Today’s meditation was sort of circumvented into a nap. Okay, so there’s no “sort of” about it. I settled in to meditate and promptly drifted off to sleep instead. And I slept longer than I’d have liked (big surprise right?) so I haven’t tried to settle in for meditation since, because I wanted to get online and spend some together time.
I like this depiction of The Devil with the Medusa hair. Because, when I think of Medusa? I think of how strong the temptation would be to look at her, even knowing the consequences… perhaps that temptation would be even stronger because of the consequences involved, because it makes it that much more forbidden.
The Devil stands on all of those that have come before and been unable to resist the temptation of taking a look… just a quick glance. But in the Clash of the Titans mythos, Perseus finds a way to look at Medusa without suffering the consequences of the curse.
And there is the lesson in temptations, obsessions, and addictions. Control and creativity. You don’t have to give up the things that you love, but you do need to find a way to keep them under control and in a place of moderation. Sometimes, this requires a bit of creative thinking to accomplish, but it’s possible. Instead of creating a mindset of scarcity and deprivation by trying to “cut out” the things you enjoy that you get carried away with, find a way to moderate them and keep things in control and perspective.
DECK USED: BONESTONE & EARTHFLESH TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicJan2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What in your life needs started now for it to be ready when you need it?
Reading Summary: Move away (Eight of Cups) from the urges towards impulsivity (Knight of Swords Rx), so that you can be in an advantageous position (Knight of Wands) when plans start to go sideways (Three of Wands).
Take Away: This isn’t so much about the planning itself going sideways as it is about how sometimes the best laid plans still go awry. When that happens, if I prepare now I can have a “cushion” in place to deal with it and work through the issue more easily.
In order to prepare, though, I need to get a handle on my more impulsive tendencies and set them aside before they get out of hand and become harmful to me in the present as well as my future.