Today’s meditation was just under twenty minutes long, and was another purr-focused meditation as Luna again decided to come cuddle up against the side of my head while I was meditating, which shifted my focus from my breathing to her purring.
I really like this type of meditation. It’s extremely relaxing. I didn’t immediately fall asleep this time, but it was still really nice and I ended up lingering longer than I would have because I was really enjoying it.
Spiritually speaking, Hypericum perforatum (St Johns Wort) is used to invoke the healing powers of light against the darkness and this is expressed no more evidently than it’s medical use as well, as medically this herb is best known for its anti-depressant properties.
The message in today’s card is about seeking out positive healing experiences and spending time outside soaking up the goodness of vitamin D while taking in the cleansing energies and fresh air of being outside among nature.
DECK USED: HERBCRAFTER’S TAROT
#TarotForGrowthJuly Challenge Prompt
Topic: I’m struggling to find my purpose.
Question: Why am I struggling to be honest with myself?
Reading Summary: Because change is hard… Juggling in my old way of doing things is hard to let go of (Two of Pentacles) because that familiarity is comforting to me (Six of Cups) and makes it difficult to choose a different path (Two of Rods).
Take Away: It’s difficult to admit when you’re struggling, and that applies to me as well. I struggle all the time with the draw of the familiar and temptation to sink back into what I know so well rather than staying focused on the new path I’ve chosen for myself. That struggle is… embarrassing and something that’s difficult to admit.
DECK USED: AQUARIAN TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJul2020 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Is it always better to have more choices?
Reading Summary: There are always more choices available to us than we realize (The Fool). But as humans, we are not in the habit (The Devil) of seeking them out and instead stick with what we know (Six of Cups). When we do this, we miss out on long reaching opportunities and rewards (Seven of Pentacles).
Take Away: I would interpret this answer as yes… and no. What it’s saying is that we only perceive the number of choices we are able to handle… but that there are always more out there we cannot see. When we open our minds to them, they become available to us… so I guess in my opinion this would be a yes. Because the more open minded you are to possibilities and thinking outside the box, the more choices you have available to you… and I consider open mindedness and thinking outside the box to always be a good thing.
DECK USED: WHEEL OF THE YEAR TAROT
#OwlandBonesJuly Challenge by Owl and Bones Tarot
Topic: plant the seed // take root // grow
Plant the seeds of doing things in a more patient and measured way (Knight of Coins)
Take root a more restrained approach (Temperance) over the wild charge driven by passionate intensity and interest (Knight of Swords).
Grow each day that you follow this path. With each day you practice this new form of patience, restraint, and measured approach, you build up the ability to instill these traits into your daily life with more skill and less effort (Strength).
DECK USED: KARMA TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: Do I believe I am creative? Why or Why not?
Reading Summary: Yes (One of Shells). This is evident because I struggle with keeping a balance (Seven of Feathers Rx) between my responsibilities (Nine of Feathers) and the passion of my inner spark that drives me to go after and take part in (more like get carried away by) the things that inspire my creativity (Initiate of Fire). I often feel that my responsibilities (Nine of Feathers) are stealing away from (Seven of Feathers) my creative time (Initiate of Fire), and vice versa.
Take Away: If I was not creative, there would be no struggle between my responsibilities and my passionate pursuit of those things that strike my interest. It is in my nature to be both earthbound and realistic (Taurus Sun) as well as creativity driven (Scorpio Moon). This conflict between the two is evidence of both sides of the coin and the constant need to find balance between them… thus evidence of my creativity.