Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long, and was centered upon using sound as a focus for meditation. I’m not sure why I was surprised by the effectiveness of this technique, considering how my synesthesia is focused on auditory input, but I was. What is also surprising, though, is that I really enjoyed it.
Today’s draw is a double without a jumper, meaning that both cards dropped out together. The cards in today’s draw are the Moon and the Sun cards. This is surprising, as this deck is VERY thoroughly shuffled, and yet they popped out together regardless of that fact. (The Moon and The Sun are cards are the 18th and 19th card, respectively, in the Major Arcana.)
The message that comes across in these cards and how they landed is that there is always an end to troubled times. It’s like that old Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin song for the play Annie, yeah? Corny, I know… but that’s exactly what popped into my head when I saw these two cards land on the table.
In the tarot, the Moon card is traditionally a representation of illusion, fear of the unknown (and the unknown in general), intuition and the subconscious, and a temptation to retreat from the unknown to a place of safety. The Sun, on the other hand, is a representation of positivity and lightheartedness, that ‘inner child’ spark, warmth, vitality, and success.
Deck Used: Halloween Tarot
Another #TarotForGrowthOctober prompt.
Question: How can I improve my relationship with my shadow self? (Fitting for what we have been discussing, and I might visit this reading more in depth on next Wednesday’s shadow post.)
Reading Summary: Walk away (Eight of Cups), reevaluate (Adjustment/Justice), and come back stronger (King of Pentacles). These cards echo the same pattern as the read on the positivity cards above, and it creates a feeling of reinforcement in what I’m seeing here.
Take Away: What I’m reading here is that starting this right before the holiday rush might not be the best idea. If I wait, and take this time over the rush to evaluate my plan and look at different paths to my goal, then once the holiday rush is over and I am on the other side of it, I will be in a better and stronger place to do the shadow work safely.