Occasional Uncertainty Is Okay

Today’s meditation was skipped.  The construction across the street was deafening today, even with the windows and sliding glass door closed.  I had plans to do my meditation after they quit in the evening, but then I ended up napping and making dinner after and the plan just went to shit.  I really don’t want to start meditating with my earbuds in, but I am thinking that I’m not going to have a choice.

Lubanko Tarot and Less Anxiety Affirmation CardsToday’s draw is The Moon card, which is traditionally a representation of the unknown, confusion, fear (especially of the unknown), finding your way through dark and uncertain times, the subconscious, anxiety, and jumping at shadows.

There is no comfort in the Moon card, only a hint of the emerging awareness in the murky waters of the subconscious.  A path through the darkness lies concealed in the water, while all around is darkness and shadows, and the uncertainty that they create.

These feelings are common in times when you can’t be in control of a situation.  Feeling like things are out of your control creates a sometimes overpowering sense of anxiety, a riot of confused emotions, and even feelings of helplessness.

The affirmation card for today brings this type of situation into focus, reminding us that when things don’t go as planned and you feel like things are not within your control?  It’s okay.  It’s okay to feel that way sometimes.  It’s okay because who wants to be in control of everything in life?  Everyone?  Every moment and every small detail?

No one.  That in itself would create it’s own mess of stress and anxiety. So, when you’re feeling things are out of your control?  Take a pause.  Take a breath.  And remember that it’s just in this moment within this situation.  Things will feel less uncertain over time and as the situation involved resolves itself.

DECK USED:  LUBANKO TAROT AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS

#PrideintheTarot Challenge
Questions for June 8th thru 10th

Connolly TarotA card for living authentically.

Five of Wands – Sometimes fighting for what you are passionate about means leaving your nest of safety and security behind.

A card for embracing diversity.

The Hierophant – Teach by example. Show people how rich and complete life can be by staying open to the wide range of diversity that life has to offer.

A card for connecting with my body.

The High Priestess – Your intuition speaks to you through your body. That quiet knowledge needs you to pay attention, and you need to get things under control with your pain levels so that the pain is not muffling your intuition’s voice.

DECK USED:  CONNOLLY TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJun2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question
: How is “art” distinguished from something that “isn’t art”?

Lubanko TarotSummary: Art is filled with passion (Strength), it is empowering (Chariot) and transformative (Death).  It makes people think… contemplate… and seek to understand (Judgement). 

Take Away:  The cards here are indicating that art moves people.  It touches them on the inside and inspires.  It reaches in and makes you think.  It’s individual, and touches each person differently, connects with each person differently.

Even as subjective as art is, the fact that it reaches in and touches us is wherein lies what  makes art “art” in the first place.

DECK USED:  LUBANKO TAROT

CoffeexTarot’s Self Love For The Summer Prompt
Question
: A self-love message from my inner child.

The Zen of Animals OracleHorse – Get outside and run wild for a bit.  You need that outside time and you’re not giving it to yourself.  The longer you wait, the worse the lethargy and restless discontent will become, so make the time to get out into the forest and frolic with the energies and entities among the trees and moss.

Dragon – Our greatest growths and deepest depths of our selves are developed under times of stress, strain, and discomfort. You’re a survivor, and you shine as bright as the dragon’s pearl shimmering in the sun, a glow of inner strength and depth earned through all you have been through.  Don’t forget just how strong and courageous you are.

Goat – You’re sure footed on your life’s path.  Sometimes you have to move slower than others, but as long as you are listening to your moral compass and following your intuition, you won’t trip or end up straying off your path.  Allow that moral compass of yours to keep your steps steady and sure as you move forward one step at a time.

DECK USED:  ZEN OF ANIMALS ORACLE

Daily Self Kindness

Well, I didn’t really want to, but I ended up taking a much needed nap today.  Also, got a brief amount of quiet time to nuzzle and snuggle with Miss Luna (which is how I ended up taking a nap in the first place).

New Moon in Gemini – June 2021

Tomorrow is the New Moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about  integrating the qualities within, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.

New Moon in Gemini Reading - Minute Tarot

1. Now can I embrace the Sacred Feminine within to help birth what is in my heart space?

Queen of Cups – Stay focused on your emotions and allowing them to stretch and grow into a stronger and more stable place.  Things might feel a bit wobbly and unbalanced right now, but you have the potential to become not just more connected with your emotions, but through them to others as well.

2. How can I allow the traits of the Divine Masculine within to flourish without resistance?

Queen of Wands atop Ace of Swords – Look for new ways to express yourself that are not so jagged around the edges.  You can be both fostering to other’s as well as logical, without being sharp tongued… and that includes self directed thoughts in your head, as you know damn well you’re much harsher up in your head where others can’t overhear than you are with what you express outwardly to others.

3. How can I integrate the Dualities within?

Eight of Cups atop The Tower – You are in the process of tearing shit down and rebuilding it.  Make sure that as you do,  you are leaving behind what isn’t working for you. That includes that negative inner narrative you have going on.  It sends things askew and prevents integration and balance.

4. What needs to be Expressed that is fluttering in my head?

Seven of Swords – You’re struggling with strategy and figuring out how to break away from the old unhealthy habits. You’re trying to carry too much forward and need to let go of a few more things.  The struggle here is in what to let go of… and how.  There’s a desire to bring this forward into the light, and yet there’s so much confusion going on about the whole process that it’s gotten stuck in shadows instead.

5. What Seeds of Inspiration do I need to draw on for the New Moon in Gemini?

Nine of Cups – Sink into your emotional contentment instead of being so much in your head. Gratitude and positive influences are important to keep you uplifted during the shifts of change that are going on in your life right now.

6. Message from the Ancestors.

Three of Pentacles – Don’t forget that you have people to help you.  You’re not in this alone.

DECK USED:  MINUTE TAROT