2. Ace of Cups
There is a legend of a grail – a sacred vessel that held, at an hour of great trial, the blood of a savior.
Over long years, most have come to think it a cup, a golden bowl raised in salute to sacrifice.
But it has always been both darker and brighter than that – all women understand what it is to be a vessel that carries the blood forward to a new generation.
I was content alone, until my heart recognized in his eyes the fëa of a savior and I knew the time had come to carry our blood forward.
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