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Tarot of Prague Café Club - Seven of Cups

When I look at this card the phrase 'child in a sweetshop' comes to mind. All those elaborate options popping out of the cups look like they're made of whatever jellybabies are made of- I can almost taste those pastelly colours, full of E-numbers, but sooo sweet! Even the guy halfheartedly reaching towards the cup with the castle popping out of it looks like he could be made of gingerbread, painted and glazed.
The question that comes to mind is - this is all very tempting but is any of it actually good for him. Has he conjured these up, or are they real choices? I think they might be actual options that he has embellished so much they're more fantasy than fact. The energy of this card is scarily dissipated, look how the cups are literally 'spaced out' all over the card. I think it's interesting that there's no ground beneath the main character's feet. I would regard this card as a warning to stop, and take stock. Sit down and do a swat analysis. Look before you leap.
The book tells us that "five of the 'fairy favours' springing from the cups are taken from the top cornice of the section of the Clementium Monastery that faces onto Krizovnicka Street' and that '... they are some of the most eccentric and amusing in Prague.' I think they are a quirky comment on the power of the human mind to lose the run of itself conjuring up all sorts of delightful but probably insubstantial possibilities.
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