Strength and Choice

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on the Winter Solstice (aka Yule), which is today, and the theme of refreshing energies and rebirth that this part of the year is all about.

With the shortest day of the year coming to an end and the longest night soon to follow, now is a time to focus on bringing in positive energy to breathe fresh air through the stagnant and get things moving again that have been left to rest (or rot) through the fall.

After today, the days will start to become longer again, and more light will begin to illuminate each step forward toward spring.  It’s a holiday of hope, like a candle’s shimmering light shining in the darkness, and it was this hope that the meditation focused on.

Nine of Wands - Tarot of the Little Prince Today’s draw is the Nine of Wands, and this is the second time I have seen this card today, as it was also a part of my solstice reading that I did this morning.

The message this card conveys is one of choice.  Do I want to spend my time in a position of defense?  Is cringing away in fear ever really much of an option?  Today’s appearance of the Nine of Wands is a reminder that sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes you have to walk away… but there are always choices in every unpleasant situation, and you don’t have to lay down and take it like a beaten whelp.

As a one card draw looking for positivity, this draw doesn’t tell me what that situation is, but is instead a message of strength and independence, and encouragement to stand strong.


Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthDecember

Question:  What wound did I heal this year?

Tarot of the Hidden Folk

Reading Summary: Neglecting my inner needs (Eight of Swords) in order to chase after my constant ambition and spark of new ideas (Ace of Wands) and putting my own self care on the back burner (The Empress).

Take Away:  For most of my life, first with my education and then with my home business, I have pushed myself beyond what is reasonably okay, essentially sacrificing my needs on the altar of my ambition and drive.  This year I’ve worked to begin changing that and healing the inner neglect that has been systemic in my life for so long.