The focus of today’s meditation was about speaking with kindness when one is irritated, instead of with abrasion and aggression. Sometimes it can be hard to do that, and the advice in the meditation today was about tapping into your meditative mindfulness practice by taking a pause before speaking, and a deep breath. Allowing yourself to calm a bit in that moment prior to opening up and speaking what’s on your mind.
In doing this, you’re able to approach the situation with a more level head, and usually end up with a far better outcome as a result.
Today’s draw is the Four of Discs, which is traditionally a representation of stability, strong foundations, conservation, and at times, miserly behavior or control issues when it comes to one’s finances or earthly pleasures.
Although I’m not entirely sure what I’m looking at in this image, what stands out to me here is that the discs in this image are providing a sort of structure, balance, and perhaps even support for the inner beam of energy that they encircle. This makes stability and support, to me, the highlight of this card’s meaning in the sense of the imagery itself.
Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is that we all need support now and then. That doesn’t mean that we are less than because we need that support. Instead, it shows a different sort of strength to be able to accept the help and support offered by others, and a self awareness that you can’t do everything all on your own all the time.
DECK USED: PETRAK TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
The Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question: A message from my inner crone.
Reading Summary: Make sure you’re enjoying life to the fullest (The Sun) by owning (as in taking ownership of) those things that light your fire (King of Disks) and following your intuition (The Priestess).
Take Away: My inner crone wants me to know that life is short and I need to follow my instincts and intuition in the direction of enjoying life and living it to its fullest rather than constantly holding myself back and being so practical. Not everything can be about stability, security, and comfort.
DECK USED: PATCH TAROT
Reading Summary: The deep blues in the Four of Discs correlates with the dark blues in the Three of Swords Rx. This connects these two cards and the Three of Wands is drug along from center to the left (the present and past) due to being positioned on top of the Three of Swords.
Thus the cards indicate that you need to redefine your perception (Three of Wands atop Three of Swords Rx) of stability (Four of Discs).
The Three of Wands also has a very strong color connection with the Fortune card, pulling the Three of Wands to the right side of the board (aka the future) as well.
This then speaks of the result of redefining your perception is that in your life journey (Three of Wands) you will have more room to account for the ups and downs in life (Fortune).
Take Away: My current perceptions of what stability means to me are caging me in and keeping me from being as flexible and adaptable as I could be. If I open up my mind to look at stability from different angles, I will find that stability and security are more than what I have limited them to, and this will allow me to grow and adapt more easily.
DECK USED: PETRAK TAROT
I took my fire extinguisher downstairs with me when I went to check on a neighbor whose fire alarm was going off for over ten minutes. Turns out he got drunk and passed out with a pain on the stove. Fortunately, enough pounding on the door roused him before he could succumb to smoke inhalation and there was no real damage done (other than to the pan).