Today’s meditation was skipped in preference for a 2 1/2 hour nap. I had really only planned on an hour, but it turned out to be more than double that. Which, since it’s Tuesday, is fine. It just meant that I got things done around the house a bit later than planned.
The image in this card is very relatable to me. Here we have a scene where snow is falling in the background, and the figure in the image is sitting there like “oh great, it’s snowing” in a very negative way.
The thing is? I love the snow. Yes, it’s inconvenient and can be dangerous, but it’s also beautiful and fresh and fun… and in this part of the world, quite unusual. I could understand the negative attitude coming from people that deal with snow for months on end. But here? I don’t understand those that can’t see the beauty through the fear or discomfort.
These people stay inside, refuse to even go out for a walk, let alone a drive, and generally just complain the entire time about the weather. But what is really holding them back from appreciating what’s going on around them? It’s fear. It’s the fact that some people can’t drive in the snow, and sometimes you slip and fall in the snow. They focus on the discomfort, on the fear, and on the negative aspects rather than sinking into the positive and joyful aspects of the experience.
As the Flower Fortune card says for today, “If you are afraid to shake the dice, you’ll never roll a six”. The “roll a six” for those that don’t know (since I had to look it up) is about the game of craps and lady luck helping you to win. The message in these cards is that if you spend too much time focusing on the negative in a situation or your fear, then you loose out on the opportunity to actually find something fun, beautiful, or good in the whole situation.
DECK USED: MOONROOT TAROT AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS
Raven Willow Tarot’s Emotional Exploration Prompt
Questions for May 25th and 26th
It’s a healthier way forward (Six of Swords) into an entire new way of life (The World) where balance is the focus, and self-care and work are more evenly distributed (Two of Pentacles).
Over the past two years, I’ve been working hard at creating a new balance in life where I’m not constantly on a cycle of burnout and recovery.
In order to create this new balance, the key lies in the amount of rest and relaxation I allow myself to have, and in making sure that this relaxation is scattered throughout the day to day instead of “saved up” to use for recovery from burn out. Because if the relaxation is scattered throughout the day to day, you never end up hitting burnout in the first place.
How can I enhance relaxation in my life?
Gideon may be greedy, but he also has your best interests and welfare at heart (King of Cups). Look back at the things in your life (Six of Cups) that have breathed fresh air into your inspiration and enthusiasm (Page of Wands)… Do more of those.
Gideon is eager to help you find that balance, and works hard to make sure you treat yourself well. You need to listen to him and take these efforts to heart, as well as his suggestions to help you in finding and maintaining that balance. He watches over you, and watches everything you do with a keen eye, and can catch your slip ups often before you do.
Make sure that a part of your relaxation process includes those things you enjoy. It doesn’t always have to be about sleep, but it needs to be about distancing yourself through small acts of personal kindness from the stress and pressure of work… and the stress and pressure you put on yourself concerning your responsibilities.
DECK USED: SEVENTH SPHERE RWS TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMay2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do you need to focus on for self-care for this full moon?
Take Away: Although the relaxation mentioned in your previous reading is an important part of finding a new and healthier balance in your life, so is making sure that you are staying open to the help others are offering. Don’t reject out of pride or stubbornness. Allow them to try, teach them how to help you, and share the load instead of carrying it all on your own shoulders.
DECK USED: MOONROOT TAROT
I took a nice long nap today. I didn’t realize how badly I needed it until I woke up and felt so much better afterward.