An Optimistic View

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was incorporated into my yoga/physio routine.   When I do yoga first and then settle into the meditation after, it seems to create a sense of accomplishment to my routine that I don’t get otherwise.   That said, although it creates this sense of accomplishment, I don’t feel as if I get as much out of these meditation sessions as I do from guided meditations.

Or… maybe I’m just missing the guided meditations, as I haven’t been doing them all that often lately.

The Fool - Spacious TarotToday’s draw is The Fool card of the Major Arcana.   I love this card for the Fool because it has the feeling of beginnings in a way that I think a lot of cards lack.   Yes, there’s an end to that cliff, but looking out over the horizon, there is a vast array of possibilities that the artistry speaks of for me.

And that is the message of the card in today’s draw.  The Fool makes an appearance today to remind me that life is a journey, and each day presents new possibilities to discover and explore.  It’s okay to look at the world with a sense of wonder and set aside pessimism to take a deep breath and appreciate all life has to offer.

DECK USED:  SPACIOUS TAROT

#TarotForGrowthJanuary Challenge Prompt
Question
: How can I keep my actions aligned with my goals throughout the year?

Bohemian Animal Tarot

Reading Summary: Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed (Ten of Fire) and focus on staying optimistic (The Sun), proactive yet well grounded (Knight of Earth) while taking the time to be kind to yourself and others (The Goddess).

Take Away:  These are all things that are a bit of a challenge to me.  I have a habit of stacking too much on my plate, being pessimistic, and allowing myself to be unkind to myself.  These traits will be a hindrance to staying on track with my goals this year if I don’t stay on top of them.

DECK USED:  BOHEMIAN ANIMAL TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2020 Challenge Prompt
Question
: Draw 3 cards to tell the story of what you would do for a Dove Bar. (Had to change it from Klondike bar, cuz those things are nasty.)

Textured Tarot

Reading Summary: Dive to the deepest of depths (Ten of Swords), and fly to the highest of heights (The Sun), and use all of my substantial skillz to get what I want (The Magician). WahhhHaHaHa!!!  (LoL… Sounds like a Celine Dion song, yeah?)

Take Away:  Honestly?  Dove Ice Cream Bars are, hands down, the most amazing ice cream bars on the planet.  No contest.  I’ve tried them all and they are far and above the winner out of them all.  That said?  I intentionally drew these cards with humor in mind, and they didn’t disappoint. 

DECK USED:  TEXTURED TAROT

#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt
Question
: How will I know I’m improving concerning my procrastination habit?

Ethereal Visions Tarot

Reading Summary:  Less issues with being upset with myself (Three of Swords), less struggles and more of a sense of accomplishment (Six of Wands atop the Seven of Wands), and obviously I’d be getting my work done (Eight of Pentacles).

Take Away:  When I let things pile up because of procrastination, the longer it goes on the worse I feel about myself and life in general.  By keeping up with tasks and not allowing them to pile up, I’m able to release the sense of struggling to move forward as well as that sense of disappointment in myself and embrace a sense of accomplishment.   It’s also a pretty obvious and telling sign that I’m improving if I’m actually getting things done and feeling on top of my work and projects.

DECK USED:  ETHEREAL VISIONS TAROT

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?

Self Care Saturday - January 18

EarthKing of Pentacles and Hope – Brunfelsia americana (the flower in this card) is a representation of manifestation of good things. Combined with the King of Pentacles, the cards here are telling me to focus on the positives in the week ahead and in doing so, good things will come forward for me to meet that focus and fulfill it.

AirEight of Wands, Intuition, Creation – Datura discolour symbolises meditation and the lifting of creative blocks, and Hemerocallis liliosaphodelus symbolizes fertile abundance. This week is going to be a week of quick growth and abundant ideas. Be sure not to get so carried away in the enthusiasm of it all that you lose sight of the end goal.

WaterFive of Pentacles and Death – Datura metel symbolizes loss and endings. Combined with the Five of Pentacles, I get the impression that this week will be a bit rough emotionally. The Five of Pentacles also is a reminder that when in the grip of these emotions, it is important to remain aware to the help that can be had if I am willing to reach out for it. It may be possible to circumvent the brunt of these unpleasant feelings by reaching out and securing that help from others before hand.

FireKing of Wands and Release – Lonicera japonica is a representation of emotionally “letting go” and going with the flow concerning changes. Joined with the King of Wands, I feel that there is something I am passionate about that may require an adjustment to my views or a letting go of either for the time being, or permanently. This position ties into the water position concerning how I am going to feel during the transition going on this week.

WaningProtection – Tying into the cards above, this card speaks of something slipping through the cracks in my walls.

WaxingInnocence – As the walls crumble and let in something unpleasant, the innocence and naivete that I still posses and try so hard to protect will become exposed.

Take Away – Forewarned is forearmed. It looks like this week has the potential for some pretty emotional changes that I’m going to have to reach out to others for assistance in working through. What I see here is that those emotions and struggle will have an up-side though, as it will create a sense of drive and focus for other areas, and spur on the manifestation of things waiting in the wings while igniting an “out of the box” thinking process.

DECKS USED: VINTAGE ORACLE TAROT, FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT ORACLE, VINTAGE WISDOM ORACLE