The Thief… and Frustration

Today’s meditation was skipped again today. No excuses or anything, I just didn’t get done.

Dead Waite Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Seven of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of deception, sneaky shit, conniving, strategy, and… well, theft.

So in our building, we’ve had a rash of break-ins in the underground garage over the past week.  This sneaky fucker has used multiple methods and is very practiced at his craft.  He’s managed to break in three days in a row, and at one point had dismantled our gate to the point it wouldn’t even work properly to let cars in and out.

When I got these cards this morning, I didn’t really see how they relate… and then as a part of the security team for my building, I was contacted when the guy managed to break in a third time.  NOW?  I get it.

The message in today’s cards is not to allow this issue to frustrate me, or to take it as a personal failing.

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

Mr Lionharts’ #TheOctoberTarot #SeasonoftheWitchChallenge Prompt
Questions for October 6th and 7th

Oracle Deck of Poe and Golden Age of Horror Comics TarotAs the universe, so the soul, what is my purpose?
The Tell-Tale Heart and Queen of Wands

The pursuit of rightness and fairness are a demanding taskmaster in your life, your moral compass making your path clear in any endeavor you put your energy into.

There is also an element of precise planning and careful execution in these cards that indicates that these elements are a strong part of the way in which you pursue your passions and interests, and how you inspire others to do the same.

What is my role?
The Man of the Crowd, Five of Swords atop Justice

To play witness to the cause and effect that is bred from conflict, triumph, and defeat. To note the intricate details of these experiences and come to understand the balance that is inherent in life through witnessing these themes as they play out around you.

Awaken now, the rooted deep, give my magick a voice to speak…
The Purloined Letter and The Magician

Your mind is your greatest tool. Through your intelligence and clever ability to not just sort and strategize, but also examine other’s actions and make sense out of them, you are able to navigate life and your spiritual path with greater ease and get where you want to go with less stumbling blocks to slow you down.  Combining this knowledge with your spiritual knowledge and other strengths takes this ability from the mind into a truly magical skill.

DECK USED: ORACLE DECK OF POE AND GOLDEN AGE OF HORROR COMICS TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsOct2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question for October 6th:
Do ghosts exist?

Edward Gorey's Fantod Pack and Dead Waite TarotIt happens when there is a lack of boundaries, and the grief of those left behind is too great (Nine of Wands Rx atop Three of Swords). The spirit lingers instead of moving on to a new start (Ace of Wands Rx), bound by the inability to see beyond the grief of their loved ones (Eight of Swords).

So… yes. I wouldn’t say that this is the only scenario that causes the phenomenon, but it’s probably one of the most common.

Topic for October 7th:

ForgiveThe Ancestor and Four of Cups – The things done to you as a child where horrible, but continuing to hold anger, pain, or sulking dissatisfaction in your heart only hurts you at this point.

Accept The Effigy and King of Pentacles – Your need for constant and ever-growing security and stability comes from your past, and is a direct reaction to the uncertainty of earlier times. It’s time to accept that you are sacrificing yourself on the altar of past events.

HonorThe Bundle and The Star – You need to honor the fact that you can leave these hurts and injuries in the past, and start fresh by using optimism and hope to guide you.

DECK USED: EDWARD GOREY’S FANTOD PACK AND DEAD WAITE TAROT

Daily Self Kindness I got a nap.  I’m not really happy about it.  But I think I pretty much hit the nail on the head while we were talking earlier.  I hate that there’s not more hours in the day so that I can both take a nap, and get more time with Gideon.  It’s like I have to choose… and that sucks.

Weekly Creativity Prompt – The Death Card

Prompt: Pull the Death card from your deck(s). Compare the imagery between the Death card in the Tarot of the Hidden Realm and the card(s) from your own deck(s). How would you read them differently and why? Share your card(s) and your interpretation differences between the imagery on them.

The Death Card from the Tarot of the Hidden RealmTarot of the Hidden Realm – This imagery always makes me think of cancer.  The kind that is terminal, but takes its time.

In the image, the winds of change keep the raven aloft, and lift the woman’s hair skyward in wild disarray that reflects the disarray that change can create in one’s life. She is gaunt, speaking of a long period of change, not something sudden.  This isn’t a fall from grace, but something that eats away at the insides, ushering her forward into a new existence with the raven there to escort her on her way.

The Natural World Tarot, Anima: Gate of Memories Tarot, and Tierney's Delight Tarot

The Natural World Tarot – Swirling snowflakes and flowers surround a bird with open chest.  It perches, still and watchful in the image, its heart open to the dance of changing seasons surrounding it.  This card speaks to me of the necessity to stay open to, and aware of, changes as they happen over time. The importance of not closing oneself off to their influence and the constant shifts and adjustments necessary.

Anima: Gate of Memories Tarot – Change isn’t always easy, even when it’s the slow moving and organic kind of change.  Sometimes we fight against it even when life would be so much easier if we didn’t. Here in this imagery I see that fight depicted.  A struggle and the anger that change can stir up when it’s not the kind of change we necessarily want or volunteer for. This card says that change may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it.

Tierney’s Delight Tarot – Sometimes when we’re dealing with changes in our lives, we get stuck in the mourning aspect of what we’re losing and are unable to look past that loss to the potential in our lives that it opens up.  Here in this card, I see that mourning expressed.  The card indicates that we are holding on too tight to what is on the way out… and not allowing ourselves to move on to the new possibilities that change is offering us.

DECK USED: TAROT OF THE HIDDEN REALM, THE NATURAL WORLD TAROT, ANIMA GATE OF MEMORIES TAROT, TIERNEY’S DELIGHT TAROT