a blonde woman in a plain blue dress is seated on a chair, her right hand propping up her head - she looks very sad or painfully bored, her eyes glancing off to the right and down, where an empty silver cup is overturned on the grass. On her left is a discarded book, open and face down on the grass.
The landscape around her shows a large hedge maze and stone walkways on the other side of a small river or creek. There are four golden cups hanging in the air in a row.
What strikes me with this card is that there is nothing that readily seems to be wrong - the woman is not in distress from her environment and has both information (the book) and emotional resources (the cup) at hand, though she's laid them down and is ignoring them. The maze behind her looks to me like a pretty, orderly life - perhaps with surprises, since it's a maze.. or some puzzles to solve, but nothing traumatic, and challenging enough that there is little reason to be so bored by it all. Perhaps it's all too orderly... too easy and safe?
Her blue gown.. plain - no surprises here - say that this is emotional ennui, not externally created trauma or even the sort of unhappiness that comes from thwarted desires - it's just plain disatisfaction with what she has with little motivation to change it other than to sit and stew.
Now, I've had a good day today - no major victories, but I was quite content to have a low key day. But I have found myself in a string of conversations with people who all seem to have a collective case of the doldrums, and I recognized myself in some of what they had to say - there is a tendency sometimes to lose interest in what I have, and then wonder why nothing more interesting shows up.
I want to watch that.. not giving due regard to what one has seems worse than having nothing - you go acting like a spoiled brat about what the universe is giving you and you just might find it regifted to someone more appreciative.