- 2/pentacles, reversed
Someone is so exhausted from trying to walk a tightrope, trying to balance something overwhelming and impossible to contain. You are just so worn out — physically, mentally, emotionally — trying to maintain a balance where one is no longer possible. There is just a great feeling of weariness from this card for this reading. This may be someone trying to balance two jobs, two relationships, or two sets of any type of circumstances that has just become such a burden.
The one thing I can tell you, is that between these two things, you are closer, more attached, more comfortable with one than the other; which should at least make the decision easier, the choice more clear cut.
- 9/wands, reversed
You have had to reset boundaries several times, over and over, and this is also making you weary, weary and exhausted. You may have tried to handle a situation in a way you thought could make everyone happy, when this was not realistic, or possible. There is a strong feeling here of someone who is battle weary, someone who is ready to throw down the gauntlet and move on.
The edges of your boundaries are scarred and weakened, and the effort you put forth to keep everyone on their side of the fence is becoming more difficult, especially since lines have been blurred.
- 2/cups, reversed
The couples card. Heads are bent together, cups held for a final toast. It’s been a long and difficult road, and there is the realization that something may be coming to an end, someone is going to be saying good-by. You’ve tried and tried and tried, but throughout this long and painful process, you now have to make a choice, you have to choose, a decision must be made.
The one thing I can tell you, you did not fail. You made a valiant, though some would say misguided, effort to keep something alive that was most likely coming to a natural conclusion.
Transitions and the completion of cycles, often described poetically as death, is a pivotal and often traumatic event for the human soul.
Life will go on.