Father of Cups shows a black swan with a calm demeanor sitting on the water. There appears to be rain coming down depicted by vertical, black lines in the background. There is a black cup at the top of the card, above the swan. Father of cups shows emotional stability even through challenging chapters in life. This card can represent you or someone else in your life. You will be able to recognize if these characteristics are describing you or someone else. There is a subtle strength that exudes this image. There is an understanding of what arises within the being and to not attach to the waves of emotion or thought that arises. This understanding does not mistake these movements as the entirety of the being. This maturity comes with life experience and seeing clearly the source of who we are as opposed to believing false stories of oneself.
If the Father of Cups card is about you it represents an emotional maturity that you have. You know how to navigate through dark times and you realize that these waves are only strengthening you and stripping away more of what isn’t true. This allows for hardship to move through gracefully when you have this depth of understanding. You see all is in the perfect divine unfolding for exactly what you need. This understanding you have allows you to connect with many beings no matter where you are in the world. You draw from your universality to be called where needed. You can be a guide for others when they are getting entangled with thought and emotion, providing a safe haven for them to express fully. This creates space within their being to not be so entrenched in emotional unrest. This space created for fellow brothers and sisters allows one to see their thoughts and emotions for the impermanent nature they are and come back to source of being.
If you are facing a difficult time in the human experience the Father of Cups is a reminder to become in touch with your source, your natural vibration that comes before all of your perceived problems. Think of how everything you have been through in life has been all for the greater good. Think of the lessons you have learned and how all the hardships you have ever been through have only been stripping away what you are not. Do you see this? Can you connect the dots during this hard times and see that all is the perfection of this great cosmic unfolding? Father of Cups reminds you of your eternal strength and to not get swept away by the storm. Keep feeling a deep thanks within you for all that is experienced.
Father of Cups could be representing someone in your life right now. Someone with loving energy that seems to have untapped resources for all. Infinite love and gratitude. He can read peoples needs and navigate accordingly to create balance and harmony within any situation. This card is the embodiment of peace and calm, unshakeable energy that does not change with the winds because of fleeting excitement. This being is someone who can be trusted to go to through any life experience and understands the heart of human beings more deeply than most. This one is deeply compassionate and understanding. They can be trusted.
We are allowed to feel everything deeply no matter what arises. This card is a reminder to embody all aspects of self, light and dark. All is a divine play of consciousness that is a gift for us to experience. As wild as things can be perceived they can be moved through with grace. Stability does not mean one doesn’t cry or hides their emotions. Stability is the strength to be raw and real with all that arises and know that you are the one perceiving all of it. You come before all that you see. Stay as this undivided presence.