Today’s meditation was skipped because I was tired and ended up sleeping instead. I very much need to get back into doing this daily, but… yeah. Today wasn’t it.
Today’s draw is the Four of Autumn. This is not a tarot card, and the meanings on these cards are not cohesive with a tarot system. I wasn’t aware of this when I purchased the deck (because, hello, the word “tarot” is in the title yeah?) but this deck is an oracle deck.
(Mini-rant about marketing ploys now over.)
Right, so. The Four of Autumn is about a time of healing from a mental health ailment, distressing situation, or conflict. It carries elements of the Four of Cups within it’s meaning in that there is a need to step back from others in order to heal, and a bit of the Seven of Pentacles in that this healing can take a bit of time to develop and patience to bring into fruition. It is about acceptance of where you are and taking time to yourself to find your focus and where you want to go.
When combined with the Thera-Puts card for today, the message is that sometimes when you’re working on healing from difficult times or circumstances, it can feel like it’s taking forever and the progress can sometimes feel so slow that you wonder if you’re ever going to actually heal fully at all. Patience can be a hard thing, especially when stuck somewhere that is unpleasant. The message here is to take a breath and practice that patience, accept it’s going to take some time yet, and do what you need to do to foster that forward movement towards a healthier you.
DECK USED: HARMONY TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
LionHart’s Whispering Woods Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I nurture my dreams into full growth over the next few months?
Reading Summary: In times of struggle (Three of Swords) and strife (5 of Swords) make sure that you are focusing on finding balance and connection with the earth and your spiritual self (Temperance).
Take Away: This message is a re reiteration of my COTD for today. It’s a reminder that sometimes you need to take a step back and pause… breathe… focus on finding your balance and the connections that help you find solid ground within yourself. This is especially important when dealing with times of struggle and strife. In order to nurture my dreams over the next few months, this is a lesson that I will need to keep in mind. Don’t allow the crappy shit to keep you from doing what you need to do to feel balanced, complete, and connected.
DECK USED: GREGORY SCOTT TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMar2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Why do we dream?
Reading Summary: To rise above and improve upon ourselves (Nine of Winter), find happiness and acknowledge those things we take pleasure in in our lives (Le Soleil), and to seek out truth in those people and things around us (Two of Summer).
Take Away: The answer here is that dreams are to give us something to strive for, something to grow towards, and a way to connect with the world around us in healthy ways that will make us happier and healthier.
If you don’t have dreams to strive for, then the stagnancy of where you are without the drive and desire to move forward, will cement you in place and allow decay to begin to take root with you. Our dreams are the drive that keep this unhealthy stagnancy from happening.
DECK USED: HARMONY TAROT
I took a nap when I really didn’t want to. I’m a little frustrated at being more tired lately than usual, but I’m trying to be accepting and understanding of this, and allowing myself a bit more rest to help in perhaps healing whatever it is that’s keeping me from the full energy I usually have at my disposal.