Themes: dissatisfaction, ingratitude, scarcity, feeling not enough, black and white thinking, all or nothing mentality
The Energy of “Not Enough”
This card points to black and white thinking. The black and white mentality of: you either have it all or nothing at all. Meaning you’ve either accomplished all your dreams or you haven’t accomplished anything at all. It’s the inability or unwillingness to recognize the in between- the space where maybe you haven’t yet accomplished all that you desire, yet, you have enough in this moment to be on the way towards accomplishing those goals.
This card points to an energy of scarcity, the feeling that there is not enough. It’s like a bear preparing for winter, only its 2 years in advance. By focusing on how you don’t have enough for the whole winter (2 years from now) you forget that you have plenty today and perhaps plenty to sustain you until the moment comes when a shift happens. This keeps your focus always projected into the future, while robbing you the pleasure and experience of enjoying what you have now. This is where the syndrome of “I’ll be happy when” kicks in, and in our unwillingness to simply be in the present moment, we rob ourselves or truly enjoying life in the now.
This card points to a need to have faith. The subject is crouched over its cups, looking straight ahead. While holding tightly to its precious possessions, it doesn’t see the four cups that are holding it up. It does not see the foundation that it already has. There is an overtly strong focus on the material world. Everything is black and white. This points to a loss of inspiration and imagination, the willingness to see outside the box, the inability see new possibilities.
- Black and white
- Rigid all or nothing thinking
- Lack of faith
- Overly focused on the material
- Colour – imagination
- Connecting with the divine spiritual realm
- Believing in magic- connect with your inner child
- Release defeatism, perfectionism, and the idea that you are not enough
When you hold too tightly, there is no space for those cups to go- yet also no space for new cups to come in. Remember this.