Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was focused primarily on breathing in cleansing energy, and breathing out pain as I stretched and worked on a few stiff spots in my mobility. This type of meditation can be extremely relaxing when muscles and pain levels cooperate, but today was not one of those cooperative days. I did manage to get a little more range of motion going, though, so it wasn’t a total loss.
There were a couple of different things that stuck out to me in the imagery of this card today, the first of which was one of the key words at the bottom of the card. Although I absolutely see the sense in “marriage” as an interpretation of the Ten of Cups, I’ve personally never had marriage come up in relation to this card and it took me a moment’s pause to consider and… eventually, agree.
Also in the imagery of this card it was that the woman here has her eyes closed. This speaks to me of turning inward, and in doing so, becoming more aware of the emotions you are feeling in the moment. The slight curve on her lips indicates that she feels both peaceful and positive in this moment captured on the card.
The message in today’s card is to take time and acknowledge your emotions, and savor the good and positive pieces of your life that lift those positive emotions to the surface.
DECK USED: COSMOS TAROT AND ORACLE
#TarotForGrowthJuly Challenge Prompt
Topic: I’m struggling with self-worth.
Question: How can I learn to measure my worth exclusively in comparison to my past self?
Reading Summary: Don’t close yourself off and hunker down, becoming so focused on stability and security (Four of Coins) that you forget to look around. Opportunities lie in opening your eyes (Two of Swords). Instead make the choice to stay aware and to roll with the punches (The Wheel).
Take Away: In order to measure my worth exclusively in comparison to my past instead of on my present or future contributional abilities, I need to remember all of the times in the past when life has knocked me on my ass and how I have managed to get up again and again regardless of what has been thrown at me along the way.
DECK USED: TAROTBOT TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJul2020 Challenge Prompt
Topic: Write something free form inspired by the cards.
Knight of Cups – Andrew’s worth had always been measured in his ability to get on well with his comrades and strangers alike. He was known to be a boisterous man filled with stories that made others laugh and a lover that captured the hearts of many women.
Strength – One day Andrew met a woman that he could not sway so easily as all the others. This intrigued him and drew him to her again and again like a moth to the flame. And with each visit to her bed he became more enamored with her, admiring her wiles and her wisdom.
Death – Through these many visits she opened Andrew up to a whole new world, and soon he had eyes for no one but her. Frivolous trysts and clandestine encounters no longer appealed, as it was the strength of Cassandra’s mind he admired most of all and he found that none other could shine as bright as she.
His life forever changed, he committed himself to her and they lived long lives together, challenging each other to grow, their fates entwined like the roots of an oak tree.
DECK USED: AQUARIAN TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: When am I most creative?
Reading Summary: When I am regulating (Temperance) my responsibilities properly (Two of Pentacles) and leaving room for endeavors away from my obligations (King of Cups).
Take Away: I am most creative when I allow myself some time and space to do things that have nothing to do with my obligations and responsibilities. Exploring creativity in this free environment, without the pressures of money or business or obligation to weigh down the process, allows my creativity to truly be set free.