Today’s meditation was just over twelve minutes long and was a guided meditation with interval timer for my piriformis stretches. The thing is, though? I have no idea what the guided part of the meditation was about.
I mean, I was listening I think… and part of the reason I save the little graphics that come with my meditation is so that it can prompt my memory of the guided topic. And yet…. even the graphic doesn’t prompt up a memory of the meditation’s topic really. Not even a vague memory remains. Maybe I was deeper into my meditation than I thought?
I suppose that the important part is that I actually did the meditation at all, though. Which I did. So… yeah.
Today’s draw is the Ace of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s drive, inspiration, motivation, and inner spark. This often translates into themes that have to do with new passion projects, sparks of curiosity, and things that strike your interest and kindle an inspired passion within you.
What really stands out to me in the imagery of this card today is the dress that the woman wears in the image. She looks like she’s draped in malachite and surrounded in crazy lace agate.
Malachite holds within it the energy of transformation to ease struggles and foster insight. Crazy lace agate is a stone used to foster and flourish joy in one’s life. This feels like a good omen, and I’m going to take it as such.
The message here today is to continue to transform those negative inner dialogues into positivity and optimism.
DECK USED: TRADITIONAL MANGA TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsNov2020 Challenge Prompt
Topic: Do Spread #2
Question: I am struggling with incorporating self care into my day. What advice do I need to hear right now that will help me with this struggle over the next few weeks?
There are connections here in the colors that reinforce the message at hand. In the Death card, the staff that death holds relates to the hair of the woman in the Five of Swords, and the gown the angel wears relates to the dress of the caught woman in the Five of Swords.
Connecting the figures in the imagery in this way, you can see that the red haired woman (connected through color to Death/Change) is inflicting pain upon the caught woman in the Five of Swords card (who is reflected in the angel in the Death card drained of color).
Take Away: These cards are a reminder that it’s okay to miss self care now and then, because the effort to find balance after the changes made in my life (both by me in my effort to find better balance, and by the holiday rush) are going to cause a bit of imbalance and that imbalance naturally involves dropping the ball now and then. And honestly? Better to drop the ball just a bit on self care than on the business you’re trying to run during the holiday rush. Thus…. it’s gonna hurt a bit because growing pains suck. Instead of being hard on yourself, be kind and forgiving in those moments you slip up.
DECK USED: DARK WOOD TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: When have I felt emotionally rich?
Reading Summary: This summer when I was resting (Four of Swords) after having experienced burnout (Ten of Wands), and was spending time ignoring much of the stressful crap (Eight of Swords).
Take Away: The cards here are referring to the time off that I allowed myself each month over the summer. I’ve never really taken time off before, not even when going to my mother’s or out east. I mean… yeah, I did… but not really. What I found from that time is that when I’m able to step away from my responsibilities for a few days and breath, I find myself not just rejuvenated inside and out, but when I’m able to step away from the guilt of not working I’m also then able to focus on other things I enjoy as well…. and that I really like that.