|Mystic Dreamer Tarot- King of Swords, Six of Wands, Seven of Pentacles|
We have been stuck in legal issues with my husband's ex concerning the kids for many months, and she has been threatening action for years before that. Because the kids wanted it, and because we wanted it, and as things began to come out about the other part of their home life, we asked for increased parenting time with them. That request has been stuck in court for months, literally, when you would normally expect to hear back within a few weeks. The court has finally taken action, and it is quite positive for us! Nothing is certain yet but we have always been quite confident, with the reassurance of our counsel, that we will be able to gain at least a 50/50 split if not more time.
This is the keep-coming-around-again King of Swords, the lawyers, the judge, the court, and the legal system. The Six of Wands is winning, although the only ones we want to win are the kids. However triumphant, though, this Knight is still armored, and the battle may be won, but the war rages on (unfortunately for the innocents stuck in the middle). He is marching towards the Seven of Pentacles, which is a card that signifies yet more waiting, but that is all right. We'll just keep doing the right thing and expecting the right, good and moral outcome, even if we have to plead with the court to order it.
|Mystic Dreamer Tarot- The Empress|
The Shadow Card is The Empress, the mother archetype, and I think many of my "negative"or less than thrilling cards I have been drawing this week can be explained here. I empathize deeply with my husband's kids' mom. I have been a single mom with boys the same age, and I know how hard that can be. Despite what she may believe, I did not want to fight with her. I just wanted us to all come to an agreement that best suited the kids. I feel her fear and worry at the next step, and I know when I began to share custody of my kids I was panicked for them. It has turned out to be a great situation for us, giving me time and freedom to pursue my own life, my own degree and career, and giving my kids the vital time with their dad. That can't be replaced no matter how much I love them.
|Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle- Differences|
As much as I want it, I just don't think there is going to be a way to bring everyone into agreement and live peacefully as one parenting unit. And I wish it very much, for the sake of the kids. If The Ex and I can coexist peacefully, after the wretched break up, the awful things we did to each other, and the horrifically ugly custody battle that came after, then healing is possible for any relationship.
These cards are from Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras and Barbara Moore, published by Llewellyn, and Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle by P.C. Cast and Colette Baron-Reid, published by Potter Style.