Romantic Tarot (2015) falls in that category. Let's see how it reads...
A man uses a combination of
(some) logic and (mostly) strength to try to move a statue of the
traditional lady and lion. On the wall behind, there is also a picture
of a Marseille-style Strength.
This seems to suggest I may not
be achieving an adequate balance between animal drive and a gentler
approach. One thing I see here are concerns I have over discipline.
With my Little One, if he does something I don't like, I tend to pick
him up to move him away from the source of contention. While this may
work like a time out, perhaps I could find a way that doesn't require me
to heft his ever-increasing weight quite so often...
Don't: Nine of Cups
the Cups cards in this deck show people with masks. It's an
interesting idea, as I would normally attribute masks to Swords. Cups,
after all, are often happy to express their emotions rather than hide
them. And yet, this acts as a reminder that even emotional outbursts
can be used to disguise other issues or feelings.
A man grins
under his mask as he embraces a woman from behind. She looks somewhat
less than impressed. Before them on the balustrade of a balcony,
pigeons flit down to drink from an array of cups.
The message I
get here is not to take things or people for granted. While I may wish
for people to act a certain way, that doesn't mean I'll get my wish. My
Little One won't suddenly know and do the things I'm trying to
socialise him into. And my Dear One won't always be around to help.
He's going away for three days to visit with friends. So, I'll
appreciate the time he is here, and recognise that sometimes you have to
put up with less-than-ideal situations.
Do: The Fool
Updated with thanks to Steve at Tiferet Tarot for pointing out that I misread the card title *doh*
romantic dandy stands with hat in hand, came over his arm, looking
smart but for the bouquet of flowers stalks up on his head. He stands
on a small table, with a teapot and cup. Yet, this seems to be held
aloft by a flock of doves. He even has one foot resting in mid-air, on
the back of a dove. Quite a feat!
This card tells me I will have to be spontaneous and open to what comes. Hopefully, if I'm not too rigid in my thinking, I'll be able
to find a good way to discipline the kids without relying on the strength of
my back to carry them, or the strength of my Dear One.
Wish me luck this week!
For journal prompts based on these cards, click here.