“The polestar that will guide you into a more loving future is already shining bright in the night sky of your soul. But to see it, you must accustom your eyes to the fertile darkness you have tried to avoid.” 
Sam Keen 

Avoidance is steering well clear of things that make you feel anxious or stir up painful memories. It can be a great short-term survival solution, but unfortunately long-term, a build up of repressed feelings can deeply affect your wellbeing. Drawing this card makes this a great time to spend some time with yourself in meditation and journaling, acknowledging that life's flow includes retreat and engagement. Avoidance is the push and pull of self-protection and potential growth, and it is a reminder to flow with the challenge of discerning when to stand and when to yield. This is not a painless process but a worthy one. If someone around you is avoidant - say of your relationship - remind yourself of all the love you so richly deserve.

Avoidant Mantra: I acknowledge my anxiety and face it with courage.