Today’s meditation was I ended up skipping again today. We’re looking at another day where I didn’t write things down in the moment, though, and the first part of this day is a bit of a blur.
Today’s draw is the Nine of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of wealth, success, and satiation in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home, , manifestations, and the physical world. This card often translates into themes that have to do with the well earned boon of hard work paying off and the gratitude that comes with this good fortune.
Between the imagery of a figure with balding head that is admiring their plethora of crystals, and the encouragement in today’s affirmation card, the message that I see here is not so much about money, but about what we value.
Wealth comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s not about how much you have, but rather how what you have makes you feel. If you feel secure and satiated, then you have enough. It is much like eating. You eat until you’re comfortable, not until you burst at the seams. In today’s cards there is an encouragement to examine what you truly value and what truly makes you feel comfortable and satiated.
DECK USED: MANY QUEENS TAROT AND HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER DECK
Retreat – Friendship and Seven of Wands – Let them believe what they want and do what they want. You don’t have to change their mind or convince them of your opinion as long as they’re not encroaching upon what you consider to be your territory.
This is about the vaccine and the fact that I’ve run into quite a few somewhat close acquaintances recently that are just not on board with getting the vaccine. Yet, they want me to go out to meet them for drinks or other get-together activities.
I am absolutely pro-vaccine. I was treated with bleomycin while in chemotherapy and my lungs have been compromised by this chemical that they used. I can only have the very lightest of oxygen given to me. I cannot be put on a heavy oxygen flow, and can absolutely not be put on a ventilator (nor can I scuba dive or do any other activity that requires air pressure being applied to my lungs).
I’m not willing to take the risk of possibly catching virus, because there’s a very good chance that my lungs couldn’t handle it and those life-saving techniques would not be able to be used on me.
These cards are letting me know that there’s no point in trying to convince these people to get the vaccine or the good that it might do for them. I just have to step back and let them do their own thing.
Hold Ground – Six of Coins atop The Tower Rx – Stay in your lane. You can’t help everybody no matter how much you want to, and some people don’t want your help anyway. It’s better to stay in your lane and protect what yours when your generosity is rejected.
Sometimes I run across people who for whatever reason refuse to see the positive in their negative situations. Instead, they want to wallow in their misery even when there is someone there reaching out a hand to help.
When people throw these pity parties and want to wallow in their misery instead of look for a solution or accept help, I need to stay in my lane and stand strong instead of allowing there stubborn insistence on suffering to set me off-balance.
Advance – Crystals and Page of Cups – Your spirituality and your emotional growth are intricately entangled with each other. This is an area of your life where no hesitation is needed and you can move forward whenever you want at your own pace.
How can I best advance on what was revealed in these cards?
Spider, Two of Swords atop Knight of Coins
Focus on what you can control and what you can create in your life and your world. You need to make the conscious choice to go slow and savor, rather than rushing forward too quickly and losing out on the experience and the knowledge you could gain from a slower approach.
Don’t be bothered by that slow pace. There’s no rush. It’s okay.
DECK USED: LIGHTING THE WAY ORACLE AND TAROT DE MARIA CELIA
CoffeexTarot’s Who’s Your Spirit Guides? Prompt
Questions for August 9th thru 11th
“I’m not going to steer you to be a people pleaser. I’m going to show you the way to own your world instead.”
Determined and purpose driven. Likes to have a goal in sight to work towards. Self-possessed in the best possible way. Likes it when you heed their guidance instead of looking for confirmation though outside sources.
What are your strengths?
Hamlet and Ten of Cups
Creating happy endings through working together and interpersonal coordination. Making sure things go in a way that everyone is happy with in the end. Excellent at working with your other ancestors and guides when needed.
How do I know when you’re around?
DC and Seven of Swords
When a warning is needed for something to come, they will step in to make sure that you are equipped and ready to best deal with what’s coming.
When you need to take care of yourself better and focus inward on your own needs, instead of on the world around you and its demands. When the world demands become too much they can steal away more than you’re willing to give, and this guide will step in to point that out and make sure you are taking care of yourself.
DECKS USED: CAT GURUS ORACLE AND MANY QUEENS TAROT
Our quiet time with Alexandros and Yurei was… so amazing. So much of what I needed and I feel so good. It’s surprising, because although aftercare usually makes me feel a bit better, I don’t usually get this wealth of goodness with it that I did tonight.