While I believe that there're no "bad" cards in a tarot deck, there are a few that are- depending on their position in a spread - quite undesirable.
For example, the Five of Cups. In the position of likely outcome.
Yeah. I wasn't happy to see that card there. But it wasn't unexpected, either. I was reading into a program that I was developing, and to say that I wasn't thrilled about it to begin with is an understatement. I almost expected to see a card like this in peeking to how things could turn out if I kept moving forward the way that I was.
It would seem that the odds were stacked against me!
Except, that's not really true. I firmly believe that all tarot readings show us potentials. Not absolutes. Otherwise, what's the point?
I pulled a few more cards to help me get an idea of how I might turn things around, and then put all the cards away. While doing that, while bringing my cards back upstairs to the little zen room that holds all the crystals, candles, and cards that make up my practice, I decided to try on a new feeling.
What if I followed the advice? What if I decided to feel hopeful, instead of defeated?
I had to pull one more card.
Once I got up to the zen room, I grabbed a new deck, shuffled, and held the question in my mind: What if I changed my tune?
Ahh, The Sun. That was much better.
Nothing is set in stone. As soon as you choose to feel differently, and try things differently, a new opportunity opens to you.