Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was not a guided meditation, but rather a quiet body scan done to music. It was very relaxing, and yet helped me in waking up, which I had a bit of trouble with this morning.
What really stands out to me in this card though is that the Rose is not severed or on the ground. Instead, although they may be sharp and dangerous, they also appear to help support the rose in this imagery.
Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes we get hurt. But today’s card is a reminder that in these times there will always be support if and when we need it. It may not come from an obvious source, but it’s there if we’re open to taking the support offered and/or available to us.
Deck Used: Tarot of the little Prince
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthNovember
Question: What is my relationship with independence?
Reading Summary: I feel like I’m the big man on campus (Ace of Swords), but in truth it’s smoke and mirrors (The Magician) because I need love and nurturing just like everyone else (The Empress). This vulnerability creates the urge to retreat (The Hermit).
Take Away: My independence is one of those things that was hard won at an early age, and that I held onto with a death grip once I obtained it. The fact is, though, that as much as I want to portray a solid independent presentation to the world, I am not as independent as I once was. I depend on those I love and that love me, something that was not an aspect of my life back then, but is now.
The thing is though, that I see this dependence as a vulnerability, and as is always the case with vulnerability, it makes me want to close ranks and retreat.
This is an understanding of my relationship with independence. Obviously, I see and know the value of these relationships where dependence and vulnerability exist. If I didn’t, they wouldn’t be a part of my life.
Deck Used: Ostara Tarot
(Side Note: I had originally had this deck slated for use in the spring, but its imagery has appeared again and again over the past few weeks, and every time it has appeared, I have felt a strong draw to it. So I decided to bring it with me to mom’s sling with the Little Prince deck I had originally planned on bringing.)