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 a Music Concert

I was lucky enough to see Ed Sheeran in concert the other night, with the added bonus of one of my favourite Australian musical acts, Missy Higgins, thrown in. I bought the ticket a couple of hours beforehand on impulse. It was a beautiful Melbourne day, the concert had been getting rave reviews, and I have a soft spot for Missy (even more than Ed).

This led me to wonder about the Tarot of a Music Concert.

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The Tarot of Marian Keyes’ The Break

I’ve just finished reading Marian Keyes’ novel ‘The Break’. Most peeps who like to write like to read. And I am no exception. It’s always a bit of fun to investigate the Tarot of everyday life. So let’s dive deep into the Tarot of ‘The Break’. No spoilers, I promise. Continue reading

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

Two Of Cups: It’s the story of Continue reading

The Fool: The First Lesson In Tarot Is Trust

The Fool

The Fool is the first card in the Life Lessons section of Tarot (aka the Major Arcana.) It represents our first actions and feelings. This card asks us to have trust. To trust that when we leap off the precipice we will not be crushed on rocks below but will land on our feet. To trust that everything will work out okay in the future.

It comes up again and again in life.

You have to trust that Continue reading

The Fool: Hello Again

The Fool

Just when you thought I might have given up on this blog altogether – Hello! I’ve been to hell but I’m back again. I’m thinking that this year I’d like to retrace our steps through Everyday Tarot (aka the Minor Arcana) one card at a time. Recap all the things we’ve discussed about theses cards. Circumstances permitting of course.

Does that sound like a good plan? Let me know what you think.

The Tarot Of Elections

It’s the day after the election here in Australia and while most peeps are probably nursing a hangover after celebrating the win or the loss I thought I’d have a look at the Tarot Of Elections.

The Empress

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The Fool Courtesy Of Stephen King

The Fool

‘The scariest moment is always just before you start.’ Stephen King.

The Fool. Patron saint of all new enterprises. Publishing your first post on a blog. Starting at a new school. Getting ready to jump out of a plane. Psyching yourself up to ask a question or make a comment at a meeting. Feeling your dad let go of your bike after you’ve just given up your training wheels. Pulling out a credit card to place an order for a set of window shutters to the tune of $2000 (that was me yesterday and hell yeah it was scary, that’s a looooot of money).

But these things are exciting too, yeah?