2 of Cups


With the Moon in the sign of Cancer, you are likely to have an innate need to nurture, support and protect others. Cancer is a Water sign, and so, pertains to the emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of life.
Your empathy for others is likely to be strong, and you will have an intuitive ability to sense what others need. Cancer is also a Cardinal sign, and so is concerned with taking action somehow. You are likely to feel a sense of responsibility that will impel you to take action where others wellbeing is concerned. Cancer is a sign of emotional support; of deep connection to family, home, and togetherness. Therefore, you are likely to be strongly drawn to these kinds of experiences. A sense of emotional wellbeing comes from the family and home connections that you create in your life.
When the Moon is in Cancer, it is strongly placed. The Moon rules Cancer, so is in its’ own sign. This will amplify the lunar qualities of emotion, empathy and intuition. You are likely to be strongly driven by emotion, influenced by your own ever-changing moods, as well as the moods of those around you. As the Moon is cyclic in nature, waxing and waning as it makes its way around the Earth, you too are likely to be a cyclical being. You are more influenced by your own inner cycles and instincts than logic or routine. You can use this sensitivity to great advantage if you learn to recognize your internal rhythms. Then you will know what you need in each moment, and will naturally follow your own inner path. Moon in Cancer people often do best when they can keep to their own schedules. The ebb and flow of emotion will affect their vitality, and so the kinds of activity that suit them from day to day.
You are likely to be very much influenced by the moods and feelings of those around you, and can be deeply affected by whatever environment you are in. The Moon is associated with the principle of flux and change, and it is quite likely that your own emotional state shifts and changes like the phases of the Moon. It is very important for those born with the Moon here learn to take responsibility for how sensitive and emotional they are. Otherwise, you may find yourself constantly tossed around in the sea of life, soaking up other peoples emotional and psychic states with little awareness of what is happening to you and why. For emotional balance, you need to recognize the difference between what is yours and not yours. Taking on the moods of others can distract you from your own highest path. (Source: starslikeyou.com.au)

The Moon in Cancer gives a disposition which is kind, sociable and sympathetic, but indolent and averse to effort whether physical, moral or mental. These people love to drift with the tide and only bestir themselves when under the whiplash of necessity. They are often sensitive to physic conditions, especially if the Moon is aspected by Neptune or Uranus and the nature of the aspect determines whether the influence is favorable or unfavorable. This position also gives a love of home and the comforts to be obtained there. It promotes the digestion and consequently the health if the Moon is well-aspected. If afflicted it has a tendency to give digestive troubles. (Source: rosicrucian.com)

4th House, House of Home and Family (Parent). Ancestry, heritage, roots. Early foundation and environment. Mother or mothers as figure. The caretaker of the household. Cyclic end of matters.

The Moon in the Fourth House well-aspected indicates fortunate home conditions, especially toward the close of life but if the Moon is afflicted we may judge the reverse. This position also gives a tendency toward psychic experiences especially if the Moon is in its own sign Cancer or in Pisces, another watery sign. It also shows many changes of residence which will be fortunate or otherwise according to other aspects of the Moon. (Source: rosicrucian.com)

The number 4 – Moon, Reactive/Emotional (Water)
Positive traits:
– Self-expressive in many ways, emotional, artistic gifts, highly imaginative, scrupulous, loyal, inspiration and keen imagination, adaptable, caring, dependable, responsive.
Negative traits:
– Shyness, timidity, fears, lack of imagination, day dreaming, moody, clingy, self-pitying, oversensitive, self-absorbed.

Crowley: Love. The Two always represents the Word and the Will. It is the first manifestation. Therefore, in the suit of Water, it must refer to Love, which recovers unity from dividuality by mutual annihil ation. The card also refers to Venus in Cancer. Cancer is, more than any other, the receptive Sign; it is the House of the Moon, and in that Sign Jupiter is exalted. These are, superficially, the three most friendly of the planets. The hieroglyph of the card represents two cups in the foreground, overflowing upon a calm sea. They are fed with lucent water from a lotus floating upon the sea, from which rises another lotu around whose stem are entwined twin dolphins. The symbolism of the dolphin is very complicated, and must be studied in books of reference; but the general idea is that of the “Royal Art”. The dolphin is peculiarly sacred to Alchemy. The number Two referring to Will, this card might really be renamed the Lord of Love under Will, for that is its full and true meaning. It shows the harmony of the male and the female: inter preted in the largest sense. It is perfect and placid harmony, radiating an intensity of joy and ecstasy. Of necessity, the realization of the idea in the Four (as the suit develops) will gradually diminish the purity of its perfection.

Waite: A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the Caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion’s head. It is a variant of a sign which is found in a few old examples of this card. Some curious emblematical meanings are attached to it, but they do not concern us in this place.
Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and–as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination – that desire which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is sanctified.

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
8 of Hearts – Unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party.


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