The Seven of Cups – Fear
Fear is symbolized by the passing of water and the wave of nausea that accompany fright, anxiety, worry or terror. Fearful, you close up and hide (closed vases seeking cover), become emotionally withdrawn and inexpressive. You become blocked. You begin to see or invent piranha, lions, insects, sea monsters, prickly cacti, lurking men, snakes, and tidal waves everywhere. You grow phobic or paranoid; orchids turn into attacking monsters. Your fears get buried in your subconscious (the ocean bottom) and manifest themselves as bad dreams and nightmares.
As in dealing with anger, you can convert the red adrenaline of fear into energy, alertness and action. The large incense burner symbolizes your gathering of courage to smoke out fears. And of course, there is healthy concern, so learn to discern. In order to grow, go into your fear, feel it and do it anyway. On the other side of fear is fortune.
Voyager Tarot : Intuition Cards for the 21st Century
James Wanless, Ph.D.
Artist Ken Knutson