Today’s meditation was again delayed until bed time. This is not because of any particular interruption, so much as the fact that I ended up dozing off after visiting Simon’s live Cuppa, Catch Up & Cards this morning over on YouTube.
After waking up I decided I’d rather hop online and spend time together than “waste” time meditating and (possibly) falling back asleep a second time. Yes, I know that meditation is not wasting time, but it sure feels like it when what I really want is to spend some time with you.
Today’s draw is the Eight of Wands, which is most commonly a card that is interpreted as representing speed in movement and fast paced changes, and often works as an accelerator on surrounding cards when you are reading with multiple cards.
I… definitely don’t see this in the imagery of this card. Not that I don’t see movement in the figure’s stance or that she doesn’t seem to be walking off into the sunset, but what stands out to me today has more to do with what she appears to be holding in her grip.
She appears to be carrying a head… and a weapon as well. What I see here is that sometimes you have to walk away, not from something that you are perhaps emotionally invested in (as the Eight of Cups often represents), but away from things that you have invested time and effort and your inner spark into. Sometimes it’s better to cut and run rather than allowing the dead weight (the rest of the body left behind) to drag you down.
I’m not sure where exactly this applies to me today, but it is excellent advice, and something I will be sure to be keeping in mind.
DECK USED: CIRCLE OF LIFE TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: What would I benefit from releasing as this lunar cycle comes to a close?
Reading Summary: Lack of growth (Seven of Pentacles Rx). Catastrophizing (The Tower). Hands tied (Ten of Swords). (And…. there’s the sharp and distinct tone I’m used to getting from the Eight Coins deck. I missed you, my old sharp-tongued friend.)
Take Away: I’ve been really stressing out over the lack of growth factor that the issues I’ve been going through has potentially had on my business. This includes struggling with a sense of helplessness. As this moon’s energy decreases and the lunar cycle comes to a close, it’s time to start releasing these worries and fears, and instead start looking forward again.
DECK USED: EIGHT COINS TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Do Spread #2 Am I going to get to see Ms B again before the fall?
Reading Summary: One creature isn’t moving very fast (King of Coins), and the other ones looking away (Seven of Coins) from the possibility of a gathering (Three of Cups). The color variations progress on the ground from spring (Card 1) to summer (card 2) to early fall (Card 3).
Take Away: It could happen near the end of summer (color of the sky in the Three of Cups combined with the more autumn shade of the ground), but it’ll be a struggle to get to a point where I can take off for a few days and go visit. I need to keep my eyes on that slowly growing prize of my goals rather than the social aspects of visiting. It’s possible that a visit over this time period could very well be at the detriment of my goals.
DECK USED: WHISPERING SPIRITS TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I safely increase my intuitive abilities?
Reading Summary: To do so at this time will involve becoming overwhelmed (Seven of Cups) and risking shutting down (High Priestess… she landed Rx but I turned her upright for the picture) as that overwhelm spreads into other aspects of my life (Five of Swords).
Take Away: Right, so…. the cards say now is not the time and outline the consequences of trying to push it right now.