Today’s meditation was once again interrupted. This time by my sister yowling from the other room when she tried to do something she didn’t have the upper body strength to do alone and brought me running when she nearly crushed herself under a toppling shelf as a result.
So… once again I will be trying to do a bit of meditation before sleep tonight, once I head to bed. I know it’s better than nothing, but I really do like doing it in the morning better. Just sayin’.
What stands out to me the strongest today in the imagery of this card is not the lightning or the damaged tree, but rather the little sprouts that are just starting to break free of the ground at the base of the tree, and the burn morels that encircle the broken up earth where the ruined tree stands.
Both of these speak to me of the renewal that comes after everything has been shaken up and burned to the ground. The new sprouts are an indication of the growth that can be achieved by starting over, while the burn morels speak to me of the strength and adaptability of the energies of life and rejuvenation, as these specific mushrooms are mysterious even to today’s science, cropping up within the ashes of old fires from seemingly out of nowhere.
The message here in the imagery of today’s card is a message of hope. It is a reminder to open my heart to the possibilities the future will hold, rather than allowing myself to fall into pessimism, as is so easy for me to do. We are all going through a hard time right now, struggling with the vast and varied effects that the pandemic has wrought in our lives. This card is a reminder that things will eventually get better.
DECK USED: FORAGER’S DAUGHTER TAROT
Question: How can I better overcome these challenges that I will face?
Reading Summary: You have all the tools at your disposal (The Magician) and share those gifts with others all the time (Nine of Cups Rx). You just have to make the choice to champion for yourself as you already do for others (Seven of Wands).
Take Away: How I treat others and the help that I give them in the variety of ways that I do so from teaching to standing up for them, advocating for them and all these other ways that I contribute to the lives of others… these things are a clear display of the tools I have on hand to me to overcome the challenges of my own inner critic. I just have to make the choice to lean into my heart instead of the viper in your head when dealing with myself, and use those skills I share so freely with others upon myself as well.
DECK USED: MYSTICAL MANGA TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What needs to heal from past relationships?
Reading Summary: These cards speak to me of my mother not being as supportive as thought she was (Earth) and feeling betrayed by that (Perseus) because it feels like my trust was laid out like a sacrificial lamb for her to shred after my father’s passing (Ara).
Take Away: This reading brings up a lot of really uncomfortable emotions for me. I don’t like seeing my mother in the new light she’s shown of herself since my father’s passing, but I’ve come to the understanding that the impression I once had of her was false and it took the removal of his far more blatant abuse for me to see her more subtle lack of support and selfishness. Discovering this really hurt me deeply… and it still hurts.
DECK USED: COSMOS TAROT AND ORACLE