A step past yesterday's card, on to living the life of the victor.
I'm reminded by this card, and a lifetime of observation, when something has played a big part in our life and we finish it or kill it or let it fly free, we immediately seek something to fill the gap. Quit smoking, start stuffing. Leave Mormonism or Catholicism and rush off to Buddhism or Paganism. Divorce and live at dating sites. It must be human nature, but it seems a shame not to savor and celebrate that empty spot rather than jam a poor fitting something in it's place.
"We're so quick to cut away pieces of ourselves to suit a particular relationship, a job, a circle of friends, incessantly editing who we are until it all fits." ~ Charles de Lint 1951-
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.