What does it mean to be a Heart?

 

If you are born as a heart birthcard, you might be down on yourself, because this is the suit of childhood, of love, relationships, it’s not the suit of power, or adulthood like the diamonds, not the suit of knowledge, like the clubs, wisdom, or even wisdom and old age, like the spades.

It seems like being born a heart can make you more likely to manipulate others in relationships, to focus on relationships to the exclusion of other things, when society tells us there are so many better things to focus on. You can certainly act out the negative sides of your suit.

The upside of being a heart is that you can learn, instinctively, how to treat others well, how to make others feel good, and how to draw people to you. You can be a wonderful lover. And you cherish your friendships.

Even if you are monetarily successful, full of wisdom and knowledge and mastery, if you don’t have love in your life, none of it really matters. Love is something we’re all obsessed with, whether we realize it or not, and it can be one of the most powerful forces in the world. It’s not logical, it’s not something you can predict or make happen.

I like to tell people who are going through heartbreak, “You can’t tell your heart what to do.” and though it’s cold comfort for some, it makes life easier when they realize they don’t have to stop loving someone, they don’t have to pretend not to be angry or sad or worried or scared or lonely. If you stop and consider the phrase, it simply means, “Accept what is, accept in this moment, how you feel, and be with it.”

At the end of your life, if you have treated others well, you’ll have lots of friends and family around you, telling you how you made them feel good. And that is very special. And they will remember you.

 

 

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