Today’s meditation was skipped in preference for a nap instead. We played really late last night, and I needed the extra sleep.
Today’s draw is the Devil card, which is traditionally a representation of self inflicted situations brought about through themes dealing with temptations, addictions, and obsession. For some this can speak directly to self destructive tendencies, while for others it is more about unhealthy urges that are not so much about self destruction as they are about pleasure or enjoyment… but can lead to detrimental outcomes if indulged in too often.
The thing is? Almost anything and everything can be bad for you if you don’t apply a bit of moderation and control. Anything. And that is the message that the Devil card offers us more often than not.
In this particular card, the theme is more about peer pressure and doing things against your better judgement in the pursuit of approval. This theme in particular, combined with today’s Thera-Pet card is an indication that sometimes rest and recuperation is needed and you shouldn’t let the judgement from others keep you from taking that rest and recovery time that you need.
Healing takes time, and everyone heals at their own rate. What one person might bounce back from in a few days may take someone else months to recover from. This is true whether it’s about a physical injury, a mental health issue, a blow to one’s confidence, and many other scenarios where recovery time is needed.
Don’t allow your own unreasonable expectations nor those of others to push you into rushing your recovery. Heal at your own pace, the pace that is healthy for you. If they can’t understand that? That’s their problem… not yours.
DECK USED: PAGAN TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
The Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question: Taurus Season is Coming – In which areas am I being stubborn or bullish?
Reading Summary: Standing tall and ignoring the bad stuff (Strength) doesn’t mean the bad stuff goes away (Nine of Swords), it just spills over in other ways (Temperance Rx).
Take Away: These cards are essentially saying “Hey jackass, it’s not going to be the end of the world if you show a little bit more vulnerability to those around you.” I have a habit of ignoring that which does not serve my means and ends. Which means a lot of times when things are bothering me, I will turn away and ignore it, try to bury it, and just move on.
The problem? My mind does not allow it to be that easy and as a result, these things can sometimes fester under the surface and end up causing anxiety and other stress related issues. These issues then spill over to begin disrupting the inter-connectivity and balance going on in the rest of my life.
DECK USED: QUIRKY CREATIVES TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsApr2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: What does it mean to live a good life?
It is being able to differentiate between the two and applying each in its proper place that helps build good life (Two of Swords).
Take Away: You need both. Living a good life involves having both serious and responsible aspects, and balancing them with fun and frivolity. Too much of one or the other leads to an imbalance. So too can indulging in the wrong one at the wrong time.
DECK USED: PAGAN TAROT
I started working again today. I didn’t really want to, but it’s for the best that I at least worked on getting a few things done so that life won’t be quite as stressful in the next few days as I prepare to get orders done and shipped out.