Tarot Card for July Three of Cups
The tarot card pulled for July is the Three of Cups.
As you can readily see from the picture, it is about celebrating with friends, sharing the joy of mutual success and well-being. This is a minor Arcana card indicating it applies to everyday life. Cups are the suit of emotion and three indicates a bonding, a new and early plateau in a relational situation.
The picture is taken from the Llewellyn Tarot a classic deck that follows the traditional tarot format. I chose it this month because my blog does not give enough time to Wales, its sacred places, or Welch mythology.
The artist Anna-Marie Ferguson gives us beautiful watercolor images of Wales that add a very special dimension to the deck.
I have spent only a few scattered days in Wales. While I loved it, I do not know it well. This deck does a wonderful job of highlighting the Celtic stories of Wales. Unfortunately, the card I drew today does not relate directly to these myths. I refer you to the deck and its companion book to learn more about Rhiannon as The Empress, Bran as the Blessed as The Emperor, The Wild Herdsman as The Devil, Gwydion as The Magician, Llew Llaw Gyffes as the Bringer of Light among others.
To me, tarot decks are like flash cards, teaching me aspects of mythology and folklore that I had not been exposed to in my education or family background. I love pulling cards just to learn a tidbit about another place or another figure. I feel the power of story strongly in a well-presented deck of cards. I invite you to try one of the many decks that are available not just stories from Celtic mythology but from other lands as well.
We have been celebrating the return of summer in the last two blogs. This drawing reminds us to continue celebrating the joy of sharing summer with friends and family: informally, outdoors, with dance and frivolity. On this first day of July, may we look forward to a month of summer activity with lightness and joy.