Week Ahead : The Tear Fool

This week, even with the madness of the kids not being at school, we have the Tear Fool come out and join us. I’m all for letting the tears flow, but why this week?

The Tear Fool
The Tear Fool

When I started this post on Easter Monday, I hadn’t any inclination that less than 48 hours later, I’d want to cry. Okay, so I’m female, and we’re supposed to cry at the drop of a hat, right? Pah! What a stereotype! However, with my website being off line for 16 hours, I was starting to feel frustrated and very annoyed. With the kids being off, I was / am more tired than usual, so maybe the website frustrations were the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak.

However, it soon transpired that there was nothing I could do in any way, shape or form. All that was being done, was being done by my provider. My ISP and two others were also rolled into this bundle of fun and trouble, so all I could do was sit back and try and chill.

Eight of Vessels ~ Rebirth
Eight of Vessels ~ Rebirth

The tears could fall, but in the end, they didn’t. However, the Tear Fool reminds us that being frustrated, caring enough to get all worked up, is a part of life.

The trick is, to let the tears fall when they need to, so that you can heal. My mind suddenly thought of this Tarot card from The Wildwood that links to overflowing, renewing, rebirth.

The Fool knows that like a river, water has to flow if it’s to be free. Stagnant water stinks when you move it. It’s unhealthy, smelly and downright awful. If you let it flow, it’s cleaner, healthier.

The same is true I feel with tears and emotions. They have to flow to be reborn, to be released and free. Keeping them penned in is like drinking poison. Dangerous stuff!

So this week, if you need to let the waters of emotions flow, let it go. It’ll help you heal.

With blessings to you this week! I used Sonia Choquette’s Fools Journey & The Wildwood Tarot for this weekly post.

2 Replies to “Week Ahead : The Tear Fool”

  1. Great post. I don’t cry easily but I’ve learned is a good thing to share my feelings and not bottle them up.
    Sometimes expressing your feelings is enough for healing to begin. You don’t always have to look for a solution how to solve things πŸ™‚

    1. Sometimes it is, but sometimes, you can’t articulate the words and the healing has to begin somehow… As Ah-Ha sang, I do my crying in the rain πŸ˜‰

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