Today’s card brings me a valuable lesson. I saved a quote earlier this morning thinking it might come in handy for today’s card. Then I drew from my brand new first edition Steele Wizard Tarot (yes, I’m excited.)
Last night I drew a card for meditation and got the King of Swords. This morning, while shuffling, the King of Pentacles popped out. I poked him back in (oh yes I did!). Then I pulled the King of Cups.
Which begs the question–what the heck is wrong with the King of Wands? Was he off wandering?
So here we have a situation many Tarot readers run into. It’s called the “But that’s not the card I wanted to see” syndrome.
It’s not that this king or the others isn’t great. It’s just that it’s a guy sitting in a chair with a dolphin on his head. I don’t really have a lot to say about that other than, “HEY! Did you know there’s a mammal on your head? What’s up with that, dude?”
But he looks a bit sad. I don’t think I’ll bother him. I wonder if he could use that quote that I saved. About letting go. I know I can today. The quote? “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” — Eckhart Tolle
Yeah. That quote.
I’ve had a lot of recent stress that I’ve allowed to become huger than it really is. I’ve made myself unpleasant to be around. I’ve wanted to stomp around and slam doors.
Oh wait. I have. Not proud of that but I do need to stay authentic. So yes, I’m a door slammer. I call it punctuation. It’s obnoxious. In my defense, I haven’t slammed any doors in over two years so I guess this is just a slide. But I’m not happy about it.
Oh wait again. Dammit. *I’m* the one who needs to stop defending and hanging on. I just need to let this go.
Got it, Universe. Thanks for letting me process this out in the open. I adore dirty laundry, don’t you?
So, today’s card reminds me that if I hold the cup of my emotions to tightly while I fret about stuff that’s past, I may miss the joy of a dolphin sitting on my head.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Seek joy, y’all! Don’t miss the dolphins. Pass it on.
King of Cups, Steele Wizard Tarot, (c) Pamela Steele.