Shadow Work Session 43: Knight Of Cups Reversed

Finally! Today is the day that I have decided to move onto a new shadow aspect/life situation…however it plays out. My shadow aspect/situation card for this week is the Knight of Cups RX, my integration/action card is the King of Wands, and my outcome card is the 8 of Wands. I don’t know what to make of these “people” cards yet, but I am just going to jump in and see how it goes.

When in reversed, the Knight of Cups can represent having big dreams and lofty ideas without the follow through. This card usually represents the IDEA of an emotional or creative thing rather than the process of actually following through with the thing. This card comes as a reminder to get your head out of the clouds and ground your ideas in reality. This is the only way that thoughts will be turned into action. It is good to dream and fantasize, but not if that is all you ever do. I think that a big message with this card this week is that I need to move from the idea phase into the actual planning and doing phase with the things that I have been fantasizing/dreaming about. Also, I may need to explore why I struggle to take the jump from dream to action. This card also represents moodiness and emotional immaturity in either myself or the people around me. Allowing emotions like this, either from myself or others, to control me is preventing me from moving forward. Understand that people who are emotionally immature may emotionally manipulate you to keep getting what they want. They may want to keep you around without really knowing what they want emotionally. There is also a fear of commitment with these people, and as stated previously, a lack of follow through. Think knight in shining armor, except after letting them in you find that they are really just full of shit. I need to ask myself how people like this have shaped my shadow’s development. How have I been a victim of this in the past and present? How have I victimized others in this way? Lastly, this card often indicates one who is disillusioned with a situation. It represents one who has a tendency to romanticize something without seeing how things really are? What am I not seeing about myself or my life? What do I view as better or worse than it actually is?

My integration card for this week is the King of Wands. Though I couldn’t understand it at first, I really like that this card came up in this position. The King of Wands represents the opposite of what the Knight of Cups RX represents. The King of wands is not so much a visionary as they are a leader. This king takes a vision that is already in place, and then steps up to the plate to make sure it happens. They take on a leadership role here, often bringing in support from others to get things done. This king is about manifestation. He takes dreams and manifests them into reality! This is a card of action, but it is also a reminder that I don’t have to work alone. I need to think about who my support system is and actually reach out and let them help me. Unlike the Knight of Cups RX, this King has MATURITY! He is not led by impulse, but by wisdom and experience. Be clear about what you want your future to be like, and then start doing what you need to do to make that happen. Don’t waste time on things that aren’t going in the direction that you want your life to go. Stop going with the flow and make a change. Take action.

My outcome of integration card is the 8 of Wands. In one sentence, this card symbolizes swift action and change. What was once stagnant now rushes forward full speed ahead. This card is extremely high energy and can indicate that a lot of change and action will soon be happening all at once. It is important that when this card comes up, you go with the movement, don’t resist it. You don’t want to risk throwing yourself backwards and delaying your progress. Like the King of Wands, this card expresses the need to be clear about what you want, and to harness all of your resources and the energy of this card into getting what you want. New things will be coming in and old things will be moving out. You will be busy, but this busyness will be a good thing. It will also be a nice change from the stagnation you are moving away from. I think that the outcome of this week will be a change in my life situation, as well as a new appreciation for and refreshed outlook on action and change.

These shadow work posts are truly intended for my own self discovery and development, but I thank those of you who took the time to read this. I will be working with my shadow aspects and life situations pertaining to the Knight of Cups RX for the rest of the week OR until I feel that I is time for me to move on to a new shadow aspect/card.

Love Always, AnxiouslyM

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