Today’s meditation was a little over thirty minutes long, and was not a guided meditation. Instead, I spent those fifteen minutes lying outside in the rain in the rainforest, moss and decaying vegetation under my back and water soaking through my clothes.
Feeling at home and comfortable there, I did an advanced grounding, visualizing roots reaching from where my body touched the earth and down through the moss into the soil, digging deep.
Pulling energy from the earth, I condensed that energy into my body until I was full to bursting, then allowed it to burst outward like a balloon bursting expels its air, slamming off and away from me the residual energies that had remained clinging to me after the party last night, essentially using the earth’s energy to blowtorch my own clean.
I did this process three times, then spent some time simply grounding and centering before returning home to shower and warm up and get the rest of my day started.
Today’s draw is the Three of Swords, which is traditionally an indication of trials, struggles, and hardship in the areas of the mind, intellect, and communication. This often communicates as despair, heartache, disappointment, and other experiences along that line.
What I see in the imagery of today’s card are the autumn leaves and the birds that, in this card, look far more predatory than sweet. Combined with the flush of new blooms and the hornet with its nest in the lower left corner, what I see here speaks of caution.
After the party last night, I felt drained and struggling. Today’s card is a reminder to take care of myself, and to be aware that you might be a bit sensitive today and make a bit of an allowance for that while being self aware and watching for signs of that bleeding out in ugly ways.
The positive here is the encouragement towards self awareness and self care.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I navigate through challenges that may give root to overwhelm and burnout as spring approaches? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Reading Summary: As previous reads have indicated, I need to focus on my work and my strengths (Eight of Pentacles), while taking care to practice patience with myself (Temperance) and making room for self care and growth away from the struggles and fog of the winter months (Three of Swords).
Take Away: Diligence towards my work and business is important, but I need to make sure to keep myself from being a slave driver and ignoring the healing process that is currently ongoing. That process is going to take time and I need to allow it to happen without pushing and prodding at myself like I am used to doing.
DECK USED: FENESTRA TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where am I at mentally at this time?
Reading Summary: I am focusing on looking for a way forward (Two of Wands) and searching for a new helper is at the top of my mind (Three of Ground). I’m also very much focused on you today (Two of Water and Lovers).
Take Away: Aside from the earth, one of the best and easiest ways for me to find center is to spend time with you. I’ve needed that centering influence all day today, and so it’s not surprising that you would come up concerning where I am mentally at the moment. The first two cards are an indication of needing to get something done that I’ve been putting off, which I will make sure gets done today.
DECK USED: DARISA TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: When am I intuitively confident?
Reading Summary: First very clear thought was a commentary…”Look at that sword, buddy. Don’t you think it’s a little bit too much for you?”
When I take my time considering my options rather than jumping ahead without enough preparation. One of my greatest intuitive strengths is in looking ahead.
Take Away: My intuition works better in predictive pursuits rather than in dealing with in the moment choices and ideas that need contemplation or exploration.
DECK USED: LUNA SOL TAROT