Seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change, come what may
If the good times are all gone,
and I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way
Many times, we have to make the choice to leave. We leave a job; we leave a way of life. We leave our loved ones behind as we go in search of who knows what.
The Tarot has two obvious cards that indicate leaving: the Six of Swords and the Eight of Cups. When these cards turn up in a reading, my interpretation is “the time has come to go”. The pressures that created the thoughts to leave can remain strong for days, months, and even years after the fact. How does one learn to let go?
What I see when I look at these cards is the differences in the symbolism.
With the Eight of Cups, I perceive the cups to be empty. The good times have ended. The joy is gone and now, one needs to face the reality of loss in order to move on. Oftentimes in a reading, this card comes up in a reading as message to leave a situation that mind already knows is over, but the heart refuses to let go.
Whereas, The Six of Swords feels more like a card of exodus, of searching for a better way. One knows that other options exist and the time has come to actively seek them.
The cards that follow may reveal additional keys for helping one to move on, to learn about the strengths and weakness of the options and resources available.
Are you ready to find your Key to the Gateway Home?