In this deck, based on the Golden Dawn Tree of Life tradition, the author has reversed the pips, you begin with the 10's and work up to the aces. So rather than showing us the best life has to offer, we see that inattention or too narrow a focus will allow what we hold dear to slip away from us.
I dreamed last night of my four best friends from high school. I got hugs from them all. It was a wonderful dream and I woke up feeling nurtured. It has been 30 years since I had contact with three of them, yet I know where they are, I have the phone numbers and address of two of them...we may all have nothing but the past in common any more, but why did I let them slip away in the first place? Who has too many friends?
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." ~ Norman Cousins 1912-1990