Our trip to the beach is coming to a close. We are beginning to pack up our things, make sure all the rubbish is in the bin, try to get sand out of our toes.
Our final study of the day is the King of Cups. He is a male energy. He’s been back and forth to the shore all day, checking the Page is safe, showing an interest in her findings, or having a quiet word when the Knight is getting a little over-rowdy.
He is with the Queen now, smiling, like his partner he is a master of emotions. Maybe he is a psychology professor, a coach or a meditation teacher. He has achieved mastery and control of emotions. Perhaps we are watching him now as he works through T’ai Chi forms near the shoreline.
In a reading the King may represent someone you know of this type, or can represent a call to work with this energy.
Emotional “mastery” can seem like an oxymoron, emotions are by their nature fluid and like the waves we have been watching today ebb and flow.
We can support our own emotional life through practices like mindfulness or working with acceptance and commitment therapy. Using our thoughts to help us understand our emotional responses is a powerful practice.
We watch now as he finishes his practice and calls the younger members of the family out of the water. His partner is gathering her work things together and as they prepare to depart the sands so do we, our journey through the cards is coming to an end.
How do you “manage” the ebb and flow of emotion, what tools do you use to support you on a daily basis?
If you find your emotions can be a “rollercoaster” see if a mood tracker or moon planner are supportive in helping identify patterns.
Explore practices such as mindfulness as you connect and work with your emotional life.
If you don’t already see if journalling in some form (including micro-blogging and bullet point journalling) can support you.