Anon has asked for a reading on “A clue for something I don’t see, but need? (Thank you.)” using Noxporium’s choice of deck for this matter. And for this matter, Zaheroux‘s Covid Romantic Playing Cards has been chosen.
Card: 9 of Roses (Hearts).
Short Answer: You need to start over. Perhaps a change of address. Certainly a change of thinking. But you don’t see it because you’ve been used to how things are for so long. What is in your environment that could be better but you’ve put it off for so long, you have forgotten that it can be better in the first place?
Not So Short Answer: Cory Hutcheson’s book 54 Devils gives “A little house/cottage. A new life.”, as the reference for the 9 of Hearts. So I had to sit with the card for a bit to understand how to explain it. Superficially, the card is advising you to change your address, to move out from where you are into a different neighborhood. Obviously, this isn’t something that is going to happen immediately and could have a timetable of years when considering how the current economy is outright hostile to such action.
But it is possible to change your living space without changing your mail drop. It takes a change of mind and a new way to look at you, your world, and how you choose to interact with it. You have become so used to the way things are that you are having difficulty imaging that alternate ways of doing things exist. You are aware of this or you would not have asked your query that way.
Because you are used to the way things are now, it is easy to overlook the little ways that things are not good for you. After all, you’ve put up with that flat pillow all this time, and even found a way to fold it into something you tell yourself is comfortable, so why bother to take the time to do something about it today, when there are lots of other things that need your attention and action.
But here’s the thing about flat pillows: They don’t fix themselves. They become part of the background, one more piece of scenery that you rush by because the pot on the stove is boiling over. You only remember that the pillow is flat when it’s time to go to bed at last but now you have to fold the pillow into a usable shape again and it becomes one more piece of grit in your soul’s unseen wound because there is nothing you can do about it until morning, but the morning has its own burdens to bear.
A new life doesn’t require a new postal address. It does require changing what is within reach so that you become part of a mutually beneficial environment instead of always fighting it for a moment of peace and rest. If this means taking twenty minutes and ten dollars to replace the pillow, then that is time and money well spent when you consider all the evenings and lazy afternoons that you won’t grind down by holding something that no longer holds you back.
And once you replace the pillow, or whatever small thing that this post inspires you to finally take care of, when you are at peace with that little piece of your new life that you have created, look around. What other small things can you do today, this week, this month, that will improve your life such that after you take care of the metaphorical pots, you can sit in peace? Start there.
The Corvid Romantic Playing Cards are a “poker” deck designed and illustrated by Megan Weber. Under the name of “Zaheroux“, she showcases her nature and magic inspired artwork. Please note that the Corvid Romantic’s Feathers are read as Clubs, the Bones are read as Spades, the Crystals are read as Diamonds, and the Roses are read as Hearts. The Corvid Romantic Playing Cards are ©Megan Weber.
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