I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.
Tuesday's Intuitive Tuesday card was The Wheel of Fortune. I have pulled an additional card today for After Iris who said:
I think one of the most influential cycles of my adult life is connected to my husband's depression. We're just coming out of a recent low phase that was made more intense by the birth and death of our middle daughter and the recent birth of our son.Today's card is the Five of Cups (Reversed). Fives indicate a shift in stability, upsetting the balance, struggle, adjustment, conflict, adversity challenge and uncertainty. In its upright position, it can indicate a period of mourning, loss, disappointment and regret.
I'm hoping we're entering an 'up' now: we're starting a new business and I think it will give us a great deal more control over our general circumstances and more specifically with how my husband's mental state can be channelled.
Thank you for letting me know about Intuitive Tuesdays, lots of food for thought!
But when the Five of Cups is reversed (upside-down), it indicates that the pain is ending (thank goodness), that there is some hope and you are in the process of making sense out of the changes and crisis that you have endured.
After Isis, the period of a low cycle in your husband's depression, the death of your daughter and birth of a son all sound like a period of changes, crisis, mourning and spilled emotions (the energy of the Five of Cups). The suit of Cups indicates emotions, and on the card above (in its upright position), you can see that three of the cups are overturned, while two remain standing.
You are in a period of adjustment from all of the emotional turmoil you have been through. If the cups have seemed to be half-empty, they are beginning to feel half-full. This is probably due to a combination of several factors.
First...time really does help in the healing process. In addition, new situations may have contributed to your new outlook. Combine this with the feeling that the Wheel of Fortune is spinning to the next phase, and you now have glimmers of hope as to what is next and the ability to handle anything that comes your way.
In your comment above, you spoke of both the upturned cups (depression, death, etc.) and the cups that remain full (new son, new business, etc.). The key to moving forward is to take it one step at a time and realize that life does have its cycles and your job is to find the middle ground no matter where you are in the cycle.
The symbolism and meaning of the Five of Cups speaks to all of us. What cups (emotions) are you happy to release? Which cups (emotions) do you want to stay upright and full? As you move forward, stay attuned to your emotions, and remember that this is just one stage of the cycle.