Connecting With the Present

Today’s meditation was skipped because I ended up doing a crapload of client readings as well as processing orders today that made it through my “oops” of forgetting I was taking time off and getting my notice up in my shops.

Wandering Star Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Nine of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of taking stock of one’s accomplishments, success, gratitude, and abundance.

The Nine of Pentacles is all about appreciating the abudance and accomplishments that hard work have brought to you in life, and combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, there’s a definite reminder to focus on the present.

The message in today’s cards is that it’s okay to pause and take time to really enjoy what’s good in your life right now, and not be focused on what comes next every single moment of every day.

DECK USED: THE WANDERING STAR TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS

#DiscordTarotholicsSep2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic
: Do Spread 1
Question: How can I best utilize my time during my days off this week?

Ophidia Rosa Botanical TarotReading Summary: Be sure to moderate (Temperance) any kind of impulsivity (Hanged Man Rx) this week. Although there’s a wide variety of things that you could be doing (Seven of Cups), your best option is to lay low (Seven of Wands Rx).

There is a connection between the two reversed cards in the reading, not through the fact that they are reversed, but in the jagged edges of the petals on the flowers in both of these cards. This connects the Seven of Wands Rx and the Hanged Man Rx together, and speaks a warning that any kind of impulsive action taken during this time is going to look rash instead of rational.

There is a color and texture connection in the softer petals of the Hanged Man Rx and the Seven of Cups, speaking of a need to pause before making decisions this week. This is reinforced by the soft texture of the petals in the Temperance card, bringing this card into the equation with the other two as a background echo, as it does not carry over the same color coordination.

Take Away: This week is a vacation week for me, and with taking time off, there’s encouragement here to make sure that I am not jumping into things that will expend energy that I’m trying to recover through rest during my time off.  Don’t be impulsive.  Think things through.  And step away from those things that are going to disrupt the peace and quiet I need during this time.

DECK USED:  OPHIDIA ROSA BOTANICAL TAROT

BekahMurphysMagic’s #IntuitiveHealingTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for September 2nd thru 5th

The Wandering Star Tarot, Illustrated Beastiary Cards, and Illustrated Herbiary CardsWhat needs healing mentally so I can better connect with my intuition?

Allow others to help you (Two of Cups) in juggling your responsibilities (Two of Pentacles) so that you can allow more time for positivity and gratitude (River Otter).

The pursuit of joy and enjoyment should be an essential part of your life. But, without help from others to keep everything in balance, you end up without enough time for this pursuit. That then has negative effects on your mental health.

What needs healing emotionally so I can better connect with my intuition?

You constantly give into the drive to look forward at what is to come (Pileated Woodpecker), instead of spending more time in the present enjoying what you currently have (Nine of Pentacles).

This is bred from the damage done to your inner child, and the resulting need to be ahead of everything and on top of everything all the time. It is an anxiety spawned by fear. Fear that you will lose out, or lose what you have because you are taken by surprise.

What needs healing physically so I can better connect with my intuition?

Stop being cruel to your body as a form of punishment (Queen of Swords Rx), and instead help your body to be content and in good balance (Oats).

The Oats card specifically indicates that this is a digestion issue. And it is on the money, as I have not been doing the things necessary to help my IBS stay under control recently. I’m sure all the time spent in the bathroom is not helping my intuition, nor is the distraction of a crampy stomach.

What needs healing spiritually so I can better connect with my intuition?

Stop making plans (Two of Wands) to conquer the world (Five of Swords), and instead focus on yourself and what’s going on with you in you head and heart (Sweet Violet atop Mugwort).

Progress is not the only thing that’s important in life, and right now you need to focus on yourself, your healing, and your needs.

DECK USED: THE WANDERING STAR TAROT, ILLUSTRATED BESTIARY CARDS, AND ILLUSTRATED HERBIARY CARDS

Daily Self Kindness

I didn’t do orders today… so like yesterday, I think that this counts as a kindness.  I’m not especially looking forward to having to do them tomorrow.

Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

Ophidia Rosa Botanical Tarot, Roots & Wings Oracle, and Messengers of the Great Bear Oracle

EarthAce of Swords and Intuition – Use your intuition this week to weed out the good ideas from the bad ones.  Instead of hemming and hawing over whether an idea is good or not.  You have an opportunity to get yourself back on track with your physical health, but you need to follow your gut and allow it to lead you forward.  Head, mental health, emotions… none of those are going to keep you on track… but your intuition absolutely will.

AirThe Hanged Man and Storm – This week you return back to your regular dosage of meds, and you need to make sure to stay objective as you watch out for any repercussions of the shift back. The up in meds seemed to have helped in tugging you back from the depression’s edge, but it’ll still be a few weeks before you know for sure that you’re out of the woods.

WaterThe World atop Three of Swords Rx, and Mother – You still have plenty of time to enjoy your time off and your new connection with your emotions. Take this time to enjoy the new world opening up before you instead of struggling under the knowledge that the holiday rush is coming and will force you into focusing on something else for a while.

FireThe Empress and Crafty – Only work on the things that make you happy this week and give you comfort.  No stress or forcing yourself into work you aren’t feeling or don’t want to do. There’s plenty of fun and creative things you can do that won’t weigh on you the burdens of responsibility. This is your week off. Have fun and give your soul the nurturing spark it needs.

WaningGoose – Don’t worry about what others want and need this week, and don’t concern yourself with their demands or the collaborative projects and goals that are upcoming.  This week needs to be focused upon you and what you need.

Waxing – Steller’s Jay atop Humpback Whale – You’re going to be having some contact with your family this week.  Make sure that you don’t just pacify them, but instead speak honestly about how you feel and what you want.

Take Away – These cards are all about me and nurturing myself, keeping my needs in mind, and allowing myself this time to relax and recover instead of trying to push work on myself at a time when rest is needed.  There is also, of course, a warning to make sure I’m watching out for my depression levels and to connect with those things I enjoy.

DECKS USED:  OPHIDIA ROSA BOTANICAL TAROT, ROOTS & WINGS ORACLE, AND MESSENGERS OF THE GREAT BEAR ORACLE