Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rude sea and mad stars

Daily Draw: Paulina Tarot, Six of Cups

I thought these were flowers at first but actually the mermaid's son is offering her a cup full of stars. The substitution of stars for blooms suggests to me this is a hopeful, moving forward six of cups rather than a nostalgic one. What a gift! 

I have a thing about stars. I have star jewellery, bags, shoes, and shirts but don't think I've ever seen the sea and the stars together. That's the real thing and it's going on the list. 

Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song:
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,
To hear the sea-maid's music.

William Shakespeare


  1. There is something that feels abundant about this card. I wonder if it is because the woman mermaid's shape reminds me of a cornucopia? :)

    1. It is a very abundant image. I like the roundedness of it like a circle of loving, giving and receiving.

  2. I think having good memories can be very helpful to be hopeful for the future :)

    1. Yes it is. I was with my aunt yesterday and we were talking of how making memories is so much more important than having things.

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    1. I was searching for a quote on mermaids and it was the first time I've read. Makes me wonder what other treasures are unmined:)