Today’s meditation was… skipped. I know I should have done it and I even thought that I should do it. But you know how sometimes we avoid doing things or procrastinate on them even when they are little tiny things that are super simple. We don’t know -why- we procrastinate on them, but the urge to do so is nearly irresistible? That was how my meditation ended up getting skipped today.
Tomorrow is a new day.
Today’s draw is the Maker King (King of Pentacles) which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the areas of finance, resources, manifestations, health, and the physical world. This often presents itself as themes that have to do with authority figures with good solid financial sense, health authorities, etc.
What stood out to me the strongest in the imagery of today’s card when I first saw it was the vines that grow up beneath the anvil, creating the anvil’s base and swirling to coil upon it as if to support and stabilize it.
This speaks to me of a sense of grounding and stabilization in one’s creative manifestations. When you take an idea and apply passion to it… it then manifests into reality. Sometimes, in order to take that step to manifest something from the insubstantial realm of ideas into a physical presence, you need a little extra support… a little extra grounding.
I need a little extra grounding.
Everything feels better when I have that support and grounding in place. Everything feels much more right when I’m well grounded… and that “everything” includes the creative process that swirls within me and allows me to take my ideas and passions… and turn them into something real in the physical world.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE SIDHE
#TarotForGrowthAugust Challenge Prompt
Topic: I feel like I’m struggling to see clearly.
Question: What role does fear play in my willingness to invalidate my personal experiences and perceptions?
Reading Summary: The instability of a world with so many ups and downs (Wheel of Fortune) can often cause me to doubt my strength (Strength Rx) and give rise to the urge to retreat (Four of Cups).
Take Away: I’m not sure how this answer relates to the question asked, although the cards were extremely clear with me on what they were saying. I’m just… not seeing the connection. Yes, fear of instability invalidates me, but I’m not sure it invalidates my experiences and perceptions…. unless it is in reference to the fact that I have -less- of them due to retreating from the world when my fear kicks in. Oh… and there it is.
DECK USED: PRIDE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsAug2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to focus on for self-care this full moon?
Reading Summary: Taking things slow (Knight of Pentacles) and with care (the spikes along the border of the Knight of Pentacles make me think of those nails that they put on the edges of rooftops to keep away birds). Allow yourself some impulsivity (Knight of Swords) as long as it doesn’t involve spending money (King of Pentacles).
Take Away: Practice some practical impulsivity… just do so with care. It’s okay to slow down. Those nails really stick out to me in that card today and warn of needing to watch my step both in my impulsive actions as well as in my finances.
DECK USED: ODD HAND TAROT
Question: Where can the element of Earth support me right now?
Reading Summary: The earth is not just a stabilizing force, but also a teacher (Hierophant). Spending more time in the earth’s embrace can help to teach me a better path to stability (Four of Pentacles) and how to not just experience joy, but embrace it (The Sun and the man’s hand that actually holds onto the sun in the sky).
Take Away: I am happiest when I’m out in the woods. This isn’t a secret, nor is it a surprise. But even beyond the forests and the trees, the earth is the element that is my greatest teacher in life, as well as my greatest of stabilizing forces. I find joy in spending time with the earth, whether that is in the forests I love, tilling my boss’ fields, or just sitting in the park with my shoes off. The energy that the earth provides is not just stabilizing, but lightens and brightens my soul.
DECK USED: TAROT OF WHY
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What stops me from slowing down?
Reading Summary: What steals away (Seven of Swords) my ability to slow down, and keeps me overburdened (Ten of Wands), is my constant need/want for more (Page of Swords).
Take Away: This is about my need to push. It’s not my drive that is the problem, but rather a sense of insatiability when it comes to doing better and doing more. It’s not healthy, and I know that… nor does it come from a healthy place. And yet I continue to allow it to be a problem because it allows me to accomplish so much more than I would otherwise.
It’s a bad (but very honest) excuse.