- By: Kristoffer Hughes
- Illustrated by: Chris Down
9 of Cauldrons (Cups)
Worry is a poor partner & ultimately futile. There are times when we just need respite. Looking at the card closely we see The Assembly of the Wondrous Head & which really is a severed head on the golden plate upon the feasting table. There is no pain present in this scene, & the head retains its ability to speak & feast. The gentleman at the head of the table has eaten his fill & is taking a well-deserved nap, content & happy in his place.
Our imaginations alone can take us to places & lands far beyond the worry of everyday life, but to what extent is this avoidance, & when does it become indulgent?
Reversed: In a reversed position this card suggests that you can’t party away all your troubles all of the time. Be truthful with yourself, be loyal to your responsibilities, & liberated from your worries. If you have made mistakes, admit them, do not conceal them.
***For traditional **9 of Cauldrons (Cups ) ** meanings please see:
Magickal Uses: Increase connection with the unseen world. Use in conjunction with Laguz to help increase psychic powers. Use to increase luck or use with Nauthiz to appeal to Norns to reweave fate to your benefit.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Fate, Destiny, Luck, Illumination, Secrets, Transformation, Karma, Chance, Destiny, Divination, Choice, Primal Law
The ancient Norse were serious about gaming. The gods assisted when the dice were rolled. Either the act of throwing/tossing dice or other playing implements.
Little difference between techniques & tools of rune casting & gambling. Gambling was a passion among Germanic peoples. Testing luck was the same as their essential being.
Something to be filled & drunk from. Hand of fate through karma or Divine predestination is showing strongly in one’s life.
Power order & purpose behind the seemingly random events.
Intense forces of change from behind the scenes are occurring currently. Perthro suggests positive forces unless shown with negative runes.
A reminder that not black & white is an oversimplification of fate into good or bad. The change referenced is associated with an infinite amount of complexity & subtlety.
Fate exists at a level we can never truly know what seems true may be false.
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