“You can learn from the past and imagine a beautiful future, but you must live in the here-and-now.”
Whenever you set your sights too far ahead, you run the risk of losing your footing, for rarely do the present and future match up exactly on the Enchanted Map that is your life story. The future has no substance right now; it is a place that has no grounding as of yet. You can’t live there, yet you can take measured steps to- ward a goal or dream. These steps are important now. The same goes for nostalgia. You can look into the past wistfully and remember beautiful moments or revisit lessons learned. However, you can’t live there, nor can you go back and change what was. Yesterday is gone forever. Live fully in the present. The “now” is the most powerful place to put your attention. Its magic reaches out in every direction, further than the heart and soul can see.
When the Ghostlands card appears re- versed, it’s a sign that you’re wandering in an emotional or intellectual place with no real substance. There is no point longing for that which has already gone or hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps you’ve created a fantasy of “the good old days” or some elusive, utopian destination that lies some- where in the future when this or that hap- pens to make things better. Live one day at a time. Each day is a new beginning filled with truth and beauty. Stay away from the Ghostlands of past and future—avoid nostalgia and longing for something better. Find joy in what is present in your life today.