In the Art Deco & the Gypsy cards it’s called malady
It shows up alot for me lately, but it has other meanings besides the obvious one. Yes, it can be referring to one who becomes ill- it’s shown up for me just before I got a nasty flu! It can also describe someone who is tired, but not necessarily sick….just rundown.
Sometimes it depicts a period of emotional solitude, aloneness. One might feel isolated from family and friends, there’s a disconnect from the normal routine and people. A moment of stasis, which is acceptable.
It can also indicate something that is weak, ie. a weakened situation, or a physical object that’s broken (like a bike or a car).
It can hint that something is not right; there’s a weak spot in it.
But more and more for me, it comes up to refer to something that either isn’t of long duration, or that whatever is being described in the draw will happen shortly. It gives the message of “soon”.
Next time you get this card, remember these other meanings… maybe you’re not going to get that dreaded bug!