Court cards, by need and nature, are basically one-dimensional, otherwise you wouldn't have four courts in a deck, you'd have one card, full-faceted. But modern adults have become via choice or circumstance or the time we live in, can-do, one size fits all, multi-taskers of life, required to fill all roles whether we like it or not. Perhaps a blanket statement but something I've been thinking about a lot since I've become a member of the pink ribbon tribe and been observing how males deal/cope with our breast cancer. And reflecting back 40-50 years and how the men of my mother's age dealt with the same thing.
I'm reminded by this card of Rob's sword personality, the thinker who amazes me with how clearly he can pinpoint the crux of a problem and work out the solution. How deeply his feelings run (cups) and how hidden those feeling are from nearly everyone but me. Of how quickly (wands) he can act, and at this time how badly he wants to be able to fix things, make them right, make me whole again. And how at base (coins) he is the worlds best nurturer and provider. He is the all-faceted man, and today on my birthday I recognize he is the greatest gift I've ever been given and just how much I treasure him. King of everything, including my heart.
"More marriages might survive is the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse." ~ Doug Larson 1902-1981
The cards open previously closed doors to my own heart with their merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.