Mabon is the traditional Harvest Festival in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the second harvest, when we give thanks, celebrate the bounty of summer and when we prepare to enter the depths of autumn and winter. It’s about gathering our resources around us and getting cosy until spring. Like most witches, autumn is my favourite season. We can feel Samhain’s approach and the thinning of the veil between worlds. Autumn reminds many of us to get back to basics. I tend to gather more ingredients and cast more spells at this time of year. This is also when I ground myself more firmly in Mother Earth and give thanks for her bounty.
Something hasn’t turned out like you expected it would and now you’re mourning the loss of that path. There may also be feelings of regret when the Five of Cups appears. Getting lost in regret is incredibly self-destructive. Feeling sorry and making amends will help you on the path to healing, but wallowing in regret won’t help anyone. Eventually you’ll need to pick up the pieces and move on.
You’re taking a time-out when the Four of Cups appears in a Tarot reading. You’re unhappy with your situation. You thought things would be different and now you’re dissatisfied with how they’ve worked out. There has been success (as represented by the three cups before the man), but it hasn’t made you happy, even though you probably thought it would. You may also be bored with your situation. Nothing has gone wrong for you really, but you’re fed up with the humdrum of your life at the moment. You’ve lost your enthusiasm.
The Three of Cups is a card of success and celebration. It might be that you’ve completed a project and you’re celebrating with friends. These are real friends who have your back and are genuinely happy for your achievements. It’s possible that they’re not only celebrating for you, but that this was a team effort and you’re all celebrating together. There’s genuine happiness and affection here. These people are your allies.
Often one of the first things to come to mind when we see the Two of Cups in a reading is love. This is the card of friendship, partnership, and love. This is two compatible people sharing their love for one another. There is mutual respect and affection here.
Aces represent opportunities. They are the seeds of potential. The suit of the Ace will tell you where in your life this opportunity lies. Cups represent Water energy. They tell us about emotions, intuition, and spiritual, inner life. This is your heart and emotions overflowing. Joy and happiness surround you and fill your life. This is nourishment of your heart and soul.
This is someone with great leadership skills. They’re charismatic and extroverted, with a strong personality. They’re creative, passionate, and generous. When the King of Wands appears in your reading, you’ll embody these traits, at least for the time being, or it may be that someone like this King is going to have more impact on your life at this time. Unless you’re certain that this King represents someone else in your life, consider each of his qualities carefully and consider how you might apply these to the situation you’re reading about. It’s likely that this King’s personality and outlook is what you need most in your life right now.
The Queen of Wands embodies a mature Fire energy. This is someone attractive, warm, kind, generous, optimistic, confident, full of energy, creative, organized, and ambitious, who gets on well with others and is well-liked. When you see this Queen in a reading, someone like this Queen may be about to have an impact on your life, or it may also be you that will embody the characteristics of this Queen. This Queen’s traits and characteristics may be just the qualities you need to deal with the situation you’re reading about.
This Knight is the embodiment of pure Fire energy. This is someone dynamic, optimistic, courageous, enthusiastic, charming, confident, competitive, driven (especially when it comes to their career), and extroverted. They’re creative, full of new ideas, quick to make decisions and quick to act on those decisions. These are all attractive qualities in a person, but of course this Knight also embodies the less attractive qualities of a Fire personality.
The Page of Wands is youthful, enthusiastic, energetic, and free-spirited. This is somebody who is optimistic about the future and believes that they can achieve anything they set their mind to. To further understand this Page’s traits and characteristics, just think about the element of Fire – passionate, energetic, creative, motivated, competitive, highly emotional.