So you may be wondering, why all the posts about Tarot Stalkers. Well when you do over six readings in a row, over an extended period of time, and every single time one specific card comes up, you know that something higher is going on. I am personally so very grateful that The Empress gave her time to be with me over all those readings, for it has taught me a lot.
Because I am only just starting out on this journey with the tarot, and I’m definitely still only skimming the surface of what there is to learn, it is easy to fall into the trap of a shallow interpretation of the cards. Instead of spending time to see if there is more they are trying to tell me, I would often just take hold of the first thing that sprung to my mind. Now looking back over the last couple of readings, I can see why The Empress kept coming up. It was because I wasn’t listening to what she was really trying to tell me.
I believe that the reason I didn’t see what the cards were trying to tell me is mostly a result of where my mind and heart have been since that gloomy day in May. Luckily I received some really helpful guidance from some lovely people from the Alternative Tarot Network, created by Beth from Little Red Tarot. And as soon as I read what they had to say it all came together.
The Empress is just as much about nurturing others as it is about nurturing oneself. SELF CARE. How could I not see this before. Yes, originally, when my relationship hit a rocky patch, she was more then likely appearing to show me that my innate nurturer was needed. That my love needed me. But why then did she keep showing up when there was absolutely no chance that I could help my love anymore. When I no longer had any contact with him and my mind was so preoccupied with the fact that I could no longer give my love to the man whom I had loved wholeheartedly for the past two years. Because she was trying to show me that I needed to start to nurture myself. That it was high time to start caring about my own life, to start paving the way for a more harmonious way of living, one that I could be happy with, one truly for myself. And I mustn’t leave out one that is in touch with nature, for it is The Empress that we are talking about here 😝.
For me this Self Care thing is a hard concept to understand, let alone to try and follow. I have always been the one that looked after others. Always putting myself last. But this has to change.
I am also taking it as a warning, that I need to be aware how easily I can lean towards overextending myself when caring for others. So I will keep an eye out for this in the future.
Suffice to say that The Empress has not come to visit me in my readings of late, so I must being doing something right 😊.