This week’s tarot reading includes the card, “Gloominous Doom” which represents self-defeat, self-pity, self-destruction, and taking care of ourselves.
It is time to face the fact that our attitudes and beliefs about ourselves are our own. We may have learned them from others, but the others are not responsible for them in the here and now. We are.
If we choose self-pity and pessimism, we make a choice that makes our lives worse. When this card appears in a reading, it indicates that this is a time when understanding that concept is especially important – a time when there is some sort of crunch in the situation that offers someone the opportunity to notice and change such self-destructive habits. If it is yourself, you know what you need to do. If it is someone else, you may wish to consider how you might support them in this opportunity for change. Can you make sure to give positive feedback at every opportunity? Can you refrain from nagging, scolding, or complaining at them when they get it wrong? These things help.