Spaced Out. We have a ‘space’ card today, the World, simply a ball floating in a the vast uncharted ocean that is outer space. Self-contained, whole, and it would appear for a limited time, at least, able to sustain itself. It’s a great card in the upcoming, or ‘future’, position.
I didn’t say us, I said itself.
Somehow yesterday I managed to stumble upon not 1 but 2 weird videos, or more likely they found me. One was of American astronaut Buzz Aldrin telling a child not only did he not go to the moon but no one ever has. The other was of sci-fi director Stanley Kubrick ‘on his deathbed’ confessing that he was the one who assisted the government in perpetuating this grand hoax.
‘Who cares?’ says the 4 of Cups (Pisces/Cancer/Scorpio), obviously bored with the world and everybody in it. The World, #XX of the Major Arcana is also a card of international travel, and in the upcoming position the only thing we may need to shake us out of our current apathetic state that is the mood and atmosphere of the 4 of Cups energy is a vacation – or relocation, possibly to another country altogether. The Son of Cups in the Wild Unknown deck represents the romantic Knight of Cups in the Olden Tyme Tarots, the one on the white horse willing to travel far and wide over land and sea to find true love – or his or her ‘place in the world’. This Knight brings flowers, love poems, songs, and proposals. The Wild Unknown does not show us the white horse but instead a beautiful white swan gliding alongside a delicate white wineglass that glows from the inside, a ‘heart aflame’. Gorgeous and romantic.
The key to the Wild Unknown deck are the multi colors on otherwise black and white cards as they are used to depict or illustrate the nature of the energy represented by the card and from where they originate. Little flames of blue, yellow and orange lick upwards from the delicate white wineglass, as in water and fire. It’s interesting to note that both Elon Musk (who is not a fan of) and Nikola Tesla are under the sun sign of Cancer, considered by many to be the most ‘emotional’ of the emotional suit of Water.
The 4 of Cups is bored with just about everything and everyone on earth, and so we ‘widen our search’, a term I’ve learned from looking at cars online because I don’t feel like traveling more than 3 miles to find one, which makes it difficult, and I just don’t care that much (4 of Cups). In matters of romance, you may need to do the same.
I did the usual Google Roulette search this morning after seeing the cards, and was pleased to discover an impressive Tarot blog by one Carrie Mallon who took the time to write about each of the Wild Unknown cards. I was relieved to read she didn’t quite relate all that easily to this version of the 4 of Cups, showing a white rat crouching in the dark on 4 white cups, the message being that love is always right under our noses but we simply don’t see it, often longing for the intangible or unattainable. On the card, the lower half of the card is ink black, while the white, radiate light reflected by a black crescent moon, yet the rat remains in the dark. I also discovered something called the Futurist Society, a collective of our smartest humans doing up for no reason than to find real ways to get us out of the messes we’ve made by taking it out of the box, around the bend and a level up. Right here on earth!
Imagine. On the Olden Tyme cardes, a somewhat dissatisfied human sits, arms crossed, under a tree as he or she refuses cup after cup. There is much made of the tree itself, as in the history and lore of trees being sites of contemplation and enlightenment. As it is said, Buddha sat under a tree and let the ‘whole world come to him’.
I visited a tree that seemed as old as the planet in Morocco under which an old man lived who, for a goat or chicken, would offer up a prayer in your name represented by a red ribbon tied to the tree. There were countless ribbons hanging from the branches of this huge, ancient, gnarly olive tree I think it was, and we were almost knee-deep in goatheads and their weird open eyes.
I (involuntarily) experienced the phenomenon known as Astral Projection for the first time when I was 19 which was amazing at first, being rather than feeling the wind, shooting straight up, past trees, everything getting smaller and smaller down there, now it’s getting colder and colder, and I’m not cold I AM the cold, darker and darker, and now little things are starting to floating by, little rocks and things.
It’s weird, I’m freezing and it’s dark and I didn’t like it so I was happy to wake up and find myself back I bed.
The cellular-looking multi-layered orb floating in the dark on the World card in the upcoming position glows in blues, greens, purples, yellows, and gorgeous harmonious colors that softly pulsating around the edges. 10 little white stars dot the black sky. A Happy, harmonious ball of energy floating in space.
Self contained, whole, complete.
Or: someone makes you an offer that ‘brings some color’ to your own ‘colorless’ world.