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.
Today’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.
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?
Reading 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
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.