Amanda: Friends, our very special guest today is a man of extraordinary talents. Let's bring him right out - the King of Cups!
King of Cups: What a warm welcome! Thank you!
Amanda: It is such an honor to have you on our show today, dear King.
King of Cups: The pleasure is all mine. In fact, I've heard that you and I have a few things in common...
Amanda: Oh? Do tell!
King of Cups: We're both dreamers. (Amanda nods) Even better, we both love the language of dreams. We can lose ourselves in this world - this wonderful meeting place of fantasy and truth, of unconscious and conscious thought, of black meets white...
Amanda: Absolutely...that is so beautifully said. You're a bit of a poet, aren't you?
King of Cups: Ha ha, I suppose you could say that. I find beauty in so many things - in words, in art, in nature, in my soul...in your soul...in the world.
Amanda: You know, I have to admit that what you said about dreams...that really resonates with me. In faaaaaact....Ok, I'm going to admit something to you...it's a little embarrassing, but I also feel so comfortable with you, like I could tell you anything!
King of Cups: And you are most welcome to tell me anything you like...please, go ahead.
King of Cups: I think I did know that. Wonderful gentlemen, those two. The King of Pentacles and I like to go out for a drink now and then. We're so different, he and I - I mean, he's Earth, I'm Water, after all. But somehow it works. Our worlds are polar opposites, but we find unique commonalities. For instance, we both like fine wines. I also consult with him on art purchases and artistic investments. Although usually we're just talking about what's happening with him...I find his world to be so interesting. It's not for me, at all, but that's what makes it fascinating.
Amanda: Oh, I could definitely see you two sitting at a wine bar, talking about life...I bet he loves having you as a friend. What a nice balance!
King of Cups: And the King of Wands is just a glorious specimen. His joie de vivre is so alluring. It's something about those eyes - it's like he's seen it all, and he's enjoyed every minute, you know? What a man!
Amanda: Ha, you could say that again...he's very popular with the ladies...and some of the guys too! Tehehe.
King of Cups: Ah, but let's not forget the Queen of Swords! She and I are very close friends, you know. We share an emotional center...we're joined at the heart. When I've had a rough day with a client or just feel like I've lost that loving feeling...YOU know what I mean...I call her up and she puts me right. I love that woman.
Amanda: Ahh, yes. You two strike me as very similar...do you hear that a lot?
King of Cups: I do, and I'd say that we are! The key difference is simply in how we live. I like being in the world, engaging all kinds of people and enjoying the human experience. The Queen of Swords is a little less engaging. It's more likely that you'll go to her instead of her coming to you. She's like the Oracle at Delphi - you'll trek many miles to hear her speak three words...and those three words could change your life. But she's not making that journey to you, no way. You need to do put in the effort to consult that oracle...
This is fun. Tell me, who else have you had on the show?
Amanda: Hmm, let me think. Our very first guest was the man from the 6 of Wands...
King of Cups: Oh, Jerry? Oh, that's great! He's really going places, that Jer.
Amanda: (giggling) indeed. We also had the Page of Cups on the show!
King of Cups: Yes, you did! You know that I actually had to ask HIM for the scoop on the show! That was a bit of a reversal! But that's a very sweet kid, has a heart as pure as gold. I see a bit of myself in him, actually.
Amanda: Ha, I'm sure you do...let's see, who else? The man from the 5 of Cups card.
King of Cups: Poor soul. I bet that was an interview-cum-therapy session for you...
Amanda: You know it - a bit like the gal from the 8 of Swords...those were tough interviews. To think of it, the 9 of Wands was no picnic either....OH, and then there was the 3 of Swords...they didn't even show up! Just left a note!
King of Cups: Typical (winks).
Amanda: Seriously. Anyhow, where were we before we got sidetracked?
King of Cups: I think we were talking about how you idolize me...haha...JUST kidding....
Amanda: Haha, yes, right! How you're special to me. So, I give myself a Tarot reading every morning, and every now and then, I pull your card. It always seems that when this happens, I just KNOW I'm going to do some fabulous dreamwork that day, that I'm going to be able to tap that intuitive knowledge that's inside of me so that I can interpret my or someone else's dream. It's amazing.
King of Cups: That's wonderful, Amanda! You seem to have really embraced an aspect of my personality, and that's the ability to trust that river of intuitive feeling running through you. It's an intelligent flow, but it's not entirely mental. It's encompasses much more.
Like I told you, I love dreamwork. When we do this kind of reflection, this almost meditative observation of a dream...we're delving into the depths of our being. Some would say we're approaching our spiritual core.
For me, this is what life is all about. It's about living our lives in the flow that is our creativity - be it a work of art, a dream, or even just an experience...an experience that sees us taking our energy and projecting it forward with purpose, with intention. This is our creative force at play. This where we derive our power, from deep within.
Amanda: So cool...
King of Cups: Yes, what can I say, when I'm feeling the God-love, it just sort of oozes out of me...
Amanda: ...and when you're not?
King of Cups: Oh, you mean when I'm reversed?
Amanda: Well, since you brought it up...
King of Cups: Not a problem! I am very aware of my faults. So, when I go reversed, I lose myself. Sometimes I get really quiet...almost sullen...and just fold into myself. You may not see me for days, I'm just a man who is too wrapped up in this thoughts. Lost in my mind, you could say.
Amanda: So, unlike our most recents Kingly guests, you don't act out?
King of Cups: Oh, well, I wouldn't say that! I can certainly have an emotional outburst when I'm in this state. If you're on my bad sad, watch out. Suddenly I'm searching for my Grimoire, trying to remember that hex I learned from that gangly witch in Peru...I'm usually aware of what I'm doing as I do it, but that doesn't mean I stop. What can I say? Everyone has their off days.
Amanda: Indeed, I don't think anyone is truly immune from that.
King of Cups: Indeed.
Amanda: Before we let you leave us, can you tell us what you have coming up for you next? Any big projects?
King of Cups: Well, actually, the King of Swords and I....wait, have you had him on yet?
Amanda: No, only the wife. Very soon though.
King of Cups: Oh good! Well, anyway, he and I are working on a new Institute of Spiritual Arts. We are so excited about this - we want it to be an artistic space that infuses spiritual teaching and learning. It's sort of a Buddha-Meets-Pollock kind of place.
Amanda: Wow, sounds phenomenal. When will it be finished?
King of Cups: Soon, we hope. We're still gathering the funding...you know, the old fundraising. I'm hoping the King of Pentacles may want a wing named after him...If you're watching, King! We're ready for you!
Amanda: Haha, well, I wish you the best of luck with what sounds like a truly inspired endeavor. Please come back soon and tell us how it's going.
King of Cups: Absolutely, Amanda. We couldn't be more excited. Au revoir!