Wednesday, 6 March 2013


©Orna Ben-Shoshan
It's fascinating, how different my intuitive take on some of the images in the Alphabet for Lovers is to the subtitles the author has given them! 

Today's card, for instance, is subtitled: "Pettiness and dealing with nonsense."  It is number 29, associated with the letter Yod, as was yesterday's card.  In it, we see a man and a woman both diligently working on something floating between them.  There is a candle at the top, which the woman may have just lit, and under it an orange, egg-shaped structure, which the man appears to be peeling open.

My first response to this card was quite positive.  These people are different (they're not wearing matching outfits) and yet they are able to work together, in harmony.  However, the companion book suggests that the couple are overly focused on petty details, rather than seeing the big picture.  Additionally, it suggests taking on things which are none of your business - perhaps it is the woman's candle, and the man is undermining her efforts.  So, a card which allows for many different perspectives!

Overall, my Dear One and I don't tend to butt into one another's business, or hobbies.  He's perfectly happy for me to have as many decks as I like, so long as I don't comment on his CD and vinyl collections ;)  And I think we work together pretty well, too, though perhaps more because we do complementary things, rather than doing the same things at the same time.  So, I cook, he does the dishes; he organises the cupboards, I deal with medical appointments for Big Boy...  While not always directly related, each of us supports the other by covering something.

What of today, then?  We each have our own work and chores to cover, yet I hope we will also have some time to spend together.  Later, we are going out for dinner with our neighbours, and this card could also be taken as an indication of hospitality - she lights a candle, he peels an orange ;)

I am grateful for a partner whom I respect, and who doesn't think my tarot addiction is crazy!


  1. I love this reading, Chloë! The feeling of friendship, warmth and hospitality does come through!

    I hope you have a great visit with the neighbors. We don't know our neighbors that well--maybe I should try harder to get to know them.

    Hope you have a great one.


    1. Hi MM,

      I haven't ever known my neighbours other places, but these guys are very friendly. And it's nice to have someone who's happy to feed the cat when we're away. We've reciprocated feeding their guineapig, and now they have a dog - a bit more work, but on occasion... :)