“Dear Tarot Guru
What should I work on within myself so that I can have a fulfilling love life?
Twisted 5th Sister”
I will begin with a koan:
Nobly, the great priest
deposits his daily stool
in bleak winter fields
Twisted, you have lost your swerve. You’ve dropped your torch–forgotten even how to hold a torch. That devious light that once burned inside of you? – it’s snuffed out. Have you secretly become a nun? I ask this seriously, because the Devil card reversed tells us you are rejecting and/or repressing your shadow-side–the fun side, the struggle-y, often smelly side that gives life its kick. You’d rather not deal with any poo right now.
Now, how can you accept a lover in this state? How can a fulfilling lover accept you? Lovers are fun, struggle-y and smelly. It takes a lot of luck and some work to find one, and since your confidence left town to have an affair with your enthusiasm, you are left whispering into the void. I am truly sorry to witness this Tarot-scene of lost joy.
How will you get your joy back? How will you re-light your own fire? Find a way to set yourself on fire–
-vacation in a blazing tropical paradise
-learn how the art of fire-swallowing or walking on hot coals
-take up tantric yoga
-follow every passionate impulse you have
-stop doing everything in life that makes you feel like a wet towel.
You asked the question, therefore, you do want fulfilling love. You can find fulfilling love. I wish you luck and Godspeed in re-kindling your spunk. Turn those cards right-side up and you will attract more than you can imagine.