I think summer is finally over… Have a great week, everyone!
10 of Swords – bottoming out – having nowhere to go but up, knowing it’s darkest before the dawn, feeling things can’t get any worse; feeling like a victim – feeling self-pity, wondering ‘Why me?’, bemoaning your fate; being a martyr – putting your own interests last, feeling like a doormat, letting others go first
2 of Swords – blocking emotions – denying true feelings, keeping another at arm’s length, hiding distress; avoiding the truth – refusing to face facts, ignoring the warning signs, choosing not to know; being at a stalemate – refusing to act, reaching an impasse, being unwilling to rock the boat
Strength – showing strength – having a gallant spirit, having stamina, knowing you can endure; being patient – dealing calmly with frustration, taking time, refusing to get angry; being compassionate – giving others lots of space, accepting, being kind; achieving soft control – persuading, being able to influence, demonstrating the strength of love
2 of Cups – making a connection – joining with another, cementing a friendship, sharing; calling a truce – healing a severed relationship, coming to an agreement, forgiving and forgetting; acknowledging an attraction – moving toward, accepting your preferences, feeling a positive response
5 of Cups – suffering a loss – letting go of a hope, being defeated, saying goodbye; feeling bereft – feeling deprived of love, grieving, feeling sorrow; feeling regret – crying over spilt milk, believing you made the wrong choice, acknowledging mistakes
3 of Swords – feeling heartbreak – suffering emotional pain, hurting inside, getting unsettling news; feeling lonely – being separated, wandering far from home, being deserted in your time of need; experiencing betrayal – finding your trust misplaced, getting stabbed in the back, letting someone down
The Chariot – achieving victory – reaching your goal, winning, coming out on top; using your will – being determined to succeed, rising above temptation, fixing on a goal; asserting yourself – being ego-focused, knowing who you are, feeling self-confident; achieving hard control – mastering emotions, holding in anger, maintaining discipline
5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest – setting aside the concerns of others, encountering selfishness, gloating; experiencing discord – being in a hostile environment, choosing to battle, creating ill will; witnessing open dishonour – losing your moral compass, sacrificing your integrity, losing sight of what is right
6 of Swords – feeling the blues – just keeping your head above water, feeling a little depressed, functioning but not much more; recovering – dealing with the effects of trauma, picking up the pieces, heading towards a more positive place; travelling – moving from one place to another, being uprooted, entering into a new frame of mind
Justice – respecting justice – insisting on fairness, committing to honesty, trying to do what is right; assuming responsibility – being accountable, admitting involvement, doing what has to be done; preparing for a decision – weighing all sides of an issue, choosing with full awareness; understanding cause and effect – recognising the action of karma, making connections between events
The Hanged Man – letting go – having an emotional release, accepting what is, giving up control; reversing – turning the world around, seeing from a new angle, changing your mind; suspending action – pausing to reflect, giving up urgency, living in the moment; sacrificing – putting self-interest aside, putting others first, renouncing a claim
6 of Pentacles – having/not having resources – giving/receiving, offering/receiving a gift or reward, taking care of/being taken care of; having/not having knowledge – teaching/learning, offering/taking advice, becoming/finding a mentor; having/not having power – doing all the talking/listening, leading/following, dominating/submitting
For previous readings, see Notes by Nectar.