Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was a full body scan that started at the top of the head and finished at the tips of the toes, going through each body part individually before then expanding your awareness to the body as a whole, and then eventually to your surroundings and all you can experience in the now of that moment.
I enjoyed it, although my mind kept wandering today. Not on any one subject in particular, just wandering to wander. I, of course, brought my focus back each time, although I have to admit sometimes it can get a bit frustrating when that happens.
Today’s draw is another double without a jumper, as they both came out of the deck together. The cards in today’s draw are the Six of Cups (the Deer) and the Happy Squirrel card, which is an extra card in this deck that has placement just after The World card in the Major Arcana.
Intuitively reading these cards, I hear a warning that if I am not careful, sinking into memories of the past can lead down a treacherous path.
I know you will think “how is this a positive”, but the fact that it is brought to the forefront and I have been given a heads up IS a positive, as it encourages me to mind myself and my self care, as well as to remember to keep my eye on the present instead of getting lost in reminiscing on the past. The Happy Squirrel says that taking that primrose path at this time is a bad idea, as it will lead to somewhere I don’t want to go.
Traditionally, the Six of Cups is a card that deals with recollections, harmonious reminiscing, and that pleasurable glow that comes from good memories in relation to emotions, relationships, intuition, and creativity. In the guidebook for this deck, the Deer has the keywords of innocence, compassion, insight, security, love, and wonder.
In the guidebook for this deck, the Happy Squirrel has no keywords, only question marks.
Deck Used: The Animism Tarot