It’s a public holiday here in England and Wales (Scotland have already had theirs) and today, it looks like the Wildwood is still trying to get me to lighten up and have fun! I think I may be missing the point its trying to make these last few days.
Today’s card is one I struggle with, basically because I find the look on her face rather forced and I never think of the Five of Vessels as a fun experience. I always think of the Five of Vessels (Cups) from the RWS, a figure crying over spilt milk or being hurt in some way. It’s taking a lot to add in the key word of ecstasy. Here are the two images so you can see just how different they are.
As you can see, they’re chalk and cheese! So, how does one get to the theme of ecstasy from the theme of loss and bereavement?
There’s a school of thought about grinning and bearing it, about going through the motions, playing a part (typical that I get that musical episode for Buffy in my head) but hiding in part, perhaps, the pain we are feeling inside that we don’t want people to see?
It’s not pain I’m hiding, I’m just…. somewhat detached perhaps? Certainly not engaged but certainly not attached and in the middle of it, as I usually am. I hope that it changes today, I just want to join in, you know?
So today, I hope you’re in the thick of it, feeling the emotions and being a part of it, rather than either pretending or feeling as if you’re on the side lines.