Time for some more tarot proverbs to round off the week.
I think these will become a regular fixture as I rotate through the different decks. It will be interesting to see how they compare. 🙂
Qualities – 6 of disks: helpfulness, compassion, generosity, concern, thoughtfulness
Verbs – Ace of Disks: beginning, planting, creating, grounding, making, building
Objects – The Hermit : solitude, wisdom, loneliness, retreat, introspection, illumination, ruminating.
Taking an element from each card gives me:
Helpfulness plants wisdom
Compassion builds illumination
Generosity grounds loneliness
Concern creates introspection
Thoughtfulness makes solitude
The one which stands out for me today is generosity grounds loneliness. When we are feeling lonely, it can be so hard to reach out to other people. We imagine that we must be lonely for a reason – nobody likes to spend time with us. So we then retreat a little further. This proverb indicates that the act of reaching out to others helps to stabilize these feelings. We cannot be so focused on our loneliness when we are helping others.
I also quite like thoughtfulness makes solitude. It reminds me of the times when I just want to think and ruminate on something and so I seek time to myself. In fact, wanting to ponder over things creates a necessary solitude. It can be hard to make thoughtful, considered judgements when you just can’t seem to find the time to think.
The two proverbs highlight the tussle between the necessity for quiet, reflective, solitary periods and making sure that we do not retreat too far from others.