From Leonardo's sketch of St. Sebastian who as a hidden Christian in the Roman Army, used his position to secretly aid and comfort persecuted believers.
I'm reminded by this card I'm working here to get things in order so I can go north and do home hospice for my little sister. I need to take care that panic doesn't guide my decisions or grief to blind me to all the things that need to be covered here. The strictures that bind in the 8 of Swords are there for a reason, it's too easy to willy-nilly and then have to backtrack and start all over again.
"Tears are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound." ~ F. Alexander Magoun 1896-1968
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.