Today’s meditation was just over eighteen minutes long and it was another of the self-guided meditations using my water drops music and my newly learned mantra techniques from the Oak app. I extended the bells in my interval timer as well to stretch my time in each position of my piriformis stretching for the longer period in meditation. It seemed to work really well for me and although there was a lot of resistance to actually doing the meditation, once I was doing it? It went smoothly.
Today’s draw is the Knight of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, manifestations, home life, and health. Being of the Pentacles suit, this often translates into a slow but steady progress sustained through determination.
I find the Thera-Pets card that was paired with today’s card of the day to be extremely fitting. Sometimes, when we’re working on getting where we want to go, it can feel like things should be moving faster. As a result, we take this slow progress as a failure. Or, at least, I know that there are times when I do this.
The Knight of Pentacles combined with today’s Thera-Pets card is a reminder that any progress is still progress. Even if you have to take things in baby steps and do a tiny bit at a time. Even if some days your energy is so low that all you do is plan instead of act. It’s still progress. You’re still moving. That’s what’s important.
DECK USED: THE LAST UNICORN TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
LionHart’s Whispering Woods Tarot Challenge Prompt
Topic: What blessing do I need to ask from the universe right now?
Reading Summary: More hope, more connection (The Star), and more patience for my growth (Seven of Coins). The ability to more easily be present in the moment, instead of worrying about the past or the future (Four of Cups).
There is also a secondary message here threaded through the blue in the cards that encourages sating my need to spend some alone time (Four of Cups) in nature (Seven of Pentacles), and use that time to seek out stronger connections with my spiritual path through my bond with the earth (The Star).
Take Away: What I need to ask for from the universe is a stronger bond with feelings of hope and connection with the world around me through mindfulness and reflection while practicing patience in concern to my growth so that I will be allowed to grow at my own pace instead of the pace I think I should be moving at.
The secondary message is not so much about what I need to ask for, but an answer in how to find what I need.
DECK USED: TAROT ART NOUVEAU
Reading Summary: Take time healing your wounds from the past (Six of Cups). Don’t push yourself so hard you become overwhelmed with the process (Ten of Wands Rx) and you will be much happier as will those around you (Three of Cups).
Take Away: So many reminders lately to make sure I am practicing patience. I know it’s about the recovery and how, because I’m feeling better lately, I’m at risk of falling into old habits of piling on so many things to do that I start the cycle of burnout and recovery all over again. That is what is being referenced here, as well.
The cards here are indicating that by repeating this cycle I’m making more than myself miserable and I need to practice patience with myself and my healing (not just my recovery, but my slowly developing healing of events in my path).
Patience will breed mindfulness, as moving slower gives you more time to linger and smell the roses, yeah?
DECK USED: THE LAST UNICORN TAROT
I remembered to put on lip balm before bed, which is something I used to do pretty often but stopped sometime in the past few months for some reason. Because of allergies, I often breathe through my mouth in my sleep and without the lip balm, my lips end up cracked and chapped a result.