Guarded, but No Smothering

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on stepping outside yourself.  It was not about “stepping outside yourself” during meditation, but rather about when you are interacting with others in the day-to-day.

Sometimes we all get wrapped up in our own lives, experiences, history, and future plans that we forget everyone else is also their own little universe as well, and their universe is completely different than ours.

We can’t know what they are thinking, or feeling, or going through unless we are willing to step outside of our own personal reality and listen to them and theirs.  Even then, it is more like looking in through a window than an actual experience of our own.

The reminder in today’s meditation is not just that everyone’s life and experiences are subjective and different, but that when we run into difficulty concerning interaction with them, we need to remember this and practice tolerance and understanding, rather than impatience, irritation, or negativity.

Ostara Tarot Today’s draw is a double without a jumper, which means that both cards dropped out of the deck together.  The cards in today’s draw are the Ace of Wands and the Seven of Swords.

Back in the fall during one of my Self-Care reads, I was given a warning to be on my guard concerning sharing my inspiration and creative spark with others.  I was warned that by sharing my ideas without a care for who I shared them with, I could end up getting screwed over in the long run.

The appearance of the Ace of Wands over the Seven of Swords in today’s draw is a reminder not to let that caution overshadow and consequently smothering my creative spark.  It’s good to take care and protect yourself, but not so much that you end up snuffing out the creativity and ideas that you are trying to protect in the first place.

DECK USED:  OSTARA TAROT

Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthDecember

Question: What should I leave behind as this year comes to a close?

Spooky Cat Tarot

Reading Summary:  Making good choices (The Lovers) includes accepting that if I want to protect my business (Seven of Wands), I need to set aside my “play time” (Ace of Wands and The Fool) and focus on the more grounded parts of the job.

Take Away:  Okay so, the administrative aspects of my business are NOT my favorite part of things.  In fact, they’re really near the very bottom of the list. So it’s not surprising that I have a habit of trying to ignore those tasks as much as possible and focus on the part I enjoy, which is the creative side of things.  The cards are telling me that it’s time to bite the bullet and deal with the administrative tasks as this year comes to a close, and start off the new year on this foundational footing that needs to be dealt with.

DECK USED:  SPOOKY CAT TAROT