When we open up our hearts we become vulnerable to outside forces. These forces can be environmental or people who love and care for us with their best intentions in mind, and sometimes are quite possibly people who think they have a little power but are not at the forefront of acting on it. They may be the ones who start a rumour, spread gossip and do their level best to undermine and hurt us at any sign of weakness, then sit back and revel in their guile.
Although these people and comments are known to us on some level, we are being asked to keep our hearts open, open to receive the good of those who wish us well and to know us better.
Our heart chakras need to be free to receive and express love, for ourselves and others. Our feelings are strong and deserve release to experience the good in the world. The time for a hardened heart is over, it’s time to set it free.
Osho Zen Tarot Illustrated by Ma Deva Padma