Today’s meditation was skipped because I dozed off. What was supposed to be a ten minute meditation instead turned into a three hour nap. Seriously. THREE HOURS. So… I was a bit ticked with myself and decided to hold off on the meditation until bed time just to make sure I didn’t end up dozing off again in the middle of the day.
Today’s draw is the Page of Coins, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of finance, resources, manifestations, hearth and home, or health. This often displays itself as someone learning how to be responsible in these aspects of life, or learning a new skill associated with those aspects.
What stands out most strongly in the imagery of today’s card is that the woman seems both quite sensual, and a bit cocky. I have a hard time equating the pages of the tarot with “cocky” but I definitely connect the earthy sensuality of temptation and sex with the pentacles.
She is nubile and beautiful, and although her expression is a bit cocky, it also looks a bit tender. Like she is aware of her appeal, but doesn’t quite understand the power she holds… yet. But she’s getting there.
The message in this card today has to do with that lack of self awareness… or rather, perhaps it is a lack of awareness of others, and the power and influence you hold over them. Make sure to stay aware of that influence you hold, even when at times you may doubt it’s presence or it’s power.
DECK USED: MADAM LYDIA WILHELMINA’S TAROT
Reading Summary: When I am protecting my home and values (Nine of Wands) from the outside world (The World), I am willing to go to great lengths to do so (Knight of Wands) with little moderation (Temperance Rx).
Take Away: I trust my intuition and allow it to flow freely when it comes to anything that has to do with the protection of my home and loved ones, and the defense and strength of my values.
There have been too many times that my intuition has said something is coming, and if I had not listened could have resulted in disaster. I now have not even the smallest niggling of doubt when my intuition speaks in this area, nor even the slightest temptation in ignoring those impulses. I dive in and do what needs done without question.
DECK USED: HALLOWEEN MAGICK TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Topic: Listen / Process / Release
Listen – Three of Swords – When your feelings are hurt? They’re trying to tell you something. At those times, instead of wallowing in how you are feeling, take some time to try to pick things apart and find the message hidden within the experience.
Process – Queen of Pentacles – One of the aspects of the Queen of Pentacles is finding that work/life balance that allows for providing for the home and family financially as well as in a nurturing role. This is very similar to the type of balanced juggling that I have been trying to instill in my own life, and feel that I have found but is not “cemented in place” as well as I would like it to be yet.
Release – Ace of Wands – As I move into the holiday rush (which is only a few weeks away now and time is running down quickly), that spark of inspiration for new projects and ideas needs to be put on the back burner in order to train my focus more fully on what needs done and the overwhelm that is coming. Something has to give at this time of year to make room for that overwhelming pick up in orders…. and this is one of those things.
DECK USED: LUIS ROYO’S DARK TAROT
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: What is my presently most influential Spirit Guide’s personality?
Reading Summary: Sneaky (Seven of Swords), controlling (Wheel of Fortune Rx), and willing to do what is needed to make me see the truth in the world around me (Eight of Swords).
Take Away: Sometimes sneaky is also clever, and honestly? As hard as I worked for so long to ignore the presence of my spirit guides? It does not surprise me that the one in the foreground at the moment is both sneaky and controlling. After all, without that ingenuity? They wouldn’t be getting their messages across, would they? The goal is to make sure I’m not closing my eyes to reality, and I think that for the most part they’ve done a pretty damned good job.
DECK USED: CATTON CANDY NIGHTMARE TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What are my divination challenges?
Reading Summary: Slow progress (Seven of Hazards) can be frustrating (Five of Cups). Although that frustration can make it hard to be kind to myself (Empess), I need to make sure I’m giving myself the grounding (potted plant in the Empress card) and love I need (Locked Heart Charm) or it will just continue to hold me back (Anchor Charm).
The lily charm sitting over the woman in the Five of Cups indicates that when I am feeling frustrated, I can often feel like I’m in the right in feeling that way and have a hard time seeing that the feeling is temporary and lacking in true wisdom.
Take Away: These cards (and charms) indicate that they are referring to my spirit guide efforts. I want a stronger and more conscious connection with my spirit guides and it’s something I’ve been trying to develop since the beginning of the year. Although I have found some success in the effort, it has been minute progress through very small, barely imperceptible steps.
The guidance in these cards is to make sure that I don’t allow that frustration to take over and ruin what small progress I’ve made or convince me to give up. The smart play is to continue on and make sure that I’m being kind to myself along the way concerning the pace I’m moving at.