Today’s card is the Two of Earth (Pentacles) from the Gaian Tarot. We see a mother holding two children in her arms, while deciding which vegetables she wants to buy. One of her children is crying and needs soothing and the other one doesn’t look that cheerful either, but for now he only needs a cuddle.
Life can be like this sometimes or maybe more often than not. These days we are all expected (by others but also by ourselves) to manage our chaotic circumstances and to multitask our way through the day. When I saw this card I immediately was reminded by my trips to the market with S, who was still a toddler then. It didn’t take me long to realize that if my husband would look after her while I was doing the shopping, everything would go much more smoothly.
There is no shame in asking for help. Our loved ones don’t always notice when we need their help, so it is up to us to speak up and communicate our needs instead of grumbling and complaining while doing everything ourselves.
It seems this mother manages quite well, but I am sure she would like to come home where her both kids were playing in the garden and coffee was brewing...