XXIII MARDI GRAS
Mardi Gras is in full swing, and everyone has turned out to join in the party. Costumed revelers roam the streets, ignoring the parade float behind them. They don’t need a crowd of spectators to be on parade. The glittery night is theirs, and it embraces them with open arms. The Mardi Gras card is one of celebration and self determination! Making a costume and getting through the crowds and traffic is an achievement, but now you’re here and everyone is happy to see you. Creativity and inspiration have earned you a period of exhilaration and enjoyment. Just as the people within the image of the card make their own way through the excitement of Carnival, it invites you to do the same. Now may be the time to step away from societal norms expected of you, and embrace your inner wild side. You are in control of your good time, wherever the night may take you.
Reversed: Mardi Gras is in full swing, but you’re home with nothing to wear. Inverted, this card is all about the negative thoughts that are keeping you from enjoying yourself. Are you so preoccupied with your flaws that you’ve lost sight of how beautiful and stylish you are? Reflect on how those negative thoughts are affecting you. You’re fantastic! Get out there! If you have been facing frustration in your creative endeavors, consider if perhaps you are being too much of perfectionist. Step back, and try to enjoy the process and what you’re learning, rather than how good or bad your work is. You’ve come a long way. Don’t give up now.