We totally understand that it can be hard when a 'negative' card shows up in a reading, especially when you want to be inspired or given hope. After all, that's why so many people turn to Tarot in the first place!
But, try to remember - every card teaches a valuable lesson we can learn, and it's important we connect with that. Every card has an opportunity to shine your light and cast away the shadow. It all depends on the context of the reading, the energy you are surrounded by, and any other cards you may pull.
Plus, don't forget, the Tarot does not tell the future. You have every opportunity here to consider the message of the card, and reflect on how you could heed the Tarot's message to create positive, inspired change in your life.
If you're not totally convinced, check out Brigit's podcast episode The Bad Boys of Tarot, which may help to put your mind at ease!