Today’s meditation was another of those “start meditating and end up napping” meditations. Which is to say, I didn’t meditate today. I napped. Apparently, I really needed to sleep, no matter how much I might have also needed the meditation. I will try again to meditate tonight before bed.
Today’s draw is the Hermit, which is traditionally a representation of taking time to oneself for inner exploration and reflection. It is about being alone in order to seek out one’s inner voice and do a bit of soul searching.
What stood out to me in this imagery is that when I first looked at it this morning, I first saw rough ocean waters behind the Hermit instead of the mountain range.
It is in this shift of imagery that I see the message in this card today, for it is about the need to have some sort of stability under your feet when you do your soul searching journey and not the instability of rolling waves.
Just as it is a bad idea to do shadow work on yourself when your world is in upheaval, so is a time when you don’t have steady footing a bad time to settle into aloneness and introspection.
During times of chaos and instability, you need others around you to help support you. Do your alone time and introspection later when the world has settled into solid ground under your feet once more.
DECK USED: HEAVEN & EARTH TAROT
LionHart’s Elements Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What surrounding elements are currently supporting my plans?
Reading Summary: Energies of deconstruction (The Tower) and slow growth (Seven of Pentacles) surround and support me, no matter how worrisome those energies might feel sometimes (Nine of Swords)
Take Away: It’s not always a bad thing to pick things apart. By taking things apart you learn from them how they work and what they’re about, and you gain knowledge on how to build something better as a result. But this process takes time, and sometimes that time can allow worries and anxieties to rise up to pick and poke at the mind. Even worry can have its place, though. It can motivate and keep you alert and paying attention one’s progress… as long as it doesn’t get out of hand.
DECK USED: TRANSIRE TAROT
Reading Summary: The Queen of Cups through it’s coloring, stands alone, only the fish connecting it to the Strength card and the Six of Pentacles… the aqua of the water also connects to the dress in the Strength. This is an indication that he is feeling emotionally sated and strong due to the support he’s receiving. He wraps himself in that support and it makes him stronger. It feels good to him that those at a distance have reached out to him during the troubles he’s been having (polar bear).
Through color connection, the Five of Swords is also an outlier in this reading, with only a slight echo in the bottom of the Six of Pentacles). It lies beneath the Six of Pentacles indicating that he’s willing to fight hard to stick around, demanding that he get the most out of life and using the support of others to help him in that effort. That support then flows down into the Strength card, again echoing the connection between the support he’s receiving, and the strength that he gets from it.
Take Away: It is when Mister R is feeling alone and separated from others that he begins to slide down into self-defeating mindset and attitude. As long as he is receiving support from others around him, he will continue to fight and take strength from that support to stay on top of things. That support gives him a boost in this fight, and also an emotional boon to his soul.
To give him the best chance, you need to call and talk with him often… and encourage others to do the same.