Sustainable Strength

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and attached to the end of my yoga/physiotherapy session, which was extra long today as I’ve been struggling with a bit of increased immobility in my right hip, probably due to my lack of visits the sports medicine clinic over the past month or so that they’ve been closed due to the pandemic and the lockdown orders.

I was aware when they closed down that it would be a bit of an issue.  I was hoping that the stiffness that I experienced when my ribs slid out of alignment and settled into their current position that that would be the worst of it.  Apparently there is more to come.

Knight of Oak - Knight of Pentacles - Stolen Child TarotToday’s draw is the Knight of Oak (Knight of Pentacles) which is a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the areas of resources, health, finance, and the physical world. This often translates into themes that deal with the steady progress of hard work and routine (as opposed to the more rash energy of the other knights) as well as topics that have to do with the steady attainment, sustainability, and conservation of resources.

Honestly?  Whenever I see the imagery in this card, it makes me think of you.  Not that I see you as the Knight of Pentacles, but rather that there is something in the imagery itself that reminds me of you being both reasonable and resourceful at the same time.

And that is where the message of today’s card resides.   It is in that steady and reasonable energy of using one’s resources wisely and plotting the course that makes sure that those resources retain sustainability for the future. Although, unlike when I see you in the card, this message is not found  today in the figure or the moose, but rather in the water at the feet of the moose and the touch of the hand upon it.

Today’s message is a reminder that I have the capability to make our resources work for as long as needed to get through this mess with the pandemic and closures, etc.  I can and will stretch what we need and find that resourcefulness to make it through and bring those I care about through it with me.

DECK USED:  STOLEN CHILD TAROT

 

The First Time

Today’s prompt is brought to you by one of the Discord servers that I am a member of.  Just as a side note… the reason I do not link these Discord servers is because each server has their own rules about if you’re allowed to share them publicly and how, and it’s a pain in the ass to look it up for each one so I just don’t share them.

On to the question… “What was your first time divining like? How does it compare to how divining is for you now?

Rana George Lenormand

Seamless… accidental.

My mother had been using Lenormand cards with my sister and I when we were children as bedtime story prompts for a long time before my first use with them as a divinatory device.

My first dip over the line was during one of those story times. It was my turn to contribute to the story and I pulled my card and something shifted. It didn’t feel right. Not as in I couldn’t have used it to contribute to the ongoing story, but that it didn’t feel like that’s what the card was meant for in that moment.

When I tried to set it aside, my mother encouraged me to explain why I wasn’t using it and why it didn’t “feel right”.

And there it was.

It’s pretty much the same now except I’m far more comfortable and far less confused.  That inner “voice” is still where direction comes from as far as what the cards are for, what they’re about, and what their message is.  They also sometimes still take me by surprise.