Procrastination. We have an Ace (Aries/Leo/Sagittarius) up our proverbial sleeve, but in the reverse, we can’t light the match to start the fire, we haven’t yet planted the seed, we have yet to take a first step towards a goal. Whatever that is.
In the past position is the 3 of Cups (Pisces/Cancer/Scorpio), the card of good times, good friends, family and celebration. We see the 3 happy humans dancing and drinking and making all kinds of merry on this card that talks about our closest relationships. Being too under the influence is suggested here, including being under the influence of too many people under the influence. Whoever they are, they are in the past, let it be. For whatever reason, this could be a group of friends or family of any sort just ‘dissolving’ (thank you, contributor unseen), a very appropriate word to describe this card of the suit of Water and speaking to our deepest emotional being. This card can also talk about someone who feels alone even in a crowd – and may try to hard to ‘fit in’.
In the future position is the card of retreat, rest, and escapism – the ordinarily restorative 4 of Swords, today alongside that reversed Ace warning you against starting up anything new. This card also warns of stress and burnout from wasted energy.
Some people of your past are not yet far enough behind you, if that makes any sense, and they need to be.
Nothing new can be started unless a few old things are let go – including some habits and or people or both – that may be holding you back. That upside-down sprouting branch that is the Ace of Wands or Clubs or Staves is starting to sprout, but there is no earth energy here, we’re not ‘grounded’. Where do we plant? Here? There? What do you think?
Someone needs more time. Take more time. Aces don’t grow unless they’re planted in the right place at the right time, and this obviously isn’t, yet an Ace it certainly is, so when the time is right, and you really know it as opposed to all your family or friends telling you what you know and don’t know, you will act on your own deepest and most resonant motivations and be energized and inspired rather than burning all your energy on this and that and him and her and here and there and see?
Something wants to happen, but you don’t know what it is, or you do, but are, or were, too concerned about what people think.
Go deeper, listen harder.