Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and focused on spending more time and attention on the people in your life and less time and attention on consumerism.
This is a good reminder. I think we all get a little caught up now and then in that drive for “more” and “I want”. Maybe it’s just a part of human nature. Today’s meditation was a reminder that there is so much more to life than that, but it takes a choice to focus on those people that enrich our lives and truly appreciate their presence to find the true joy of their presence there.
I think this card goes really well with the message that was presented in today’s guided meditation, to be honest. It’s important to know when you have enough. Being someone with an addictive personality, I can attest first hand that sometimes? That line is a difficult one to identify, let alone toe.
To balance out those traits, it’s important to appreciate what you have before you already. Family, friends, and loved ones are an important part of life, and shouldn’t be forgotten or swept under the rug. I see each of the cups in the imagery of the Nine of Cups in today’s draw as a cup that is filled. Filled because it represents a person that has enriched and enhanced the life of the person appreciating them.
DECK USED: THE EFFLORESCENT TAROT (COLOR EDITION)
#TarotForGrowthJanuary Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I face that truth this year? (Build off yesterday’s read.)
Reading Summary: Spend more time getting in touch with my needs and the needs of those around me (Empress) so that I have a better chance of having more “your cup is half full” experiences (Nine of Chalices). If I don’t want to be held back by my own ignorance of the issues (Eight of Swords), I need to try approaching them from a more optimistic perspective (The Sun).
Take Away: This is… not the answer I was expecting, to be honest. But it’s right on the mark. Part of the reason I set aside issues I don’t want to deal with is because I see them in a pessimistic light. This causes a systemic lack of enthusiasm to deal with them as a whole. The cards indicate if I approach from a place of nurturing optimism, I will have better success in the future at avoiding the problems that arise when I choose to ignore those issues instead of deal with them.
DECK USED: SPIRIT OF THE FLOWERS TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What luck is coming your way, and how can you foster it into fruition?
Reading Summary: Someone’s deception is going to play to my advantage (Seven of Swords). I just need to sit back and wait and stay detached (Four of Cups), and make good choices when some difficult options are eventually presented to me (Two of Swords).
Take Away: This is interesting in having followed the Tarot for Growth reading above. But, it deals with a specific situation that is coming, not an overall change (or lack of change, as the case may be in this instance) in how I do things. I’ll need to remember this advice when the moment of betrayal comes so that I remember to sit back and wait rather than acting rashly in the moment.
DECK USED: TAROT CATS
Question: How can I find positive mentors?
Reading Summary: Over the next year (Wheel of Fortune), if I want to seek out a positive mentor I will need to listen closely to my intuition (High Priestess) and keep myself open to the possibility of new emotional bonds (Page of Cups) and new ways of doing things (Page of Pentacles).
Take Away: The cards just called me out on being a stick in the mud. Laughing. I am often very rigid in how much I am willing to put myself out there, and although I’m often open to learning new things, my guardedness can be a hindrance to that. If I decide over the next year that I want a mentor, I will need to ease up on that guarded restraint and let people in.