Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was a guided meditation that focused on the benefits of mindfulness that you learn through meditation and can then carry on into the world beyond. It dealt specifically with the ability to stretch time within one’s meditation so that a minute can stretch out to feel like five, and ten minutes can stretch out to feel like thirty.
Sometimes? This is exactly how my meditation goes. Other times, though, even when I am fully focused on my meditation, the ten minutes seems to fly by and I feel like I have not spent enough time in my meditation. The interval timer often creates this impression. It’s set to go off every 2.5 minutes. Each segment of 2.5 minutes can some days feel like ten minutes each, and at other times feel like not even a minute has passed.
What stands out to me the strongest in this card’s imagery is the fox, and the reason for this is it is through the fox that I see the connection in this card to that earthy nature energy.
I often see the Empress card as a representation of Gaia, the earth goddess, and the way that the fox looks up at the woman in the card speaks strongly to me of that connection.
The message in today’s card is that I need to get myself out into nature. Doing so is about nurturing my self, and finding balance and grounding in my connection with mother earth. I’ve felt really off lately, and I need to reconnect with the earth in order to find the clarity and grounding that I need.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
LionHart’s As Above So Below Challenge Prompt
Question: Take time today to fill out your birth chart and learn more about your Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign placements.
The Tower – The chaos is coming. I am hoping that this is about the holiday rush crashing down on me with the force of a tornado. The problem here is that this feels more like the need to restructure things in order to move forward, evaluating and reorganizing priorities, etc.
Honestly, I would not be surprised if that instinct is correct and this is a warning about the holiday rush not being as lucrative as I need it to be, but I am too close and have too much inner chaos concerning this topic at the moment to fully see what the card is saying clearly.
I should have pulled a clarification card.
A message that your ancestors have been trying to convey that you have not been receptive to in the past:
Four of Pens (Wands) – Appreciate your home and current situation and the stability you have in the present. Make sure that you are being mindful of the present and wallowing in the pleasure that the stability you have created to date is providing for you. It doesn’t always have to be about the future.
How to be more open to messages from your ancestors in the future:
The Moon – Don’t give in to your fear and uncertainty. These emotions muffle your inner voice, and thus muffle messages from my ancestors as well. Remember that sometimes not knowing and not digging to know is okay. Work on being more comfortable with uncertainty instead of railing against it.
How to honor and connect more strongly with your ancestors moving forward:
Four of Coffins (Pentacles) – Ground yourself and stay open. In staying centered and grounded, you are able to better hear your inner voice… and thus their voices as well. Inner chaos silences them… inner calm and grounding allows them to speak loudly and clearly. This honors them as well as connects them, as it opens you up to their input, lending them your ear and your attention.
DECK USED: EL TAROT DE LOS MUERTOS
Heal & Transform November Challenge Prompt
Question: Where, right now, in this moment, should I focus my energy?
Reading Summary: Your intuition and inner knowledge (The High Priestess) require you to move away from (Six of Swords) the distractions and outside influences that are setting you off kilter (Three of Cups Rx).
Take Away: I have been struggling a good deal with a sort of foggy cobweb of confusion over the past few days. This screws with my intuition and inner guidance and it’s something I need to work on resolving now instead of continually pushing it off to the side to try and ignore it.
DECK USED: MARIGOLD TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What does my ideal day look like?
Reading Summary: The opportunity to help others in finding their path, and learning from them in turn (The Hierophant). A variety of activities that I enjoy (Seven of Coins). Time with Gideon (King of Elixirs).
Take Away: It brings me a great deal of joy to help others in finding their personal path. Whether it’s just some small thing I say that creates a burst of realization for them, or spending a good length of time speaking with someone over something to help them find if (or how) it works for them personally so that they can explore it more in depth. During these types of activities, I get the chance to not just guide others, but to learn from them as well. Adding this aspect as a part of my day is on of the things that would create a perfect day.
Another aspect that would help create my perfect day is having a variety of different things to do during that day. Things I enjoy that breaks up the day into segments, instead of getting stuck doing one thing all day and the day then sliding away in a haze. By segmenting my day, it lengthens the day and creates a variety of memories for me to look back on later instead of one big fog (which is what happens if my day is spent doing the same thing all day long).
And of course, no day could ever be perfect without my King of Cups as a part of it. Spending time with Gideon makes each and every day better, and thus no perfect day could ever be “perfect” without him along for the ride.