Opening Old Wounds

My eyes are red and swollen.

I couldn’t stop bawling yesterday.

A beloved character in a TV show died.

Clearly, an over-reaction.

So what happened exactly?

Despite terrible reviews, I’m a big fan of the apocalyptic Netflix show, ‘The Rain’. In the penultimate episode of the entire series, my favourite character, Martin, bit the dust.

He reminded me a lot of my last boyfriend.

Six of Cups: Remembering happy times

Only better!

Knight of Cups: The ideal man

However, my mini-breakdown wasn’t about the character on tv, or even the old boyfriend.

It was about this..

The Fool + Two of Cups: The possibility of relationship

I was distressed that his partner lost the chance to grow old with him.

Which was a reflection of my distress at not having a life partner like him myself.

This is a classic example of this card…

Three of Swords: Opening old wounds

For no good reason, I felt consumed by grief.

Five of Cups: Crying over what you’ve lost, despite the good things in your life

The Three of Swords comes up when you’re reminded of a loss.

Even though you’ve done this…

Eight of Cups: Well and truly moved on

In fact, you feel like this…

Nine of Pentacles: Very content with your life

We all carry wounds in our hearts.

The longer we’ve lived, the more knives to the chest we’ve experienced.

People we’ve loved and lost.

Times when we were hurt deeply.

The important thing is not to be over-whelmed by these injuries.

Not to do this…

King of Cups Reversed: Drown your sorrows

Or this…

Six of Cups Reversed: Lose yourself in nostalgia or fantasy

Or even this…

The Moon Reversed: Succumb to a drug fuelled haze.

We have to keep moving forwards.

Carrying our secret griefs.

Using them to remind us to do this..

Judgement: Show compassion to one another

Always!

The Tarot of Valentine’s Day

O-oh! Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. You might love it. You might dread it. Either way, it elicits a response.

These are the cards that come to mind when I think of this day…
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The Tarot Of Frozen

Frozen

 

The movie Frozen has been an absolute phenomenon.

The World

The World: Its been popular all round the world with boys and girls alike.

2 Cups

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The Tarot Of The Walking Dead

I’ve just finished mainlining series two of ‘The Walking Dead’. Seeing as how I can’t get those zombies out of my head I thought we might explore the Tarot of this television show.

6 Cups

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Five Of Cups: For When Christmas Is The Saddest Time Of Year

5 Cups

I just wanted to give a shout out to all those peeps who are struggling during this festive season. When there’s someone missing at your dining table or when the holidays leave you feeling bereft and alone Christmas can be the saddest time of year. It’s especially hard when someone you love has died near Christmas. The two events can become entwined in your mind. And if you’re struggling with mental health issues forced family celebrations combined with a lack of support and structure (because even your carers are on holidays) can make it hard for you to cope.

The Five Of Cups card reminds us that no matter what or who we’ve lost (the three spilled cups in front), we still have love in our life, if only we’ll turn around and look (the two upright cups behind). It’s a great card to meditate on if this time of year is hard for you.

FYI: The Medical Tarot

I thought we might have a look today at Tarot cards associated with medical issues. NOTE: Just because these cards turn up in a reading does NOT mean you have a medical condition. As I keep on saying, there are 50 shades of Tarot, 50 possible meanings (or thereabouts), for each card. Please take the following with a large grain of salt. Some I’m sure of. Others are educated guesses.

9 Wands

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The Relationship Who’s Who of Cups

In Tarot a cup represents feelings. Cup cards therefore refer to the relationships in your life. You can kind of break them down as follows:

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