For a while, I have decided to use the colourful Kitty Kahane Tarot. For the same reason that I like the original Rider Waite Smith, it has a hidden depth to it's simplicity. For today's post, I have drawn the 5 of Swords and the King of Cups. The first card looks at arguments and defeat.
After doing very little yesterday, my boyfriend and I opted to spend today with his family, since it is his niece's fifth birthday. I was feeling a little tired to begin with, but once more people began to turn up at his brother's flat, conversation took my mind off of it.
Out of the people I met there, I spoke with one spirited 18 year old in particular. After chipping through the outer-casing of her attitude and naivety, I found a pleasant girl beneath. We talked for most of the evening, but with the drink flowing a little too nicely at the party, she eventually ended up having an argument with her mother. Even though more than twice her age, her mum did not prove to have the market cornered on maturity or common-sense either. They easily provided the disagreement shown by the 5 of Swords, and eventually, the daughter left the party in tears. Before she left, I spent a good hour talking with her outside on the steps. It would not be difficult to see myself in the central figure of the King of Cups - someone who offered emotional support and guidance in the situation.
Illustrations from The Kitty Kahane Tarot by Kitty Kahane