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What has the power to drain my creativity? I feel like I’ve had a number of ideas lately, but I haven’t really been able to execute them all. I also feel like my energy’s being sapped by everything going on around me right now– I don’t have a lot of it to begin with. When you add in the fact that I’m not entirely sure my friends and I will survive the next President’s term, it’s a little tiring.
As for gifts, I took this more literally than metaphorically. Rather than get navel-gazey today, I asked about material gifts.
I… was not surprised by either of these cards. One thing did surprise me, though.
The Tower did not surprise me. Obviously, one of the things sapping my inspiration is the destruction of a lot that I thought I knew. Like the concept of the essential decency of my fellow man.
What I did not expect, however, was The Tower falling out of the deck as I was shuffling, flipping over when I went to draw, and then being the card I drew after re-shuffling. And then, when I was afraid I may not have shuffled enough, being the card I drew after re-re-shuffling. That’s… that’s a lot of Tower. Apparently my deck is not messing around today.
As for The Lovers, it’s unsurprising that a gift will come from a partnership. In all likelihood, it refers to my actual lover. (I love the artwork on this card, though. The full moon and new moon imagery is pretty rad.) It could also refer to something coming in the form of a partnership, which would be pretty interesting.
Maybe there’s a way I could turn a potential loss of inspiration to my advantage, though. Anger is inspiring, and I have it in no short supply. A lot of art, music, and writing is going to come out of the situation going on right now. There’s also no shame in being uninspired– a temporary reprieve from the drive to create things is like a rest in a song. It’s a tiny silence that gives the rest of the music around it color, shape, and context. It’s not always a bad thing.