Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long, which included the extended piriformis stretching that I’ve been including with my changed up routine for my yoga/physiotherapy practice. The every other day schedule is definitely helping quite a lot, and my meditation today was both relaxing and refreshing. Although I didn’t fall asleep during the meditation this time? I did decide to take a nap directly afterward. I just felt so relaxed that it seemed… perfect.
Today’s draw is the Dreamer Queen (Queen of Swords) which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s education, intellect, logic, and communications. As indicated by the word “alpha” mentioned in the previous sentence, this card is an indication of strength and authority in these areas, without the projective qualities that the King of the suit would possess.
There are two things in the imagery of this card that stood out the strongest to me today when the card was first flipped over. The first was the harsh edges and sharp angles of the queen’s visage. This is often the case when depicting the Queen of Swords and is indicative of the Queen’s sharp mind and potentially sharp tongue. The second thing that stood out in this imagery was the little feathered creature sitting in her hand who she appears to be conversing with. The small creature is soft and delicate, and comes to her for her strength and those sharp edges that it does not have naturally itself.
This card’s appearance today and the imagery upon it is here as a reminder that there is another aspect to the Queen of Swords beside the one that my mother so often represents. There is also the confidant and counselor the listener… The person you go to when you need help to sort out your mind and your thoughts. I want to focus on embodying this aspect… and not the one that my mother presents on a daily basis.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE SIDHE
#TarotForGrowthAugust Challenge Prompt
Topic: I feel like I’m struggling to see clearly.
Question: Why do I struggle to trust my own perception of reality?
Reading Summary: Because I know I can be biased (imagery in the Seven of Wands) by my accomplishments and my goals (Ten of Pentacles) as well as by my desires (Ace of Wands).
Take Away: I work very hard to keep myself as unbiased as much as I possibly can in nearly all things, and I work hard to take in as many perspectives as I can in order to accomplish this. But I’m still human… and I can’t be entirely unbiased no matter how much I wish to be. My awareness of this makes me always doubt if my personal perception is the truth… or simply one perspective of an array of many.
DECK USED: STUNNING TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsAug2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to prepare to harvest in my life during the month ahead?
Initial Reading Summary: Letting go of some of my defenses (Nine of Wands Rx) and some of my personal investment of time and attention to monetary matters (King of Discs Rx). Instead, spend some time focusing on turning that investment of time and thought towards Gideon, my relationships, and finding a steady seat for my emotions (King of Cups).
Secondary Reading Summary: The Tower flipped out and slid under the King of Cups as I was setting the deck down. Instead of adding to the reading above, it created a second reading attached to the first which involved the King of Cups and the Tower by themselves. This second reading feels like a possible upcoming event (The Tower) in Gideon’s life (King of Cups), which will require directing extra focus in that area during the upcoming harvest season (relating back to the first reading).
Take Away: I need to set aside some of the things I normally am so focused on to free up some time and attention that will need to be directed toward emotional support of others.
I’ve discussed this secondary reading with you in IMs already, and I will pull cards tomorrow to see if I can suss out more details concerning what the Tower portends, and what actions might be able to be taken to avert and/or cushion it’s arrival.
DECK USED: LUMINOUS VOID TAROT
Reading Summary: Lack of inner wisdom and insufficient esoteric knowledge (High Priestess Rx) leading to self defeat (Five of Swords Rx) because I’m too busy charging after my passions (Knight of Wands).
Take Away: OK… I’m going to have to work on adjusting my trajectory on this one, because this is definitely not a direction that I want to go in right now. I need to make sure I’m paying close attention to what the cards have to say this month and listening for the inner whispers of intuition that will assist in guiding me in a better direction.
DECK USED: EL GRAN TAROT ESOTERICO
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I slow down in life?
Reading Summary: Continue to focus on your emotional growth (Page of Cups) instead of attacking yourself with negative judgments (Judgement) about what you’re not doing (Knight of Swords Rx).
Take Away: Emotional growth is not a waste of time. Focusing on that growth is not wasting time. Improving yourself and allowing yourself the freedom to explore this new experience is not a waste of time. Stop telling yourself these things are wasting time.