The Queen of Cups rises to the occasion!

Published by Alison Cross on

So, I am hideously casual with my jewellery.  I have lost count of the number of times I have been sound asleep in bed only to bolt awake and upright thinking: “WHERE IS MY PENDANT?! I HAVEN’T SEEN IT IN YEARS!” and yes, it all happens in those horrible shouty capital letters.

Well, dear reader, I had one of those moments with my Big Gold Earrings.  One of the perks of living with someone who travels the world is that they tend to bring you back amazing presents from odd places – I’ve had kimonos from Japan, cowboy boots from Texas, gold from The Gulf and Chlamydia from Brazil…..

Yeah, I’m half joking.

Amongst some of the spoils of war  trade were a pair of gold earrings.  They are very large, so they are called My Big Gold Earrings.

I remembered putting them out on the bed as I debated with myself what I should wear to the ballet in Glasgow.  But since I was travelling to the theatre by train, I opted for something less conspicuous.

And that was the last that I saw them.

Cut to two weeks ago and I had the ‘OH MY GOD WHERE ARE MY BIG GOLD EARRINGS?!’ moment at about 5am.  So strong was the feeling that they were Lost and Gone Forever, that I got out of bed and went hunting for them.

Again, this is the sort of thing you can do when your other half is somewhere else in the world for long periods of time.

Nero the dog lifted his head from his basket, sighed and humphed himself into a comfortable position.  I on the other hand had every drawer opened and cupboard turned inside out.  No sign of the earrings.

This went on for DAYS.

My mother simply rolled her eyes when I telephoned to ask her whether I had maybe left them at her house.  Like I say, I am a bit casual with my jewellery and the last thing that I’d left there was an engagement ring.  Which SHE had given me.  Which I didn’t notice I wasn’t wearing until mother telephoned me to ask where it was.  When she had it all the time back on her finger.  My mother is sneaky and emotionally manipulative.  And mostly right.

I was so fed up racking my brains as to where the earrings might be that I drew a Tarot card.  ‘Where on EARTH can I find my earrings.  Just give me a visual clue, ok?’

And the card that I drew was this:

Since I tend to see my mother as The Queen of Cups, I idly wondered whether she really DID have the earrings and was Teaching Me A Lesson.

Some other thoughts:

They are near a chair
Near some kind of snake
In a cup
Near a bright light
In my outdoors jacket with the hood

A few more days passed and I had to go out in the car.  ‘Oh look – cup holders,’ thought I. ‘That’s sort of like the Queen of Cups and her cup,  I wonder if the earrings are there.’

And they were.

Have you used a Tarot card – more specifically a Court Card – to help you find a lost item?

Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


Cat Dubh · 20th March 2014 at 8:49 am

Looking for my earrings I drew the Queen of Wands who is associated with the Fire Dragon (I usually keep my earrings in a box with a Dragon on top of it). The next card was the FFeryllt. I usually keep my earrings, in the Dragon box in my Herbal and Magic Potion room which one has to go through to get to the washing machine which brings us to the third card, the Star. Taking off my cloths and putting them in the washing…………so my earrings are in the bowels (bottom of the pool) of my washing machine. The Star card yelled washing at me and then I remembered picking them up from my bedside table, putting them in my hoody pocket, and taking of my hoody to put into the washing!! So there ye have it!!

    Alison Cross · 24th March 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Have you opened up the drain in your washing machine to see if they are in the trap, Cat?

Bonnie Cehovet · 13th March 2014 at 6:34 pm

LOL Very happy that you have your earrings back! My issue is with my boys (three male cats) … if I leave jewelry out, they walk off with it! πŸ˜‰

Ellen · 12th March 2014 at 6:52 pm

What an amazing story! I've never thought about using the cards (tarot or lenormand) to find lost objects. but knowing me it wont be long before I can try this πŸ™‚

    Alison Cross · 12th March 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I've used the cards a few times – usually for missing jewellery and it's surprising (well, then again, maybe it's not surprising at all!) just how often it turns out to be useful!

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