THE FOUR OF CUPS, LORD OF BLENDED PLEASURE

Moon in Cancer, Jupiter in Chesed

   The Tree of Life is a symbol in many spiritual traditions. Your ally sits at the foot of a tree in a posture of meditation, recalling the Buddha who sat under a Bodhi tree until he attained enlightenment. Your ally is having a vision: an ethereal hand extending from a cloud offers him a golden cup. His eyes appear to be open, but he is in deep concentration, perceiving the cups before him not with the physical senses but with the psychic third eye. As many who meditate know, visions of archetypes and symbols often appear as real as anything in conscious, waking vision. Your ally is under the influence of Cancer, which stimulates psychic powers as well as powers of sympathetic imagination. The Moon, also associated with psychism and the subconscious mind, is a powerful influence here as well. Even though your ally may give the impression of being down-to-earth, common, even simple, in this state influenced by the Moon and Cancer, he can experience great insights that reveal the magnificence, harmony and abundance of the spirit (characteristic of Jupiter), even possibly, like the Buddha, inspiring generations with his wisdom.

CORRESPONDING COLOR: Blue.

QUALITIES: Stimulating psychic powers as well as powers of sympathetic imagination. Experiencing insights that reveal the magnificence, harmony and abundance of the psyche.

POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: The Obscene Ones (The Moon). The Breakers in Pieces (Jupiter).

Continue on the path.

RELATED PATHS:

Cups:

The Three of Cups.
The Five of Cups.

Connecting paths:

The Hierophant.
Strength.
The Hermit.
The Wheel of Fortune.

Astrological associations:

The High Priestess (The Moon).
The Chariot (Cancer).