Today’s meditation was skipped. I know. I shouldn’t be skipping anymore but I’m confessing here. I skipped it. I need to get back on track with doing the meditation on a daily basis each morning. I know it helps, and would probably help my current feeling of malaise that I’ve been struggling with. So I need to just do it.
There are a couple of things that really stand out to me in the imagery of this card today. The first of which is how svelt the Empress is in this imagery. That just feels a little weird for me, but I think it’s not so much something the card is speaking to me as it is just a personal preference for the Empress to have a bit of meat on her bones.
The second, and far more relevant, aspect of the imagery that stands out to me today is the delicate curl of her hand as she cradles the glowing orb. The tilt of her head indicates regal authority, and yet she holds the orb with a gentle touch (indicated in the light curl of her pinky finger). She listens and cares, and the orb comes to her in trust.
The message here is about being good to yourself. As good to yourself as you are to others. And that has to be more than a thought or an idea. It has to be an action. It has to be something you actually do. Because if it’s all talk? Then it’s not going to get you anywhere.
DECK USED: TAROT OF HAUNTED HOUSE
My Death Card is the Seven of Wands, which is about being so defensive all the time, indicating that this is something within myself that I need to work on changing. Not in one fell sweep, but a little at a time.
When asking the Spirit World for guidance in moving past this issue, I was given the Star card, indicating that I need to approach this problem with a mindset geared towards hope while striving for an outlook of gentle balance and self-kindness.
The Two of Swords and Death card then dropped out as I was setting the cards down. This added input indicates that this endeavor is not something that will happen on its own but rather is something I will have to make a choice to work on, and have the patience to let it unfold slowly.
DECK USED: CUTE AND CREEPY TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What positive generational gift has been passed down to me from my ancestors?
Take Away: I would not have considered this a generational gift, and yet… perhaps it is after all. The fact that I carry those that depend on me forward, continuing to keep them moving and keep them together even when things fall apart or the burden of it all feels too much is something… I have done and do today. Is something my father has done. And I imagine it is something that those before him did as well.
Perhaps this quality of being able to move forward even under that horrible weight of responsibility and the ever changing sands of life under my feet is hereditary after all, yes? At least… that is what the cards are saying.
DECK USED: DARK ANGELS TAROT
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I strengthen my connection with my Guides?
Reading Summary: My cards are singing to me that old Bill Withers “Lean On Me” song.
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow (The Tower)
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on (Two of Cups)
If there is a load you have to bear
That you can’t carry (Seven of Cups)
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
If you just call me (Two of Cups)
Take Away: In a previous reading, there was a question about how can I honor my connection with my guides, which was to strengthen that connection.
The response to how to strengthen that connection is to use that connection. Don’t ignore it or leave it in the background, but actively reach for it and my guides, and use the tools at my disposal to ask for help and connect to them on a conscious level. To actually ask questions, seek out their advice, and acknowledge them and their guiding hands.
DECK USED: THE CRYPTID TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What is ready to be released from my life?
Reading Summary: Emotions (Lord of Grails) and intuition (The Priestess) taking the forefront (imagery in the Lord of Grails). That whole “steady as she goes” mentality (Four of Skulls) is great when there’s not a bombardment of chaos to deal with, and fun and games have their place (The Sun). Unfortunately, none of that is going to help me in the couple of months ahead.
Take Away: It’s time to release fun and play and relaxed methodologies as well as the distractions that I’ve been enjoying so much through the spring and summer (emotional growth, intuitive growth, etc). There is a seven week stretch quickly approaching that is going to require setting all that aside for a bit. Releasing all that is hard, but it needs to happen.