A vibrant singe
by summer’s kiss
to rich shades
like love swells
a flush of warmth
upon the skin
turning flesh from
Today’s meditation was skipped, as it’s an orders day.
Today’s draw is the Lovers card, which is traditionally a representation of not just love, romance, and marriage as it is often interpreted by many, but also about choices and making positive choices that are good for you.
Today I want to start with the affirmation card, though, as the topic dealt with on the card is actually something that a lot of people struggle with when first learning to read the tarot or other types of divination, especially when reading for self.
It can be hard to be objective and unbiased, especially when it pertains to something that is important to you or that you have a strong opinion on.
The Lovers card combined with this affirmation card is a reminder that sometimes the only way you can find a healthy option for yourself is by separating yourself from the situation and looking at it from the outside. Sometimes only with an unbiased vantage point can you find clarity.
DECK USED: METAMYTH TAROT AND LESS ANXIETY AFFIRMATION CARDS
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What good habits do I have?
Heron (Self-Reliance) – Independence and inner strength allows me to not just live the live that I want to live how I want to live it, but gives the opportunity for me to touch other’s lives and teach them to do the same.
Squirrel (Necessity) – I am very good at preparing “for the hard times” and making sure that I have what I need when I need it. And when I don’t have what I need, I’m resourceful enough to find a way.
Pelican (Optimism) – I always say that I’m a pessimistic person, and that I’m always fighting to put more optimism into my life to counteract that. But, there are certain circumstances where my optimism does continue to shine. Creativity. Security building, etc. In these areas, confidence and optimism blend and thrive.
DECK USED: FAUNA INSPIRATION CARDS
#DiscordTarotholicsJun2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic: About abandonment…
Question: Where in my life am I feeling abandoned?
Take Away: I am feeling abandoned by my own strength. Not in all ways, of course. But at this moment I’m struggling a bit on moving forward on this healthier path I’ve chosen.
I feel like I should be able to let go more easily and move forward into this new path that I’m working to tread without the struggle that I am going through right now.
I want to be able to transition more easily, to let go of my unhealthy habits more easily, and yet I struggle with the letting go side of things.
DECK USED: METAMYTH TAROT
The Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question: New Moon and Solar Eclipse – What’s hidden? What’s come to front? Why?
Hidden – The Emperor – Having all the control. You’ve always had a very dominant streak when it comes to being with others, but yet in the thirteen years with Gideon, this dominant streak has become less and less demanding of air time.
Come To Front – The Lovers – Communion with Gideon. Letting go and allowing him to suggest choices that are healthy for you. Allowing his guidance to help you and his strength to support you. As you sink more into that softer, more vulnerable side of your nature that he brings to the surface, and begin to not just settle and become comfortable there, a balance is being created.
Why? – The Sun atop Knight of Coins – Because right now this is what you want and what is making you happy. You’re comfortable with expressing what you need and what you really enjoy. Your connection with Gideon allows you to have what you need when you need it and enjoy it to the fullest. Right now you need to be in a small place and not in charge, and he’s able to give that to you with the loving support you need.
DECK USED: FAMILY TAROT
Even though it’s an orders day, I allowed myself to take a nap. I feel much better for having done it too.
[NOTATION: I adjusted the last two questions of this spread for my own needs.]
1. Biggest Distraction
Ace of Arrows – Too much started and not finished. Too many new ideas dancing around in your head wanting your attention, and not enough time to start… let alone finish them all. Writing them down helps, but it’s not resolving that distraction entirely.
2. Where To Focus Instead
Queen of Cups – Your emotional growth and the needs you have for emotional nurturing. There is also an element here in the imagery of the mug that is referencing the need to pick one thing at a time to go after instead of multiple things at once.
3. Past Experience to Let Go
Wheel of Fortune – The unknown coming up and biting you on the ass by surprise. The unexpected happens and is a part of life. You can’t let the uncertainty of that knowledge and those experiences hold you back.
4. Useful Past Experience
Five of Cups – Same as above (the figure in this card is looking over at the Wheel of Fortune). You need to look at these past experiences and take value in them, instead of ignoring them and the issues they have wrought for you.
5. What to Cultivate
Six of Arrows – That new healthier path you have been working towards. In order for this new path to work, you have to let go of the old habits that have made you feel so secure for so long. Leaving them behind isn’t easy, but until you do, you won’t be able to move forward.
6. Next Step
Page of Jewels – Little steps. Accept the time it will take to learn and progress at building these new habits and skills. Take the time needed to decide and accept that what needs to be left behind is truly okay to let go of, and what you want to bring with you is worth carrying forward. There’s no rush.
7. Advice From My Guides
Seven of Swords – Don’t be impulsive.