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That's certainly what came to mind when I pulled three cards from the Mystical Kipper deck (Königsfurt-Urania, 2007), and got "hardship and worries", "gloomy thoughts" and "coming to honour" (my own rough translations). Unfortunately, I didn't manage to scan these before I had to leave home, so you'll have to imagine the cards (I'll try to scan them when I get back in a couple of days time). The first shows a hard-up looking chap sitting on a rough wooden bench. The second shows someone looking out at a dark and cloudy sky from a very precipitous cliff top above a stormy ocean. The last shows a man kneeling to be knighted, with sun pouring down on him.
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Owls + Snake + Bouquet. To me, this little line says that by talking (Owls) with a wise woman (Snake), I will be able to re-find my joy in life, to once again see the beauty (Bouquet) that surrounds me.
This seemed most timely, as I was to meet my mother just a short while later. And in fact, although I was worried we wouldn't be able to talk because my stepdad was there, he fell asleep and we had a real heart-to-heart. We both cried, and talked, and laughed. It felt incredibly healing and helpful. Not that I think now everything will be fine again, but perhaps that I can be a little more accepting that these troubles will take some time to come to terms with, to process and let go.
I've been feeling quite down on myself, because I've felt so lacking in energy and willpower. I've been eating badly, not doing any but the most urgent of work, and feeling constantly tired and low. Today, with these two draws and the long talk with my mother, I feel more hopeful that I will be able to move forward, if not today, then soon...