3 of Cups


Pluto in Cancer: A generational indicator for transformation of family life, family therapy, psychotherapy related to family-of-origin, home ownership and group living arrangements for the masses. Dealing with the consequences of repressed emotion and emotional needs.
Four years, 19 1 2- 1916, both Neptune and Pluto transited Cancer disrupting the home and traditional values of all kinds. Pluto remained in Cancer until 1938. The Cancerian United States went through one world war and prepared for the second. Many of those born during this period suffered broken homes. The society as a whole had to deal with a high divorce rate, women’s bid for freedom, birth control and a new attitude towards sex.
This generation is no longer imprisoned by their home as their predecessors were. Differences between the sexes continue to be minimized as this generation demands equal work and the right of women to compete in all areas.
If you have Pluto in Cancer or the Fourth House you have had to deal with society’s demands and expectations on the performance of the home and family on the domestic scene. Your freedom may have been bought with a high price. The points you may have established will affect all of those who follow.
Individually, you may feel like an orphan with this position. Peace must be found between “to be or not to be.” You become aware at some age of the complicated problems of life on this earth and the evolvement necessary to function in some way compatible with your individuality and the society in which you find yourself. This is the place where you grow up and become an individual. (Source: astrologyclub.org)

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.

Early experiences may have led you to feel self-protective or to be secretive about yourself. A parent might have been secretive or ashamed, for example, and this pattern is deeply ingrained in your psyche. You might feel a sense of guilt for where you came from, even if most of you feels proud of your roots. A parent might have encouraged you to look beyond the surface of matters, and might have encouraged in you a love for psychology. A parent might have been very protective of you and attempted to shield you from negative experiences, and you subsequently grew to fear change. Or, your early experiences might have included a shocking, intense, or scary event that lives within you. Alternatively, you might have absorbed the strong fears or obsessions of a parent. (Source: cafeastrology.com)

The number 5 – Pluto, Active/Emotional (Water)
Positive traits:
– Regeneration, spiritual, passionate, resourceful, expansiveness, new and visionary ideas, observant, versatile and ever-changing, catalyst for changes, dynamic, curious and exploring, promoting, resourceful in using freedom constructively.
Negative traits:
– Restless, discontent, vague, jealous, obsessive, suspicious, dissatisfaction, keeping secrets, lacking in application, manipulative, unyielding, arguments enjoined with silence or sarcasm.

Crowley: Abundance. This card refers to Binah in the suit of Water. This is the card of Demeter or Persephone. The Cups are pomegranates: they are filled bountifully to overflowing ~om a single lotus, arising from the dark calm sea characteristic of Binah. There is here the fulifi ment of the Will of Love in abounding joy. It is the spiritual basis of fertility. The card is referred to the influence of Mercury in Cancer; this carries further the above thesis. Mercury is the Will or Word of the All-Father; here its influence descends upon the most receptive of the Signs. At the same time, the combination of these forms of energy brings in the possibility of somewhat mysterious ideas. Binah, the Great Sea, is the Moon in one aspect, but Saturn in another; and Mercury, besides being the Word or Will of the All-One, is the guide of the souls of the Dead. This card requires great subtlety of inter pretation. The pomegranate was the fruit which Persephone ate in the realms of Pluto, thereby enabling him to hold her in the lower world, even after the most powerful influence had been brought to bear. The lesson seems to be that the good things of life, although enjoyed, should be distrusted.

Waite: Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another.
The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing.
Reversed: Expedition, dispatch, achievement, end. It signifies also the side of excess in physical enjoyment, and the pleasures of the senses.

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
7 of Hearts – Someone whose interest in you is unreliable; someone with fickle affections for you. This card can indicate lovesickness.


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