|Kindergarten Lenormand ©Chloe McCracken|
What I have control of is the Letter: I have taken the initiative in writing to several publishing houses. It also suggests that writing is what is important to me right now - focusing on the companion book, where I want to share a number of spreads, as well as the pagan aspect of reading with this deck.
The past as the Child makes sense, too. I was perhaps a little naive jumping into this. I hadn't worked out all the details of self-publishing, thinking I could figure it out along the way. I also thought it would be fun to do the marketing, to share this child of my soul with others. That didn't foresee that some people would react very negatively, which has been a painful realisation.
Finally, the Man cards tells me that whether I decide to continue on the self-publishing route or go with a publishing house, I will in any case need to get on with things. Some people will still respond critically and aggressively, there will still be a lot of work to do. So, I'd better "man up"! It calls for me to draw on qualities such as rationality, organisation, and self-confidence, both to clarify my path and to do the work that's needed. OK, best get on with it then :)