The Tarot cards speak……..
I had decided to a mini-reading today, to put on my networking sites – no particular theme in mind, but something just to communicate with my followers.
As I was shuffling, The Empress card literally jumped out of the deck and onto my table. Well, it IS my Mum’s birthday today – she’s 82, so no surprise there.
When I chose the three cards for the mini-reading I felt glad that I had made an effort for her birthday, because these cards were certainly telling me a thing or two. I had made sure she had a present to open from me (she lives far away from me now) which I left with her the last time I saw her in December. I also made sure I sent a birthday card in time………..and I texted her this morning telling her I love her. I am so glad I had done these things, because these cards are clearly telling me to love, nurture and cherish my Mum (isn’t she gorgeous?).
Temperance is a Major Arcana card which advises us to pour love into a relationship which, as we all know, is important, but this card advises us to stop and look at ourselves: we can make all the excuses we like, in our head, as to why we haven’t called Mum, or called in to see her, and really, that’s the point – our head makes us prevaricate and probably not do enough. We need to actually put some love into our relationship with her, too – we need to make sure we talk to her, see her, (regardless of the state of our relationships) to make sure we show her that we recognise her existence in our existence. We need to put some heart into the relationship.
My Mum has been on her own, after my Dad died just under two years ago. She’s had a rotten time, but now she is on the mend. She lives with my brother and his wife and now feels happy and secure. It is no mean feat to take someone into your house, even your Mum, but what a gesture of love that was, and one which has paid out in full.
We are not all able to help our Mums in this way, but what we can do is validate her existence. Even if we can’t tell her we love her, because some just can’t, we can make her feel she is still alive in her own right and acknowledged as a person.
The other two cards clearly indicate to me that, whether done well or not, any mother puts in love (cups suit) – often in a real state of fatigue and being pushed to the limit by sleepless nights and worries – and effort to provide food and a home for us (pentacles) and making sure we survive. This is the minimum of what she has done for us, and without our input from our half of the relationship, she will feel alone and what? useless? disappointed?…..I needn’t go on.
The Four of Cups is about being bored in a relationship (are we taking her for granted?) and the Seven of Pentacles can be read as making choices (we decide whether to pick up the phone, or to visit) but look at the image in this card – are the decisions we have been making having a positive affect?
To me it could not be any clearer – today is a Mum day, she is The Empress, and I feel strongly that the cards wanted me to put out this message today (yes, I feel smug that I had already done what I had, but I should telephone her later too).
At the very least, Happy Birthday, Mum, with much love and thanks for all you’ve done for me.
I would love to hear whether this post inspired any communication with Mums out there and whether it helped your hearts? Please feel free to comment 🙂