Today’s Card: The Critic

The Critic


  • Criticism
  • Self-destruction
  • poor work
  • self-image

The Critic

A haughty man pulls up his nose at you.

Note the dark grey background, implying negativity; also, the complete absence of any magical implements whatsoever.

The Critic is not part of the creative process; in fact he can be its death-knell.

Everyone knows one; woe betide you may even be one yourself!  The Critic has the power to destroy where others create.  He has no own creative capacity; he cannot weave miracles like other people.


Someone is criticizing your work, your person or something about you.


Ignore, ignore, ignore.  If it’s constructive, it’s critique, not criticism, which is always negative.

Is the critic yourself?

Are you harsh and critical on yourself?  Do you always have to prove that you’re one notch better than the rest?  Be careful that you don’t end up being harsh and critical with everyone around you.

Not only that, but being over-critical with yourself can actually stop you from reaching for your dreams, for your full potential – because there’s that little critic inside you that says:  I’m not good enough.  Right?

Time to let go of the inner critic.

Time to avoid the outer critics, too.

We are each on a unique path through life.  Even your parents can’t criticize your path; it’s not their path.  So avoid people who are critical of you; and go forward without criticizing yourself every step of the way.

Ah non, je ne regrette rien…

8 thoughts on “Today’s Card: The Critic

  1. Tarot Page says:

    Ha! Excellent! Maybe reversed he becomes the Inner Critic?

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  3. The Asian says:

    This is just perfect for me!!

  4. I do not, myself, believe in the Tarot. But your comments are perceptive, and the graphics on your site are terrific!


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