|The Healing Tarot- The Tower, The Lovers, King of Swords|
Because The Lovers are the middle of this reading, I immediately think to The Man, who has suffered from kidney stones with alarming frequency. The last ultrasound he had revealed there were many, and much like childbirth, there is really only one way out of that situation. I do not want him to suffer, and him getting sick right now could very well produce a Tower moment for us, because it is just not a good time. Not that there ever is a good time to experience The Tower.
The King of Swords there shows me that there is a consequence to each choice we make, and the food we eat can be a great source of healing for our bodies, or it can poison us in increments. I get frustrated with him, and with myself, reflected in The Lovers, because it is so simple to achieve and maintain health, but we still make poor choices.
The other thing this preponderance of cutting instruments makes me think of is that another surgery may loom on my horizon. I desperately do not want that, because I thought I might be dying after I had the spinal fusion in March, but there is very little to be done with backs, and even with surgery it seems very much like you roll the dice and take your chances. My surgeon has shown up as the King of Swords many times in the past year, and The Tower can certainly look like a spine.
The best thing about readings like these is that forewarned is forearmed. The future is never set in stone, and with this not so subtle reminder I can help The Man to eat better by cooking and providing that food. We reflect ourselves to each other, and we can help each other be the best version of ourselves. We also strive to be the best partner for each the other, and there is power in that, too. We have to make positive change for our own good, but love often makes you place the good of someone else over your own.
|The Healing Tarot- Three of Cups|
The Shadow Card is the Three of Cups. This card speaks to some underlying issues I have with food, health, love and body image. My mom was a broken person, and I feel mostly sorry for her, but she had some clear lack when it came to parenting. She called me Moo Moo Mandy until I was old enough to simply not talk to her at all anymore, and my handsome, adult cousin chimed right in, with a cruel song he made up about Mandy being a pig, a big pig, to the Davy Crockett television show theme. To this day I will cry when hearing those words, and that is no longer their fault. As an adult 30 years removed from the start of this, I should be able to process this in a healthy way.
I have some very entrenched ideas of food, and I feel immense guilt about eating foods I consider unholy, that add to my weight or (small) health issues. This is also expressed in The Lovers, with the reflection of her just a little more perfect than the reality, although the reality is lovely. I feel I cannot be worthy of love, as my name means, if I am fat, and that idea is so ridiculous I would snatch up and hug anyone else who expressed it to me. We have to treat ourselves as well as we treat other people.
If there are some things in your life that need to be cut away, or that you need to cleave to, a tarot reading can help you get that clarity and offer advice. If you don't know you are worthy of love, the tarot can show you different. I'd love it if you booked one with me here.
These cards are from The Healing Tarot by Juno Lucina and Monica Knighton, published by Schiffer Books.