Today’s meditation was skipped, although not intentionally. I ended up falling asleep and having a nap instead, and when I got up it was a bit later than I’d like and I had to do my cards before I lost the sunlight. Thus… no meditation.
Today’s draw is the Wheel of Fortune, which is traditionally a representation of the ups and downs of life and how life can, at times, be unpredictable. At times, there are those that read this card as being about good luck, or about bad luck. In truth, it is about both and how one’s fortune is constantly changing.
What stands out to me in the imagery of this card today is the fact that the baby on the far left looks scared. The thing is? Sometimes that’s just how things go. Fear is a part of the human experience and it can teach us lessons, just as mistakes and pain can. It can also allow us to learn from other’s mistakes, so when it’s our turn to learn that lesson the other person learned? We have a step up to doing things better than the person before us did.
When combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, the lesson here is that even in our mistakes, there’s a lesson to be learned. Even in our fear and pain, there’s something to be gained. But we have to look for it. Sometimes these lessons go by unlearned because we are too stubborn or too wrapped up in the misery to look for the lesson. It’s important to look for the lesson. That is… the lesson that makes us better than we were before the experience came along. The lesson that makes us better at something, and/or a better person. If all you take away is the negative aspects of the experience, then the experience was wasted and the lesson the universe intended you to learn is lost.
DECK USED: BABY TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question: How can I more easily depend on others to help me?
Reading Summary: Start your journey over (The World) from the beginning (doubled Aces) with a fresh and open heart (Ace of Cups) and new perspective on your passions (Ace of Wands).
Take Away: In the process of surfacing from the MDE, I am given the opportunity to “begin again” with a new perspective. Like a snake shedding its skin, as I come out of that dark pit of depression, what was before is being left behind and I am able to start over in how I deal with my responsibilities and how I handle myself concerning stress and pressure. The cards here represent that new beginning, and remind me that if I want to allow people to help me more in my life and responsibilities (which I do), I need to reassess my feelings concerning this and adjust my passions and drive to include them from the beginning.
DECK USED: TAROT ART NOUVEAU
#DiscordTarotolicsMar2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do I need to focus on for self-care for this full moon?
Reading Summary: Restructuring (The Tower) how I expend my energy. There is a need to instill more care and nurturing into how I do things (Queen of Pentacles), which will take a bit of learning… which will be slow going but worth it (Page of Pentacles).
Take Away: As my other reading for today already mentioned, I’m at a place where I have the opportunity to do things differently. A place in my recovery from my depression where I can “begin again” and do things better this time around. I’ve been working for a long time at finding a better way to treat myself and nurture myself, to care for myself while I carry on the responsibilities that lie on my shoulders.
I need to make sure, during this full moon, that I tip my energies towards that restructuring of how I do things, and lean into those efforts to approach things in a better and healthier way.
DECK USED: BABY TAROT
I didn’t get angry at myself for taking a nap today. I also managed to resist buying a few decks that I’ve been tempted by but have decided to wait on until later. Perhaps late in the fall when orders for the jewelry business pick up. I don’t think there will be any worry about losing out on getting them between now and then in this case, and if I still want them by then, I’ll have the extra money to splurge.