Garden Goodness

Today’s meditation was non-existent.  I had plans to re-do my meditation before sleep, as my efforts in the morning were an epic fail… but then I fell asleep on the phone while listening to my mother voicing her many complaints concerning myself and life in general… and, it didn’t get done.

The Magician - Circle of Life TarotToday’s draw is Japanese Santa…. no sorry, just kidding.  Today’s draw is the Magician card, which is traditionally a representation of resourcefulness and having the tools you need to manifest… whatever needs manifesting.

What really stands out to me in this card is the rose vines  that surround the figure.  They are lush and happy and in full growth.  This card is a reminder that I need to get out into my balcony garden and do some TLC with my plants out there, preparing them for spring and giving them the little encouragements they need at this time of year to start waking up so that they will sprout and flourish.

DECK USED:  CIRCLE OF LIFE TAROT

#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question
: What can I do to encourage kindness toward myself?

New Choice Tarot de Marseilles

Reading Summary:  Walk softly and carry a big stick (The Star atop Queen of Wands)… and a reiteration of sorts because… it’s okay to go after what you want (Knight of Wands) but make sure you’re taking care to keep boundaries and defenses in place when doing so (Nine of Wands).

Take Away:  Now is a great time to focus on my passions, and in doing so I will feel better and thus be better… and nicer… to myself.   The cards are simply reminding me that I need to be careful not to get carried away and end up sliding down another slippery slope into overwhelm, which is not good for me at all.   Get back on that horse… but take your time.

DECK USED:  NEW CHOICE TAROT DE MARSEILLES

#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question
: What makes me unique?

Tarot of the Golden Wheel

Reading Summary:  My ability to connect with others (Knight of Cups) and lift them (Seven of Wands) up as I guide them towards a better place (Four of Wands).

Take Away:  Aw… okay so that was really nice to hear and I hope it’s true. I don’t really usually see myself as particularly adept socially, but I always hope that when I interact with others that it benefits them in some way, and I love helping people in finding their path… whether that be a new perspective or spiritual path, or in a variety of different life situations.

DECK USED:  TAROT OF THE GOLDEN WHEEL

#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question
: How can spirit help me with my intuition?

Les Métamorphoses du Jour Tarot

Reading Summary:  By giving me the strength and sense of authority (Emperor) to needed in order to break through my self-deceptions (Seven of Swords) and thus better go after what I really want (Knight of Wands).

Take Away:  The cards indicate that spirit’s job in assisting my intuition is primarily in fact-checking.  Not facts of the brain, but rather ensuring that my intuition is not being deceived or re-routed and thus steering me off track.

DECK USED:  LES METAMORPHOSES DU JOUR TAROT

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

EarthEight of Wands and Viper Nest – Don’t get so comfortable and complacent that you forget there are risks and dangers out there. This is a warning about physical safety, and an encouragement to keep your eyes and ears open so that you aren’t taken by surprise with negative consequences.

AirThe Oak King and Swan – Composure will be important to getting things done this week.  Make sure that you keep calm and collected. If you get your feathers in a ruff you may end up missing that needed new perspective that’s waiting for you.

WaterKnight of Pentacles, Wild Moon, Radiance  – Make sure you’re meditating this week (no skipping sessions!) as it will help you in clearing away the fog of confusion and in getting back on track a far as being grounded and centered in your emotions and your experiences with them.

FireTen of Pentacles and Boredom –  The cards here are telling you to appreciate the stress.  Without stress comes boredom and a feeling of apathy that is hard to climb out of once you’ve slid into that pit.   Instead, remember that the stress of responsibility is there to keep you active and moving, and help you to both appreciate and value what you have and where you want to go from here.

WaningA Blessing of Litha –  A lessening of that ‘wallowing’ in what’s comfortable and good.  As indicated in the positions of earth and fire, now is not the time to wallow or be complacent.  Over the next week you will find energies growing towards forward movement rather than that feeling of “hibernation” that you have been in of late.

WaxingA Blessing of Glamour – A time of transformation… as the cards above have already hinted at, the appearance of this card indicates that it’s time to break free of the fog and allow energies to stretch and breathe.  Now is the time to focus on letting that fear and worry go, and seeking fresh energies that can wash away the remnants of what those emotions have wrought.

Take Away – More climbing, and more positive forward motion this week.  I’m not out of the fog yet, but the air is becoming clearer  and clearer with each day that passes.  The cards indicate that this trend will continue, and that it’s time to actively work at taking a few longer strides forward out of the fog.

DECKS USED: GREEN WITCH TAROT, WILDWOOD TAROT (TRIMMED), THE FAERY BLESSING ORACLE