Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and took place in the back room of a metaphysical shop downtown before taking on a handful of clients the shop had booked for someone that never showed up. The owner is a past employer, and called me in desperation for someone to fill in so that he wouldn’t have to cancel the line-up of clients scheduled for the day.
I was a bit nervous, as I haven’t read for a shop in a long time… not since before I’d lost my voice. The meditation was unguided, and focused on grounding and centering, and was very helpful in getting me to the mindset and place internally that I needed to be in to do the readings.
Today’s draw is Nine of Swords, which is traditionally a card of struggles, conflict, tests, and trials in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, and communication. This very often communicates itself in themes of anxiety, depression, fears, and inner strife.
When I got this card today, the positive message was easy to find, but I wasn’t entirely sure how to relate it to my day. But now, this evening, I’ve found that connection. After spending the better part of three hours crawling around in the attic of my building with the fire department this evening, I now have the source of that worry that this card has appeared to reassure me about.
The appearance of the Nine of Swords in today’s draw is about not allowing worry to close you down and close you off. The woman’s posture in the card’s depiction is all about closing in and shutting out the outside. But sometimes, when you have worries and concerns? It’s better to let them out and share them with others, and those others that you open up to share with are often a source of reassurance that has been needed.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I align with and take advantage of that energy? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Reading Summary: That… is a very unique Seven of Cups. Just sayin’. And on the note about cups…. holy cups, yeah? Clearly, taking advantage of that building energy of this lunar cycle is all about getting in touch with and a modicum of control over my emotions. If I want to take advantage, I will need to make sure that in the area of new experiences (Ace of Cups) I’m taking on a more dominant role (King of Cups)… and a more responsible one (Four of Cups over the Seven of Cups).
Take Away: These cards indicate that I am getting to that point in my growth (and that point of advancing out of the fog, as well) where I need to concentrate on elements of how I am experiencing my emotions that will give me some control. I think the need for patience is still present, as hinted at in the Four of Cups over the Seven, but at the same time, it’s time to take on some control over my path forward.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE SILICONE DAWN (TRIMMED)
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Do Spread #1
Leave Behind: Pipe dreams. The Ten of Cups in this position is warning me that on the approach to spring, it will be important to keep my feet on the ground and my eyes cast forward. Daydreams and unrealistic goals need to be set aside in order to deal with the here and now.
Take With Me: Don’t allow disappointments to rock the footing I’ve gained. To become “king of the castle”, sometimes you have to “overcome” and keep moving, even when shit hits the fan.
Expose and Share: Own your thoughts and reach for clarity. Allow others to share in your vision. Moving forward takes strength, cunning, and planning. This can be done better when you have the input of others, as it allows you to keep in mind how you influence others when plotting your own course.
Keep Close: It’s okay to feel vulnerable, but now is not the time to broadcast it to the world or seek the advice from others concerning these issues that create self doubt and confusion. Instead, take this time to examine these on an internal level and work through some of it on your own.
Moral of the Story: To perpetuate a healthy growth forward into spring I’m going to need to use the “fake it until you make it” method (interesting that this came up, as it was also present in a reading I did for someone else earlier today). Essentially, project strength and that strength will come. Project self control and that self control will come. Project that you are proactive and surefooted, and that sure-footing will come.
In other words? Stop wallowing.
DECK USED: GOBLIN TAROT (RWS VERSION)
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What could I change to switch on my intuition?
Reading Summary: This is a warning. My intuition is already “switched on” (Seven of Swords) and I need to take time where I’m at (Hanged Man) rather than charging ahead (Chariot). The results of that charge will end up being more trouble than they’re worth (Devil).
Take Away: When I have been doing reads on exploring meditation and developing a closer, more conscious, connection with my guides, this is always the answer that comes up. “Patience. Wait. It’s not time yet. Ignore this… and you’ll be sorry.” Sometimes it alternates with “move at a snail’s pace”… but all in all, the answers are very consistent, and I’m listening.