Just finished the 8 of Water . . .
A woman swims upstream in a river, intent on reaching her destination. She is taking action to live her dream and to live authentically, even though at times it is very difficult to go against the current. This current may symbolize an outmoded way of doing things that no longer serves her. Or it may represent mainstream, “accepted” values and standards, and she is drawn to live her life in a more unique way. As a water card, there are many emotions involved here. There may be times when she feels like she’s in over her head, when she wants to turn around and let the current take her swiftly and easily downstream. But then she’ll just have to pick herself up and head upstream again, after having lost a lot of ground.
“Stay true to yourself,” the River whispers. “Keep to your course ‘til you make landfall.”