As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve fallen behind again and I can’t remember whether I meditated on the 30th or not. So, like yesterday, I’ll leave this empty this time around as I finish up these posts that got started… but never published on the blog.
Today’s draw is the Queen of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, imagination, and intuition. This often translates into a nurturing energy, personality, or person that has the ability to touch our emotions and soothe them, as well as bolster them.
What stands out to me the strongest in this imagery is the wings and the warm glow that the imagery holds. The wings are soft and large. They appear as if they would be too heavy for the woman in the image, and yet she holds them aloft without stress or strain. They are all encompassing, stretching wide like arms seeking to embrace and hold, to provide comfort in the warm glow of the light that surrounds her.
The message in today’s card is about accepting comfort when it is offered. We all need comfort sometimes, and it’s okay to sink into it instead of berating yourself for needing it or for accepting it.
DECK USED: TAROT OF HAUNTED HOUSE
Reading Summary: Make sure you rest when you need to (Four of Swords), keep your true desires in mind when pushing forward (Knight of Cups), and don’t get yourself fall so deeply into the chaos that you end up flirting with burn out (Nine of Wands).
Take Away: With the holiday rush coming, all of the advice in these cards is specifically directed at the things I need to keep in mind for my self care during that chaotic time. It’s important that I rest and give myself chances to recover from the work and the stress involved in the holiday rush.
Without that rest, my constant drive to keep going will take over and I will end up doing myself a good deal of harm… coming out the other side not just exhausted but in need of serious mending. The center card is a reminder that I need to keep in mind what I really want, and don’t get so swept up in everything that I lose that focus.
DECK USED: CUTE AND CREEPY TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!
How can I center myself during these unpredictable times?
Knight of Cups – Stay focused on what you want. I’ve been having a bit of an issue with focus lately, and in centering myself with a focus in mind, it will be help me hold onto that center more easily, and the focus as well, than trying to do them separately.
How can I bring more stability into my life?
Two of Cups – Connect with others, especially on an emotional level, and it will help you in finding more stability in your life. It will also help when things fall into instability, as they will be able to see what’s going on and help lift you up, or at least slow the slide into deeper waters.
What do I value most and how does this influence my actions?
Three of Cups atop Rabid Raccoon – I value my family and those that are my chosen family, and the protection of them from others and/or events that might hurt them or steal them away.
Seven of Pentacles – This influences my actions by making sure that I make long-term plans that work to build a better future for all of us. I work to keep us together, and to grow our relationship and our lives in positive ways that foster that unity between us from one year to the next.
What changes am I being called to be a part of?
Six of Pentacles atop Page of Swords – I am being called to look at how I give to others and reevaluate the best ways forward in this area. Look for the differences between generosity and foolishness, and make adjustments that lean toward more logical choices rather than those driven by a sense of obligation.
DECK USED: TWISTED TAROT TALES
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I embrace yesterday’s message for the next year?
Reading Summary: Make sure that you’re taking in others perspectives and looking at things in a different way (The Hanged Man). You can overcome the warning from yesterday (Five of Swords), but to do so it will take making conscious choices that lead you away from the chain of events yesterday’s reading indicated. In other words, it’s not something you’ll fall into naturally.
Take Away: The message yesterday was about overworking myself and turning into an asshole as a result. The thing is? When I reach the cusp of burnout? I do turn into an asshole. I just don’t have patience anymore at that point. Not for myself, or for anyone else. Repercussions happen when you treat other people like shit, and I need to make a conscious effort to pull myself back from that path now, before I get to the point of no return.
The message here today is indicating I have the ability to do this, but I’m going to need to slow down and take some time to pay attention and listen to myself and others. I need to seek out another path, and make the daily concentrated choice to then stay on that healthier path instead of falling into the old habits that have started to creep up and cause conflict.