5 OF EMOTIONS
— Processing sadness or grief —
FIVE OF EMOTIONS (CUPS) TAROT CARD MEANING
THE 5 OF EMOTIONS TAROT MESSAGE
grief, loss, getting stuck in a negative pattern or emotion, not seeing the way out, allowing an unwanted pattern to become who you are, crying over spilled milk, learned helplessness, the time to find new hope and turn towards the things that bring you joy, turning your heart to the light
We can become enamored with our own shadows, as they make us feel proud to have endured so much. They can make us believe we are: ‘deep’ ‘healing’ spiritual’ and ‘profound’ as our dark night of the soul can give us strength. Love all the parts of you, but don’t love the shadow so much that you keep it from being processed, healed and released.
EXPERIENCING the Tarot 5 OF EMOTIONS
When all the world feels like ice, she knows that we have drifted from our emotions once more. We grow cold. Hard. Distant. And she knows that there is work to be done in order for us to find our hearts again. It is just so easy to feel so clean and so numb. She wonders if we miss the tender aching of our own heart for joy. And she knows we do, because she feels it all for us. All the hurt. All the sadness. All the grief. And all the love, laughter and hopefulness. So she holds onto the ice for us. She warms it with her empathy of sunshine, and she melts it into drops of tears. Her heart is a vast ocean… and she holds it all… overflowing with all the emotions we need to feel so that we can smile again. Processing is a process. She helps make it a little easier. She takes some of the saltiness away so that our wounds are not as fragile, and she asks us to feel into the feels so that we can heal.
Go visit the 5 of Emotions and ask her what she has been holding for you. Inside of her heart she shares your pain, and inside of her release she shares all of the secrets to letting go.
“Art is never finished, only abandoned” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Write down the emotions you want to thaw on small pieces of paper. Put them into ice cube trays and freeze them. Allow them to melt on the next new moon, and create space in your heart for them to root.