Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was another of the harp strings meditations. It was relaxing and comfortable, and time flowed quickly as if it had no meaning at all. The shift in time during those ten minutes is really remarkable, and I have been tempted to bump the meditation up to twelve or fifteen.
Today’s draw is the Five of Tides (Five of Cups) which is traditionally a representation of stress, struggles, tests, and trials in the areas of one’s relationships, emotions, or intuition. This often communicates itself through themes involving grief (depicted very eloquently in this card’s image), as well as themes to do with one’s failures and regrets or pessimistic views.
Two elements stand out strongest to me in the imagery of this card today. The first is the baby bump the woman is sporting. This speaks to me of temporary grief. The emotions represented here are deep, as communicated by the deep cobalt color of the woman’s dress, but life will move on past this moment and moments of joy still exist in the future.
The second element is about the emblems on the three caskets closest to the bottom of the card. To me, the moon represents pagan/esoteric religions, while the Star of David is a representation of Judaic religions, and the cross a representation of Christian religions. The three of these speak to me of diversity. They indicate that the emotions and experiences depicted in this card are universal. They are something everyone experiences in their life at one point or another… and when in these experiences, you are not alone.
The message in today’s card is about weathering emotional storms with grace by looking forward beyond the moment for hope, and remembering that you are not alone. Some of my readings this month have warned of some emotional turmoil over the next month, this reminder is one of hope and comfort.
DECK USED: JAPARIDZE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJun2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to focus on for self-care for this full moon?
Reading Summary: There is a clear depiction of movement in these cards based on the colors. On the left there is a darkness that as you progress to the right becomes brighter and more vibrant, speaking of moving away from the left and heading to the right.
Use your inner strength (Strength) to take control and move away from (The Chariot) inner turmoil (Three of Swords). Take comfort in your loved ones and those that you love and trust (Two of Cups).
Take Away: The cards here indicate that my self care this month is going to require that I take steps to turn away from those things and situations that cause me inner turmoil. This “turning away” from is going to require strength to accomplish, as well as a strong hand and careful control to keep myself on track on this other path.
This is about that “all work and no play” issue that I constantly have going on and the slip up into that mentality that I slid into over the past two weeks. It’s time to get that back under control and my commitment to leaving room on my plate for the good things in life back on track.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE ANIMAL LORDS
#TheJuneTarot Challenge by Lionhart
Question: How am I asked to honor myself during this full moon?
Reading Summary: Enjoy what you have (Nine of Cups) and take a rest (Four of Swords) It’s okay to disconnect for a bit as long as you don’t linger there too long (The Star Rx).
Take Away: This advice isn’t so much about self care as it is about honoring myself, and the ways I am being asked (by the universe) to honor myself at this time. By taking some time to focus on my gratitude for all that I have and all that I’ve earned, combined with a bit of time disconnecting from my responsibilities while I rest and recover, I honor not just myself but all that I have accomplished up to this point.
I need to remember that life isn’t always about pushing forward constantly, but about enjoying what you have in the present.
DECK USED: TAROT OF A MOON GARDEN
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What is my favorite memory?
Soon after I emancipated my from my parents, my mother took me out for a ride in her little red Corvette one day. She told me that if I ever needed anything that I should call her, and when I told her that father wouldn’t like that, her response was “what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him”.
At the time it made me feel very supported and loved and cared for. Even though I would never have taken her up on the offer, just the fact that she offered made me feel as if I could take on the world.
I know now that that’s not how it was meant, and that she was just looking for an “in” so she could get her hooks into me and use me later. But, that doesn’t change the warm and supported feeling that lives within that memory even now.
DECK USED: EVERYDAY WITCH TAROT