|Tarot of the Tattoo Age- Queen of Cups, The Emperor, Six of Swords|
How does this apply to me today? Well, these are all aspects of myself, making an attempt to compartmentalize myself, and finding a way to peace without such drastic measures. As a Daily Draw, these are pretty heavy cards. I can see myself at war at times, because I am three weeks out from my last surgery, and in theory, feeling much better, but I still need to take it physically easy, rest a lot, nap when I need to, and my Emperor aspect is stern with myself, telling myself things like, "Don't be such a lazy cow." Words, which by the way, would never pass through my mind, let alone over my lips, about someone else. My husband has been an absolute prince among men as I go through this, helping me make our home comfortable and inviting, just the way I like it, bringing me treats, both to eat and little gifts that lift my spirits. I try really hard to let everyone believe I am strong and I can do everything I keep trying to do, but the Six of Swords promises I am on the way there. It also suggests that I just sleep when I need to, now while I can, and stop the drama of my inner struggle. That is just distracting, and serves no purpose.
|Tarot of the Tattoo Age- Page of Cups|
The Shadow Card is The Page of Cups, which has traditionally represented my youngest to me, who is out of school this week. She does not enjoy quiet days at home, but I have her stocked full of interesting things to do. She was also sick for the last two days of school last week, so may be getting a little cabin fever-y, even though much of the busy-ness of the weekend revolved around her.
However, this is a rather mature Page of Cups, also spilling the contents of her Cup all over. This suggests to me that if I don't manage to handle my issues in a mature way, I run the risk of having them spill over in an immature way, which I am sure my husband would forgive me. It's not a habit of mine, and I do have excuses. But I am a grown woman, and I don't let those excuses reign over my life.
The Queen of Cups is by artist Nick Phillips.
The Emperor is by artist Damien Voss.
The Six of Swords is by artist Chris Howell.
The Page of Cups is by artist Hayley Lakeman.