some of us can be comfortable wherever we are; others never can. those of us who are never happy with our present will always have a dark future.
the tower(rev) is the routine that has kept us safe for so long. justice(rev) isn’t pleased with any of the options it has. the star hopes for a better life, and a brighter future.
happiness can come from a pill or a potion that many shops sell. feeling satisfied is a little harder to come by. it requires analyzing what you have without judgement. how long ago was your paradise?
the knight of wands(rev) is experienced and accomplished. it’s also high maintenance and needy. it gets a lot done, but needs a lot of down time too. it’s not the right choice.
the knight of wands(rev) believes in ‘acceptable losses.’ it belabors the moot point. it’s often stuck reworking something abstract. it’s desensitized. it studies your wounds for too long.
the knight of wands(rev) wants to know better. it’s on its’ way to enlightened. it is certain that it will all make sense soon. it is sure that its’ study will give it the power it needs.
previous meanings: action without thought, instinct, error
new meanings: impractical, limited intellect, impolite
what does the knight of rods(rev) say to you?
our lives move forward even if there’s nothing we can do about them. we work together to get there even when we can’t get along. sometimes, we must do our best. sometimes, we must fail.
the hermit has lost touch, but has a better point of view now. the hanged man(rev) struggles to understand because it thinks trying harder will lead to different results. judgement(rev) is detached, but doesn’t mind trying again and again.
we can understand the players well and still fail at the game. we can excel at what we do and still not have what it takes. sometimes, all success needs is our absence. who would include you in their happily ever after?
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the 2 of swords learns from its’ mistakes. it improves its’ method every time. it is analyzing us as we work. it must control as much of the situation as it can. it must have the upper hand.
the 2 of swords has the last word. it is a natural way to correct an unnatural people. it is stronger than its’ strongest opponent. it never overcorrects. it’s happening right now.
the 2 of swords can’t please everyone. it’s bias is that it can’t look back. this moment matters more. this judgement carries more weight. it appears unfortunate, though it really happened by chance.
previous meanings: balance
new meanings: objective goals, informed bias
what does the 2 of swords say to you?
some of us share more of ourselves than others. there’s no wrong or right way to do so of course, but results may vary. those of us that live most of our life tucked away will be more shocked at what we experience.
temperance and the 5 of swords(rev) compromise whenever they can, but it remains difficult. the hermit and the king of cups want to sympathize but can’t empathize. the hierophant(rev) is the mess the world is in every single time.
supposedly, prayer can still happen between private gods and a public people. and, of course, some thoughts should never be spoken. just remember to share yourself when you can. what happened to the extroverted gods?
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the 6 of cups is happy that everything is different now. it doesn’t mind telling you how good it all turned out. it is often shocked at how much everything has changed.
the 6 of cups and its’ peers have grown apart. there has been a transformation that made everyone more productive. everyone is better at what they were. it’s the change in what we are, not what we do.
the 6 of cups is hurting inside. it’s upset about people it used to know. it’s the realization that people that were close to us are no longer a good fit. it didn’t want to evolve.
previous meanings: memory, history
new meanings: subjective progress, biased growth, changed lives
what does the 6 of cups say to you?