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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seven of Cups - Reality and Fantasy




The Seven of Cups speaks of an emotional situation with the potential of a positive outcome. This is a card of fantasy and reality.

Here Psyche is confronted by Aphrodite, who points to the seven golden cups in the air, which symbolize 'castles in the air'. Psyche fantasizes about the future, which cannot be realized without the acceptance of the reality of hard work and sacrifice.


I think there was a show on television once, called "Reality Bites." It does much of the time. Sometimes we are faced with situations were we become painfully aware that we can't go on in denial or fantasy. It is a difficult decision we are sometimes faced with in our day to day lives, and this can result in a very heavy heart, because it may appear we are damned if we do, and damned if we don't.We can feel like we are between a rock and a hard place, because of the limitations that reality offers, in spite of our hope for a better future circumstance.

It is essential that we carefully consider our decisions, however we must make decisions. Whatever the outcome, we will have to accept, but it is necessary that we decide in order to move forward.
We will always face difficult choices in our lives, and like Psyche we must learn to have patience, faith and perseverance in order to have the strength to make our choices based on reality, not fantasy. 

4 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

Your post makes me think of a statement made by author Scott Russell Sanders, who said we need a Bill of Responsibilities to go with our Bill of Rights. We've become a society of people who feel "entitled" to our choices but don't want to put in the work to get what we want.

Catherine Meyers said...

I will have find out more about this Bill of Responsibilities Bev. Thank you for that.

Yes entitlement is the very appropriate adjective. Of course there are sometimes circumstances that limit our choices, but considering the intention within our heart, and doing what we can to make the right choice, based on the unselfish intention, that for me, makes the difference.

Thank you for your comment Bev. You always have great feedback.

Neopagan Priestess said...

Reality Bites is an excellent name. And yet, fantasy is worse far - I heard something about a Chinese school specially to de-brainwash kids from on-line gaming. These young people had done things like wear nappies so they didn't have to stop playing, drop out of school, eat nothing but tinned food. Reality can be hard, and there are decisions to make, yet there is still so much of beauty and to give thanks for!

Catherine Meyers said...

I know I've heard a few stories about these program in Asia. Very troubling stuff.

I prefer reality without the video games etc!