Qualities – Eight of Cups: fresh start, withdrawal, seclusion, reflective, seeking, leaving behind.
Verbs – Six of Wands: triumphing, celebrating, succeeding, achieving, acclaiming, cheering.
Objects – Ten of Cups: joy, happiness, contentment, relationship, harmony, connection.
Putting them together gives me:
Withdrawal achieves connection
Fresh start cheers relationships
Leaving behind celebrates joy
Seeking acclaims contentment
The one which stands out is withdrawal achieves connection. It sounds like one of those philosophical statements which don’t quite make sense. Surely, if you are withdrawing, you are not connecting with anyone? In a way, this is true but a connection which can be forged by withdrawal is your connection to yourself. Sometimes we need a break from the hub-bub of life, to spend time with ourselves and work out who we really are. We can connect with our essential self which may be very different from our public persona.
Fresh start cheers relationships reminds me of the importance of allowing ourselves to start anew in relationships. There is no point holding onto the old baggage, dragging it up in every argument. Perhaps we should approach our relationships with others with that sense of newness each day. This is a hard task when the relationship in question is difficult and full of old wounds. In this case, is our fresh start walking away and beginning again with someone else?
These proverbs seem to be more perplexing and less obvious than the previous ones. It seems to fit with the character of this deck though.
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