three of cups

friendship / elation / community //

daylight saving time ended and it seemed like some sort of switch was flipped in my brain. as i mentioned last week, anxiety had its way with me; this continued and on friday i wrote in my journal, “it feels like my brain is breaking again.”

(that night i slept for almost nine hours and felt much better upon waking. never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep.)

so i did what i try to remember to do in situations like that: i reached out to my friends. it’s not always an easy thing to do but it is always worth it. i’ve been lucky with friends from a young age. since middle school, i have had people i knew i could trust, who would be there for me no matter what. this has saved me, over and over and over again.

the three of cups is a card that celebrates that kind of friendship, the kind where you can share your feelings and trust that the other person, the other people, will receive them gladly. it implies reciprocity, too, and community. it’s not the intense romantic connection that often comes with the two of cups, but the sweetness of being held by a chosen family.

this week many folks will be giving thanks. i am especially thankful for my friends this year, and i am thankful for you, darlings, who receive these little missives each week. be well this week.

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this week’s deck: mesquite tarot
this week’s stone: rose quartz