Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and again was incorporated into my yoga practice. I know that I don’t get as much out of it when I do it this way, but sometimes it’s just easier, and better than not doing it at all. It’s a good compromise for those days when I probably would have otherwise skipped the meditation practice all together, or tried to put it in at the end of the day, where I get far less from it than doing it with my yoga.
Today’s draw is the King of Swords, which is a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality or person in the area of thoughts, logic, intellect, and communication. This often presents itself as dominance and authority with a side of mental clarity and strong intellectual power.
The King of Swords appearance in today’s draw is a reminder that even with the sense of chaos that new emotions and a new depth of emotions brings with it, I am still capable of being level and grounded in my thinking. It is a reminder to not allow the emotions to run away with my brain, because I need a balanced center to help me work with and learn from those emotions rather than just experience them without benefit and growth.
DECK USED: THE EFFLORESCENT TAROT (COLOR EDITION)
#TarotForGrowthJanuary Challenge Prompt
Question: How should I approach failures and roadblocks in pursuit of my goals?
Reading Summary: These cards are about security (First Card) and comfort (Second card), and remembering to keep an undercurrent of warmth (Fourth Card) in the face of jagged cold (Third Card).
Take Away: Road blocks and failures always feel cold to me. The cards here are a reminder that when you come up against these obstacles in pursuit of my goals, I need to remember to stay grounded, and take comfort in the familiar. Don’t allow myself to fall into a mindset of degradation against myself, as is so often my first response when things feel like they are falling apart.
DECK USED: JEREMY MIRANDA ORACLE CARDS
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What is a negative thing in your life that you don’t need to stress over?
Reading Summary: I worry about delving headlong (Knight of Wands) into the new emotions and depths of them I’ve been discovering since last august (The Fool atop the Six of Cups) and how this may change my values in the long run (Ten of Swords atop Judgement).
Take Away: To be fair, this is more of an intuitive hit off the cards than at all associated with traditional meaning. It has to do with that depth of emotions that I discovered in the fall, and a worry that in exploring them it might change my values into something more difficult to discern or follow. Emotions are tricky and unstable things and I don’t particularly want them to have an influence on my moral compass and values. Considering the question for this reading, the cards are saying that that isn’t something I need to worry about.
DECK USED: VINDUR TAROT
Question: What do I need to know to make a change for the better today?
Reading Summary: I am stronger than I think (Strength). I just need to remember to stay grounded within my pursuits (Knight of Pentacles) and “count my blessings” (Ten of Cups).
Take Away: Even as I push myself to always do better and better, I underestimate myself all the time. It’s a contradiction instilled within me by my parents. Perfection is not good enough… you have to do even better. This read is a reminder that perfection lives within imperfection, not despite of it. I am strong and capable, I just need to remember not to let things get out of hand when I’m pursuing my goals and to practice gratitude and appreciation for all that I currently have.