A SENSE OF LOSS; AN IDENTITY CRISIS; RECOGNIZING THAT YOU DON’T FIT IN; THE NEED TO BELONG; UNCERTAINTY ABOUT YOUR PLACE.
We were all meant to have connections with other people— within our families, society, and the larger culture. No man is an island, and it’s important to recognize when being “a part of” rather than “separate from” is essential to your well-being. The issue at hand is the need to find where you fit. Be true to your core truths and values. Perhaps you no longer identify with a group or community the way you did before and need to find a new situation. You might be feeling a deep sense of loss or confusion. Address the need for belonging, and know that you will find your place with others of like mind and spirit. It’s okay to let go of pressure to fit in. Not everyone will understand you. It’s time to move on.
Protection message: The shadow side of this card speaks to the essence of abandonment. Perhaps you feel a need to remain apart because intimacy is too threatening. It also warns against creating inappropriate family structures in order to conceal old wounds. It’s time to address the unhealthy alliances you’ve formed and make a decision to heal the past. You will not be abandoned by the world if you claim yourself as whole. Not all relationships are dysfunctional, and not all of them will disappoint you. Don’t abandon yourself. You can connect to others in a healthy way once you recognize your patterns and consciously choose to interrupt them. Life wants to love you. Let it.