Today’s meditation was skipped. The reason for this was because I laid down to do it and ended up distracted by a cuddly Luna. I felt so good and refreshed with Miss Luna’s cuddles that I didn’t really feel the need to meditate (and I was getting a bit cold) so I decided to skip. Not an excuse, but there’s how it went.
Today’s draw is the Ten of Cups, which is a representation of emotional contentment shared with others in your circle. Where the Nine of Cups deals with attaining that comfort and satisfaction, in the Ten of Cups we then “share the wealth” of those emotions with others.
You know, it’s funny. Sometimes I love this deck. Then other times I can’t seem to connect with the artwork at all. I haven’t figured out exactly why that is.
What I see in this imagery today is a field of snow, a rainbow, and a hint of green grass in the distance. What I see here is a warming. A thawing of the cold to something softer and warmer.
When combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is an encouragement to be nicer to yourself, to warm to yourself and silence that inner voice that wants to hold you back and bring you down.
I personally do not call myself garbage… but I do often treat myself like garbage. I know it’s wrong, and I know that it is within my personal control to change this behavior. I also understand (as hinted at by the Ten of Cups) that I can more successfully address this issue if I enlist the help of others in my circle that love and care about me.
DECK USED: KEI TAROT LOVE AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CARDS
LionHart’s Mercury Retrograde Tarot Challenge Prompt
Topic: I now give closure to this month and I thank you (ancestors and guides) for your guidance.
Question: What is their response?
Reading Summary: Keep going (New Dawn). Don’t look back (imagery in Reason 7). Take your time reconnecting with yourself and the world (Throwness).
Take Away: February has been all about my trek through the dark landscape of my depression from the slide down into the pit and visit to the very bottom, to the climb back toward the ledge. Although I have not reached solid ground again yet, I can feel myself improving every day. The advice here is to keep going and allow myself to recover at my own pace instead of looking back and possibly allowing that glance back to drag me down, or pushing too hard and being impatient. They are saying that I’m headed in the right direction and everything will happen in its own time.
DECK USED: EXISTENTIAL TAROT
Make plans and learn what you need to know in order to move forward. As the Self Care Saturday reading that I did this weekend has already indicated, this week is about reconnaissance and planning. Make the calls that need to be made, take copious amounts of notes, and then strategize your way forward into what needs to be done.
What outlook should I embrace as I move into the week ahead?
King of Swords and Three of Cups
Take charge, but allow for others to some influence. They have the ability to keep you uplifted, even as you begin to carry responsibility again. Your time off was restorative and you’re ready to slide back into that mindset of “large and in charge”. Just don’t let it swallow you whole and, in doing so, stunt your climb back out of depressions pit and into the light. Let your loved ones help in lifting you up.
DECK USED: KEI TAROT LOVE
I took an ibuprofen, which ostensibly could have been for my foot, but was actually for my left thumb, which is feeling very sore and achy for some reason.