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Mountain + Ring + Tower + Birds + Bear
What I read from this is that I need to commit to overcoming any obstacles on my path (Mountain + Ring) on what may be quite a long journey (Mountain). This must be a studied commitment (Ring + Tower), gathering information about what will best help. That may include talking to institutional professionals (Tower + Birds), and also watching how food affects my emotional state (Birds + Bear). On the food front, that seems to connect with the daylight fasting I've been doing, which has certainly helped reduce my emotional eating. I also seem the suggestion of talking with my mother (Birds + Bear), always a port in a storm, and someone with plenty of health knowledge.
Looking at the mirror cards, it seems that eating can cause particular obstacles in my path to wellness (Mountain + Bear). Already, I've cut out dairy more rigorously than normal, but I've noticed that even things like making sure I only have warm drinks and food makes a difference. This isn't always easy - it's much simpler to carry round a bottle of water than a thermos (don't own one), or a cup of tea (spills and burns). It also seems like I need to commit to talking through my emotional issues (Ring + Birds): I know I haven't yet done all the grieving I need to do for the baby we lost.
At the centre of it all is the Tower, a strange card for an action question. I read it in a couple of different lights. First, the need to study up about what I can do to help myself - I've already bought a neti pot and been using it diligently, which seems to have helped with the sinusitis a lot. Second, the need to feel secure and whole once again - cue the talking about emotional issues. Finally, it may be saying that I need to get outside help from someone with credentials in the health field (institutional higher-up).
With the Mountain right at the start, I feel this may be a long journey with setbacks along the way. However, the Bear at the end gives me a good feeling: moving towards a place of strength again :)