She has had a gruelling week of exams, the realm of the studious Pentacles Page, which I drew in its reversed aspect.
As well as the stress of her studies, I know she has misgivings about the trip and how she will be received in her father’s house. Alas, I fear she has good reason to be concerned.
At least she will have her sister Anne to fall back on if necessary.
Dagger Hakea is the remedy for the bitterness and resentment, usually unspoken, that can build up between loved ones. Its positive outcome is forgiveness and love.
I have long felt that the dreadful inability of John and his daughters to talk to each other about the marriage break-up is a long-running festering sore on their relationship.
It will be painful but I am sure they all need to get on and deal with it.
But I have no role to play in that drama. My job is to sit on the sidelines, ready to offer what comfort I can when it is called for, trusting that my children are capable of managing this one without me.
And if they choose to let it lie another year, then so be it.