Day 23 of the 49 days counting the Omar following the first day of Passover is the Gevurah of Netzach (Dicipline of Endurance). Here the discipline of endurence is combined with the Malkhut of Cups. The Full Manifestation of the Emotional Realm’s highest expression, Love, is now grounded in the material world. When the Malkhut of Cups works with (Gavurah) the Dicipline of Endurence, we come to understand our need to express our love and emotions in grounded, constructive ways that contribute to the health of all our relationships. For it is this in turn which brings healing to the whole world.
10 MALKHUT OF CUPS
Essence: Love brings the heart’s repose. Perfection is experienced as an ever-changing experience of Love’s manifestation in a long-term relationship, both mundane and miraculous.
The Malkhut (ten) of Cups is the earth, the material world where we can actually touch God in our relationships. Here, love in all its totality brings the heart’s repose. Perfection is experienced as an ever-changing experience of love’s manifestations. We have entered the essential Holy wholeness. The highest and most profound is united with the lowest and most mundane of our activities. Even when we are deep in the well, beneath the dark waters of conflict, anger and frustration, we feel the shining fluorescence–the enlightening Light, Love.
All of experience is permeated with the manifestation of the Divine when we take responsibility for our contact with the deep inner source, which is always whole and perfect.
There is Grace even in our most mundane actions: organizing a space or project, cleaning up a mess, housework, child-care, correcting punctuation. The conscious realization of our participation in the miraculous nowmanifests in our relationship to life. This card represents a depth and history of commitment and responsibility that many years of shared love and compassion have forged. We are grateful for blessings. Our Prayers and efforts flow together with the Divine.
When the Malkhut of Cups is reversed, there is an inability to see the forest for the trees. Confusion or lack of perspective due to old or habitual ways of relating dominate. We are losing sight of the whole as we become consumed with petty disagreements and difficulties. Things of no real significance are getting blown out of proportion. Let them go. If you get tired of picking up your partner’s socks off the living room floor, learn to live with a messy house or hire a housekeeper. Or, choose to live separately even while still in love. Explore what options are possible if we allow ourselves to think outside the box.
The reversal of the Malkhut may indicate a time when we need to ask ourselves, “What in this relationship, or in my expectations, do I need to alter or let go?”
Finally, as the Malkhut position in any suit is symbolic of a culmination, this card is about the part of loving that involves letting go. It can mean letting go of fruitless expectations that people’s natures will change. It can refer to the letting go of children so that they can make their own lives. It may involve letting go of each other, as we all must in the end.
When we release our grasp on the other and let go, only the clinging is gone. Love alone remains.