Daily Tarot Practice: Commonalities and Differences

I am pulling two cards today. I will compare and contrast them to one another.

The cards: 2 of Cups (reversed) and 7 of Wands.

Commonalities: They both have a yellow sky… without clouds or storms. They both include people. For the most part these two cards are more different then they are alike.

Differences: 2 of Cups has a lush green background full of trees. The 7 of Wands is set in the desert. 2 of Cups has two people and the 7 of Wands only has one (that we can see). In the 2 of Cups, a man and a woman face each other in profile. On the 7 of Wands, the figure is facing forward. The action on the 2 of cups card seems serene, two people enjoying each others company… enjoying a drink… The two are concerned with each other. While the 7 of Wands card is filled with action. The gentleman in the card is in a defensive posture. Are the wands in the foreground being held by interlopers? Will the gentleman have to do more than defend and stand his ground will he be involved in a battle. A battle where he is sadly outnumbered? The 2 of Cups was reversed when drawn and the 6 of Wands was upright.

 

9/17/15 Two Card a Day Spread

This is a spread I read about this morning on the blog Little Red Tarot. Instead of pulling one card for the day, you pick two.

My two cards: 2 of Cups and Ace of Wands. Both these cards are Minor Arcana so they will deal with my everyday life.

Similarities. In both images hands are grasping the suit item. Both have lush green backgrounds. The two of cups has a bright yellow sky while the Ace of wands has a light blue sky with lots of big puffy clouds. Both skys seem positive. Maybe the 2 of Cups is closer to sunrise or sunset?

The two of cups shows two people, a man and a women, close, looking towards one another. (Even though the woman is looking to the right and could be looking toward the wands, I don’t think she is. I think the male figure looking back at her is holding her attention.) I am unsure if the two figures are in a relationship or symbolize two parts of myself coming together. Cups are for emotions so I am figuring this card deals with my emotions (which is to be expected, I have been very emotional in the last few days…probably not in such a good way.)Maybe I need to merge my female emotional self more with my tough, assertive male self to help even out these emotions Something to think about.

Ace of Rods. A new beginning. Action. A new endeavor? A new passion? It will be interesting to see what this card means as the day progresses. Will blog more this evening after I see what this day holds.