Influences: Frustration is the enemy of any pursuit that requires self control and stillness. This is a time to stay focused on your goal, to persevere despite obstacles and frustrations. So many times, we want immediate results, instant gratification, and tangible progress. What we must recognize is that internal healing is slow and not always visible. It requires patience and persistence to stay on track. Laugh at yourself and allow that you may fall down and miss your target, but pers...
Obstacles: Indulgence in pleasure remains in obstacle. To heal and be whole requires, at this time, a period of self-reflection, of stillness and contemplation, of solitude. Staying constantly busy, surrounding yourself with distraction, and the inability to relax and be still inhibit the healing process. This is a time to sit quietly in the discomfort of your situation and allow yourself to fully feel all of your emotions, to come to terms with them and yourself.
Bored with Myself
unlike the traditional Four of Cups image where a figure ignores three cups before them and seems unaware of a fourth being offered to them, here all the vessels are behind the woman. This leaves two different possibilities open: either she has seen the vessels, perhaps so often as to have become inured to their charms, or else she is so wrapped up in her own mind that she hasn't noticed them.