Today’s meditation was skipped because my time just ran away with me. I had to do the run up north today and the time to get going came and went and I still wasn’t caught up. It was just not “in the cards” for me today apparently.
Today’s draw is the Moon card, which is the eighteenth card of the Major Arcana, and deals with topics in in the areas of uncertainty and fear, anxieties and the unknown, the subconscious, and confusion.
At first when I saw the imagery in the Moon card for this deck, I didn’t really think it fit. And then I started really considering it, and considering the theme of the Moon card as a whole. And perhaps it fits far more than I’d first thought. At least, the naked woman does (I’m still not sure about the seal).
There’s an inherent level of vulnerability that comes with being confused or uncertain, which is represented in the nude woman in the image. In the affirmation card, we then find reassurance in relation to this sense of vulnerability that the themes that the Moon creates. It speaks of a promise that the sun will rise and light will dawn once again. Nothing is forever, and that includes our fears and uncertainties. When we’re working through these things, it’s important to remember that there’s light at the end of the tunnel and a new chance ahead for us to find comfort, peace, and an opportunity in which we can strive to do better.
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CoffeexTarot’s Who’s Your Spirit Guides? Prompt
Questions for August 6th thru 8th
Date atop Candles, Eight of Cups – The need to step away from the world, relax and retreat. This is fitting since today is my last day before I take a week off. I’ve been needing the time off, and it shows in these cards that I’m looking forward to it.
How do I respect your presence?
Sensuality and Justice – “Listen for me on advice about matters concerning the cause-and-effect of your actions and the world around you. I will speak to you through the sensations of your body. The tingles and tightness, tugs and touches.”
How can I effectively connect with you?
Bake and King of Coins – “The better you treat yourself, the easier it is for me to come through. When you rush, overload yourself, and push yourself too hard, my voice becomes faint and I am harder to hear. Better to take things slow and savor what you do, and then I can come through more clearly.”
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In order to get to a place of abundance and gratitude, you have to go through some trials and fight your way out, keeping your values and principles in tact did you go. Evolution is A necessary part of growth, and sometimes it hurts.
What obstacles does The High Priestess want to warn me about?
Four of Wands atop Two of Cups atop Nine of Wands
Good boundaries are important, necessary in fact, to foster a good relationship between you and those within your sphere and create harmony and balance at home. Sometimes when you’re not feeling so downtrodden and tired, the boundaries set in place can feel unnecessary, but you need to remember that they’re there for a reason.
What guidance does The High Priestess have for me to overcome this obstacle?
Page of Wands – Remember that life is an adventure, and so are the things that you decide to pursue along your path. There’s always room for improvement. This doesn’t mean that you are brutal to yourself but rather that you take your time to explore more thoroughly.
DECK USED: THE STRAWBERRY TAROT
I bought myself gum so that I wouldn’t clench my teeth while fighting with traffic on the way home. I don’t usually chew gum (because I hate how people look when they’re chewing gum), but it definitely helped with the jaw clenching thing.