Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was relaxing despite the fact that it was an order day and I had a lot of crap to get done. I think that I just needed a break and the meditation gave me some time away from thinking about everything I had to get done so that I could relax and breathe. Usually, having a lot to do creates an opposite effect, so this was a nice change.
Today’s draw is the Tower card, which is traditionally interpreted as having to do with sudden change and the chaos that ensues when sudden change takes place. Unlike the Death card, where the change is gradual and organic, in the Tower card the change comes on suddenly and without warning, often with destructive force.
What stands out the strongest to me this card today is the red sky and the flames. It speaks to me of the type of chaos that is hard to recover from. The type of chaos and destruction that feels like the end of the world.
Combined with the Garlic in this card, which is a representation of ostracization and time spent away from others to reconsider… and restructure.
It’s in the combination of these themes that I find the message in today’s card. Sometimes when I am trying to restructure and rebuild (as I am now) it can feel like nothing is going right and everything is fucked up. In these times, it can be a good idea to step away… take a breath… and reassess. Consider the situation, and consider coming at it from a different angle. The message here is about that different angle and is an encouragement to reassess.
DECK USED: HERBAL TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJune Challenge Prompt
Question: Where am I being invited to recognize the beauty in myself, my life, and the world?
Beauty in Myself – The Hermit signifies that it’s time to respect that you need alone time now that you’re able to get it again and how healthy that alone time is for you. This message came through on the Tarotholics spread that I did as well, and there is a reminder here that I need to make sure I’m getting the alone time I need as a part of taking care of myself and my well being.
Beauty in My Life – The Eight of Wands indicates that it’s important to recognize that my purpose will go on and continue, even if I’m not pushing things forward every step of the way. This perpetual motion is natural and creates space for other pursuits and interests. There is beauty in this. In the ability to “coast” between pushes and allow other interests and passions room to flourish in those times in between.
Beauty in the World – The mystery of the High Priestess speaks of the fact that in order to see beauty in the world you need to see with your intuition, and not your logic. The beauty is there but it’s not in your face… it’s beneath the surface and requires reading between the lines.
DECK USED: TATTOO TAROT INK & INTUITION
#DiscordTarotholicsJun2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: As an adult, where am I neglecting myself at this time?
Take Away: Right. So… I’ve been slacking on the self care a bit lately. Not just the meditation, although the cards call me out on that specifically here. But also on some of the self care things that I normally do like the weekly soaks in the bath for example and the extra stretching that comes along with the meditation that I’ve not been keeping up on. I’ve also been slacking a bit on my daily devotional. All in all, these are things I need to pick back up on and do rather than think about and then “meh” out of again and again.
DECK USED: TRIPPIN’ WAITE TAROT
#TheJuneTarot Challenge by Lionhart
Question: Where would I benefit from taking more time?
Reading Summary: It’s time to slow down on your ambition and drive (Knight of Wands), and spend some more time focusing on being nurturing to yourself (The Empress) and enjoying what you have (Nine of Pentacles). Have some faith that you have everything in hand (The Chariot) and can afford the break (Nine of Pentacles on top).
Take Away: This wasn’t really a surprising result for this reading as this has been pretty much the theme of my personal readings for the past week or so. The constant reminders are actually a good thing, as they help to keep me on track. As is the reassurance that now is the time of year when I can afford a break and that everything is well in hand.
DECK USED: GOLDEN GIRLS TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I better connect with my family?
Reading Summary: Be supportive (Ten of Pentacles) and make the choice (Two of Swords) to see the good and wallow in it (Nine of Cups). Don’t let harsh words or irritation steal away that pleasure (Seven of Swords).
Take Away: The choice to enjoy and wallow is signified by the Two of Swords in this reading because that choice is extremely difficult for me. Even when the choice is made, actually following through is still very much a struggle for me when it comes to letting to and just enjoying. (Wallow, btw, comes from the over-spill of liquid from all the cups.)
The cards here indicate that I need to appreciate the good and practice gratitude, be supportive with my family, and not allow their negativity and negative (sometimes painful) qualities to pollute the good I find.