Today’s Tarot: 10 of Cups—Families Run the Spectrum

Having the 10 of Cups re-appear as the card of the day allowed my intuition to have its say about the meaning of the card this time. (Card is from the Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood.)

Having the 10 of Cups re-appear as the card of the day allowed my intuition to have its say about the meaning of the card this time. (Card is from the Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood.)

I pulled today’s card, the 10 of Cups, and my immediate reaction was, “This card again? I just posted this card not too long ago!” (The last time was the day after SCOTUS ruled on marriage equality.)

I sat for a moment, thinking what to say about the card that I didn’t say a week ago.

Doing what I teach the participants in my workshops and classes, I simply sat and looked at the card’s image. My focus went to the family in the card.

Then I had these “random” thoughts: Nuclear family. Family unit. Married with kids. The show “Married with Children.” The show “Modern Family.” Ed O’Neill (the actor) has been on both shows. “Leave It to Beaver.” The rainbow is a spectrum. Families have changed over time. Families now run the spectrum.

And the train of thought stopped there. So, for me, today, the 10 of Cups is about how the family unit has evolved over time (from the days of “Leave It to Beaver” to “Modern Family”) and now runs the spectrum in terms of its make-up: We have single-parent homes (which I grew up in); we have the “traditional” homes, that have both a mother and a father; we have blended families; and we have homes that have parents of the same gender raising their children.

And then, I was reminded that the 10 of Cups is a celebration (the rainbow) of family—and that family is more than the family you are born into—it’s also about the people you choose to create family with (the rainbow, in this sense, being a symbol of covenant).

And, sometimes, that can be more powerful.

But, if you were perceptive and read between the lines, you might have noticed something else about this post. Not only was it another way to look at a card that showed up not so long ago, it also was away for you to look at the non-linear way intuition can work to bring you a message.

And that’s the other takeaway I want to leave you with. For those of you reading my blog who are also working on your intuitive development, look at this post as a way for you to consider the process your intuition takes you through to deliver its messages.

Make that agreement (the rainbow) with your intuition; and, as one of the other messages of the 10 of Cups goes, “in the end, you’ll be happy” you did.

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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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