That both these cards are reversed tells me that this is a time to focus within and that this is an issue which I’ve already addressed in the past. In other words I already know this answer and the Tarot is getting a bit tired of answering the same question unless I do something with the answer.
I think what I need to focus my energy on is why I’m not making the choices I know need to be made. Why am I not taking the necessary steps to achieve the goals I desire? I don’t even need to pull a card to answer that one – fear and laziness. Not doing something is so much easier than actually doing it. If I never try then I can never fail. The two biggest areas in my life that exemplify this behavior are my lack of progress changing my eating patterns and with establishing myself as a professional Tarot reader. I regularly proclaim that I wish to accomplish both these goals but do almost nothing to actually reach them.
The red hooded figure on the Crossroads card tells me there are choices to be made and I can’t keep hiding from them. The red of her cloak reminds me of joy. It is a bright, cheerful red that speaks to me of the possibilities for happiness that making these choices can manifest.
The two figures on the 3 of Cups are also garbed in shades of red. They seem to resonate a sense of serenity and joy. It’s as though they are in perfect harmony with each other and with their environment; a harmony which I’m denying myself.
Taken as a team, these two cards are telling me that before I can fully experience and manifest joy and happiness in my life I need to make some changes. It’s time to make the hard choices and stop trying to hide from them. It’s time to make choices that will bring joy, fulfillment and happiness into my life. The reality is that not making a choice is still a choice. Why take the passive route when I can be more assertive and fully participate in creating that joy in my life?