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.
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.
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?
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?
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.