Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and another fidgety meditation session. I think that I need another hike to get out some of this pent up energy. I’ve reorganized my decks and I went through and tucked labels into all of my swaddled decks today as well. And yet, as much as I’m feeling the need to expend energy? I do not seem at all inclined to spend it on work. Go figure, right?
Today’s draw is the Knight of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, intuition, and creativity. This often portrays itself in a theme of going after what brings someone joy or following your imagination and creativity into new adventures.
What stands out to me most strongly in the imagery of this card today is the guy down at the lower left corner holding the spear. How funny is it that there’s so much going on in this image, so much to draw the eye, and yet it’s that little head and shoulders and the spear that draws my gaze.
I think sometimes we all need a little prodding to get going on doing the things that are good for us, and going after your joy is definitely good as long as you aren’t… you know… going after heroin or something. In general, happiness is important to our well being, and yet sometimes we hold back without any real reason behind why. That spear looks like a really good prod to get things going, don’t you think?
The message in this card is to stop hesitating and just do the stuff that’ll make you happy instead of thinking about it and putting it off. You’ll feel better and be much happier if you just do it already.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
Reading Summary: Someone that teaches others (Il Papa) how to find their direction (Three of Wands) during their darkest hours (Ten of Swords).
Take Away: This somehow makes sense to me in… okay so I relate to this because of something that Gideon said to me… has said to me. Or maybe he was saying it to someone else and I just overheard it? Anyway, he said that I have this tendency to tell people exactly what they need to hear, just exactly when they need it most. Like when I told him guilt makes for a crappy relationship (can’t remember the exact words) and it was in that moment he needed to hear it to realize the truth of his situation with is ex.
I don’t usually realize I’ve done this, and yet I know it happens because Gideon has said he’s seen it happen. Others have said similar as well. And so I understand and believe… and very much relate to what’s said in these cards. I love that I have the ability to help people in this way, and I’m okay with not being aware of having done it in most cases. As long as I’m helping others to make their lives better, and thus the world a better place? I’m good with being oblivious for the most part.
DECK USED: TAROT BY ALEXANDER DANILOFF 2012 IV EDITION
#DiscordTarotholicsSep2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to focus on for self care this full moon?
Reading Summary: That is one hell of a Three of Staves. Just sayin’. This is a newer deck for me and the first time I’ve spent any quality time with it since I received it. And.. wow on the Three of Staves… just sayin’.
Continue to move forward (Three of Staves), even if it’s done with caution (imagery on the Three of Staves overlapped on the Page of Cups), in the direction of my emotional growth and finding the balance for it in my life (Page of Cups). Don’t allow my internal anxieties and worries to overshadow this process (Nine of Swords). I’m internally strong enough to keep these things from growing and festering into something that will become a hindrance (The High Priestess).
Take Away: For self care during this full moon I need to make sure that my anxieties and worries are not standing in the way of getting that emotional growth to a place of pause a safety for the upcoming holiday rush. This isn’t about backsliding, but it’s about preservation of progress. Allow my inner strength to shine through and burn off the cloying touch of my anxieties so that I move forward instead of backsliding.
DECK USED: DRAGON AGE INQUISITION TAROT
Information on the zodiac signs through each house means can be found here.
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What helps me stay positive?
Reading Summary: My “cup overflowing” with the love of others (Three of Cups) that is fostered through clear and strong communication (The Tower and the Queen of Swords).
The imagery here in The Tower of this deck is about enlightenment destroying the Tower of Babble. This creates a dynamic in this specific card in this specific deck where the card has the ability to represent the salvation of good communication.
In this way, communication doesn’t just bracket the Three of Cups in this reading, but are representative of pillars of strength standing strong on either side of the card of connection and emotion.
Take Away: Communication with those I love and trust helps me to stay positive. It is the cornerstone of any good relationship, and being open and honest with these people fosters the bonds I have built with them. I am, in fact, unable to always bring about my own positivity and optimism. I need their help to do this sometimes, and it is with their help and love surrounding me, as well as their wise council, that I’m able to take their support and advice without fear of betrayal. This allows my trust to flourish so that I am able to share the deepest and darkest parts of myself. They are my shaft of light shining into the darkness.