There’s no doubt about it, breakups hurt. Whether you’ve been dumped by someone you loved or you initiated the breakup yourself because something wasn’t working, the change associated with relationship breakdowns is enough to send even the strongest person into dismay. We’ve all been there but do you know what? We can all get through it too. Looking for inspiration and reassurance that everything will be okay? Here are 3 tarot cards that can help you deal with a breakup.
Ten of Swords
The Ten of Swords depicts a man lying down with ten swords in his back. The brutal imagery shown on this card suggests that you’re feeling wounded from your breakup.
Perhaps the relationship ended in a really painful way and you were the victim of infidelity, lying or betrayal. However, it also could be a sign that you’re hurting because you’re grieving a great love that you’ve lost. Were you and your partner desperate to make it work against the odds? Perhaps a long distance romance buckled under the pressure or your conflicting goals prevented you from going forward in the same direction together.
Whatever the cause of your breakup, it’s perfectly natural to be in a great deal of pain. However, we promise you that a few weeks from now, things will be that little bit easier. In a few months, you’ll be feeling even stronger. A year from now, you’ll look back with some fond memories of your time with this person, but ultimately you’ll be ready for the future. What doesn’t break you, shapes you.
If the Hermit makes an appearance during your reading, this could be a sign that spending time alone will help you recover from your breakup. After losing someone you love, you may feel as though the only way to recover is to rebound and find someone new to replace them. However, this attitude can actually cause more harm than good.
It’s only natural to fear being alone, particularly if you’ve spent so much time in recent months or years in someone else’s company. However, the more you spend time alone, the more you’ll get used to it. In fact, you may even gradually begin to enjoy your times of solitude.
Try to see the positives. The positives might be small things such as being able to watch whatever you want on Netflix or they might be big things such as having time to embark on a new hobby and unearth a new passion.
Don’t panic! The Death card doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it means. This card signifies the death of a certain aspect or period of your life, rather than a person.
In this instance, it indicates that you’re going through a breakup. Try not to spend too much time grieving the things you’ve lost and instead, look forward at the things you’re about to gain. After all, when one door closes another one opens.