Today’s meditation hasn’t happened yet. I dozed off trying to do it this morning, and I haven’t made a second attempt yet. I’m planning to try again before bed, that way if I doze off the next time, it won’t be cutting into more of my day with a second nap.
What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of this card is the vertical blade among those that the woman holds, and the two that have been left behind in the background. This speaks to me not so much of good strategy, but greed.
Normally, in the Seven of Swords, you see a couple of blades that appear to intentionally be left behind, as if they have only taken what they can carry. But here, we see blades that look like they have been dropped along the way, and one still in her arms that appears about ready to drop as well.
The reminder here is two fold. First…. if you’re going to do something, do it right. Don’t half-ass it and drop things along the way. And second? A part of doing something well is planning ahead. She could have solved this problem she’s having holding onto her bounty with a bit of strategy and planning.
DECK USED: MADAM LYDIA WILHELMINA’S TAROT
Ace of Wands atop Knight of Hazards Rx – Think before you act.
Three of Wands atop Three of Swords Rx – Don’t carry your depression forward with you if you can leave it behind.
Death – Change is inevitable.
Take Away: It’s all good advice, and all advice that are things I need to keep in mind. It came across a bit pithy and cliche, but that doesn’t make any of it any less on the nose.
DECK USED: ZOMBIE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Your Strength / Your Weakness / Advice
Strength – Queen of Knives – I have a sharp mind and a sharp tongue. These things allow me to cut through the bullshit and get to the core of a matter quickly and deal with it concisely. I’m also willing to use these qualities to help other.
Weakness – The Hermit Rx atop Nine of Skulls – My tendency to fall into a retreat into myself is unhealthy and holds me back from enjoying all I have achieved as well as potential successes that may lie before me.
Advice – The Priestess – Less logic, more intuition. There’s no point in pulling cards if you’re not going to listen to the advice they have to give. Listening goes beyond just hearing what’s being said or even agreeing with it, it involves absorbing the advice and applying it in your life.
DECK USED: TAROT OF VAMPYRES
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: How do I send love and gratitude for all my Guides?
Reading Summary: By leaning on them (Five of Pentacles) when I am feeling weak (The Emperor Rx) and trusting that spiritual connection (Temperance).
Take Away: I can show my love and gratitude for my guides by making sure that I turn to them when I need them. They want to help, and so by trusting and respecting that connection with them, I am both giving them what they want and showing them my love and gratitude at the same time.