"Key words: Shepherd, advise, learn, wisdom, reflection, beliefs
Although the name of this card is Teach, it brings the dual energies of both teaching and learning. You have much wisdom to offer regarding affairs of the heart. This wisdom has been gained through all your joys and your sorrows. At this time there may be an opportunity to assist someone reagarding a relationship. That person may even be you. When the opportunity arises, remember the shepherd -- one who gently guides his sheep along the desired path. Use that same gentleness in guiding yourself or others.
There may also be an opportunity to learn right now. This could take place in many ways, through conversations, observations, or even reflection. Take a moment to reflect on what you have already learned about your relationships and what you still want or need to understand. Then seek a teacher who will help you arrive at that understanding.
The downside of the Teach card is when our "teachers" want us to blindly follow their direction. In relationships, this often leads to restrictions and disappointment. These "teachers" come in many forms...family, friends, society, and so on. If a relationship is not going smoothly, maybe it's time to examine the beliefs, or have you unintentionally accepted the beliefs of others, beliefs that no longer serve you?
Affirmation: In matters of the heart, I offer what I know, learn what I don't know, and remain true to myself.
Traditonal tarot archetype: Hierophant
The Psychic Tarot for the Heart by John Holland