Air. Oxygen and water; without them we do not exist. Sounds simple, but air is made up of seventeen different gasses, all necessary and life is never simple underneath, is it?
This card asks us to define what we need and want. To stop farting around with I want to be rich, I want to be a baseball star, I want to be thin yadayadayada. And so much of our lifetime is taken up with work it is easy for our first thoughts to turn to what we want to do. I'm past the stage of start over, do overs in that department. I need to define and then act based on what remains of life, not old news. Otherwise my tombstone will say "She thought a lot". What kind of epitaph is that for a person with hopes and dreams? One for the person who never got off the dime, never stood behind her convictions, never actually lived.
"To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom." ~ Andre Gide 1869-1951
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.