I will refrain from misquoting “Princess Bride” now since mixing movies is only second worst to mixing metaphors.
Still with me? Good! This is the Eight of Water from the soon-to-be-out-of-print Gaian Tarot. It is the Eight of Cups in many decks. Although Powell turns a distinctly non-traditional eye on many cards, here she is true to the meaning.
Leaving things behind.
And, of course, the character I see here is Dory. I see this card and I tell my client that they have started the hard work. Now they must just keep swimming.
Stop for a moment.
What do you identify as “the hard work” in your current energy pattern? What are you actively trying to move away from?
- Negative thought patterns?
What ever it is, this card is a reminder that you should keep swimming. Don’t look back. The further out you go, the further you are from that shore. The shore represents that “not so good for you” behaviour or, sadly, person or place.
Now that you’ve refocused on that “hard work”, I want you to give yourself a pat on the back.
Now, get wet.
You know why.
You’ve got to keep swimming, swimming. Just keep swimming.
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
Eight of Water, Gaian Tarot Limited Edition, Joanna Powell Colbert