Goracle: The Bereaved

 Upright:

A strong piece of yourself has gone missing. Whether through death or divorce, you feel abandoned and forgotten. Like you were never valued to begin with. Try to find new value in yourself.

Inverted:

You have a new-found freedom and you must take advantage of it. You have been released from bondage so stretch, explore, and celebrate.

About the Art:

This card was inspired by my mother and her own troubles with adapting to the death of my father. The loss of a partner, someone with whom you've chosen to share your life together is extremely hard, and in many ways it also means the death of yourself. This longing, loss, and refusal to move on is what informed my decision to use imagery of Victorian Post Mortem death photography. The image is of a woman who wants to identify as a widow above all else, even when she herself is also dead.