Seedlings and Sparks

Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long, and a guided meditation on gratitude, and expressing that gratitude through not just appreciation but the direction of positive energy toward those things you are grateful for.

That includes directing positive energy and thought toward yourself.  Toward others.  As well as to the world at large.  Each of these aspects of life have things about them to be grateful for, and today’s meditation included the process of first grounding and centering, and then directing that energy to each of those three aspects of life.

Ace of Wands - Hush TarotToday’s draw is the Ace of Wands which is traditionally a representation of potential and new opportunities in the area of one’s ambitions, drive, and passionate interests.

What I see in today’s card is the needle in the bird’s beak, and the tendril of hair threaded through it.  Sometimes new projects and passions take a bit of effort and sacrifice.  The girl offers her hair to the bird so that the bird can build its nest.  The needle sparkles and shins in the sunlight, sparking interest as a worker climbs the girl’s cheek representing work to be done.

This Ace of Wands speaks to me of those tenuous first moments of inspiration, when things are not yet in motion, but there’s that moment of breath… a beat of the heart, where you can -feel- how right it is… how good it will be.   It’s an encouragement to go after those little sparks of interest an allow them to carry you away… the work will be worth it.

DECK USED:  HUSH TAROT

#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question
: Energy surrounding the impending shift into spring.

Whispering Spirits Tarot

Reading Summary: Take back what’s yours (Seven of Wands) and plow right through (The Chariot) times of uncertainty (The Moon).

Take Away:  The cards indicate something that I also read in my Self-Care Saturday spread this week.  That is, that there is a surfacing coming and a re-claiming of self that will carry forward beyond this week and into the spring, pulling me out of the fog of uncertainty that I’ve been struggling with if I’m willing to be proactive in “riding the wave” to shore.

DECK USED:  WHISPERING SPIRITS TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question
: What good thing is ready to come into bloom in my life with the arrival of spring?

Les Métamorphoses du Jour Tarot

Reading Summary:  If I can give myself the nurturing care that I’m currently in need of (The Empress), and the room necessary to allow for emotional growth to take root (Ace of Cups), I will find that with the spring I will find a new sense of stability and camaraderie among those that I share interests and passions with (Four of Wands).

Take Away:  The spring is going to allow me to pull ahead of this fog I’ve been feeling over the past few months, but only if I allow it to happen. It will be important to not allow my grip to be too tight and controlling, either on on my emotions or by using cruelty to self to prod myself forward.

DECK USED:  LES METAMORPHOSES DU JOUR TAROT

#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question
: What does intuition mean for me?

Enchanted Tarot Mini Deck

Reading Summary: The addictive (Devil) path forward (Two of Wands) to future interests (Princess of Wands over the Ten of Wands).

Take Away:  My interests always have an element of burden to them, as I have a habit of overwhelming myself with the activities and things that I love.   Intuition represents to me a path to those interests, a path I enjoy bounding down again and again, until said interests become the burden that they always had the potential to be.

To be clear… intuition is the path.  It is not the interests it leads me to but the path that takes me there.  What I do with those interests that turns them into a burden lies upon the “shoulders” of habit and the mind.

DECK USED:  ENCHANTED TAROT MINI DECK

Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday 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 is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

Self Care Saturday

EarthPage of Pentacles and Celestite – New opportunities are strong within the areas of finances and resources, but keep in mind that when stepping forward to explore that you need to listen to keep a calm head and listen to your inner voice.

AirFour of Wands and Agate – The cards hint at a return to self that has been missing for some time. Coming back to yourself after a time of struggle can be a wonderful thing, but it’s tender and fragile. Stabilization will be needed to keep things on an even keel.

Water – Knight of Swords and Sunstone – These cards in the position of emotion are referencing the top space that is currently at the forefront emotionally. They speak of that aggressive, go-getter energy combined with the sunstone’s restorative qualities. Together they indicate that this week is an emotionally safe time for taking this journey.

FireEmpress and Howlite – Be patient with yourself. The slow progress towards that creative spark can be frustrating, but don’t let that frustration get the better of you. Instead, take a calm and nurturing approach, and accept that recovery takes time and baby steps. This isn’t a race.

WaningOrphaned – The week ahead is going to show notable progress on stepping out of that sense of self-loss and uncertainty that I’ve been experiencing over the past couple of months. It will be an encouraging step forward out of that fog and into the light.

WaxingTruth Be Told – As the week progresses, communication will become easier and clinging bits of denial that are a part of the fog you’ve been traveling through will begin to melt away. This will allow you to see both yourself and the world around you with more clarity than you’ve managed in quite some time.

Take Away – There is a promise in these cards that speaks of emerging… surfacing from the cloying grip of the fog, if only by one step… it will be a noticeable step. A breath of fresh air and sunlight breaking through the clouds with a reminder to take things slow and allow for it all to unfurl at its own pace rather than getting impatient and frustrated.

DECKS USED: THE GUARDIANS TAROT, FREQUENZY CRYSTAL CARDS, WISDOM OF THE ORACLE CARDS