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Friday, 2 September 2016

So many swords

Yesterday I drew 4 of Wands, which is a blockage card. This became quite literal, because I went to the nurse yesterday to have her confirm I have wax in my ears (hearing aid has been feeding back and audiologist wanted me to rule out wax blockage before coming in for a mechanical repair) and she decided to try to irrigate my ear and ended up blocking my entire eardrum with wax and now I'm completely deaf in it. I am, as you can imagine, quite distressed by the situation. I have an emergency ENT appointment today and hope against hope that it really is just impacted wax and not somehow permanently damaged. Any reiki or prayers would be gratefully received and I will update upon my return.

I don't think it's a good idea to do readings on health or medical conditions, not with a view to outcomes. But the tarot can offer some advice. Let's see what it says about today. What is the advice of the tarot for me in coping with yesterday's events and today's events?

Jean Noblet Tarot, Flornoy 2014 

An abundance of swords fall on the table. What story is told in them? It starts with a partnership, the love and support of relationships. I did find lots of support yesterday from my coworkers when I returned to work deeply distressed because at this point I cannot hear a thing out of my right ear, and also from my husband, who is valiantly taking me to hospital today. The centre card is the double trouble card, 7 of Swords. However, it is also a card that shows will and determination, and it was this determination that helped me get an appointment today instead of accepting what the nurse told me and sitting at home waiting to receive a letter for an appointment to see an ENT. I pierced through blockages, as seen in the card.

The Ace of Swords looks literally like what is going to happen today. The sword enters the crown, and little squiggly bits fall out all around it. My ear will be microsuctioned and debris removed. It also represents power and control of the situation, and I think this represents the doctor I will see and his confidence in handling what (I hope) will turn out to be a routine procedure. I will be putting myself in the hands of a surgeon.

The final card is 4 of Swords. This has been a swords situation;  4 represents stability. So, the situation will stabilise, somewhat. The card suggests that it may take some time before I'm back 100%. I will certainly be stressed out by it all, and will need to give myself space to deal with that.

All in all, it's not been a nice couple of days, but let's hope this is just one of those things and will be sorted out by the good folk in ENT today. Wish me luck.

Evening update: So here's what happened. You know how in cartomancy swords (spades) are about digging. Well. Not to get too graphic. The ENT was not at all impressed with the story I told and looked in both ears and said they were completely impacted. It took 40 minutes of painful procedure to clear them, and I nearly squeezed hubby's hand off because she told me not to move and I kept flinching. I squeezed instead of flinching. That 4 of Swords is explained by the valium I took beforehand. LOL. The outcome is, I can hear again. My eardrum has some injury from the irrigation but it will heal. And I've got an ear infection and a prescription of antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in two months.



  1. Yikes, doesn't sound like any fun at all! Still, I'm glad you've got things sorted, and all the support and meds you need.
    Hugs, Cx

    1. It was a most unpleasant microsuction, but that's because I've been trying to get these blankety-blanks to send me to an ENT for two years! I have sent a letter of complaint to the NHS.