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Knight of the Wounded Heart

★★★ Oracle for Starlets ★★★ ★Cards of Chaos by Aya Rosen★ ★Knight of the Wounded heart★ Other art work - Dark Town Sally The Cards of Chaos do not come with a standard reading from the author and instead are left up to interpretation of the reader alone. Knight of the Wounded Heart - This card speaks to me on two levels; in a symbolic sense the card brought to mind the story of Lancelot, and in a very physical sense there have been many wounded knights in need of healing recently within my own life (to the point of creating a custom order spell set for this very issue.) Lancelot has always been a difficult archetype for this witch (who is a King Arthur fan, I could never understand the appeal of Lancelot,) representing a very tragic knight who falls in love with an unobtainable Queen. His honour and love binds him to Guinevere, and he betrays his honour when they become lovers, ultimately leading to the downfall of Camelot. "A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this, To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips." - Lord Alfred Tennyson - 'Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere' Some loves are folly, and they can blind us from the truth and be draining on who we are as people. Not all relationships are balanced, and some wound us. There are those that drain others, take their love, finances, energy and wound each other. Some people just don't "fit" and that is perfectly okay. Sometimes separation and realigning yourself with self-care is the best option. This card reflects the difficulties of the imbalance in being so wounded by another; the background is faded to grey and all the flowers look as though dead shrouds of their former selves, the Knight bears an expression of pain and he too is drained of all colour. Robed in a cloak of runic symbols from the Nordic tradition it shows that wisdom is part of who the Knight is, but he has lost sight of this, along with his heart, which is the only coloured part of the card, drawn separately to the knight above the number 4. 4 is balance, order, and discipline, and is coloured the same blood red as the anatomical heart which suggests that there are reasonable and logical solutions to any problem. For the wounded knights (be they male or female) in the world, I suggest this; remember that you deserve to be loved for who you are, and true love does not seek to harm or wound you. You deserve to be celebrated for the unique, colourful individual that you are, and reminds me of the suggestion that you do NOT need to be fully healed in order to be loved. Someone who loves you truly will embrace your cracks, will see where you colour outside the lines and revel in your individuality, and hold you steady as you walk this path of life - together.

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