Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and was a self-guided meditation that went through a full body scan from top of the head down to toes and back up before allowing my energy to fill up my personal space, then expand beyond it in a long stretch outward to fill my home, then stretch beyond that.
All in all it was a nice and relaxing practice, but I think I need to get out into the forest again for another grounding. I seem to be starving for those visits for the green now that I can get back out there again, as if each visit is just not enough.
Today’s draw is the Death card, which is traditionally interpreted as a representation of gradual, organic change. Like all change, it indicates the end of something in order to make room for something new. This isn’t the sudden chaotic change of the tarot’s Tower card, but rather the type of change that builds over time, slowly coming to fruition gradually.
What stood out the strongest to me in the imagery of this card today is the black hole serving as death’s face, and the sunrise that looks like a bonfire. Both of these aspects speak to me of the need to pay attention. Pay attention to what is unseen, and pay attention to what could be destructive if let to grow out of control.
Spiritually, the Sambucus nigra (Elder Flowers) is an herb of transmutation. Its energies in magical endeavors is one that encourages the shift of reality, the transformation of the soul. The changes that result from the death of one thing and rebirth that creates something new and better in its place. Medically speaking, the theme is much the same, as it is used to clear out congestion from the onset of a cold, as well as an herb used in tease to cleanse and detoxify during those particular situations.
The message in today’s card is about letting go. It’s about allowing change to come and create something better, instead of fighting it and resisting, which only slows things down further and can create unnecessary unpleasant experiences in the process.
DECK USED: HERBAL TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJune Challenge Prompt
Question: What areas of my life could benefit from the placement of firm boundaries?
Reading Summary: It’s easy to get carried away with the elation (Knight of Cups) that I experience when I am in the throes of a new creative (Ace of Cups) spark (Ace of Wands).
Side Note: I love the imagery for the Ace of Wands in this deck.
Take Away: Like all things, I have the ability to turn just about anything that I find pleasure in into an addiction. The cards here indicate that I need to make sure there are boundaries in place as I dive into exploring new creative endeavors, so that I don’t get carried away and begin to neglect other parts of my life and responsibilities as a result. The goal is not to fill up to overflow so that I upset the apple cart in the other direction, but to find a balance that will fit both fun and responsibility into my life comfortable… together.
DECK USED: TAROT SIRENE
#DiscordTarotholicsJun2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What sparks my interest and inspires a sense of joy in my life?
Take Away: One of the things I love most about finding something creative to sink myself into is the sinking into it that happens. That is to say that when I have something that captures my interest so completely and gives me a direction to work in concerning it, I am sometimes able to get so deep into the task that the rest of the world seems to just fall away for a while. I find my own space, my own silent spot. A place where nothing besides that task I am working on exists.
Some people call this singular focus or hyper focus. Some people call it “flow”. Whatever you call it, it feels amazing and has a habit of feeding my passions while being intensely refreshing at the same time. Anything that takes me to that place? Absolutely is something that also creates an intense amount of interest and sense of joy for me.
DECK USED: TAROT OF PASSING SHOWERS
#TheJuneTarot Challenge by Lionhart
Question: Draw a card and let it empower/motivate you today.
Reading Summary: Sustainable growth. Don’t push today. Sit back and enjoy the fruit of your labors and allow them to grow on their own for a day. One day isn’t going to hurt anyone, and it won’t hurt your business either. One day is simply one single day. So take this day for yourself and leave the growth to flourish in the space you give it to do so.
Take Away: I have tried my best to do just that. I slept in and I did my self care. I ate often, and I even took a nap. I have not worked at all, but rather distracted myself with Instagram, Discord, and games on my phone, then with playing online with you. I’ve done my best to try not to feel guilty, and just allow things to go at their own pace today rather than pushing and shoving both myself and the business forward… always forward.
DECK USED: HAPPY TAROT