Today’s meditation was just over fourteen minutes long and I tried another of those “contacting your spirit guides” meditations on YouTube. This one was better than the last one, but… not by much. I think it would have been okay for me if it wasn’t for the occasional operatic singer “voices of the angels style” in the background that kept making my shoulder spasm.
I wish I could find something with a soothing voice and a more natural background sound. All the new-age synthetics is really annoying to me.
Today’s draw is the Eight of Wands, which feels like a reiteration of yesterday’s challenge prompts. That is to say that the one of the most common traditional meanings of the Eight of Wands is swift action.
In yesterday’s card of the day and prompts, it dealt with the stymie of being stuck on how to move forward on multiple levels after the break and breather I took following the holiday rush. The advice was that movement is needed, but that I need to take it one step at a time.
Today’s card is essentially saying “come on, get off your ass and start moving already”.
DECK USED: SPACIOUS TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJanuary Challenge Prompt
Question: What obstacle can I anticipate over the next 12 months?
Reading Summary: I need to make sure that I don’t trip over my own pride (Five of Swords), that could hinder my emotional development (Queen of Chalices). This year is going to have a lot of ups and downs along the way (Wheel of Fortune) and I will need that new level of emotional depth and developing stability in order to help me through the rough parts.
Take Away: This year’s birth card for me, as mentioned before, is the Wheel of Fortune. And I fully expect that, as promised, the year is going to be chock-full of ups and downs. The cards in relation to it are a warning that pride becomes before the fall. If I want to find that balance and development I’m seeking this year concerning the new depth of emotions I began to tap into last fall, I need to cast aside my pride and be open to some difficult lessons along the way.
DECK USED: FEY TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to focus on for self care during this full moon?
Reading Summary: I’m feeling especially unfocused (Knight of Swords) and need to let go of my defense mechanisms (Nine of Wands) concerning the new level of emotions I’ve been dealing with (Ace of Cups). Unless I’m willing to be open to them and share them, I won’t be able to move forward (Two of Wands).
Take Away: That new level of emotional depth I started to discover and experience in the fall was set on the back burner for the holiday rush. Now that the rush is over, it’s trying to shift itself back into place and towards the surface, but I’ve been subconsciously resisting the shift. It’s time to let go of that restraint and allow myself the freedom to explore so that I can move forward with learning how to adjust to and live with this new depth rather than trying to ignore it or push it away.
DECK USED: TAROT CATS
Question: What makes a completed goal?
Reading Summary: The satisfaction (King of Cups) of my curiosity (Princess of Swords). I then need time to take a break (Eight of Cups) and release the tight grip on my burdens (Ten of Wands) while assessing my performance and its end results (Judgement).
Take Away: To feel a goal has been completed, I need to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that my curiosities have been fully sated and there’s nothing more to be done. I then need time to take a break and a breather away from what I’ve been working on to relieve any burnout I’ve been experiencing and give me time to release my sense of being burdened or overwhelmed. During this time, it is important for me to assess my performance and its end results in order for me to feel as if my goal has truly been met and I can then set aside the drive to get there and “get it right”.
DECK USED: THE FIELD TAROT