Today’s meditation was not timed, and was done during my trip to the wetlands this morning. I arrived just before dawn and spent an hour or so there, watching the sun come up and listening to the birds as they awakened and became busy in the start of their day. The meditation was peaceful and quiet, and I spent a good part of my visit walking the trails, and the rest of it sitting on one of the pier stops along the way enjoying the fresh air and birdsong while watching occasionally movements in the water indicating frogs or some other wildlife was active just beneath the surface.
Today’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of either the seeking of or obtainment of public accolades. It’s a card that is all about success, whether it’s what you’re striving for or what you’ve achieved, and the public side of being admired, praised, or otherwise recognized for those successes.
There’s something interesting about this card specifically, as just yesterday I had almost used this deck and I’d picked it up then changed my mind. Before putting it back down I gave it a shuffle, and this exact card popped out. Being that I’d chosen to go a different path yesterday, I put the card back.
And here it is again.
Combined with the Flower Fortunes card today, whose advice is “Fortune favors the brave”, what I see in today’s cards is an encouragement not to let doubts and uncertainties hold you back from the things that you want out of life. Fortune isn’t the only thing that favors the brave, after all… so does success. So if there’s anything that you are hanging back on due to fear or uncertainties? It’s time to sort those fears and uncertainties out, and take that leap forward. Be brave… and believe that you can succeed.
DECK USED: TAROT OF WISHMASTER MANIKINS AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS
The Sacred Grounds Tarot Club Prompt
Question: What stops me from expressing my passions?
Reading Summary: Fear of losing (The Tower) the joy and fun that I can find in life (The Sun), or losing my way entirely (Seven of Wands).
Take Away: There are very few passions that I’m fearful of expressing. Of those that I am, the reason that I hold them back and “close to the vest” is due to fear. The thing is, when you pursue your passions and bring them into fruition, this can often bring about drastic changes in your life. And… like most people? I struggle with change. There is a sense of fear in the thought that this change might diminish the fun and success that I’ve managed thus far, or cause my deep roots and moral compass to somehow go awry. When I hold back? These are what I fear happening, and these are the things that hold me back in those moments.
DECK USED: ALCHEMIST’S GARDEN TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMay2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: How can you better express to loved ones how you feel about them?
Take Away: To better express to my loved ones how I feel about them, there are two things that they need from me. The first is to make sure I’m slowing down and spending time with them. Time that allows my attention to truly rest upon them instead of being distracted or blinded by other things and people. My undivided attention.
Second is to ensure that when I am delegating work that I’m doing so in a fair and balanced manner, as well as ensuring that I’m keeping in mind their own passions in the process. By sharing alike in the work, as well as the fun and play and enjoyment of the process, they feel appreciated and enthusiastic instead of just another “cog in the machine”.
DECK USED: TAROT OF WISHMASTER MANIKINS
I know that this is a repeat theme, but I toll a nap today instead of forcing myself to stay awake, even though what I really wanted was more time with Gideon.