’s Tarot Card of the Week #26: The Knight of Cups: 28th April – 4th May 2014

The poor old Knight of Cups has just crossed a desert, and now, when he gets over that river, there will be mountains to climb. Which just goes to show that sometimes it is very hard to get out of a difficult situation, but staying put isn’t much of an option, so the struggle has to be faced. But look at the Knight. He has determination on his face, and wings on his helmet and heels. They might not be much ruddy use if he is wanting to fly anywhere, but they symbolise his ability to rise above.
The cups symbolise health happiness and family, so any difficulties represented by those mountains are difficulties in those areas. However, he is carefully holding the cup the right way up, to preserve what he has got. I reckon he is probably living in squalid accommodation, and needs to go through the effort of finding somewhere new to live before his wife and kids get king cough or rickets or some ruddy horrible thing that you get through living in squalor.
My friend Vera lived in squalid accommodation after the war. The walls were damp, so all the paper was hanging off, the toilets didn’t flush properly, so she was always catching typhoid fever or something. Plus the electrics were always short circuiting and without a husband around, she had to make do with candles. In the end she got the council to rehouse her, and met up with her Geoffrey, but she always kept the candles in the gas cupboard just in case.
Look at the Knight of Cups’ tunic or whatever it is he is wearing. It’s got all fish on it. It looks like he has made it out of a ruddy shower curtain or something. I suppose at least that means it is waterproof, so it will stop his suit of armour getting too rusty, but it does make him look a bit of a fool. Still, I suppose that there aren’t many people to laugh at him in the desert, only ruddy bedouins, and they are probably too polite to pass comment. You can tell that the horse is a bit sensitive though. It’s got its head down as if it’s saying: “If you think that I am taking you over the mountains while you’ve got that ruddy shower curtain wrapped around yourself, you’ve got another think coming.” And it has every right to say it an’all. People should show a bit of respect to horses. They have feelings you know.
Four things that you might do this week: (i) Take the plunge to improve your lot, even if it means a bit of struggle or hard graft. You know it will be worth it in the end. (ii) Buy some candles. You never know when they might come in handy. There could be power cuts at any time with this ruddy government. Besides, even if there aren’t, you can enjoy them whilst you are in the bath. (iii) Rise above. Imagine that you have those clever wings on your head. You can soak up anything with those, criticism, abuse, faithlessness, anything. Remember that you are the best version of you that you could possibly be, and if you are not, now is the time to become it. (iv) if you have any old clothes that look like they might have been made out of shower curtains, drop them off at the charity shop. The Headless Orphans welcome all donations!

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