hell is a place we build for ourselves with our desires, obsessions, and nightmares. every place and every person we’ve known help us make it. we begin to dwell there (a little at a time) when we stop being able to move on.
the devil and the 8 of coins have studied the facts again yet still fail to prove something. the tower and the ace of wands is the destruction of the life we once knew, one idea at a time. the wheel of fortune(rev) hints that blame is not so easy this time.
the best thing about the past is: it’s over. our memories cannot sustain us for long. our future will be better because it will be different than anything we’ve ever known. we’ll build (and rebuild) a better life each day. which moments can be perfect?
the 4 of cups and the 4 of swords(rev): are not yet where they want to be. they feel that their luck hasn’t been what it could be. they want another chance.
they have an ache in their heart that they will never share. their pain keeps them from others. they believe their misfortune is unique to them. their alliances don’t often work out.
they think they understand how things should be, but can’t seem to make the changes they want happen. they see missed chances where we see random background noise.
what do the 4 of cups and the 4 of swords(rev) together say to you?
every now and then our path includes places and people that don’t have a path to them. in these cases, we often have little experience to compare to. it might feel odd, but it isn’t necessarily the wrong place.
the sun(rev) hints we aren’t clear on why we’re headed this way. death and the ace of swords imply an opportunity to have more abilities (and responsibilities) than we had before. the world(rev) signals an end to the time when we’re certain of everything.
not having mentors or advisers isn’t always a bad thing. first, try to think of what advice you’d give to someone who’s trying to get where you are. the path you’re on isn’t the end. what waypoints have you marked so far?
sometimes, having a direction is almost as good as having a purpose. in fact, simply finding our path can be harder than the evolution it brings. there’s a big strange place between lost and well traveled.
temperance(rev) knows what it doesn’t want, and who it wants to avoid. the fool and the 3 of cups(rev) doesn’t really understand, but is ready to learn. the emperor(rev) has bad results because it isn’t yet the right person.
before we understand where we should be we have to know where we’re coming from. it sounds simple, but it isn’t. every year, take time to remember how far you’ve come. after that, knowing where to go is pretty easy. who were you way back when?