Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was a full body scan much like yesterdays, that focused on energy rather than physical sensation. It was, essentially, energy play where I took my energy in a rippled wave through my body from head to toes and back up again. Powerful waves at first moving from head to toe and back again, like water sloshing back and forth in a tub. Slowly, the waves then slowed and eased until they were smaller and smaller, and then finally settled into a still and calm pool.
Today’s draw is the Three of Cups, which traditionally is interpreted as a time of coming together, celebration, emotional bonding with others, friendship, and positive collaboration with others. It can also represent a “third wheel” type of energy or emotion.
I barely noticed the Trillium in the imagery of this card today. Instead, my focus was drawn to the three women and the fact that their feet are bare and they each wear a dress in a different jewel-tone color.
The bare feet speak to me of vulnerability in this card, and the different colored dresses communicate a sense of diversity. This speaks to me of the energy of collaboration that happens between very different people, and how satisfying it can be when each person contributes their own unique flair to a project… making it truly collaborative and something that could not be done solo or by any others but those personally involved.
Sometimes I forget that I’m not alone and I can lean on others to help me. I forget that in that help that’s given? Fun can be had and it becomes more than work but a celebration. I need to remember this more often and allow others in to help me instead of thinking I have to do it all myself.
DECK USED: HERBAL TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJune Challenge Prompt
Question: Where am I being invited to take back my power?
Reading Summary: Put some enthusiasm (Knight of Wands) into reclaiming your joy (The Sun) and learn a better way of thinking about things and communicating with yourself (Page of Swords).
Side Note: Just as an aside… The Knight of Wands is the only card in this entire deck that I do not like. I just cannot un-see the stubby penis riding a horse that I saw when I first looked at this card for the first time.
Take Away: The message here is not just about encouraging growth, but embracing it. It’s about remembering that as I move forward in the changes I’m making, I need to actively search for and participate in the things that bring me joy. Savor them and enjoy them instead of disregarding them or avoiding them.
DECK USED: LINESTRIDER TAROT
Reading Summary: The Queen of Swords and the Four of Swords have the same face… they are the same person and the same color scheme carries between the two cards including the background clouds. Together they indicate that this change in my routine is new but not negative, and I need to take the time to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s good.
The outlier card in this reading is the center card. It does not match or coincide with the other two in any way. This discordance with the other cards indicates that if I follow the path my question is asking about, it’s not going to go well. It will create more hardship and cause a delay in getting where I want to go.
Take Away: Don’t. You need this time of rest and recovery. As much as you want to get more done and fit more into your day… You need to understand that sometimes it’s okay to take a little time for yourself. That lounging about you’re doing is doing you good.
DECK USED: SAWYER’S PATH TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I improve upon my self care?
Reading Summary: It’s time to stop dragging my feet (Knight of Pentacles) upon my chosen path to instilling more happiness (Six of Cups) and joy in my life (The Sun).
There is a theme here in the imagery itself that speaks of getting back to nature. A transition from being trapped within the grip of the unnatural and material to finding pleasure in fostering nature’s growth to wallowing within nature’s embrace.
Take Away: Between the theme seen in the cards and the initial interpretation of them, I am being encouraged to spend more time outside. Both in spending time in my garden on the balcony as well as hiking within the forests I love. More of both is needed in my self care routine.