Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and I was a little fidgety. I think it was because I got so much sleep last night that I ended up with a bit of excess energy trying to find a way free. Or maybe my body and mind just liked the hike so much yesterday that it was itching to go out for another one. That is very possible as well.
The there was no one thing that really stood out to me in this card today, but what really stood out was the overall atmosphere. All the buildings for sale and this girl sits with all her things packed up looking out at what surely feels like a wasteland at this moment. In truth, the imagery really hit home considering the news that I’d gotten the other day about the possible fate of my own home.
I think sometimes we all have that feeling of the world falling apart around us. When we’re in that moment, it’s hard to see that there might be a light down there at the end of the tunnel. We don’t realize that we just can’t see it yet.
The message in today’s card is to not give up hope… even when things feel hopeless. Even when things feel like they’re falling apart. Don’t give up hope. This is just one more than that’s only temporary.
DECK USED: NEXT WORLD TAROT
#TarotForGrowthAugust Challenge Prompt
Topic: I’m plagued by anxiety.
Question: How is anxiety trying to help me?
Reading Summary: My anxiety is trying to warn me when I become too confident (Six of Wands) in my security and stability (King of Pentacles)… so that I can make sure I’m seeing the path before me clearly and won’t end up tripping over anything along the way (Eight of Cups).
Take Away: Sometimes when you get a little too comfortable in your current situation, you can forget to look ahead, and forget to keep in mind that hard times are sure to come again eventually in one form or another. My anxiety is a reminder not to get so comfortable that I forget to look forward and watch my step.
DECK USED: ODD HAND TAROT
Seeds Sown – Ten of Pentacles – Of the seeds that I planted in the spring concerning my emotional growth, what has managed to flourish and grow strong is that I’ve been able to find more a centered and balanced sense of fulfillment in what I have in the present and where I am in my life.
The Chaff – Queen of Wands – Of those seeds that I planted in the spring, what has not flourished into fruition is that I didn’t get all of the creative things done that I wanted to accomplish this summer, such as the wood burning project. But that’s okay, and I need to let that disappointment go so that I can be “large and in charge” in other areas now that the fall is coming.
The Harvest – Temperance – To prepare to reap the benefits of the seeds that have flourished, I need to make sure I’m practicing patience and moderation as I move into the fall so that I can give my harvest the best chance of coming to fruition.
DECK USED: MAGIC TAROT
Question: What feelings serve me best explored instead of ignored?
The Sun – Joy. This is a feeling that I struggle with feeling I deserve. Instead of ignoring it, though, it’s one that I need to embrace and enjoy more often. Too often I push it away in favor of responsibility and obligation.
Three of Wands – The urge to turn down the troubled path rather than a healthy one is something I’ve always struggled with. These self destructive urges are by their very nature… self destructive. Ignoring them doesn’t make them go away. Instead it’s important to sort through those feelings when they rise up, and figure out where they’re coming from.
Queen of Pentacles Rx – Self-indulgence as a way to deal with my emotions is another of my self destructive patterns. This is one of those unhealthy paths mentioned in the Three of Wands. It’s just that we are getting into specifics. This is about consumption. Like with most self destructive urges, it’s important to seek out why they have arisen rather than sweeping them under the rug.
DECK USED: BIG THINGS IN SMALL PACKAGES TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I bring more joy into my life?
Reading Summary: Make sure you have direction (Three of Wands), but at the same time don’t push so hard (Eight of Pentacles Rx) that it steals away your joy (Seven of Swords).
Take Away: The message here is not so much about bringing more joy into my life but allowing it to have space there so that it can flourish on its own. When I push too hard towards the future and make myself work too hard towards goals I become too damned focused on? It smothers out the joy in my life. So it’s okay to have direction… but don’t go overboard. Leave space for joy, and it will grow and flourish in my life all on its own.