The painted skull and burial offerings remind us we have the right to mourn. It’s time to let it go, to release what holds and traps us in the past.
We all have situations where we wish we could have done better, chastise ourselves for being human, inconsiderate, intolerant. It may also be a time to say goodbye to a loved one or a period in our lives. Mourning is personal and can take weeks, if not years to work through.
Death comes to us all, the times of change do too, sometimes we want it, other times we don’t. When it happens when we don’t want it, we can get angry and upset both with life and those around us. We can get angry when we do want it and change doesn’t come too: seems the universe can’t win.
What ever the reason for the exhaustion, the overwhelming of the senses, The Wildwood reminds us we can let go, we can and should grieve, let the emotions run their course and empty themselves. Humans are like a damn: get too full of emotions and we burst, probably not in a good way.
In what ways can we let go? We cry, we fight, we throw tantrums when we fail to understand and bury our heads in the proverbial sand. However, at some point, we have to come up for air, let go of the baggage and carry on, though often a little wiser.
Some things are harder to get over though, especially if we’ve lost a close loved one. Those things are harder to mourn over, to adjust after, but we can do it, we were made with that ability and as much as it hurts, the pain is part of the process.
Whatever it is you’re mourning for, let it go, for the context card says that we’ll need this experience either for a future life, or for a time later on in this one, far removed from the here and now. For only then, when the dam is dry, can we walk through the shallow pool to the other side and carry on slowly, one step at a time.Decks used are:
The Wildwood Tarot, published by Connections, created by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, (c) by Will Worthington
Deck of 1000 Spreads by (c) Tierney Saddler.