Seven of Cups
Psyche is kneeling towards Aphrodite, asks her for help and Aphrodite is providing her with insight regarding all the hard work that psyche needs to do to have the ‘other’ Eros in her life.
This card is representative of the element of water, feelings, emotions, receptivity and relationships with ourselves and others. When are met with the seven of cups we are right in the middle in the between relationship or within the problem of a relationship. This relationship ultimately begins with oneself.
This card is a reminder that you must ground your energies and get super real about what you want and need in your relationships. At this stage, you’re praying to Aphrodite, desperate for answers about your love life. But you recognise now that everything that you are seeking from another, outside of you, must first be cultivated within you. This isn’t an easy task for some. It requires concrete realistic personal work within your relationship with yourself.
Aphrodite has a certain amount of control over Psyches love life and can initiate catastrophic change if she so chooses and psyche knows that to have Aphrodite on her side to support her she has no choice but do what it takes to develop the qualities she needs to sustain a loving relationship, with self and the other. Aphrodite asks that Psyche know her vulnerabilities through being vulnerable, risking humiliation and hurt; diving deep into her own strengths and weaknesses. Aphrodite foretells of true love if one is honest with the the self and to begin the project of cultivating self-love, self-care and self-worth. Psyche knows in truth that she can’t have what she wants without being vulnerable and open to give honestly and receive with a sense of self love and value.
In the card, the fantasies of what could have been have passed and it’s now time to get real about how we feel, acknowledging our true feelings. As we honour what is really going for us on the inside within the depth of the heart and soul with honest reflection and vulnerability, you are promised the gift of the kind of relationship you’re really seeking and need. For now, you have to work on your own self-love, practice faith.