Artist: Ken Meyer, Jr.
Compassion, discretion, love
For me, the idea for my piece came together relatively quickly, though I did go through a few fairly different iterations before arriving at the final idea. The first few pieces were a bit more ethereal and probably just not “spacey” enough…and one was a bit too close to another card.
Finally though, I came up with the six armed creature. I always loved Edgar Rice Burroughs’ four armed Tharks of Mars, and that was probably in the back of my mind. The cup aspect was pretty obvious. I wanted it to appear as if she was capturing the whole universe, maybe remaking it, curating it, even healing it. Since it is not an actual piece in motion, it could be read as if she were almost birthing it as well…so it was a win-win!
The Card’s Message by Trish Sullivan
When this card appears in a reading, it is suggesting that compassion is sorely needed in this situation. Be mindful of the feelings of those around you, be sensitive, caring, and supportive. Try to react with a kind word, rather than a sharp retort when someone hurts or annoys you. Be the embodiment of the healing, patient aspects that you want to see more of this world. Lead by example.
Listen to your emotions and let them guide you, but remember not to be enslaved by them!
The Queen of Cups can signify someone you know, a kind, sensitive person who comes into even the most fraught situation, and can quickly understand how everyone feels, and act accordingly to soothe tempers and make you feel better. She is in absolute control of her emotions, so while the sentimental Page and Knight of Cups can snap, and be moody, she is always calm and forgiving, offering you an atmosphere of love acceptance.
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