Today’s meditation was just over eighteen minutes, and was another of the installments of the mantra meditations. It was much the same as the others, but a bit longer. At the end of it, it spoke on the different “stages” or “levels” you fall into when you meditate and I found this really interesting. I think that the majority of my meditations are too short to experience much variety in this, but I have noticed that with these longer meditations I’m doing currently that they do seem to feel a bit different.
Today’s draw is the Death card which is traditionally a representation of organic changes that happen gradually over time. This is not the “tear it down brick by brick in one destructive moment of chaos” that the Tower represents, but rather it’s about the gradual shifts that happen naturally in the world.
I really like the Eischer-esque feel of this card with the open walkway and the figure of a person sitting inverted upon it. It gives everything a slightly surreal quality that is a reflection of how odd things can feel when you realize a change has been coming and is now upon you.
Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is a reminder that feeling out of place and uncomfortable is a part of change and not a sign that you’re screwing up. Change can often be uncomfortable and awkward, it can often feel like a struggle to deal with and adjust to… these aren’t signs of your failure but rather they are “growing pains” as you adapt to a new reality different from the one that you’re used to. These feelings are natural and fade as you become used to the changes and the newness of them wears off.
DECK USED: ARCHITECT’S TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
LionHart’s Whispering Woods Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What energy am I invited to work with throughout March?
Reading Summary: Remember not to overwhelm yourself (Ten of Wands) with work and that perfectionist attitude of yours (Eight of Pentacles) when there are other better and healthier choices available to you (Seven of Cups).
Take Away: Bad habits have a way of sneaking up and biting me in the ass when I try to shed them, and this is one that’s sure to take a bite more than once as I work through finding a better balance between work and self care. I am being invited to make sure I keep my eyes open for this to rise up over the next month, and be diligent (and wise) enough to catch it when it does and make healthier choices instead.
DECK USED: A SIREN’S MELODY TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMar2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What good thing is ready to come into bloom in my life with the arrival of spring?
Reading Summary: If I’m clever with my time and efforts (Seven of Swords), I can tip the scales in my favor so that what I want to continue to grow will do so (Justice). It might not be the speedy growth I crave, but slow growth is better than no growth at all (Seven of Pentacles).
Take Away: The message here is that when you make good choices, good things will grow from those choices…. So make good choices. Clever, intelligent, cunning, strategic good choices.
This reading echoes back to the warning that was buried within my month’s end reading done earlier this morning. That reading spoke of temptation to act out of character in order to get what I want, and thus triggering repercussions as a result. Here we see that the prize for staying on track is making choices that are clever and beneficial, while remaining in line with my personal values, is slow but positive growth.
DECK USED: ARCHITECT’S TAROT
I took a break from work to chill in IMs with Gideon and watch him open his (belated) birthday gifts.