TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- You don’t believe in “happily ever after” and as a result find yourself alone and lonely. You can either change your perceptions so you’ll be more open to potential relationships or make your antisocial grumpiness work for you by gaining insights and knowledge easily missed if one is distracted by a relationship.
- You’re resisting moving on to the next phase of your life because you don’t want to do it alone. Unfortunately, many of our greatest personal epiphanies occur when we are in solitude.
- You fear that your lack of financial resources and impoverished lifestyle limit your social interactions. Is it that others judge you poorly for your socioeconomic status, or that you’re projecting your insecurities onto the world?
It’s another gray, rainy, gloomy day here in the lower Hudson Valley. I decided to ask what I might learn from this grayness because we’ve had quite a bit of it lately. Using the Wildwood Tarot I drew the 5 of Stone. The card shows a child huddled in cave tending a fire – alone and isolated. Perhaps the child is engaged in a rite of passage; a vision quest. That can be an empowering and deeply spiritual experience but I don’t believe that aspects applies to my question today.
The card’s reversed nature suggests that the answer to my question is the opposite of this. Instead of isolation and solitude I need to reconnect with people. I need to reach out and communicate with friends and loved ones. It makes perfect sense because a rainy, grey, gloomy day is the perfect time to make a pot of tea and chat on the phone with someone. I may not be able to leave the house but that doesn’t mean I need to suffer in solitude.
On another level this card may be reminding me that being solitary allows me to focus within myself and find the answers I seek. I don’t need to leave house to engage in a spirit quest, I simply need to find a place in the house where I can carve out some alone time; some time to focus on me. Of course that can be easier said than done but I do think it’s important to do in order to keep my spiritual fires burning.