Today’s meditation was combined into my yoga practice, which involved deep breathing and a good deal of work on my right shoulder, elbow, and wrist. I’ve been having a bit of a problem with it over the past few days and the focus from the meditation is very helpful in working through the pain involved in maintaining my mobility in painful joints through my yoga practice.
Today’s card is the Lovers card, which contrary to novice perceptions has very little to do with romance and a whole lot to do with choices the choices we make and have made (in my experience). More specifically, because this is a Major Arcana card, to deal with life-path choices.
The message in today’s card is that there is never “a rut”. People often speak of being “stuck in a rut” but, in truth, this isn’t a rut at all. It is a moment of indecision. There are always choices to be made in life, but when we refuse to make them it can lead to a time of imbalance and stagnation. Sometimes, that’s okay, because we need the break. But eventually, you’re always going to have to step back into the game and make a choice.
The Lovers card in this draw is a reminder that those choices aren’t going to go away if you ignore them, and that it’s okay to trod the path less traveled on occasion, if it’s the right path for you.
Deck Used: Tarot of the Unknown
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthNovember
Question: How can I better recognize when I’m being overly impulsive?
Reading Summary: Focus on what you have and what’s good in your life (Four of Wands and Ten of Pentacles). When you do this there will be less need to delve for more (Knave of Swords) while pretending you are still in control (The Chariot) and in charge (The Emperor).
Take Away: When I get to a point where I’m starting to overwhelm myself through my impulsivity, I have a tendency to hold on harder to the reins of my life in other areas and tell myself that I’m in full control and in charge even when, in those moments, I’m not. A better way to deal with this is to approach these times when I’m feeling impulsive with a reminder of all the good that is already a part of my life and all that I have to be grateful for.
There is also advice to be found here in these cards concerning reaching out to friends and family for their help in identifying when my impulsive behavior is “going too far”, rather than closing off and keeping things to myself.
Deck Used: Tarot of Pagan Cats