Realistic Expectations

Today’s meditation was approximately thirteen minutes long, and was the 9th installment of the Foundations II series on the Balance app. The meditation primarily dealt with going deeper into labeling techniques during meditation (namely with the thinking and feeling labels), as well as focusing on the breath.

Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal Cards and Noisy Museum TarotToday’s draw is the Eight of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of action, speed, movement, and alignment.

In the imagery for today’s tarot card, I don’t see wands in the imagery so much as I see shooting stars… or perhaps more accurately, a meteor shower.

Sometimes when we’re working on something, it can feel like nothing we do is enough.  Negative narrative snowballs like piercing and painful spears, showering down on you like a meteor shower from above.

The Thera-Pets card for today tells us to remember that just because we’re being hard on ourselves during these moments doesn’t mean it will improve our performance… or do anything but tear you down in the moment.

Better to be patient with yourself and just do what you can.  As the card says… the rest will fall into place.  And by not abusing yourself with expectations beyond your comfort zone. You’ll be happier in the end, and it’s far less stressful that way.

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

The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt for the Sacred Grounds Tarot Club
Questions for September 4th and 6th

TERRA Intuitions Oniriques and Cursed Auguries TarotHow can I build my confidence?

La Magicienne and King of Pentacles – Ground yourself in the knowledge of what you’ve done, and what you’re capable of. Acknowledge your manifestation powers, as well as your connection with the earth

How can I speak my mind?

Dissimulation Agressive and Justice – Be careful to deliver unpleasant messages with kindness, but don’t hold back and not deliver them at all. Sometimes people need to hear the bad shit, even if it hurts… and sometimes, they need to hear it from you specifically.

What makes me bulletproof?

Le Porteur de Chance and Ten of Pentacles – You are adaptable, and because you keep your eye on the goals that you want to achieve, as things come up that would get in your way you’re able to adapt in a way that moves you towards these goals instead of holding you back. This often looks like luck, but is actually a skill.

DECK USED: TERRA INTUITIONS ONIRIQUES AND CURSED AUGURIES TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsSep2021 Challenge Prompt
Question
: What do you need to focus on for self-care for this new moon?

Noisy Museum TarotReading Summary: Keep in mind that most of your bad habits, self-destructive tendencies, and addictions (The Devil) are a way of self-soothing and self-medicating (Queen of Water). They are distractions (Ace of Fire Rx).

Take Away: Maybe it’s time to examine just what I’m avoiding.  What am I self-medicating and self-soothing?  Why do I need these things and what is causing me to need them to the point that they become unhealthy?

This might be something I need to unpack after the holiday season, as it definitely doesn’t sound like an easy fix but more of a lengthy exploration and potential shadow work.   With the holiday rush coming, it would be a bad idea to start these new explorations right now, but it might not be a bad idea to at least start mulling these questions over.

DECK USED: NOISY MUSEUM TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Time playing Enu with Gid is always a pick me up.  The character is always so cheerful and can have a positive influence on my own mood, as long as I can slip into his skin and play him successfully.

New Moon in Virgo – September 2021

Today is the new moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about  integrating the qualities within, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.

Meraki Tarot

1. What do I need to de-clutter that no longer sparks joy?

The Hanged Man atop Seven of Swords – You need to do a culling of your tarot collection. It’s stealing away far too much of your time to find each month’s decks. Of course, with the holiday rush coming, this is going to have to wait a few months, but keep in mind that when you start getting into next year and reorganizing your home for those shelves you want, that you need to do some culling as you go.

2. What habits do I need to start building to be more organized?

Queen of Pentacles – Supporting others that place no value in your support.  There should, at the very least, be a sense of appreciation and respect from those you expend your time and energy to nurture and support.  If you aren’t getting even that much from them in return, you need to pull back.

3. What patterns do I need to break that don’t contribute to my well-being?

Seven of Pentacles – Remember that growth takes time.  Whether this is growth of your emotional self, improvement of your physical health, or the flourishing progress of your business.  Everything takes time.  Take a breath and allow things to move at their own pace instead of pushing for more.

4. How can I harness the energy of the Virgo New Moon to re-align with my purpose?

Seven of Cups – Choose your path wisely.  You have a lot of different options ahead of you, but to stay aligned with your purpose, you need to take some time to look at each option in depth.  Once you  have all the information, making the right choices for you will be much easier.

5. Message from the Ancestors and Guides.

Three of Cups – Lean on others near and dear to your heart for a lift of spirits and emotional support. You may have dodged a bullet with your MDE and temporarily shifting your meds, but you’re not quite out of the woods yet and they can help you stay away from that pit’s edge now that the chemical side of things is better in hand.

DECK USED:  MERAKI TAROT