This card indicates a period of high stress or emotional challenges that may be taking a toll on your physical health. This card depicts the physical effects of stress/anxiety such as fatigue or feelings of heaviness. Also, this card can indicate walking away from something that may seem difficult at first but ultimately leads to improved health.
An example would be someone with lung problems giving up cigarettes to prevent further complications. At this time, you may discover that you need to give up something; a sacrifice of a habit or pattern that may be difficult to release at first, but will be to your ultimate benefit.
This card represents both hopes and fears; hope for a more promising future, and fear of more challenges based on the past disappointments you are moving beyond. This is a card of change being inevitable, but it also serves as a reminder that we control our own destiny.
Although there are some elements of struggle or sadness with this card; it does indicate the ability to transcend difficulties by taking chances and following through with decisions. Now is a time where you may be feeling a bit discouraged and you should work to consciously change your outlook by focusing on the progress you have made. It will help restore your incentive to keep going forward.
In this card we see the man walking away from what has been. This indicates changes are a definite and that sometimes it takes an initial sacrifice to bring us to better opportunities. This card symbolizes fears of leaving the past behind or the comfort of what was previously established.
There is also the recognition that without these changes; growth wouldn’t be possible. This is a card of rebuilding faith in yourself by showing courage and moving forward in positive new directions.