Today’s meditation was skipped for another dawdling relaxation on the bed. Although I know I really need to get back into a regular meditation practice, I have to admit, it was nice just to do nothing for a bit.
Today’s draw is the Two of Air (Swords), which is traditionally a representation of weighing one’s options and struggling with difficult decisions. Sometimes, it is also an indication that until we open our eyes to become unbiased, we will be unable to make the wisest choice.
Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, what I see here is a reminder that our outlook is a choice. Just as the harpy in the Two of Air card chooses which way his wings take him, we are just as able to choose how we see the world around us and react to it.
That includes if we choose to give our fears and worries weight, or accept them as fact when they are only “what if” projections of our mind.
Today’s cards are a reminder that anxiety tells of lies. “What ifs” are not truths. Our fear lies to us, whispers insidiously in our ears and our minds, trying to convince us of horrible things to come. In order to defeat these lies, we have to make a conscious choice to see them as lies. Only then will the lies step aside and allow us move forward without fear.
DECK USED: TERATO TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
Mr Lionharts’ #TheSeptemberTarot Rise and Fall Prompt
Questions for September 10th thru 12th
Your beliefs, and most especially your individuality and creative spark, nurture your inner self. This nurturing then fosters your individuality and creative spark. The cycle is healthy and encourages growth and grounding as they work to continually balance each other out.
What am I asked to have faith in or keep confidence in?
Omoikane-no- Kami atop Tori-no-Iwakusufune-no-Kami, Strength
Yourself, and your ability to see beyond your own perspectives and help others to do the same. This is an inner strength you don’t even realize you are doing most of the time.
An encouraging message from the cards for me.
Minato-no-Kami and Seven of Cups
Instead of worrying and dithering over choices and opportunities, take a breath and clear your mind. Allow inner knowledge, and the natural flow of energy and life, to make these choices for you. You don’t have to control every little thing.
Side Note: There is a prevalent theme here of individuality, new ways of thinking and seeing the world, and moving forward on life’s journey with confidence.
DECK USED: GODS AND GODDESSES OF JAPAN ORACLE AND TAROT BY CARO
Reading Summary: Nurture yourself (The Empress), your curiosity (Page of Earth), and your connection with the earth (The Empress combined with Page of Earth). Allow these things to have a place in future plans (Two of Fire).
Take Away: I need to make sure that as I creep closer to the holiday rush that I’m not forsaking my needs. This includes the need to get outside and spend time in nature, as well as taking time for self-care and making sure that I’m being kind to myself moving forward.
Once the holiday rush gets here, all bets are off and I will be overwhelmed and drowning in far too much to get done in far too short of time. Until then, I need to give myself all the care and kindness that I can in order to shore up my strength and resiliency for the knee buckling struggles and trials that wait for me within the last seven weeks of the year.
DECK USED: TERATO TAROT
I took a nap even though I really didn’t want to. I wanted to spend more time with Gideon, but I wasn’t sure I could manage the whole evening without a bit of a rest.