At the moment, I’m playing catch up after having not kept up on my blog posts for a few days, so I don’t remember what the meditation was like today… or if I did it, to be honest. I will return to updating about my meditation each day once I’m caught up with my posts again.
What really stands out to me in this card are the crab creatures. I mean goddamn… at least they’re not spiders, right? Still. Creepy as fuck.
The creep factor aside, though, we have a depiction of a creature that is clearly not suited to the cold outside reaching for the warmth beyond the walls of the church. Caught in the cold, they look to the warmth of the light shining through the window and see salvation. Would they be welcomed in should they go knock on the door? Who’s to say? What world are we in? Perhaps they would be… or perhaps they would be turned away in fear.
The message here is not to be afraid of those in need. It’s easy to look at the homeless as something to fear… but the truth is? They’re people too. People that are down on their luck. People that are struggling. People that may not be on their medication because they can’t get their medication. Sometimes these situations make them dangerous, but more often than not? They’re just people struggling to stay alive.
It’s a reminder not to ignore these people or their plight… and to treat them with kindness. Take a moment to be grateful, perhaps, as well… that it is not you in that position.
DECK USED: TAROT OF HAUNTED HOUSE
Reading Summary: Providing me with quick direction (Eight of Wands) that will allow me to make good choices out of the options before me when I’m feeling overwhelmed (Seven of Cups), leading to a far more grounded and satisfactory emotional well-being (Queen of Cups).
Take Away: This is something that I am pretty much already aware of. My spirit guide are there to help me in making good decisions that are to my benefit. They are on my side and want to help, and all I need to do to take advantage of that help is listen and follow the guidance provided.
DECK USED: ZOMBIE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I safely explore echos from the past that are trying to get my attention?
Reading Summary: The Seven of Wands is about defense, while the Queen of Wands is about “soft” control. In the Page of Cups we have the encouragement of an open heart, but there’s zippered lips and a snake heading towards her face in the imagery that indicates a need to take care just what you are opening yourself up to.
Take Away: The advice here is the need to stay on the defensive, and yet open to emotions even while being selective. Remember what you’ve learned so far about your emotions and your emotional intelligence, and when exploring the echoes of the past, it’s important to stay in control even while being receptive.
This is about balancing caution and receptivity, as well as about staying alert and aware so that you can go on the defensive when needed for safety’s sake.
DECK USED: HALLOWEEN MAGICK TAROT
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I honor my relationship with my Guides?
Reading Summary: Take the time to listen (Temperance), focus on moving forward into someone better (The World), and treat yourself with understanding, while continuing to explore your emotional intelligence (King of Cups).
Note: The King of Cups in this spread is about how Gideon treats me, and using him as an example of how I should treat myself.
Take Away: In order to honor my relationship with my guides, I need to honor my relationship with myself and which includes being kind to myself and accepting of myself. I also need to stay focused on becoming a better me as I move along my path. In each moment of growth, they offer guidance that I need only to be receptive to in order to honor them. In being receptive to their messages, I then move forward, cycling from a lesser me to an even better me than the me that I was before.