Sometimes questions are formulated in a very abstract way but cards signal concrete details that lead our attention to the circumstances in which we´re inserted. This is the case for a consultant who is going through a series of complicated situations that overwhelm her and make her wonder about «a happy place to be». These are the cards in three readings with different decks:
It seems the consultant wants to get away from the surrounding problems, trying to find a way to preserve herself through balance, equanimity and not compromising with what could affect her. She tries to search in her «tools box», her available resources to use them if they´re useful in the present time. She does not look at what is going on, is focused on the past and is in a kind of bubble that does not free from problems. This positions or «place», to use the terms on which she has asked a reading, will eventually disappear and will have to connect to a greater degree with her context, edges and stiffnesses in circumstances, experiencing collisions and recognizing herself as part of what she is going through: the consultant is part of the overwhelming problems and responsible for them.
She needs openness, redefining perception about the context and observing things such as they´re if she´s interested in moving towards her happiness. Maybe then things will appear with a bitter or arid tone but it has to be remembered that cards are pointing to a «place» and the reading is indicating that place is that of the centre, balance without isolating perimeters, facing what the context brings and making conflicts if necessary but basically recognizing herself as an active part in it and defining her responsibility in what happens to her.
When asking for a «place», cards signal taking a position within in relation to circumstances but also point to social relationships in the consultant, so her place is not a solitaire place or isolated from the context. In concrete terms, it could be any place with changes to socialize even when interactions won´t be completely fructifying, a place with a chance to project rather than actually doing, a place where to have a bonding function or connecting parts, that is, a place where the consultant is a nexus of communications and meeting for others. But even with these characteristics, Tarot clearly signals that sociability conditions may not be completely pleasant.
Cards also indicate a recurrence: some mistakes are not recognized and, in doing so, block growth and prosperity. Again cards talk about inadequate positions, a blind emphasis in the past, lack of reflection within, a harvest that has no place because the consultant does not give herself to others but retains, in her mind, in her actions. But she wonders the same about her happiness and the Tarot is indicating that these dispositions don´t offer a place for growth or abundance.
Finally, some possibilities of the past may be already lost and it´s just about to turn back regretting what won´t be anymore. All this happens in a bit revolted and convulsed circumstances, between problems deliberately provoked and a bit authoritarian or arbitrary decisions that cannot be ignored. It´s suggested to find a kind of «refuge» with her loved ones, in some familiar or private place where she can rest and leave behind what cannot be reached. In concrete, maybe a place far from the bustle, isolated from forces that could be excessive and mess. Probably she won´t lack livelihood but moving to a guarded place will also be due to economic convenience rather than to happiness motivations. In that calm place she´ll find an adequate climate to reflect on her responsibility in the overwhelming problems. That place could be a place within coexisting with that one of socialization mentioned earlier, so even when the consultant is among people she´ll find a private space reserved just for her.
Cards answered about a reviewing process and would be convenient to probe again after a while because that review is a way towards a happy place.
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