The Daily Draw: Two of Cups, Reversed

Two of Cups ReversedThe two of Cups Reversed tells me that today is a day when awareness, patience, and diplomacy are called for in interpersonal relationships. Mercury is still retrograde. Miscommunication and misunderstanding can occur easily. You might say one thing and the other person might hear something quite different, partially due to their own internal filters and expectations. Your intention might be benign, even innocent, and the other person might take your words as a personal insult. On the other hand, you might be the one who is feeling sensitive and taking things personally.

If you feel conflict approaching suddenly and unexpectedly, try to be patient and be aware of the context and dynamics of the conversation. Did one of you say “left” when you meant “right”, leading to escalating frustration over who meant what? Is the other person really angry with you, or are they angry about something else and you just happen to be there? Is there a subtext of being under pressure? Is there unexpressed sadness or hurt?

This is probably not the best day to be a right fighter. Take a lesson from the willow and be a little flexible. Are you arguing over minor points that really aren’t that important? Showing up five minutes late, milk instead of cream in the coffee. Let go and try not to get overly emotional about the small things.

If you can’t steer clear of contentious subjects today, then speak with kindness and consideration. That may not be a fool-proof course of action, and you may ruffle some feathers or cause some upset regardless of how hard you try not to.  But at least that will be because the other person has issues with the truth of what you are saying, and not the way in which you are saying it.

If you do experience a falling out with someone you are close to, remember that the relationship may be blocked, but it’s not broken. Sometimes relationships flow easily and effortlessly and sometimes you have to put in some effort to unclog the channels. This might be a day when that effort is required.

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