Today’s meditation was skipped.
Today’s draw is the Ten of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of satisfaction and stability in the area of one’s finances, resources, home, health, manifestations, and the physical world.
In the image if this card you see a depiction of something having gone horribly wrong. The toxic waste cans, the gas masks, the damaged home in the background and jaundiced sky above. And yet, the family is still all together, close and connected and cared for.
This card combines with the affirmation card for the day to remind us that even when life is a mess, there are still things to be grateful for. It’s important to look at your priorities and discern what is truly important to you. If you can find what this is, even if the rest of the world falls apart, when you nurture this thing you value and prioritize above all else, you can feel as if you have stable footing and a sense of stability.
DECK USED: TWISTED TAROT TALES AND HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER DECK
Mr Lionharts’ #TheOctoberTarot #SeasonoftheWitchChallenge Prompt
Questions for October 25th and 26th
The ability and good fortune to be able to choose your own path, to follow your moral compass and what is right for you, instead of being forced to conform or hide.
It was through my ancestors doing the same in their own ways, through fighting or hiding, through travel, sacrifice, or relocation… that I have the good fortune to be open about myself and my beliefs, and that I am able to not need to conform, but instead be myself. They followed their compass, their path, and what was right for them, which has allowed me to do the same.
The witch, the craft, the moon, the veil, what will this Samhain unveil?
Candle and Ace of Swords
Purpose and a healing of your ambition that will set you free of the stagnancy you’ve been experiencing.
I can’t decide if I’m struggling with the onset of depression, a general moody malaise caused by Gideon being away on vacation, or just having issues with the transition period between where my focus has been most of the year and where it will need to be for the next six or seven weeks.
DECK USED: SILVER WITCH ORACLE AND ALL HALLOWS TAROT
During this time of limbo and transition (it’s a bit of both) as the holiday rush approaches and prep for that rush is in focus (or at least should be), I find myself in a place of self sabotage as I drag my feet and want nothing more than to bury my head under a pillow and pretend the world at large as well as my responsibilities don’t exist.
This, of course, is damaging and unhealthy for me on a number of different levels, but even in knowing that? I’m struggling to make healthier choices for myself at this time.
What Action to Take – Four of Swords – Allow yourself the rest and recovery that you need. It’s not crunch time just yet.
This card indicates that it’s okay for me to rest right now instead of “lighting a fire under my ass” as I feel like I should be doing. It doesn’t help that I feel guilty for resting and not doing prep work… which is making rest difficult.
What to Wait On – Seven of Wands atop The Devil – Don’t fall into battle mode just yet. It’s okay to let those old habits lie and ease up on yourself for a bit longer.
Perhaps I need to return to re-read this reading a few times a day over the next few days or something.
What positive generational gift has been passed down to me from my ancestors?
King of Cups atop Six of Swords
The ability to know what you truly want and go after it, abandoning what isn’t healthy for you in the process.
I have displayed this behavior again and again throughout my life from the rejection of my father’s demands on my choices to emancipating from my parents at sixteen. It is displayed in how I run my life, the relationships in my life, and how I deal with employment.
DECK USED: TWISTED TAROT TALES
I had my smoothie, and my tea. Although… I missed my vitamins. And I discovered that at least one night this week, at some point, I missed my nighttime meds.