35.  Fulfillment

'Tired' is too shallow of a word for how I feel, the Crone thought to herself.  But here, resting in her garden for the first time since she started her journey across the sea three years ago,  here was the certain peace she'd been missing.  She was so exhausted, she could barely enjoy it; but while she felt half worn-shoe, she was also half victory march.  She traveled alone, day or night, and fought of any number of horrors - real or imagined - to bring her torchlight to the coast.  She had used her time, her little money, her many gifts to heal and repair whole villages, even when the young men scoffed at her that she was too old to be doing anything of worth.  But after all was said and done,  it was here in her garden that the butterflies circled 'round,  and gave her peace. 

She made it; against all odds and most "safe" advice, she had made it.

At a situation's "end", many people wait for the other shoe to drop; to require some additional engagement or commitment, or for the consequence to rear its ugly head.  FULFILLMENT reminds the Querent, not only is it over, but you can enjoy the spoils you worked so very hard for in a situation that's been going on for quite some time.  Just like every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end, our conflicts do as well.  It's important that the Querent addresses (honestly) the trials and tribulations that led up to this point, and the people who made conquering those things possible along the way.  Not only are you able to finally access the peace & wellbeing you've been grasping for all this time, but you see the results and the ripples of those results making waves in our wider world.  Breathe easy.  You've more than earned it.

This card is part of the AUTUMN Suit in the Woven Wisdom Oracle, which notes lessons from the empowered voices in the twilight of life, who have lived experience. How can we learn from others strengths, or shortcomings?

Could relate to: relationships and events coming full circle, a resolution to a conflict in your favor, graduation or promotion, recognition for a special achievement.

Key Questions:

  • How did I come to accomplish things thus far, and who helped me get here?

  • Am I giving myself enough credit for the effort that was required?

  • What steps stand between me and my ideal life?

  • When do I feel my best physicially/emotionally/spiritually? 

  • What are the signs of improvement I see since I started this goal?