Friday, May 20, 2011

Vendredi: Five of Spades

As discussed last week, virtually all the cards in the Suit of Spades are warning cards.  They’re raising a red flag to varying degrees and it’s best to heed what the card is saying and act accordingly.  Not surprisingly, today’s card is no exception.

The Five of Spades warns of anxiety and possibly even depression.  But these are mental states that can be changed if the querent is willing to do the hard work required.

This card implies that the querent has squirreled themselves away in a place where they feel safe, even though that safety is an illusion.  Rather than taking steps to improve their situation (getting out of a troubled relationship, quitting a dead-end job, starting up projects that make them happy but stretch their comfort zone), they are stubbornly sitting right where they are and rationalizing their decision through their pain.  They may be feeling sorry for themselves, but they are not about to do what is necessary to make things better.

The message of this card is obvious: to grow we must suffer change.  No matter how much it hurts, disconnecting from what is stifling us will end up as the best course of action.  And that is always good advice.  Vendredi heureux ~

Header: The Fortune Teller by Harry Herman Roseland


Timmy! said...

Sounds like a good card (and good advice) for me, Pauline...

Pauline said...

To know, to do and to not regret; it's a nice little package.