Strengthening Principles

Today’s meditation was… well, I had every intention of meditating today, but that didn’t happen.  I really need to get back into doing this on a regular basis. Hell, even on a semi regular basis would be better than just skipping it all the time.  I’m not sure why I struggle with this but I need to try harder.

Lunaria Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support CardsToday’s draw is the Seven of Quills (Wands) which is traditionally a representation of standing one’s ground, standing up for what you believe in against all odds, and fighting for those things that are important to you.

Sometimes it’s not about the odds, but rather about one’s values and principles. There are hills you just have to stand, and possibly die on in life and it’s important to stand strong in these moments and be true to yourself.

Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is a reminder that standing up for your values and principles isn’t just about outside influences and external attacks. Sometimes it’s our own inner dialogues and judgements that attack what we know is right and try to whittle away at our principles.  Other times it’s peer pressure playing off our insecurities.   Either way, it’s important to remember that we have our values and our principles for a reason, and stay in touch with what they are and why they are what they are.

By keeping in touch with these things we strengthen them, and that strengthening then helps us when these core parts of who we are come under attack.

DECK USED:  LUNARIA TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS

The Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question:
Cards to guide me towards total self love and acceptance.

Fine Line Tarot

Color Notes: Take the essence of the Queen of Pentacles and the Death card, and blend them together into the Page of Pentacles.

Reading Summary: By remembering to focus on fostering a nurturing and balanced attitude towards yourself and others (Queen of Pentacles) during times of change (Death), you will learn to accept yourself as you are and things as they come instead of always pushing so hard and judging yourself harshly (Page of Pentacles).

Take Away: So essentially I could have been handed Temperance and the Empress.  *Chuckles*  Well, not necessarily as it would have lost some of it’s nuance but still.   The answer here in how to lean into self love and acceptance is to be kinder to myself.  Kinder in how I view myself, how I judge myself, and how I treat myself… and practice more patience with myself.   These are not really things that I excel at

DECK USED:  FINE LINE TAROT

#DiscordTarotolicsApr2021 Challenge Prompt
Question
: In what aspect of life do you need a new perspective?

Lunaria TarotReading Summary: You need to learn when to let go and move on (Three of Quills) from a plan that isn’t working (Three of Pens). Take control not by trying to force the plan to continue to work, but I stepping away and moving on to something else (The Chariot).

Take Away: Don’t hold on so tight.  There’s other ways to use my determination, energy, and intent than by plowing down a road that isn’t going anywhere or isn’t working.

Instead of being single focused on the path I think is the only right one, look around and seize control to change direction instead.  There’s always a better way if you’re willing to just ease up and take a minute to find it.

DECK USED:  LUNARIA TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Instead of going to bed after I finished my orders as I had at first planned, I’m catching up on blog posts.  This self kindness is in the fact that I feel so much less weight, and so much better, when I don’t have a pile of posts to get through because of having put off posting for a few days.

Morning Bonus Read – Heart Center Energy

Heart Energy Center - Sidewalk Chalk Tarot de Marseille

My heart center energy right now.

King of Swords – Ruthless practicality. Logic rules all. Future focused. This has to do with the fact that you’re working on your taxes this week, which is an activity that (in your case) creates stress and an intellectually grounded business mentality. Everything is about work, about the business, about your aspirations for the business, and the direction that you want to take it in.  The focus on how things have gone over the past year and the planning and plotting on how to move forward from here is heavy on the mind and rules your existence this week.

Tension I’m currently holding in this area.

Five of Swords – You damn well want to come out on top, but it was a bit of a rough year (as it has been for many and you’re certainly not as bad off as some). Taking a look at how things have gone, how the business has fared over the past year, and how to move forward to stay on top and keep things flush and running well is a form of battle… tension and strategy reign as you worry over what the final figures will say, and stew over the next steps to keep the business not just afloat but thriving.

How I can release this tension.

Three of Swords atop Page of Wands – Shrug off the negative emotions that come with this process and view it as an adventure instead.  By tapping into your passion for the business and the creativity that it fosters within you, you can help yourself in shrugging off the fear and tension, worry and possibility of disappointment.  Instead, you need to look at what you haven’t done right or well as a lesson to help you and the business to flourish, rather than something that could drag everything down.

A way that I can be more accepting of love.

The World – Open up.  Remember that you don’t have to wait for things to be perfect to open up and let people in, or be more accepting and welcoming of love and kindness from others.  Many times our journeys are layered as we move through life, and you can very much start a new path while still upon another lesson’s path as well.  Start again and let yourself be more open and welcoming.  Those walls are much thinner than they used to be, but they’re still there.

How I can practice compassion.

Strength atop The High Priestess – Deliver your wisdom with tact and care, tailoring the message to the audience. Although you often give good advice and your intuition is reliably on the mark, your delivery could use a bit of work.

How I can improve self-love for myself.

Six of Cups – An echo of the answer to the accepting love question above, the Eight of Cups indicates a need to let go of what isn’t working and shrug it off, leave it behind, and find a new way of doing things that is better for you.  Focus on where you want to go with your emotional growth and give that weight in the direction you head in as you work at leaving behind old frustrations and bad habits.

DECK USED:  SIDEWALK CHALK TAROT DE MARSEILLE