One of the meanings of the Widow card is mourning. Something has or will come to an end. It will cause the deep expression of sorrow. Not all things that come to an end cause mourning and at times a person can feel relief if it is an oppressive or victimizing situation. In that case, this card means a finalization, putting things to rest or burying your past.
When you become detached from someone or some situation you have to let it go. The more you hold on, the more it hurts. Experiencing sadness affects people differently. There are shades of sadness as there are stages in mourning. When the Widow card comes up and is right beside the Sweetheart or Lover card there is a very good chance that the person is grieving. Not in all cases but in most. The Widow card indicates a profound loss. If the person loses sight of the fact that endings are part of life, the pain will haunt them and they cannot move forward. Acceptance is important.
The image shows a woman in a cemetery. She is paying homage to a cross and the ground beneath her where her loved one is buried. She does not realize that it is too late to say all the things that she is silently whispering. The regrets will eat away at her and erode her heart. She should have spoken her mind when the person was alive. This card warns of being sorry for some action taken.
Does the woman in the picture feel a sense of obligation? Do you feel obligated to go through a situation that is depicted in the surrounding cards. Is it your duty? When this card is near the Misfortune card it indicates a pending trauma through some bad news or unforeseen catastrophe. There is a twist of events that will make it difficult to think clearing. Getting stuck in the news.
When the Widow card is beside the Love card it presages that your romantic relationship will become barren of emotions and could very well produce a tear or two. The person is not capable of depth partly because of past experiences and the baggage that is still left over from that.
Coupled with the Journey card there will be some travel necessary probably to come to the assistance of someone who is very lonely and quite possibly depressed. Maybe it’s a funeral.
The Widow card represents a divorcee as well and has aspects of the Queen of Swords in the Tarot- who has known a tough life but at the same time remains emotionally detached while fulfilling her duties and the demands that she faces in her life. In some ways, the Lenormand Scythe card can be linked to the Widow card in that there is a severance of “something”.
Very often the Widow card will signify a woman without an emotionally connected partner. She would be the type of person that does not allow people to get close to her out of the fear of getting hurt.
When the Widow card is next to the House card, grief come to the home and family- an unexplainable event.
If you asked a question about getting pregnant and the Widow comes up as the answer- there is a strong likelihood that you cannot conceive without further medical advice.
One more thing, the Widow card suggests that you are alive but not living life.