Today’s meditation was skipped because it’s an orders day.
What really sticks out to me in these cards today, though, is not in the Fool card, but rather it’s in the words “nothing is ever enough for a mind always striving for more” in today’s affirmation card.
I fall into this trap again and again, whether it’s with my emotional growth, my business, my financial stability… it seems that at the root core of everything, I am always striving for more. Pushing for more. Demanding more from myself than might be expected from others.
I have not figured out how not to push. I have yet to discover how to simply be still in the now without fighting to move forward and accomplish more. The Fool card here is a reminder of this folly that I can’t imagine I am alone in struggling with. It’s a reminder that we are all pieces of work in progress, always in progress. There’s no need to push.
DECK USED: THE NEW CHAPTER TAROT AND LESS ANXIETY AFFIRMATION CARDS
Dogwood (Cornus florida) and Death – It’s time to change up your wards. Whether they’ve been tapped early through extra challenges to their protections, or you’ve shared enough information on them to leave you vulnerable, it’s time.
What major energy is here to support me throughout the month?
Burdock (Arctium lappa) – You excel at being stubborn. Use that to your advantage.
How can I best embrace and work with this available energy?
Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) and Four of Wands – These cards echo back to the first question. You need to make new defenses and wards for your home and all that you hold dear. It’s stressful, but this needs to be done throughout the month. Start changing things up, and refresh everything a bit earlier than normal with new methods in place in order to both protect and ensure stability and peace in your home life.
DECK USED: HEDGEWITCH BOTANICAL ORACLE AND THE NEW CHAPTER TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJul2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I better connect with my inner child?
Reading Summary: By looking inward (The High Priestess) and not allowing your more solemn nature and self destructive tendencies (The Hermit Rx) to stand in the way of seeing life as an adventure (The Fool). Stop pushing so hard to move on and move past everything (Ten of Swords Rx).
Take Away: To connect with my inner child on a deeper level I need to spend more time looking inward at what makes me tick and what uncertainties and hidden motivators are lurking in my subconscious.
I also need to take time to look at life in a more optimistic and positive light, and use that perspective to set aside destructive tendencies.
All this pushing I’m doing is fear and an effort at avoidance so that I don’t have to deal with these things or look too closely at things that make me uncomfortable.
DECK USED: THE NEW CHAPTER TAROT
I took a nap when I got home from the farm today, even though it’s an orders day.