Today’s meditation was (probably?) about fifteen minutes long, and was another self directed meditation, this time in the shower. It was one of those in the bottom of shower watching the drops of water drip down the wall meditations, and was very soothing and a balm to my senses and my insides all at the same time.
It didn’t last until the water got cold, but I was there for a bit of time, so I’m guessing at the amount of time I actually spent in meditation.
Today’s draw is the Five of Axes (Swords) which is a representation of tests, trials, and challenges in the area of one’s intellect, communication, and thought processes. This often presents itself as conflict and/or competition, as well as a drive to win no matter the cost.
What stands out to me in this card today is the rope, which speaks to me of a connection between the victor and those he has defeated. The message here is a reminder that even when you’re the winner, you need to ensure you keep in mind the fate and well being of those you have won against. Sometimes, you need to do more than just stand tall as the victor and leave others in your wake. Those you defeat are still people too, and as such, at the end of the battle they deserve more than just sand kicked in their eyes.
Today’s card relates really well to what is going on with one of my jobs at the moment. I finally did talk to the owner about the shortcomings of his newest manager. He wasn’t thrilled to hear the news, but after investigating for himself where she’s been dropping the ball and slacking off, she ended up fired on Friday… and I ended up with a raise. I don’t particularly feel bad for her, as she was abusive to the employees and not doing her job, but I did speak to her briefly today and offer her some leads on a couple jobs she might be better suited for.
Deck Used: Tarot of the Unknown
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthNovember
Question: How can I improve my relationship with confrontation?
Reading Summary: Turn the other cheek (Four of Cups) rather than piling on and engaging in the conflict (Three of Pentacles), because sometimes you just have to take the high road (King of Swords) and walk away (Eight of Cups).
Take Away: Sometimes when coming in contact with confrontation, you really feel the need to defend your position and stand up against the opposing force. But the fact is? There are always going to be people that just refuse to listen to any view but their own, and there are going to be times when the conflict and confrontation just are not going to serve you well, even if you’re in the right. Choose your battles wisely and remember that sometimes walking away is the best option.