I enjoyed my day with the Hermit so much that I decided to go ahead and pull another card.
That’s a humdinger, eh?
Considering my mood from yesterday and the fact that I wasn’t really looking forward to going into work today, I was like.. Great. That’s icky.
I mean really, what positive thing can you see in this card? It’s a bleeding heart, run through with three swords, under a gloomy cloudy sky.
Ugh. Did I really want to spend my day with this card? I mean..wow. I posted it over in George‘s private Tarot Facebook Group for students and he says to me “Well, there is nowhere to go but up!”
Although the original impression I got was “ouch”, after looking at it again, I noticed the glowing halo behind the heart and the lighter blue sky below. So, yeah, I can see that.
I went into work this morning with the intention of minding my own beeswax and not engaging in any negativity.
On my drive in, my mind wandered back to the Three of Swords and it occurred to me that the images also conjured up “hidden pain” and it was a reminder to me to view others with compassion. As I’m typing this now, I’m realizing that also applies to treating oneself with compassion.
Today I stuck to my healthy eating (although there is a Schmackary’s Cookie waiting for me on the counter right now..but I’m only gonna eat half and I’m going to enjoy every. single. bite.) and every time someone asked me a question, I put down what I was doing and fully and completely engaged them in conversation. I paid attention to what they needed. I stopped being wrapped up in myself for a few moments. And when I felt someone was harshing my mellow, I made a conscious decision to ignore them.
At the end of the day, I hurried home in anticipation of my rocker being delivered. Six thirty rolled around and they showed up. They showed up thinking they were picking up a rocker… not delivering one.. so.. no rocker for me.
I was so disappointed… almost heartbroken about it. Which is a little silly since I am planning on just picking it up tomorrow (they close at 5PM but I’m going to ask them to stay open a few minutes late for me since.. you know.. they goofed)… but then I remembered my card for the day. For as much as I don’t want to dwell on the less positive side of the Three of Swords, you can’t deny that heartbreak is a pretty obvious image for this card and I feel like this little disappointment was a reminder of that. And a reminder of this:
“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower grow. There cannot be a lotus flower without the mud.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you read the Tarot? Won’t you join me in spending a day with a Tarot card? I’d love to hear your experiences!