Today’s meditation was was about the temporary nature of unpleasant situations. It talked about an Icelandic concept called “Gluggavedur” or “Window Weather”. That is to say, weather that looks beautiful from within the safe confines of your home, but is just the opposite when you step outside in it.
Applying this concept to life, the guided meditation spoke on how during times of difficulty and struggle, it’s good to emotionally step back from the problem and observe as if you are from the sidelines. When we are not panicked and under control of volatile reactions and emotions, we can sometimes learn more from unpleasant situations than when we are fully immersed in them.
This “window weather” view also allows for the realization that nothing lasts forever. The storm on the other side of the glass will pass, and the sun will again come out eventually. Sometimes? You just have to stay calm and wait the bad things out.
Today’s draw is the Five of pentacles which is often an indication of tests, trials, and challenges in the area of one’s finances, resources, and the physical world, which including home and health issues.
What I see in the imagery of this card ties into the theme of today’s meditation. I see the tapestry being made and its long length. The weaver and their sour expression. They sit and they work, and they don’t seem particularly happy about it. But you see that the weaver is not tangled up within the tapestry. Instead they sit on the outskirts and watch that long coil spool out beside them.
Sooner or later the tapestry will be done, and the weaver will be able to put down their work and rise to move forward, not tangled within the tapestry itself, but having rode out the length of it and finished it off calmly.
As of the news I received just about 20 minutes ago (from when I wrote this post, of course)? This message is a good one for me today. It turns out I have to escort my sister to a work function tonight. I don’t particularly want to go, but her date bailed on her and she’s being honored and doesn’t want to go alone. It’s not what I want to do with my evening. It’s not what I need to do with my evening.
But, I’ll do it for her. And I’ll practice temperance and tolerance for all the celebrating drunk people because she deserves to be recognized, and to have someone there that makes her happy and comfortable to have at her side.
DECK USED: CIRCLE OF LIFE TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: What challenges might this shift present for me? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Reading Summary: Burden (Ten of Wands) can be battled by staying attentive to what is going on within and around me (King of Wands) and keeping an open mindset of growth and learning (Page of Pentacles).
Take Away: The message here is to take care not to close myself off. Stay open and aware, and don’t allow myself to take on so much that I end up struggling with feelings of overwhelm and burnout.
DECK USED: NEW CHOICE TAROT DE MARSEILLE
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What can I do to encourage that arrival? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Reading Summary: Have patience (Four of Athames). Play along (The Greenman). And try to stay flexibly balanced (Two of Pentacles).
Take Away: In order to allow good things to grow into being and blossom in the spring, I need to make sure that I “stay in my lane”. Take time to rest and don’t push myself too hard, allow time for fun and let the energy of the impending spring carry me along like a leaf in the wind. Just focus on keeping my boat afloat, and let the rest (including that persistently demanding ambition of mine) take care of itself for a while.
DECK USED: GREEN WITCH TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I better listen to my inner voice?
Reading Summary: Allow hope and positivity to flourish and set aside despair.
This read is based off imagery alone, and how the darkness on the left side of the Wheel of Fortune card contrasts with the brightness on the right side, which then flows smoothly (and nearly seamlessly) into the image on the Ten of cups. The outsider card on the right (Three of Swords) speaks of what “does not fit” into this picture.
Take Away: The key here in this reading is the word “allow”, which is not about controlling or demanding, it’s not about pushing and striving. It’s about letting things happen and turning your efforts to other areas… in this case that area is in setting aside that fear and struggle from the past few months in order to clear room for better things to take root and grow.