Today’s meditation was skipped as it’s an orders day.
Today’s draw is The Lovers card, which is traditionally a representation of relationships and sometimes marriage, as well as making healthy choices, weighing one’s values when making a decision, and themes to do with love and harmony.
When combined with the affirmation card pulled for today, what I see is a reminder that sometimes making choices… is hard. Sometimes it’s a tug of war between what we want and what needs to be done, or a debate between what is best for others or best for ourselves.
At these times, having choices doesn’t feel like a boon, even though it absolutely is, and it’s important to take a step back and just breathe. Let things settle, weigh your values and your needs against what might be your actual desire. Stay calm and the right answer will come.
Sometimes? That means we can’t always have what we want when we want it. For example, in today is an orders day. This means that the mass majority of my waking hours has to be focused on work and getting orders ready to ship, which means limited contact with Gideon. It sucks, but it’s temporary. And so I tell myself to breathe through it and keep moving.
DECK USED: FORTUNE QUEENS: A DRAG RACE TAROT AND LESS ANXIETY AFFIRMATION CARDS
CoffeexTarot’s Self Love For The Summer Prompt
Question: What spiritual gift do I possess?
Firefly – My ability to be genuine with both myself and the world around me. I’ve met people that find this quality extremely annoying, and others that find it refreshing. Some understand, and others can’t grasp it. But I really have no one else I’d rather be, and no one else I could bother pretending to be.
I don’t have the heart, the motivation, or the memory to hide myself from those around me, and I figure if I instead simply allow my true sell to shine, people are far more aware if I’m someone they’d want to get to know, or someone they’d rather pass on.
Groundhog and Hawk – Balancing optimism with control. Allowing others room to grow in their own way and their own direction while providing guidance. This balancing act between providing inspiration and direction, and allowing others to grow at their own pace and in their own unique ways is something that I find extremely important. It’s a gift that allows me to guide (and occasionally also teach) others without imposing my own path upon theirs. Instead I encourage their own growth on their own path, and provide experiences and information to help them find their way.
DECK USED: ORACLE OF THE STRANGE FOREST
#DiscordTarotolicsJun2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic: About love…
Question: How can I better discern acts of love from those spurred by other motivations?
Reading Summary: You need to work on having more faith in those around you (The Star atop Three of Cups). Everyone picks (Seven of Cups) a bad apple now and then and has to take time to recover from the betrayal (Wheel of Fortune atop Four of Swords).
Take Away: The answer here in these cards is that there is no better way to discern acts of love from those spurred by other motivations than the methods I am already using. You can’t know everything, and life can turn on a dime and bite you in the ass.
Have a little faith, and try not to go too overboard on the paranoia.
DECK USED: FORTUNE QUEENS: A DRAG RACE TAROT
I’m going to bed at a decent hour tonight.