How the Cards Helped Me on a Bad Day


Last week, I shared another Caturday reading for all, inspired by Dexter Murdermittens (see below) that reminded me just how the cards can support a bad day.

When I offer collective readings,  I do my best to keep my own path out of it. My intention is to give a reading that relates to a meaningful message my community needs to hear. Over time, it slipped my attention to listen to these messages for myself. 
Well,  the day after posting this reading, I lived out the cards,  and was reminded of the poignant ways these archetypes can resonate. 
After hustling to the river on a hot day, loading my car with boats and floats to share with friends,  I finally got to the calm part of the stream.  ๐Ÿšฃโ€After a busy week, wisdom might have suggested to slow down and take in the restful moment. My Tower card, however, often presents in doing too much at once. 

Instead of resting and relishing, I  took my phone out to take a photo and show off my new cell phone flotation dry bag. Realizing the device was inside the wrong way,  I opened the bag. ๐Ÿ™

My car key ๐Ÿ”‘, also inside,  flew into the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ. I reached out in a panic,  dropping my now unprotected phone into the very wet boat. ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ฆ
The only key to my car was gone, and my phone was soaked. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ My day off seemed ruined. Embarrassed and disappointed, I felt awful enough to bring to the surface a sadness that I couldn’t access before.  My Moon card emerged ๐ŸŒ›… a grief that I have been avoiding by staying too busy showed up full force (another Tower of mine).

The home I grew up in and have known my whole life was just sold as my parents move out of state. Suddenly, it hit me how sad I was about this sentimental loss. ๐Ÿ˜ข
As I recognized that message from the cards the day before, I put together that this Tower Card moment had opened up my Moon Card subconscious need. Remembering the 3rd card, I looked for a 9 of Cups to be grateful for and help heal this day.

The 9 of Cups appeared in my friends. ๐Ÿ†They listened as I had a big sob about far more than the key and the phone. ๐Ÿ˜ญThey each held one knee as we floated along while I wept.

Other peopele on the float called AAA for me (so glad I have this service!), some figured out logistics to get my gear home, one stranger told me a story of a time she made a similar foible. I felt allowed to be in my heart’s moment.
Luckily,  my cell phone was easily replaced with a  new quality phone for only $30 with a special offer! I was able to get a new key made. ๐Ÿ’–Things sorted themselves out. I see these blessings as a sip from the 9 of Cups as well. 

And, I was reminded to listen more closely to the collective readings. ๐Ÿ’•
I’ve also remembered to stay more present with my own grief,  and listen more closely to the subconscious feelings that hide in the shadows of the moon. ๐ŸŒ›
I hope you find the silver lining in challenges this week.  Mercury Retrograde is over, but it’s lessons can live on for our benefit.
If you’re bumping along on a rough river, ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ›ถ or want to keep sailing smooth in fair weather โ›ต๏ธ, contact me for a tarot reading or intuition coaching session to stay awake to your best choices.
I hope to see you soon!

Big Sigh,
Jenna Lynne Roberts

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