Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and another of the short Calm app meditations combined with the interval timer for my piriformis stretching. Thing is? Although I benefit more from the eighteen minute meditations than I do the ten minute ones? I have a hard time allotting myself that extra eight minutes. I’m not sure why but I do. So…. I’ll save those for when need that extra amount of meditation and go for the shorter ones for the day-to-day.
The focus of today’s meditation was about trying new things and not -avoiding- trying new things if the reason for avoiding them is just that it’s uncomfortable in some way. All new things are uncomfortable. All new things can cause worry or anxiety or discomfort. That doesn’t mean new things are bad.
Today’s draw is the Nine of Earth (Pentacles) which is traditionally a representation of satisfaction with a job well done and the sense of security that comes from that. It’s often a solitary card, but one filled with gratitude and self-acknowledgement for one’s blessings and accomplishments.
The crocus is one of the first announcements of spring each year, emerging from cooler temps to greet the warmth of the season and it’s earthy themes of rebirth. It is a sign that spring has arrived and all is well, and that the bounty of summer is coming.
What I see in this card is not so much about what you have, but rather the potential of what can be achieved. The promise of opportunity ahead to fulfill your needs, succeed in those things that create stability and comfort in your life, and not just survive but thrive in the budding energy that spring has to offer us all.
When combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, the message here is that not only is the opportunity there for you to make these things happen, but so too is the capability within you to do it. Sometimes we feel like we’re just not enough, and because of that feeling, we allow opportunities to pass us by that otherwise we would have jumped at. Don’t allow this spring to be one of those times you let opportunities pass you by. Instead, choose those things that will help you thrive, and pursue them. You have it within you to ride spring’s energy and direct it into a positive outcome.
DECK USED: DENIZENS OF EARTH TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
LionHart’s Whispering Woods Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What good have I achieved for myself this month?
Reading Summary: New beginnings and new ideas this month (Ace of Swords) have allowed me to turn past bad habits and tendencies (Six of Cups) into something healthier and more beneficial moving forward (Nine of Pentacles).
Take Away: I’ve come to the realization this month that emerging from depression is a form of rebirth. A way to change things I’ve done wrong in the past an do better in the future. In the past, my focus coming out of a depression has always been about “getting back to normal”, but I’m starting to understand that this is not the only way to approach my recovery, and that emerging from depression’s darkness provides me a way to essentially “begin again” and create new habits and new ways of dealing with things. That the depression wipes out the majority of old habits, creating a blank slate to rebuild upon… and in this opportunity resides the potential for building something better.
DECK USED: BUMBLEBERRY HOLLOWS TAROT
Father of Earth (Dragonfly) – It’s time to trade in more stagnant and staid energies for something with more vitality and alacrity. Being grounded is all well and good, but not to the point that you’re losing range of motion and opportunity through inaction.
What to take with me into the spring?
The Emperor – A sense of empowerment is necessary and you need to make sure you foster those feelings as you move into the spring. Allow that sense of being “large and in charge” spur you into using your energy wisely to not just find your footing but run with those things that you want to build in your life and accomplish.
What needs exposed to the light and the world this spring?
The Lovers – You are doing the best you can to make the choices that are healthy for you and this is not something to hide away from the world, but rather something to celebrate. When combined with the forward motion of the Emperor in the previous position, we see a message of leading by example. Encouraging others to make healthy choices in their lives by showing them how it’s done within your own life.
What needs kept close for further contemplation and meditation?
Child of Fire (Red Fox) atop The Wheel – Inspired ideas that you want to explore need a bit more time to percolate in your head before you act on them. You have plenty to do without adding on more that will imbalance everything and “upset the apple cart”. Keep them close and sort them out before acting, as you need this time to make sure these ideas become a success, rather than depending on luck to make them work and succeed.
DECK USED: DENIZENS OF EARTH TAROT
I bought CocoPuffs! Okay so yes, I need to eat healthier and I get that but it’s COCOPUFFS! I will just have to practice that whole moderation thing and make them last.