This week’s tarot reading includes the card, “Lys of the Shadows”,  who represents healing the shadows, self-esteem, and addictions.

Lys is trying to help people develop true self-respect and self-esteem, but she has to start much further down the scale of idealism than that. She tries to inspire practical help for those who need it most. She is the inspiration for the first wobbly steps taken by a damaged soul towards healing. Her presence in a reading indicates that something that had seemed lost and fixed in that loss is now open to healing. Someone is ready to begin, with help, the climb out of the inner darkness. There is hope here, and a need for loving kindness tempered by practicality.

If you call upon this energy for assistance in helping another, she will always give it, often by encouraging that person to be receptive and others to be helpful. She always has time to support those who have time for others.  In this way Lys is the patron faerie of social workers, therapists, healers, and others who try to help other souls caught in the darkness of their own inner shadows or who are abused by those who should have protected them.