Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Saturday, December 8

Ten of Cups, reversed

This card is from the Morgan-Greer Tarot, published 1979.

This card is from the Morgan-Greer Tarot, published 1979.

The holiday season is traditionally the time for family gatherings full of love, kindness, and sharing. But for many of us, for different reasons, our family relationships have been ruptured and we view the approach of the holidays with a certain amount of sadness and dread. The Ten of Cups is all about family happiness and harmony. Reversed in this reading, it indicates that the loving, supportive energy of the card is still present in potential, even for those of us who don’t have the stereotypical perfect family. It suggests that you’re able to change your approach in some way to bring this energy into its full expression. Perhaps, if you feel resentment towards family members, you can work on your desire to hold onto your grudges, and instead try your best to “let bygones be bygones”. Or if you still grieve for past losses, you can redirect your focus on building your present life and looking toward the future. If you have no immediate family or close friends nearby to get together with during the holidays, think of who and what has been good and helpful to you in your life this year. Make a list and contemplate it with deep gratitude. See it as a network of caring support. Letting go of negative thoughts and emotions is crucial and the best way to do this is to replace them with positive ones. It’s up to you. The key to unlocking the potential of this card is in your hands.