Today’s meditation was another in the series of courses on the Oak app for mantra meditation. This one was just over eighteen minutes long and incorporated a bit more time in silence than in listening to the guide talk and instruct. I found it very relaxing, although I have to admit I kind of miss my little water drops music. I might try to incorporate that music with this type of meditation once I’m done with the course.
Today’s draw is the Ace of Pentacles (One of Earth) which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings and new opportunities in the area of one’s finances, resources, home life, health, manifestations, or the physical world.
Sinapis Alpa (white mustard seeds) is often used in spellcraft for the protection of home and family against danger and the decrease of affection, as well as in healing the effects of discord in the home or between family members.
I really didn’t want to work to day. Like…. really. Really didn’t feel it at all. But, I had to, because I have to ship out tomorrow and if I have nothing to ship out, then I have slew of unhappy people to answer to, yeah? So… yeah. And throughout the entire day my interest in working just got worse and worse.
The answer in these cards today is a little bit honest assessment, a little bit sarcasm, and a little bit sincere encouragement. First of all, as if not wanting to work today is really any sort of hardship at all. Right? It’s just a mood. There’s the sarcasm.
Second is the encouragement to get it done, do what needs done because there are others that depend on you. Without you doing your work? There’s no money. And no money means no food, no heat, no roof. So of course, practically thinking, whether you want to work or not, it’s not the end of the world that it has to be done.
The third is the encouragement about my nervousness in crossing the border to see my accountant tomorrow. There’s a lot of stress and anxiety going on there and I just hope to fuck that I got all my paperwork done right and don’t have to deal with any customs officials having a bad fucking day.
DECK USED: DENIZENS OF EARTH TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
#DiscordTarotolicsMar2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where am I at mentally at this time?
Six of Air (Swords) – Chamaenerion angustifolium (Fireweed) has significant anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in a variety of field uses from easing gastrointestinal discomforts to first aid treatment on scrapes and bruises and even certain types of arthritis. Here we see that it is combined with the Six of Swords, indicating that the aspect of my current mental state that this card is referencing has to do with the “inflammation” of stress that has been bothering me the last couple of days as I prepare for this upcoming border crossing.
Guardian of Water (Knight of Cups) atop Four of Water (Cups) – The powerful precision and strong will of the Great White combine with the desire driven direction of the Knight of Cups over shadows the healing and cleansing energy of Salvia officinalis (common sage) shown here with the Four of Water indicating healing comes through meditation and calm rather than excitability. These cards contrast in their themes and indicate the war within me at this time between my need to meditate, ground, and cleans myself of the anxiety mentioned above… and the determination to move forward in the direction I want to go… feel that I need to go.
Temperance – Although the two energies mentioned above are contrasting to each other, they are also able to work together to my benefit. Driven energy and healing calm can intertwine like the working of mind and heart as one, and create something even greater than either can on their own. Take a moment, think and breathe, and allow this intermingling to happen. In doing so, I will find a far calmer and more beneficial mindset moving forward.
DECK USED: DENIZENS OF EARTH TAROT
I took some time at the farm this morning to lie down in the field and just relax after my shift was over. Of course, I made sure that I was in a field that was not being worked for that day (safety is important). I made sure I wore extra layers so that I could linger for some time and ended up spending about a half an hour before I was too cold to stay any longer.