Today’s meditation hasn’t happened yet. I got up early this morning to get on the road, because I had a special hike I wanted to do. It takes two hours to hike to the lake and nearly 45 minutes to drive to the trail head. So if I don’t start out early at this time of the year, I won’t make it back to my car before dark. And at this time of year? It’s definitely too damned cold to be hiking after dark, even if I’m familiar with the route. So… I will do today’s meditation before bed tonight.
What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of this card is the eagle that emerges from the figure’s chest, and burst of light from the solar plexus.
What I see in this card is an encouragement to do what makes you feel good. Do what is going to light up your inner spark and give you wings.
For me, this is seeking out fresh air and wet earth, trees clinging with moss and lichen, and bodies of water chilled by mountain temps.
I went hiking. And it was fucking glorious.
DECK USED: BONESTONE & EARTHFLESH TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicJan2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Are all emotions irrational?
Reading Summary: The center vessel cards here are an indication of the two sides of one’s emotions. One is irrational and always ready to follow one’s desires irregardless of the risk involved, and on the other wside we have the slow pace and reason of emotions brought about through consideration and depth. Shallow… and deep.
The cards on the outer edges indicate what is needed to find balance in these emotions, and are linked to the cards through color connection. The birds align with depth, speaking of the nature of those emotions to drag you down if you are not careful with their unique seduction. The Kings of the East on the other hand represent stability and forethought, which is something the impulsive and shallow emotions lack.
Take Away: No. Not all emotions are irrational. Sometimes they are… and sometimes those irrational emotions can be harmful without stability to help temper them. Sometimes our emotions are brought about through thought and depth, but here too we run the risk of them being dangerous if we are allowed to sink too deeply.
DECK USED: HIERONYMUS BOSCH TAROT
Purefield.Healing’s Taking My Power Back Challenge Prompt
Question: What triggers me to give my power away?
Nine of Coins atop Eight of Cups – When I am in need of a break so that I can have some time to appreciate what I have. If I’m not given that rest, it can create frustration and that frustration can then cause my power and control to begin to fray and slip through my fingers.
La Papesse atop Two of Coins – When I need time away from juggling to get in touch with my inner voices and intuition. As above, this speaks of needing a break and not getting it. In this case it’s not so much about being overburdened as it is about needing to step off the hamster wheel for a bit and take a cleansing breath.
Le Chariot Rx – When the world is moving too fast and I feel like I’ve lost control. Another form of overwhelm where I just can’t seem to catch those threads of fraying control and there is so much going on that I let them go rather than holding on.
Take Away: What triggers me to let go of my power is being overwhelmed or worn down to the point that I need a break.