TAROT Reading Weekly Forecast March 18 – 24, 2013: King of Cups
Here is a poem, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), that aptly describes the active and deeper kind of love the King of Cups represents, not just toward a loved one, but some aspects of which could be applied towards our appreciation and acceptance of self. After all, how can we truly say we are capable of love without first experiencing love for self?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.