Ludy Lescot, or rather hasta la vista. I'm sure I shall be doing more readings with this Lo Scarabeo published deck illustrated by Patrizio Evangelisti. Though dark and rather discomfitting, I really like it.
For this final draw, another card of sorrow - the Five of Cups. Here, I notice first the pentacles etched on the cups. Some would say that all emotions are connected with the divine: when we love, it is an echo of divine love; when we fear, we fear a lack of divine compassion; when we hate, it is a lack of belief in the divinity of all of nature. The despair shown here might, then, show a lack of spiritual faith, that this faith has been challenged in some way.
Our despondent woman appears to be in a cemetery, suggesting that she has lost a loved one. Such a loss might well make her question the goodness of life and the universe. A shadowy figure approaches. Does he offer assistance, or has he come to challenge her further?
Today I meet with an ex. We parted as friends, though I mourned the relationship for a long time. Will seeing him again remind me of past hurts, or what I have found since? The latter, I think, for my life now is made so much better by my Dear One.
I am grateful for the chance to release past sorrows.