Anonymous asked: I have been single for a decade. I have no biological family and my close friends live far away. I am deeply isolated in my life - a decade ago I was gang raped so it has taken me a long time to trust again... This year I got to a better place with myself and recently met a man that I felt a deep connection to. Is he my Soulmate as I believe him to be?
Hello, Querent. I really wanted to approach your problem as sensitively as possible, but then right off the bat I managed to draw a card that portrays someone fending off multiple assailants, and I had to sort of sit here and breathe for a moment before proceeding.
Anyhow, if we can accept the Seven of Wands as being emblematic of “past struggles,” that leads me to interpret the Five as discordant echoes of that period, which wind up negatively coloring the way you experience other interactions — even fairly innocuous ones. Note that the combatants in Pamela Colman Smith’s version seem like mere children playing at battle; there is little actually at stake, and yet the conflict still disquiets you.
The Justice card at the end tells me that you’re seeing things with clear eyes now, Querent — carefully evaluating each move as you make it, but no longer jumping at phantoms. She’s a glorious and compelling figure, isn’t she? I’m fascinated by this beautiful new phase in your evolution.
While there isn’t anything inherently romantic about this card, she’s in a much better position to trust her own judgment. I don’t ever make assurances to people regarding soulmates because I’ve watched so many people forced to walk away from relationships which had previously seemed written in stardust (as Tennessee Williams wrote, “A woman must not have a heart that is too big to swallow”). However, I drew an extra card as a comment on your recent love interest, and got the steady, sensual Prince of Coins. Study up on that card, Querent, and see if you can gather any practical insights about how to proceed with him. For the record, I think it could be a good match!
Congratulations on the progress you’ve made. Ever upward, Querent.