Today’s meditation was not guided, although I did actually meditate for once. (Shocker, right?) It was more of a relaxing in silence meditation with breathing exercises. Just… enjoying the moment, the light through the windows, the quiet.
In the imagery of this card I see all of that, but I also see assistance through community effort leading, over time, to greater synergy and strength for the community as a whole.
The Thera-Pets card speaks of defeat, and there is a reminder here that trials and tribulations in life are not there to take you down, or take you out. They are opportunities for growth spurts. And over time, just as a child grows into adulthood, so too do we grow into something more (and better) than we were before with the benefit of these growth spurts. But, this process takes time, and an openness to learn from our experiences. Instead of just discounting them as “something that happened to me”.
Carrying this theme forward into that extra message I see in the 7 de Denier’s imagery today, the stronger you become… the stronger those around you become. By discounting your experiences, you are not just weakening yourself and your potential for growth, but weakening those around you in the process as well.
Thus, when you take the time to sort through your experiences, learn from them, grow from them, and find strength in them… you strengthen not just yourself, but also those around you.
DECK USED: TAROT DE MARSEILLE OF THE NEW INCARNATION AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
Mr Lionharts’ #TheSeptemberTarot Rise and Fall Prompt
Questions for September 1st thru 3rd
The Empress – Nurturing, grounding, and making sure that you’re getting what you need this month in the different aspects of your life. Now is the time to shore up on your rest and your strength.
What is a minor theme for me this month? (draw a minor arcana card)
Four of Wands – Finding pleasure and contentment in home. This is not just about the place where you live, but also where your heart resides.
What energies are here to support me throughout this month?
Wheel, Two of Pentacles Rx atop Page of Cups – Don’t think that you can juggle your emotional growth at the same time as your other responsibilities right now. You need to choose, at least for September, to carry on with your growth and not worry too overly much about the rest just yet.
Fire and Death – As the month continues, you will be able to slowly begin to transition into the goals and ambition that you need in order to prepare for the holiday rush. There’s no need to jump in quickly, so don’t get ahead of yourself.
Lantern and Wheel of Fortune – Keep in mind that just because opportunities are there doesn’t mean that you have to jump at them. If they’re meant to be, they’ll come back around again during a time when you’re more ready for them and will have more room on your plate to fit them in.
DECK USED: RUSTIC ORACLE AND W S TAROT
Reading Summary: Forgetting that the world is full of joy (Le Sol Rx), and neglecting yourself and others as punishment (L’Imperatrice Rx) for mistakes and failures (5 de Baton imagery) instead of taking a moment to see what can be learned from the experience (Le Pendu).
Take Away: This answer, interesting enough, is an echo of the message in my COTD practice for today (and yesterday). It indicates that humanity’s biggest mistake is not learning from our mistakes and failures, but instead shutting down anything positive you could gain from the experiences by focusing too deeply on the negative.
DECK USED: TAROT DE MARSEILLE OF THE NEW INCARNATION
I’ve been popping Ibuprofen and Imodium all damned day trying to get my headache and bowels under control. I’d say that neither of them are working, but I’m not willing to stop taking them to experience just what life would be like with out them… because if they -are- working and I’m currently experiencing the muffled version, god forbid what the full experience would be like.