This Servant tells us that all our resources have been used up and we need to take time to replenish our stores.
When this card appears it usually means that the Querent has run out of energy, money, supplies or resources and that they should stop and rest before any permanent damage is done. The Querent has put all they can into a particular situation and they have burnt themselves out. All power, energy and will to continue has been sapped from them.
The Depleted suggests that the only solution is to retreat and restock, regrow and allow the cycles of life to move onto the next, hopefully more rewarding stage. Winter has come and growth is now over. The days are dark and the nights long and no amount of renewed effort can change that.
Something in the Querent’s life has run its course and needs to be allowed to end or come to a rest. All things naturally have an end point and it can be sometimes hard to let things go, but we must if we are to continue to grow rather than wither and die.
What are they not letting go off that has ceased to be of value. Is there a situation that saps all their energy or time that needs to be put to bed for good? Has a relationship gone on too long that now there is nothing of value in it for anyone?
Time to let the dying things die, so that new things can grow.
The Depleted can be used to remove energy from any situation. This lends itself easy to any sort of Curse work, where the Operator can instruct The Depleted to deplete the energy stores or resources of an enemy.
While The Depleted can be used to put an end to any situation, relationship or endeavor, it must be noted that in cases of attack, the results can easily spread to innocent peripheral people or situations, so use with caution.
The Depleted can be used safely in personal matters to easily end things that have come to their natural conclusion but just refuse to complete cease such as lingering legal matters or Ex’s that want to still hang around.