It is always a pleasure to me to pick The Four of Cups – Magnetite (Lodestone) because of its tender, gentle nature. It is about giving and receiving love and affection and kind gestures not only in romantic sense, but also relating to family, friends and acquaintances and even strangers. It is a compassionate, emotionally nurturing card and very magnetic to good. It is about ease and grace. On the other side of the coin, if not being aware of it, we (or others relating to us) may become overly protective, pampering, dependent or overly indulgent. We might do things we don´t really want to, because of the fear of rejection. It may also remind us to be open to receive and that we are deserving beings.
Cups are ruled by the element of Water. They reflect our inner emotional reality. Their realm includes love, feelings, interaction in relationships, and sexual energy (the Yin, or feminine aspect).
Keywords of Four of Cups, Luxury: Moon in Cancer, love, tenderness, care, emotional riches. – Gerd Ziegler, Tarot – Mirror of the Soul
Magnetite – Lodestone
“Magnetite balances the intellect with inner emotions to bring about stability. This is an excellent stone for balancing polarities such as male-female; physical-spiritual; left brain-right brain, and many more. Magnetite aligns the chakras and connects the base and earth chakras to the nurturing energies of the earth. Additional properties include:
Aids telepathy, meditation, visualization
Strengthens trust in your own intuitions
The magnetic quality of magnetite attracts love, commitment and loyalty
Offers relief from negative emotions” – source: crystal-cure.com
The Sanskrit word for magnetite is chum-baka, meaning the “kisser”. T’su shi is what the Chinese call it and means the “loving stone”. These names are based on its ability to attract other metals. For this reason, it has often been used as a love charm. – Richard Webster, Magical Symbols of Love & Romance
Affirmation: I enjoy my relationships with gratitude and joy. I am in the flow of love. I am magnetic to good.
Images: Four of Cups / ALISTAIR Crowley tarot, magnetite – Lodestone /Ryan Somma, wikimedia commons