In the poker game of life, Nancy gets a raw deal. She lives with her mother and abusive stepfather in a tiny trailer, and the whole school slut shames her for allegedly giving super hunk Chris an STI. It’s enough to make any girl go goth.
Think of this as the “don’t box-dye your dark brown hair platinum blonde” card. You tried it in high school and got a blotchy orange mess. Now you’re thinking you can do the exact same thing and look like Christina Aguilera. How, why?
It can mean “go for it!” But it can also mean unforeseen circumstances and delays. Either way, it’s an opportunity to ground yourself. We can’t control certain aspects of life, but we can control our reactions to them.
Doing a proper deep dive is really good for cultivating a sense of self-worth. But zoning out and binge-watching makeover shows hits that same button temporarily.
Being in a loving relationship with a cute house, a nice dog and a few cucumbers growing out back is a beautiful, beautiful thing. But if you don’t know who you are without all that? In the words of Oda Mae Brown, “you in danger girl.”
The word of the day is perspective. That’s what I hear most often. Tarot gives you a bird’s eye view of where you’re at, where you want to be, and the steps to take to get there.
In this case we’re looking at flower child energy versus corporate stooge energy, the latter being our Hierophant.
Being on the receiving end of this energy can be as frustrating as it is beautiful. If I could skip ahead a few years and see the outcome of my decisions, I’d like to think I would steer myself away from danger and toward untold riches. But that’s not how life works.
She is a groovy, earth Mother. She wants me to explore the wildest depths of my imagination, let my freak flag fly, and other bumper stickers. Mom never pressures me to adhere to any mundane standards.