In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.
Sometimes you have to fall apart. Sometimes you have to rush to the hospital, or abruptly end a relationship, or cancel a trip you were looking forward to. Being a spoonie means everything is in flux. (The truth is, everything is in flux for everyone, but spoonies are often more acutely aware of it.) It’s impossible to prepare for every contingency, of course. But what we can do is expect the unexpected, and brace ourselves as much as possible.
What might this look like? Well, if unexpected hospital stays are a possibility for you, maybe you have a hospital bag packed and ready to go at all times, just in case. If a relationship looks uncertain, touch base with other parts of your support network so you’ve got friends to call on in bad times. If you have to cancel a long-awaited trip, what small, achievable things might you plan to bring a smile to the days of the trip you missed–even something as simple as getting on a video call with a loved one? All of that being said, the Tower also reminds us that we don’t have to take upheaval in stride. Preparing is all well and good, but you still need to feel your feelings when the foundation crumbles. Scream into a pillow. Cry on a loved one’s shoulder. Write angsty poetry. Whatever you need to do, do it. Acknowledging that an upheaval is hard can be…well, hard. Let it be hard. Let yourself fall apart. But have the tools on hand to put yourself back together when you’re ready.
(Audio version of this post coming soon)