Today’s meditation was skipped. No excuses, I just didn’t do it. I can’t even remember why. It just didn’t happen.
Today’s draw is the Four of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of taking a step back for a moment of thought and meditation, being obvious to the world around you, and in some cases, refusing help from others when it is offered.
Have you ever lain down in the grass, your face so close that you can see between the blades of green to the rich soil below? Have you ever settled and taken a deep breath, and just watched in this space where the world is so different than our own with grass tips rustling lightly in a breeze and little bugs scourging among earthy soil?
Sometimes, taking a moment doesn’t mean soul searching or focusing on a break and recovery. Sometimes it means allowing yourself to look beyond the big picture, to all the small and peaceful little pictures that make up the big picture. All the little ignored worlds that are a part of a whole that we take for granted.
The message in today’s cards is to take time and look at those small worlds, spend time with the little things, and let them nourish your soul and replenish what stress and the distractions of the big picture sap away from you.
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Research will give you stronger chance of success and accomplishing what you set out to do. Don’t skip that time spent digging out information and exploring things in depth. Rabbit holes can be wonderful tools.
What obstacles does The Emperor want to warn me about?
Ace of Swords atop Eight of Swords, Key and Pins
Take your time learning new things and keep an open mind. Sometimes things don’t look as they seem, and the book work alone may help, but won’t get you there. You’ll then have to fit the pieces together by feel.
What Guidance does The Emperor have for me to overcome this obstacle?
Pyrex Bowls, Toasted Marshmallow Creme, Corroded Hooks
Ten of Wands Rx atop Nine of Wands
Things aren’t always as they seem. Make sure that you’re not overwhelming yourself by creating healthy boundaries. Sometimes the simplest things end up complicated, so make sure when you are considering taking on something new that you’ve looked beyond the surface to what it may actually fully entail.
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You’ve been taking things slow which is a good idea, even if it means you don’t get to everything you want to right this minute. Now is not the time. Starting now will just lead to disappointment and frustration with the entire process.
The sky in the Nine of Cups is a match with that of the Knight of Pentacles, connecting the past to the present. Slow progress connecting with summertime satisfaction in the future.
Wait until next summer when you are feeling comfortable and emotionally stable, satiated and at a place where you are able to handle the stress and setbacks that may come with the process.
Take Away: This message is a reinforcement of what was said to me in my self care Saturday reading this weekend. Now is not the time. Wait until later. Wait until next year. YES, things might get a bit disorganized and crowded between now and then, but starting it now isn’t a good idea. Just wait.
DECK USED: IMPRESSIONISTS TAROT
I’m having a hard time remembering what went on this day. I had a bit of a mood slump and I think that I might have lost a little time during it. I just… can’t remember.