Forethought Helps

Today’s meditation was skipped… again.  I did some nice breathing exercises in the shower, but I didn’t actually get a full meditation in.

Tarot Illusori and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Two of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of making future plans, plotting your course towards progress and possibility, and making the decisions that support this type of planning and the endeavors planning in this manner can support.

Sometimes, this card can also indicate when you are at a crossroads and need to choose a direction, and with the faces pointed in opposite directions combined with the pointing hands at the bottom of the card, this is the meaning that I see most strongly in the imagery for this deck.

Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is a reminder that we can’t do everything.  We can’t even try everything.  So it’s important, when looking at the things we choose to do and the directions we decide to go in, that we take a moment to think things through first.  Planning and common sense, strategy and tuning in with our interests and enthusiasms… all these things can help ups in choosing the path that’s right for us and that we have the best chance at success in following.

DECK USED:  ILLUSORI TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS

#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I focus on the future while being in the present?

Cat-Rot TarotReading Summary: Build your strength (Strength) by focusing more on having fun (The Fool) and getting the rest you need (Four of Swords).

Take Away:  These cards are a reminder that whether it’s in the now, or in the future, I need to make sure I’m making time for lighthearted pursuits and restorative rest.

I can use that time of rest to plot and plan, but don’t skip it or consider either the need for play or the need for rest as unnecessary. Only with these factors in my life will I be able to continue on and be strong for whatever trials the future might bring my way.

DECK USED: CAT-ROT TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsAug2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic
: Do Spread #4

Illusori TarotSeeds Sown – What seeds for my spiritual growth planted in the spring have flourished and grown strong?
Eight of Wands atop Six of Swords atop Seven of Wands

Reconnecting with your purpose and path, and where you want both directed. In the spring you were lost in a fog of stagnation and frustration. Over the summer you have quickly been able to bring yourself back on track.

The Chaff – What seeds have not flourished and I need to let go of to encourage healthy growth in other areas?
Ace of Wands

Exploring a crapload of new creative ideas you want to dive into, learn, and enjoy. There has been no room for that this summer, while the list of things to try and explore continues to grow, but none of it has received any attention. It’s time to let this go with a shrug and a “maybe next summer” mentality.

The Harvest – How can I best prepare how to reap the benefits of a positive and healthy harvest in the Fall?
Temperance atop Five of Wands

Make sure you are keeping a careful, moderating hold on your frustrations and reigning in those old habits of pushing too hard. The holiday season is coming, but it’s not here yet. Don’t get a head start by jumping ahead into mistreatment of yourself earlier than necessary.

DECK USED: ILLUSORI TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I made L get my phone for me while I was stuck on the kitchen floor instead of forcing myself to get up before I was ready to go get it myself.

One thought on “Forethought Helps

  1. That is a very tiny kindness, but I’ll take it all the same.
    We don’t need you stumbling and having another fall.

    Fun and rest…I’m a huge advocate of both where you are concerned. *Grins* Mine man
    I already told you that I’m proud of you, yeah? But another reminder, just because

    I know you’re fighting the good fight, baby and I am so proud
    I’m here man. Every step of the way.

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