Seven of Cups Power Players

The Seven of Cups is a card of new opportunities, choices, and at times, illusion. When the Seven of Cups appears in a Tarot reading, you have many options and opportunities from which you can choose. But be careful! You are prone to illusion and unrealistic ideals. An opportunity with promises of more money, more fame, or more power may sound appealing, but as you look deeper into what is on offer, you may realise it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be. Your ego may pull you in a specific direction, but it’s important you check in with your Higher Self first. Evaluate your options and dig below the surface to discover what’s involved with each choice.

Often, the Seven of Cups can be a sign of wishful thinking and projecting into the future about what you would like to create, rather than taking action here in the present to make it happen. For example, you may wish for a fitter, more healthy body, until it’s time to get out there and exercise. Or you might wish for a successful business fuelled by passive income, but you’re not ready and willing to put in the hard work now to enjoy the fruits of your labour later. If you spend most of your time wishing but not doing the work, then it’s time to choose just one thing and make it happen.

Eleanor of Aquitaine is considered by many to have been the most powerful and enlightened woman of her age, if not the entire medieval epoc, but no one who read anything about her could say her life ran smoothly or that it was all good times

Julia Gillard

In 2010 Julia Gillard challenged and wrestled power from Kevin Rudd, the Prime Minister. She later admitted that she gave Kevin Rudd “false hope” that he would remain prime minister, the night she deposed him as Labor leader. If she hoped for glory her hopes were short lived. History remembers just what she was subjected to as the first female Prime Minister.

During her time as prime minister, Ms Gillard was the focus of sexist attacks, from threatening protest signs to a mock menu written up for a Liberal party fundraiser and vulgar cartoons posted on blogs. In response to a question from an 11-year-old girl about the sexism, Ms Gillard said she held an attitude of “don’t let them get you down”.