Sometimes the people we love project their own shit onto us and it can make us feel inadequate, confused, or just plain hurt. Sometimes the people closest to us don't understand what we are going through or what we are trying to create. This can leave us feeling unsupported, isolated, and disappointed. Sometimes the people in our life don't take the time to see or understand us. This can make us feel ignored, ostracized, and insecure. For some of us, it happens more often than not. But also more often than not, this has nothing to do with us and much more to do with the other person.
It takes emotional strength and wisdom to not take it personally. The King of Cups is able to detach himself just enough to gain perspective. Through this perspective, he is able to recognize what is other people's bullshit or misguided misunderstandings. He is able to leave those projections and slights lying dead where they land and focus instead on his own truth.
Many of us are undergoing some serious transformation right now. We are doing internal work and creating something that doesn't fit nicely into conventional standards. And while we know that what we are doing is worth it and that it will produce something more beautiful than any of us could have imagined, it is hard not to feel the cold slap of isolation that going against the grain creates.
Trust in you. Trust in your process. Trust that you are loved and being guided through this work. Know that isolation has been the company of many great inventors, artists, rebels, mystics, and wise leaders of our past. Don't let other people's shit bring you down. Look at it for what it is, not your mess. You should offer love and understanding when you can, of course, but your boundaries must be maintained. Your work is too important to be sacrificed.