Today’s meditation was skipped, replaced instead with my appointment with my shrink. It was a decent appointment and we agree that I’m fully and completely out of the depressive episode. And that structure is good for me regardless of whether I actually like it or not.
In this card, I see this theme fully realized. The horses are wild and the surroundings chaotic, and yet the figure in control not only has things in hand, but has time and capacity to go out of his way to look toward those watching, make eye contact, and strike a pose for onlookers.
Combined with the Flower Fortune card for today, which says “A chance meeting will open new doors to success and friendship”, what I see here is a message about how you never know what’s going to happen in life, but if you’re ready for the unexpected you can quickly grab the reigns and turn things to your advantage.
Whether the unexpected is a chance (yet fortuitous) meeting or an opportunity that comes out of the blue and is about to whiz right by you. If you’re ready to take what comes and grab hold, you can turn whatever it is into something good for you and your life, you just need to make sure you’re feeling in a place of control and have your determination at the ready at a moments notice.
DECK USED: LOVE AND MYSTERY TAROT AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS
Raven Willow Tarot’s Emotional Exploration Prompt
Questions for May 12th & 13th
They make me wish for an easier time when I could just go after whatever I wanted and enjoy the ride to success without worrying so much about the possibility of fucking up along the way.
This is an emotional response of nostalgia for something simpler in moments when I am feeling confused. It gives me a chance to look back, and reminds me that there may be an opportunity to look for simpler ways of doing things than the one that has me all tied up in confusion.
How can I better cope with confusion?
Eight of Cups and Three of Cups
Find those simpler options and go after them, making sure that the time saved and the release of stress in doing so goes towards together time with others and healthy types of celebration.
DECK USED: YOUNG WITCH TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMay2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?
Reading Summary: Don’t allow disappointments (Three of Swords) to turn your gaze away from the good in life (Five of Cups). Take pride in your conquests (Five of Swords), but don’t linger too long before embarking on new adventures (Three of Wands).
Take Away: The best way to obtain happiness (according to these cards) is to make sure that when things don’t go how you expect them to, that you don’t allow yourself to get stuck in that disappointment and thus allow it to stagnate and fester while you miss out on the other good stuff going on around you. And to appreciate your victories, but by the same turn, don’t sit still there either,
So as a whole, the answer lies in movement. It lies in not allowing yourself to sit still and stagnate too long, whether that is in bad feelings and disappointments, or the good feelings either. Keep moving, and keep seeking.
DECK USED: LOVE AND MYSTERY TAROT
We ordered pizza for supper tonight instead of fighting over who is going to cook and what’s going to be made.