Today I did a purge, cleanse, and grounding hike in the forest. I took one of the steeper trails up into the rainforest to ensure that my stalker would have a hard time following, and brought J along with me for protection. After a couple of hours of steep uphill climb (the purging through exertion and sweat), we stopped at the lake and I took a swim (the cleansing), before then leaving J at the lake and going off into the woods for a skyclad meditation lying upon the forest floor (grounding).
The meditation lasted about an hour before I dressed and returned to the lake, and from there J and I hiked back down to the trail head. On the whole it was immensely refreshing and wonderfully cleansing, and I haven’t felt so good in a long time.
Today’s draw is the Queen of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home, manifestation, and the physical world. This is the area of one’s earthly pleasures and how one balances life’s needs and responsibilities.
I see the Queen of Pentacles in this reading combined with the affirmation card for today as a celebration of the rainforest hike and meditation that took up a good part of my day today. I have been needing time in nature for quite some time. Usually at this time of year I’m out in the woods at least a couple of times a week. That hasn’t been the case this year due to… well, stalker issues.
The Queen of Pentacles and the accompanying affirmation card in today’s pull is about making sure that I truly allow myself to fall into nature’s embrace and leave the stresses and worries of day to day life behind during this time.
DECK USED: VOX ARCANA TAROT AND LESS ANXIETY AFFIRMATION CARDS
Overburdened (Ten of Wands) and in need of rest (Four of Swords). God yeah. I know that I’m over the half way mark now in my time off this week, but it feels like I haven’t gotten even close to enough rest and restoration.
It always feels this way for some reason. It’s like the first couple of days are “oh I feel great. What do I need rest and recovery for?” and then by the last few days I’m dragging ass and whining in my head about needing more days off.
How can I encourage more joy and happiness in my heart?
It’s all at your fingertips now (The Magician), you just need to add in some gratitude (Nine of Pentacles).
I’ve been getting a lot of reminders lately from the cards to reboot my gratitude practice. This practice is a part of the meditation, but it’s also a part of something else. I don’t benefit as much from just mentally going over the things I’m grateful for as I do from actually putting time focus into truly and deeply acknowledge these things each day.
DECK USED: VOX ARCANA TAROT
I had a very wonderfully long hike in the woods today, and I took J with me for safety. I also chose a hike that I knew would be hard for most people to follow, and that had a “bottle neck” spot (at the lake) where I could leave J to keep watch while I went on to get my meditation and all that done in safety.