Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Thursday, December 20

Knight of Cups

This card is from the Robin Wood deck, published in 2002.

This card is from the Robin Wood deck, published in 2002.

This Knight is all about emotion and intuition. He reasons with his heart and isn’t afraid to let his feelings show. This card comes up today to suggest that you should try doing this more. You may have become so engaged in matters of the mind that you have shut down your emotional side. Or perhaps you’ve been hurt in the past and are protecting yourself. But we all need to be emotionally open in order to receive accurate intuitive perceptions as well as to express ourselves fully. To get in better touch with your emotions, try checking in with yourself at different times throughout your day. Focus on your heart center and “take your temperature” by asking yourself what you’re feeling at that moment. Allow that emotion to rise to the surface of your consciousness so you can recognize it. Don’t judge or think too hard about the reasons behind it - simply feel it, acknowledge it, and then move on. As you become more used to “hearing” what your heart has to say, you’ll find that it speaks up quietly when you most need it. Whenever you feel vulnerable while doing this, visualize yourself surrounded by a protective bubble of white or pink light energy which blocks any negativity that might be directed your way. The Knight of Cups wears armor, after all!