Today’s meditation was skipped today, as I just didn’t feel like it and then shit hit the fan concerning the whole Michael’s debacle and time got away with me as I was getting that dealt with.
Today’s draw is the Death card, which is traditionally a representation of change. It is not (or at least extremely rarely) a representation of actual death. Instead, it is about the type of organically developing change that builds over time.
The imagery in this card strikes me to how we feel when change comes upon us. Even slow moving, organically building changes and transformations can sometimes sneak up on us. We simply just don’t notice until it gets to a tipping point and then “OH!” then we notice, but when we look back on it we can then see it had been coming for some time.
The background on this Death card and its jagged teeth like edges very much represent to me that surprised “OH!” moment of when that change that has been happening comes into focus.
The affirmation card for today then reminds us that change is not always bad. Sometimes? It opens us up to new things, allowing us the freedom to choose a new path, a new interest, a new way of doing things. It opens up our life to freedom, if we’re willing to let go of the shock and resistance the change can cause and grab hold of the opportunity it’s offering.
DECK USED: AMANO TAROT FINDING HAPPINESS AND HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER DECK
Reading Summary: Dive in to (Eight of Wands) both being silly and foolish and fun (The Fool) as well as nurturing yourself and others and making sure you’re getting the care and tending that you need (Queen of Pentacles).
Take Away: So… I hurt my Achilles tendon. It wasn’t out on the trails or even wandering on the waterfront. No. It was on the stairs in my building of all places. I tripped and strained the tendon and it hurts like a bitch.
The cards here are reminding me that there’s fun and enjoyable things that I can do right now during my time off… even with an injured ankle.
DECK USED: AMANO TAROT FINDING HAPPINESS
I wrote a nastygram to Michael’s Crafts (both to their customer service department as well as emailing their corporate office) concerning the absolute bullshit experience I’ve been dealing with concerning their in store pick-up service. Getting it vented out felt good and I’m glad I reported that mess to someone, even if I doubt I’ll be hearing back from them about any of it.