Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and focused upon using meditation to ease yourself out of anxiety and worry. Although we don’t necessarily always have an empty mind during meditation, the goal is to not allow one’s thoughts to take over and let them pass by without reaction.
This skill, as you practice it and become stronger at it, is very useful in finding peace in times of stress and anxiety. Sometimes, even just stepping back for a moment and taking a breath, clearing away thoughts and taking even just a single minute… even that can sometimes do wonders to lower stress and anxiety… and blood pressure too.
With how stressed and on edge everyone is lately, I think it’s really important to remember that you need to take those moments… take those breaths. Don’t let yourself get carried away by the currents of anxiety and worry.
Today’s draw is the Ace of Wands, which is generally a card filled with potential and new starts for the areas of one’s passions, interests, and drive.
That said, the imagery in today’s card triggered an intuitive hit that had nothing to do with traditional meanings, for what I see in today’s card is very much focused upon the needle and the eye. The message? Remember not to touch your eyes.
This is a good piece of advice today considering the current health emergency going on in my area, and the fact that I will be traveling and around others in multiple venues today. I have a habit of touching my eyes quite regularly due to year-round allergies, which makes this reminder even more appropriate for today.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: What can I do to align with that energy? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Reading Summary: Take the bull by the horns and move forward (Prince of Wands) with the qualities of the Hierophant the Fool.
Take Away: Yesterday’s cards indicated that was at a crossroads where I could sink back into fog and darkness, or move forward into clarity. The cards today make it clear that the best choice is moving forward (obviously I knew that already) and to do so I need to lean into the energies of knowledgeable integrity and innocent enthusiasm.
DECK USED: ENCHANTED TAROT MINI EDITION
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I replace judgements with more compassion?
Reading Summary: Make a conscious choice (Lovers) that requires me to set aside apathy (Five of Water) grab the reigns with both hands moving forward (Emperor atop Ace of Air).
Take Away: It’s okay to become invested in others rather than standing back on the sidelines and remaining unaffected. Just make sure when doing so that you keep a good grip of control on your thoughts so that your own worries and anxieties don’t go taking a trip into those dark places with them.
DECK USED: 78TAROT’S ELEMENTAL TAROT OF THE NATURAL
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What is blocking my intuition right now?
Reading Summary: My intuition is not so much being blocked as stolen (Seven of Swords) by a lack of inaction (Temperance) caused by constant changes (Wheel of Fortune).
Take Away: The Wheel of Fortune is my year’s card, which has been pretty fitting so far this year. I’ve been struggling a bit with the uncertain footing of constant changes. Unlike the lack of footing that comes with striding into the dark, the lack of footing with constant changes is more like trying to walk in the middle of an earthquake.
This type of uncertain footing makes it difficult for me not to “stand back and wait” which is my natural reaction to that type of situation. The cards here are indicating that that reaction is siphoning off a level of my intuition, though. Thus, perhaps it’s time to start figuring out how to walk on the constantly moving ground beneath my feet.