On my Pip Card Cheat Sheet I have this one as “community, sharing, creative collaboration.” It is the card of friendships, high spirits and celebration. It can also represent things having to do with parenthood and the bonds or relationship between parents and their children.
This card once turned up for me in a Celtic Cross spread in the “hopes and fears” position. This may seem odd, but it rang true. I do crave and enjoy connections with other human beings. I also see the act of working together in community as humankind’s only hope. Unfortunately, I also fear the rejection that making oneself vulnerable to others can bring, and I find the work of community building taxing and frustrating. If you’ve ever laid your heart out there on the line, and had it trampled, you understand the dilemma.
Today, I am exhausted. The week has been trying at work, I’ve had some physical discomfort, and I think that today everything finally just caught up with me. I want to crawl under the covers and hide. I feel beleaguered and emotionally empty.
I really could scarcely feel more distant from the spirit of this card at the moment. Perhaps that is the time when it is most important to turn towards those we know the best and love the most.