Instead of an injured figure looking rather overwhelmed next to a row of wands, here we have someone who seems well-dressed and quite comfortable, with his sunny yellow hat, lace at his nech, and golden wrist cuffs and belt. He has gone that step further, digging a hole, or maybe a whole underground complex, to keep him safe.
At this moment, though, he is being tempted to return to the world, to hope and trust. A star falls, glimmering with magical sparkles, right into his up-turned palm. And the sun seems about to rise on the far horizon. On top of that, around one of the wands a snake twines, suggesting that transformation is just around the corner.
Although we may have created a safe, defended position for ourselves, this card invites us to open up a little, to bring new hope to our lives.
Yesterday was pretty crappy, all told. In my therapy, I relived something that happened over three years ago, which I didn't realise had traumatised me. Dealing with it in the moment, I just had to get on with things, but looking back... Then Big Boy got sick again, and dinner got cold as we held him while he projectile vomited, and remade his bed. Oh, and my retail therapy? I walked past a gorgeous chocolate shop straight after my therapy session! *doh*
Still, I feel some new hope as a day stretches in front of me with no deadlines or appointments. Just a chance to enjoy reading a novel, and going with whatever plans I come up with. I have a few in mind, involving decks and crystals ;D
I am grateful for a day of relative peace.