Today’s meditation was skipped… because I was a lazy fucker and decided to sleep through it. No, really. It wasn’t that I fell asleep in the middle. Instead I laid down to meditate and it felt so good that I literally said “fuck it” and rolled over to burrow in and sleep instead.
Today’s draw is the Wheel of Fortune, which is traditionally a representation of the ups and downs that life has to offer. This is more than about good luck and bad luck, but about the “rollercoaster” of life and how things are never still or stagnant, but always moving and changing.
What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of this card today has to do with the design of the wheel itself. It looks like clockworks. Like very precise, very well designed clockwork.
What this means to me is that there’s a plan behind what happens in life, the good and the bad. I’m not Christian and I don’t believe in God in the whole bible sort of way, but there is a truth in the words that “God” works in mysterious ways. In my case, this is about the energies of creation, evolution, and balance…. the universe, yeah? And that also works in mysterious ways.
Some things that don’t look planned have an actual purpose… some things that look planed are utterly random. The best any of us can do is to follow our moral compass and keep going, one step at a time upon our chosen path… and seek to be better people with each step than we were before. The rest? It will sort itself out in the end all on its own.
DECK USED: HEAVEN & EARTH TAROT
LionHart’s Elements Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What am I asked to cut away or let go of for a smooth 2021 journey?
Reading Summary: Impatience (Knight of Pentacles Rx) and stagnancy (Three of Wands Rx). You’ve got this (The Magician).
Take Away: In order to move forward into the year with the best chance possible of making it a smooth journey, I need to let go of the need to be impatient and push forward for hard and fast progress. At the same time, I need to make sure that I don’t stall out. It’s a balance between the two… a balance I have a hard time finding after spending the majority of my life pushing so hard that I’m forced to then crash and recover before starting over again. The Magician card in this reading is an encouragement to remind me that I can let go of these things and find a new way… I have everything I need at my disposal to do this.
DECK USED: DARK DAYS TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicJan2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Is it true that pleasure is the root of all true evil?
Reading Summary: When you lose control over yourself and others (The Emperor Rx) there are times when the results turn out positive… but just as many times when the results turn out negative (Wheel of Fortune). It’s a crap shoot that creates the need for making decisions that aren’t always fun or pleasant (Two of Swords).
Keep in mind that generosity and kindness (Six of Pentacles) does not always equate with being more evolved.
Take Away: I’m surprised by this answer because I was expecting it to be a yes… but instead the answer is No. Not all evil is rooted in pleasure. Sometimes it is rooted in circumstance and our reactions to those circumstances. Sometimes it is about perspective of what true evil really is. Sometimes, it’s about seeking an escape from repercussions. Sometimes… the road to hell is paved in good intentions.