Healthy Roots Need Grounding

Today’s meditation was a little over ten minutes long and focused upon directing warmth and kindness to the self, then loved ones, and then outward into the world.   It was nice to get back to the guided meditations and I found the practice very relaxing and a good way to start my day.

High Priestess - Slow TarotToday’s draw is the High Priestess card, which is usually an indication of intuition and the subconscious.   What I see in this card today is intuitive rather than traditional, though, because what really drew my eye in this card this morning was the tree that grows both apart from, and yet also through her.

I see a reminder that when things get chaotic, grounding yourself is important.  Too much chaos without that grounding must makes everything feel that much more cacophonous.

Grounding is good.  It’s a life skill that’s really important to my well being.  Today’s card is a reminder to do it regularly through this chaotic time of year.

(Interestingly?  The two figures in this card that are representing the High Priestess’ pillars make me think of the Gatekeepers in the Neverending Story. Remember those?)

DECK USED:  SLOW TAROT

Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthDecember

Question: What should I focus on as this year comes to a close?

Tarot of the Little Prince

Reading Summary: Staying centered, grounded, and self-possessed (Queen of Cups) will assist me in not just my own self-care, but in how I care for others (The Empress).  Remember that even when difficult choices are before me (Two of Swords), I have all the tools I need (The Magician) to make things work and make it through.

Take Away:  I managed to make (as in yes, actually make the jewelry pieces), process, and package 114 orders today as a part of catching up on what has piled up while I was away at mom’s house.   I’m only about 2/3rds of the way there, but I wouldn’t have made it as far as I have without that centered calm. I will get everything done, and I will keep up on orders… and I have what I need to do that, not just in the skills and supplies necessary, but also in the help (re: the red fox in the Two of Swords) I’m enlisting from L and J.

DECK USED:  TAROT OF THE LITTLE PRINCE

 

Self Care Saturday (on Sunday)

As I’ve mentioned before, these readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and are not meant as a predictive reading.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

SCS

EarthTen of Wands and Unknown – You are over burdened right now with work. Set everything else aside and pay attention to what needs done to keep up on orders and get through the holiday rush.

AirThree of Pentacles and Muse of Poetry – Make sure you are opening up and letting those around you know how you are feeling and when you need their help. You’re going to feel overwhelmed, which is natural at this time of year, make sure though that you don’t bottle that up. Instead, share it and lighten that burden by “spreading the wealth” of responsibilities and work to be done.

WaterFive of Wands and Resonance – It is not surprising that things are going to feel dissonant and discordant at the moment. With so much to do and so little time, emotions that you normally might handle easily are going to be difficult to work with while overburdened by the holiday rush.

FireTen of Swords, Ultima Materia, Muse of Music – There is no time for new ideas right now, or even creative thinking. Be the boss, take charge of what needs to be done, and find a rhythm that will get you through what is the hardest time of the year for you.

WaningWeaving Flowers – Creativity and inspiration is in a decline at the moment. This card is an echo of the reading in the Fire position. Now is the time to put your nose to the grindstone, and not allow your head and heart free reign to distract you.

WaxingMiss Sunshine – Set aside fears and uncertainty, and concentrate on focusing on your intentions and on the positive in order to keep in a place of mental clarity that will allow you to move forward.

Moral of the Story – The “holy shit” of the holiday rush is now here and it’s time to set aside distractions and focus. I’m still going to be trying to do my daily card pulls/readings, but don’t be surprised if I miss a few this month while things are hot and heavy with orders.

Decks Used:  Pam’s Vintage Tarot (bridge size), Divine Muses Oracle, Oracle of Mystical Moments