When the Universe comes to the rescue
As you know, I’m currently looking for an apartment.
I did end up getting approved for a place, and I thought it would be perfect. It was everything that I asked the Universe for: A studio apartment with a bath tub, within walking distance to a grocery store, a coffee shop with free WiFi and a place to get reasonably priced cigarettes.
I was super excited about the new place — I was already planning the housewarming party. But yesterday I got a new bombshell dropped in my lap: I’d have to pay over $900 upfront in order to move in. I almost freaked the fuck out, but I didn’t. I just went with it.
So for the past two days, I’ve been walking towards this apartment, trying not to worry myself to death about how I’d come up with all that money. In less than 24 hours.
Well today, after weathering rain and dealing with a blister the size of Kansas, we finally made it to the apartment. And we ended up raising a bit more money. But we were still nowhere close to the mark. So we said “fuck it” and went to Starbucks.
While Boyfriend decided to go for a walk to scope out the scenery, I did a tarot reading. I did one of my favorite “What do I need to know right now” readings, asking the Universe to send me some guidance. I won’t get into the whole thing, but it essentially came down to four cards that I needed to see: the Three of Swords, Four of Cups, Seven of Cups and The Star.
To give you the Cliff Notes version, the reading told me that I would have to make a choice — and it would be a bit painful. In fact, The Lovers also came up in the reading as the Near Future card, so I knew it was a choice that had to do with instant gratification. With that, it looked like I would have to give up on the apartment that I was approved for. Which sucks balls, but pain leads to growth, as they say.
The advice card was the Four of Cups. So instead of focusing on what’s in front of me and how to make it awesome and exciting, I needed to look up. The Universe was handing me the answer to my prayers, but I wasn’t seeing it. By getting so bent out of shape by my present circumstances, I could be missing out on something totally different — but even better.
The Outcome was the Seven of Cups. So it seemed to me that if I were to look up, I’d suddenly see that I have a slew of options to choose from. I’d have my pick of apartments in front of me, and while I could waste time daydreaming — since all of these options will seem wonderful and amazing — I should really just pick one and go for it.
The last card that caught my eye was The Star. While this card is more about being in it for the long-haul, I was actually quite happy to see it. It’s a card of hope and optimism. It tells me that I’ll get a sign that shows me that I’m on the right track. And nine times out of ten, it usually comes in the form of some unexpected help.
So after the tarot reading, I sighed and gave it some thought. And I went outside to smoke a cigarette and accept the fact that I wouldn’t be moving into the apartment across the street. I won’t say I wasn’t a little sad, but I remained hopeful.
Well, as I was smoking my cigarette (don’t judge me) and accepting my decision, I noticed a cute guy walking towards me. Normally, I would ignore such things because I’m taken, but something about him made me keep looking. And when he murmured a greeting as he walked by, I murmured one back.
So he went on by, and I went back to thinking about what I could do about my situation. But something told me to look behind me and see where this cute guy was going. So I did. And as I watched, I couldn’t see him. But I did see another apartment complex. And that’s when it hit me.
When Boyfriend came back from his walk, I told him about my little experience. And he confirmed that, yes, there are a bunch of apartments in the area. Well, holy shit. There’s my Three of Swords, Four of Cups, and Seven of Cups right there.
And The Star? Well, right as Boyfriend and I were discussing this, I got an email about a web development job that I could do if I were interested. And it pays exactly what we needed to move into the apartment across the street.
But at this point, I’m going to look at some other options.
Tarot cards from Kundalini Tarot deck