Artist: Edit Farkas
Website: None Given
Grief, loss, sorrow, disappointment, choice
“Going through a very difficult time we often see the empty cups in front of us, and fail to notice the treasures we still have. I tried to make this feeling of loneliness and hopelessness present in this image, still using the essential symbols Tarot decks use. The shape of the tower I used is based on a fortress here in Transylvania, so it relates to me in this way.”
A mermaid sits alone by a river, a black cloak wrapped around her, her demeanor suggests she is lost in despair – certainly she is lost in her thoughts. Around her lie three overturned cups, their contents bleeding away to symbolize the loss she feels. Beside her, two full cups sit upright, but she does not see them, all of her focus is on the fallen cups. Does she mourn them or study them. Ahead of her there is a bridge over the river towards the safety and security of a walled castle.
This card shows us that how we deal with feelings of loss or disappointment is as important as the loss itself. Wallowing will not help us, but understanding that the cup is not always half empty, we will escape our losses and see a future ahead.
Astrological Element & Association
Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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