Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Draw - Dreamer Five

Hope Discarded

This is a hard card to write about.  It's painful, frankly, to even look at.  Dreams are so precious, and to have to walk away from one is nearly the same as trying to sever a vital piece of oneself.

What we have to ask ourselves when faced with a card like this, is if the dream truly no longer serves our highest good, and therefore must be let go of in order to move forward and make room for what would serve us better, or has the journey become hard, and our spirits low?  When it's the first, let it go, and feel no guilt, although perhaps no one understands better than I how much easier that is said than done.  Guilt is essentially the fuel my life runs on.  But if it's the second, if it is still a viable dream, a needed one even, but we are worn down, we need to face that, too.  We need to find our Galadriel, that we may be gifted the light that remains when all other lights are extinguished.

For me, this card today is a reminder to tread lightly on my dreams, to allow them room to grow, to be gentle, and to keep the faith.  It's a reminder that letting go, while it may seem easier in a given moment, is a far deeper pain than continuing on.

This card is from the Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding for Schiffer Books.


  1. What a beautiful post for a difficult card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Beautiful and sad. I hope you find some comforts ASAP. This is a very interesting deck.