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In continuance of the story of lost lost/learned/gained, the next set of cards to tell the story are the 5 of cups, 6 of cups and queen of cups. All are posted here, and links to this post will be placed other the under two. We have now turned from triumphant choice and have to deal with the consequences of our stand. And now, we turn to love lost....

Cards/Numbers: 5 of Cups/46, 6 of Cups/47, Queen of Cups/48

Card Images: see attached

First Impressions: The girl in the five of cups reminds me a bit of the three of swords in her sorrow. The sorrow that comes from a loss of faith in what used to be a comfort, but it is on a more personal scale. The six of cups comes in, a bittersweet nostalgic memory of those beautiful things that are now gone, or irrevocably changed. But, along comes the queen- who reminds us that in order to build new memories, we must let go of the old; in order to build new ties and family, we must be able to wash away the stagnant. She is a regal, but loving queen- such a gorgeous card. The bees- they remind me of Brighid- a true queen of home and hearth.

Senses: You can taste the salt of your own tears, as they roll silently down your face. There are no sobs, no sound- other than the faint buzzing of bees far off in the distance. You are past that now, sitting in a deep regret. You smell the blossoms on the tree- over-ripe and falling. The bittersweet tang of nostalgia mixed with the flowers fills your nose.

Symbols: cups, blackbirds, puppets, children, death, bees, queen

Story (intuitive): The pain, it really cuts deep, such a sorrow at the things that are lost. The new path- it was going to be rocky and hard- but who would have ever guessed how much sacrifice would be required? I suppose it is better, the not knowing, lest you move on without picking it. But, a little-girl voice still cries softly, "Why?!". And so it unfolds- the end of an era. And you sit back in pain as those you loved and called family turn away from you. Harsh words and deeds that kill all bonds are thrown carelessly and callously to you. And you sit, with a deep sorrow- knowing that there is no way that things will ever be the same, no matter how long time flows, or how deep their apology. For at the time of your greatest crisis and triumph to save your soul, they hate you for choosing a path that eluded them, and still does. And you are daughter/sister no more. As the tears streak down your face, you walk past a scene reflecting happier times. And somehow, though bittersweet, it heals those deep cuts. Yes, you will take the good memories- they will not be forgotten. But- that time is over, and the though nostalgic, it is time to move on. And so you continue on, and find yourself at a lake- and as you wash the dried tears from your face, you see the countenance of the Queen, staring back at you softly. And you realize that you have changed, and have become like the queen- you now see an ally and friend. For now- you no longer need those old ties or titles, you are strong enough to stand on your own. And the time has come for you to form a new family- one with ties of love and acceptance, in which you are now woman, lover and mother- the Queen of Cups. And now, with a clean slate, you are ready to go forth- and build.

Astrologic: 5 of Cups: week of the new moon in Taurus, 6 of Cups: week of the first quarter moon in Leo, Queen of Cups: week of the full moon in Scorpio. Planetary ruler: Venus.

Element: water

Keywords:
5 of Cups: negative view, loss
6 of Cups: nostalgia
Queen of Cups: sacred womanhood/motherhood

Meanings:
5 of Cups: dwelling on the negative, allowing loss to cloud your vision
6 of Cups: childhood memories, things from the past
Queen of Cups: traditionally a brown haired woman with the zodiac sign of Cancer, idealistic wife/mother

Quote: "Through loss I have learned love."
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