Desire. Love. Wishes. Deep motivations.
Desire can cause unhappiness by amplifying what we lack. We think if we can just get X, or if Y would only behave a certain way, we’d be happy. And that gap between reality and what we want leads to suffering.
But to stop desiring is unrealistic and frankly boring. Desire can inspire us to work toward a goal and motivate us to take action. It can infuse a spell. It can force us to grow.
Bottom line: we need to be careful about what we wish for. Are our desires leading us to be the people we were meant to be? Or are they like fool’s gold, glittering enticingly, but leading us away from our true path?
We need to harness our desires toward appropriate goals. Part of dreaming and wishing and desiring is learning how to ask for the right thing, then to face the day with faith and gratitude as we orient toward our higher goals.
The apple in this card is an ancient representation of desire, reflecting the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent. A fire of passion blossoms atop it like a flaming heart.
What do you really want? Do you really desire what you think you desire? Or is there something deeper (and perhaps darker) behind your desire?