Today’s meditation was again postponed to take place at bed time. I know. And I agree with you that I need to get on track and more dedicated to doing my meditation practice in the morning again. But it did not happen today. I will put more of a push behind doing better about this, though. Because you’re right… morning meditation works a lot better for my self care than evening ones do.
Today’s draw is the Seven of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of being presented with a variety of opportunities, and using one’s heart assist in making choices. It can also represent feeling overwhelmed by the choices set out before you.
A lot of times when I get this card in my personal readings, it means that I am leaning too heavily on making decisions in my head, and that my heart needs to have its voice included in making whatever decisions are going on at the moment.
What stood out the strongest to me today in the imagery of this card was the sprig of Juniper at the top of the card, and the image of the little blue dragon that looks like its trying to get a nibble off that sprig.
Juniperus communis is used spiritually as a way to protect oneself from negative thoughts and influences, which fits in well with what I see in that little dragon, actually. As what I see here in the imagery of today’s card and the relationship between the dragon and the Juniper sprig… is empowerment.
When you reach for the things you want, sometimes? Negative thoughts have a way of shortening your reach and influencing you to fall short of your goals. The message in today’s card is to not allow those negative self dialog to have that kind of power. It’s not about a specific thing or event, instead this card is about how to build my confidence and become stronger.
DECK USED: HERBAL TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJune Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I align more with the wildness within me?
Reading Summary: It is self defeating (Five of Swords) to intellectualize (Nine of Swords) your emotions so much (Queen of Cups). Set them free and allow them to find their own way (Six of Cups).
Take Away: Funny that we just talked about this a bit ago. Although, this question refers specifically to connecting more to the wildness within me. So of course intellectualizing would be self defeating in that goal. I’m not really sure that connecting to my wildness is what I need right now though. So perhaps the intellectualizing is a good thing, yeah?
DECK USED: TAROT OF A MOON GARDEN
#DiscordTarotholicsJun2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Philosophical Question: Are beliefs and superstitions the same?
Reading Summary: When driven by our convictions and passions (Queen of Fire), belief and superstition can both provide a sense of emotional fulfillment (Ten of Tides) when we feel that we are being guided and protected by them.
When we connect with others that share the same beliefs or superstitions (Three of Gardens), the experience has the ability to create a sense of intellectual superiority over others that do not share the same views (King of Winds).
By the same turn, both beliefs and superstitions can create a sense of being overburdened if we become too focused upon them and too dependent upon them and their parameters (Ten of Fire).
Take Away: What is being shown in these cards is about how both belief and superstition are related. In these ways, they are absolutely the same. I do think, though, that there are as many differences between belief and superstition as there are similarities.
DECK USED: JAPARIDZE TAROT
#TheJuneTarot Challenge by Lionhart
Question: What more can I do to ready myself for the next mercury rx?
Reading Summary: Have a plan in place (Three of Wands), depend upon your intuition to guide you forward (High Priestess), and keep plowing forward (Chariot).
Take Away: I’m not usually particularly affected by mercury rx, but the people around me are and as a result what I notice most is a bit of a breakdown in communication between others… and sometimes between others and myself. Essentially what the cards are telling me is to keep my head down and keep moving. Don’t allow things to stagnate, and follow my intuition when I need a little boost or a bit of extra direction.
DECK USED: SIMPLY DEEP TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What are my 3 goals for the next quarter of the year?
Reading Summary: More understanding and nurturing of the self concerning stability goals (Queen of Pentacles. More stable and grounded self talk (King of Swords). Inner growth and maturity (Grimalkin).
Take Away: I hadn’t really set out to make goals for the next three months, but these sound like really good ones.
The first goal is about allowing myself a bit of wiggle room concerning my usual obsession with stability and security. This is a topic I’ve been hyper focused on for the majority of my adult life, and I’ve had a lot of readings indicating lately that I need to loosen those barbwire bindings I use to keep everything in control. I have a feeling that this loosening is necessary if I want to do the restructuring I’ve been working on and have it be a success.
The second goal is about my inner narrative and being more kind to myself. Or… not so much more kind as less unstable. Less lashing out, more stability and strength. There are good kings that make spectacular leaders, and bad kings that are tyrants. Don’t be a tyrant.
The third goal is about learning from your mistakes and the growth and maturity you develop through experience. This is a long standing goal, and I feel it’s also a healthy one to continue.