|The Rusted Cross, The Voyage, The Flaming Tree|
The Cross (rusted or otherwise) is an interesting card. Some readers see it as being straight-up bad: burdens and sorrows. However, most writers acknowledge that it can also represent religiosity, or spirituality. And many German writers distinguish depending on the position of the Cross. When "behind" or to the left of other cards, it is seen in it's more supportive, spiritual aspect (perhaps the reason why the butterfly is on the right side of the Cross - haven't gotten that far in the book, yet). I often read it as being about ethical burdens - deciding between right and wrong - which is no easy task, and yet very worthwhile. So, the Cross is rarely easy, but that doesn't make it bad.
Anyhow, I read this as saying to focus on a spiritual venture around healing, which makes a lot of sense to me. It points to my continuing daily practice of chanting for my mother's health, while visualising the Lenormand spell I placed for her. It also points to working on a project that is currently focused on health and spirituality, which I was doing just this morning :) There's still plenty to do, so that's what I'll try to complete this week :)