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.
Hope can be a tricky thing for disabled and neurodivergent folks. On the one hand, you want to keep hoping for better treatments. Less ableism. More accommodations. On the other hand, there are facts of existence that have to be reckoned with. I will live with chronic pain for the rest of my life. I hope that treatment options for fibromyalgia will continue to improve, but I have to be realistic that I will never be pain-free. That’s a tough pill to swallow. And it can be hard to balance between hoping for improvement and accepting what you cannot change.
The Star insists that you keep reaching for hope, even if the things you hope for need to be scaled down a bit or made more accessible. I hope for productive appointments with my doctors where they listen to my perspective and we collaborate to keep my pain levels manageable. I hope for my flareups to pass swiftly, and that I remember to rest and pace myself between activities.
What do you hope for, big or small? And when you’re feeling discouraged, how can you remind yourself of these guiding stars of hope?
(Audio version of this post coming soon)