Janet Boyer’s cup is the fist study for the Fortunate Leaves segment. I had a nice cup of tea in her honor, thinking of her question as I sipped. Now for this particular reading I used bagged tea as an experiment (in my opinion this is a no-no, especially for beginners because the grounds are too difficult to read).
Janet wanted insight into her fiction writing. Asking, “where should it go?” To my surprise there were some very clear symbols in her cup, despite the powdery tea!
Beginning with the handle I moved around the cup. Immediately noticing (1) A peacock; (2) A fish; and (3) A woman wearing a crown with a staff.
1. The peacock is an indicator that you are now reviving a project from the past. So something you worked on before, maybe a manuscript that you decided to put on hold has been revived. This is also telling me that you may want to allow this old project to evolve, to be transformed into a newer and fresher idea. Don’t be rigid with the progression of this particular piece.
Also, you have to let go of your fear of rejection. The peacock symbolizes a specific event that has already taken place, maybe this was a negative comment about your work, or maybe someone told you fiction wasn’t a good idea, whatever it may be… don’t let it dictate the future you have with fiction writing!
2. The fish is in the past which is an indicator that previous attempts to do fiction my have floundered. This could relate to a specific attempt, maybe a plan fell through. Something tells me this was an arrangement; maybe even a contract that was pulled out form under you or maybe you weren’t comfortable with it. But this is a sign that there is something vibrant about your fiction writing… the problem before was more of a wrong place, wrong time situation.
3. The woman wearing a crown and holding a staff. She’s nice! I like her energy. But she is in the past, moving into the present, another indicator of starting an old project again. This is you! You are the creator, the magician, the high priestess, and the reining queen. You have the power to create stories and use words to your advantage. Why are you afraid of that? This is an indicator that you are hesitant to take your power in the realm of fiction.
My intuition says that you should trust in whatever projects you are already juggling. There is no need to begin something new, but maybe revise your vision of an old project. Ask yourself, “How can I give this old project a new spin?”
As you move forward with fiction, don’t let the past hold you back. Whatever experiences have you stuck; it’s time to move on. You have the power, energy and creativity to do fiction, but if you let past experiences dictate future ones, then no doors will open.
Janet, I hope this reading finds you well and offers insight into your fiction writing. Please leave a comment. Let me know how this resonates with you and if there is anything that needs more clarity!
All the best,
© Shaheen Miro 2012