Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was my third time using the chimes and harp plucking for meditation rather than a guided meditation with a closing message about this or that. I am still having some very positive effects from this form of meditation, and I plan on continuing with it until I either become bored with it and want to try something different, or if it begins to be less effective for me and I need to move back to another style.
Today’s draw is the Eight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of willful ignorance, having a victim mentality, negative self talk, and restrictions imposed upon oneself. This card is not about another’s influences upon you, but rather about your own influences upon yourself. It is about turning a blind eye… or closing your eyes entirely.
There is nothing specific in the imagery that stands out to me today, which indicates that this card’s message is one with the card’s traditional interpretations.
The message here is very clear, and needs little interpretation. The words were there in my mind the moment the card was turned over, and the pop of red in the card’s imagery only makes the message that much stronger.
What is that message? “You can’t ignore it anymore. You’ve already made the appointment… Get your ass together and finish your goddamn taxes.”
DECK USED: MARUCO ANIMAL TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsMay2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Write something free form inspired by the cards.
The young woman sat upon the park bench, hours passing as she sits lost in thought about her soldier that has been gone for so long and traveled so very far away. Her mind is filled with plans as she waits for him to return… anticipation humming along the sharp edge of the blade tucked safely out of sight within her jacket pocket.