Today’s meditation was not done… because they were testing the fire alarms in my building today and if I can’t meditate through some nutbag on the street singing about herself being a prophet of God, I sure as hell can’t meditate through the fire alarm going off every 2 minutes for hours on end. At least not and actually find the meditation peaceful and positive instead of an exercise in frustration.
Today’s draw is the World card. This is the final card in the Major Arcana, which means that (as with all Major Arcana cards) it deals with an overall message or life path situation rather than a single aspect of the human experience. Traditionally, the World card is a representation of coming to the end of a long journey, and the crossing over from all that you have learned and gathered through that journey into a new existence and new journey on the other side of things. It is a recognition of accomplishment, rebirth, and reincarnation.
What I see in the imagery of today’s card is more than just recognition of this transition, but a joyous celebration of it.
The message in today’s card is that it’s important to celebrate your accomplishments. When you reach the end of a journey, take a moment to enjoy having made it to where you’re at, and a moment to look back on all that you have accomplished. Let go of the negative, and dance yourself forward into the future with optimism and an eagerness for the next adventure to come.
DECK USED: BOTAN TAROT
Reading Summary: Determination to move forward (The Chariot) regardless of the fact that inner demons may try to stand in the way (Nine of Swords) of my enjoyment of the journey (The Fool). Fear of the unknown (The Moon) is the only thing that keeps me from enjoying a piece of that child like joy (Six of Cups).
Take Away: The motivation indicated in these cards is twofold. First is to tap into the formidable amount of determination and willpower that I possess to move forward regardless of the nay-saying that my inner dialogue may occasionally come up with. The second motivation is the reward of moving forward. It’s about focusing on the prize and allowing that prize (in this case, joy and pleasure along my spiritual path) to motivate me into continuing forward even at the times when I’m feeling uncertain and fearful.
DECK USED: TELLURIC TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsSep2020 Challenge Prompt
Topic: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about but haven’t tried yet… and give it a go!
Has this ancestor tried to communicate with me before?
Nine of Swords and Ten of Cups
Yes, in times of worry and stress they have come to me under different guises in an effort to bolster me emotionally.
What wisdom can be learned from this ancestor?
Four of Wands and Temperance
Balance and stability in my life and upon my path through the use of moderation.
How can this wisdom be applied moving forward?
What do you want to carry forward? And what do you want to leave behind? If I want to apply these lessons and wisdom moving forward, it’s important to take time to examine these things and make choices that encourage growth and development into a better person.
A message from this ancestor about what I’m not seeing.
I am not paying enough attention to just how much damage my negative inner narrative and it’s harsh judgements are hurting me. It’s time to really examine this issue and recognize the unhealthy vulnerability it creates within me.
How can I honor this ancestor?
Two of Swords
Open your eyes and pay attention. They are willing to help in my making of good decisions and choices, but they aren’t willing to hold my hand for it. I have to be open to seeing and fully grasping what’s going on, and willing to make the hard decisions when they come.
A message of love from this ancestor.
You are strong and powerful and have everything you need, only you need to be willing to utilize it.
DECK USED: LONELY DREAMER TAROT
Question: What do I leave behind moving past September?
Reading Summary: I’m leaving behind the ability to sit on my laurels (Nine of Cups) and just have a good time (The Sun) and take things slow and easy (Knight of Pentacles Rx) with no drive or push behind me (The Chariot Rx).
Take Away: The slower pace and relaxation of the summer has all been well and good, and very nice. But it’s time to pick myself up by my bootstraps and get my ass moving on the shit that needs to be done.