Where our weaknesses and strengths are revealed to us.
I'm reminded by this card, on a small scale we take this position every day, as our brain and heart pass back and forth from the light side to the dark side; how bad can it get, clutching at rays of hope, gloom and depression, maniac energy. We are really odd creatures, and endlessly fascinating.
"This is the hour of lead. Remembered, if outlived as freezing persons recollect the snow. First chill, then stupor, then the letting go." ~ Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's 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.