Todays is the 4 of Chalices. It shows a young girl and her cat stuck indoors as they stare wistfully out the window on a rainy day. Outside, four chalices fill with rain, and flowers are blooming.
This seems like another "hard luck" card, feeling stuck, depressed and bored. But it also shows four full cups, and pretty, blooming flowers, so there is hope (perhaps a rainbow) on the horizon.
This relates to my own life in that I've been stuck in a bit of a rut lately. I keep "meaning" to go out and do things, but it's been cold, and my housework keeps getting put off until the weekend, so I can drop into bed right after my 10-hour days at work. Once the weather warms up, I'll be able to take a later bus and brave the mile walk/bike ride from the end of the line to the office. That will mean I'll be getting up at a decent hour. I may not be a night owl, but a 9am bedtime is just too early for my system. Which makes getting up at 5 a bit of a chore.
Things I'm grateful for today:
1. Swiss cheese
2. Catching a second wind.
3. My "bag lady hat."