February 10, 2008 by Art of Cartomancy
I was hoping for a cheerful message today, but I see that the cards have other ideas about what I need to know. This morning I pulled The Cross, The Crossroads, and The Coffin.
The Cross represents worries, pain, and grief, and with The Crossroads, the combination can refer to a life crisis or a painful choice. The Crossroads represents choices and decisions, and in combination with The Coffin these cards denote a dead end leading nowhere. So the cards indicate a painful situation with no options. The Crossroads + The Coffin also bring to mind ‘no escape’ from whatever situation or event is represented by The Cross.
On a more serious note, I can’t shake the feeling that these cards represent death. The symbolism of a graveyard with ravens, coupled with the symbolism of a road ending at a coffin, make the imagery almost undeniable. Perhaps these cards refer to the death of something inside me, or a situation that is ending, and I’m having trouble letting go.
On a more positive note, The Coffin can denote positive endings that are necessary in order to move forward in life. I guess I could also read today’s cards to mean that a painful choice will bring an end to a worrisome problem.