Today’s meditation was delayed because I wanted to hop online and spend time with you… and then I ended up having to go pick up Z, which meant that a few hours out of my day were swiped by driving like a bat out of hell north and back south again.
At least while I was up there I was able to both ship out a shipment, and put a hold on my mail up there for the time being so that I won’t have to go back up again until restrictions lift on the border so that I can take Z back home.
I will meditate before bed, of course.
Today’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of harmony and synergy in the areas of one’s drive, passions, and ambitions. This is often portrayed with themes that include public recognition or accolades, pride and self confidence, progress and especially success.
This isn’t entirely what I see in this card today, if I am honest. I see a “charge” rather than a parade of recognition and accolades. I see a “go get’em” push, complete with the weapons necessary to take what is yours and go after what is needed. This is that moment before the accolades come rolling in. The moment when you must follow your moral compass and your passions and fight for what is right for you. This interpretation is reinforced by the French words “Je n’ai pas peur” that’s emblazoned upon the banner the bird wears, which translates to “I am not afraid”.
The message in today’s card is to go after what is important to you. Go after it. Fight for it. Grab hold with both hands, and don’t let go.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: What seeds do I have the opportunity to plant in my life at this time?
Reading Summary: A chance to find a better balance (Two of Coins) between my relationships (Two of Cups) and my passions (Wands) by creating better boundaries for myself (Nine of Wands).
Take Away: It’s no secret that I allow myself to get so wrapped up in my goals and ambitions that I often forget to pay as much attention as I should to my loved ones. The problem is that, in my case, the path to my goals and ambitions is directly connected through my passions and interests. So… my drive takes over and I get swallowed up in it.
With everything that’s going on right now, the cards indicate that this is a prime opportunity to work on finding a better balance in this area.
DECK USED: TAROCCO DELLE VETRATE
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I better handle conflict?
Reading Summary: Look for a better way (Six of Swords) that involves using your creativity and imagination (Page of Cups) to overcome conflict (Five of Swords) and bring your nurturing spirit forward (The Empress) as a new beginning surfaces when the conflict comes to an end (The World).
Take Away: Handling conflict is more than about what happens in the moment. It’s about what happens after as well. The card indicate that in the moment of conflict, I need to lean heavily upon my creativity and imagination to find an “outside the box” way of overcoming whatever that conflict is at the time. But, the cards also are making it clear that what comes after is also important. I need to remember to be kind to myself and others in the aftermath so that the new beginnings that come afterward will be a healthy one.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE SILICONE DAWN
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I safely enhance my intuitive abilities?
Reading Summary: Own it. A hell of a lot of cards to say such a simple answer, but that’s exactly what I see her. Own It.
Take Away: There is a crapload of self-possessed power in these cards and their imagery. It’s almost overpowering and I honestly didn’t bother to break down the cards into their specific messages because all together as a whole the message is very loud and clear.
That said? I was a little surprised I didn’t get the “don’t do it” response again. This question has been asked multiple times (in different ways) throughout this month’s Connect With Your Deck challenge, and every time the cards have made it clear I’m where things are and to advance would upset balance and require sacrifice I wasn’t willing to give.
It’s something in the phrasing of “safely enhance” that changed the message… and that message is “Own It“.