Today’s meditation was skipped. (Not a surprise, right?)
Today’s draw is the Nine of Wands, which is traditionally about boundaries, protection, resilience, and the testing of one’s strength and faith.
I get an intuitive hit off of the imagery in both of these cards and how they connect to each other. This speaks to me in a voice of encouragement, and says that it’s okay to compartmentalize a bit, but not to turn my emotions off.
My business has grown exponentially over the past ten years. And… so have I. But I forget sometimes that growth isn’t just about effort and work. In fact, I often try to close off everything but the work and emotion, especially during this time of year when the holiday rush is upon me.
These cards are a reminder that I don’t have to protect myself from my emotions, nor protect my business from them. A bit of compartmentalizing while still allowing them some attention and freedom to breathe will serve me much better than snuffing them out by trying to close them away.
DECK USED: THE SOMNIA TAROT AND HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER DECK
Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 11th: Think about something you are truly longing for right now. Why is this important to you? Draw a card (or cards) for feedback on your thoughts.
My Desire: A loved one to recover and be able to go home from hospital safely.
On the Subject – Peace and Seven of Wands – He’s going to have to make the choice to want to fight instead of giving in. Find him things to fight for and he will be at peace with what needs done to strengthen and recover.
Why It’s Important – Altruism and Eight of Pentacles – Because you love him deeply and unconditionally, and you want what’s best for him. Seeing him not living at his best and not filled with his normal confidence bothers you.
Practical Advice – Manifestation and The Empress – Be supportive and help him see that there is still more good to come in his life as long as he wants there to be.
DECK USED: THE CRYSTAL FORESTS ORACLE AND PERSONAL SPACE TAROT
Tarot Nerd’s Better Boundaries Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 9th thru 11th
How can I be a better listener?
Six of Coins – Less you, more them. Get out of your own head and give your attention fully to others, instead of allowing your inner dialogue get in the way of giving your full attention.
What does “respect” mean to me?
Five of Coins and The Moon – Respect is making the effort look beyond our assumptions and petty differences in perspective, and beyond one’s secret fears, to see the other side more clearly.
What does “acceptance” mean to me?
Two of Wands – Acceptance is allowing oneself to make plans that include whatever needs accepting. It is about there being a future with [whatever that thing that needs acceptance is] as a part of the path forward.
DECK USED: THE SOMNIA TAROT
I made sure to take a few breaks today to spend time with Gideon in order to break up orders day a bit so that the subdrop wouldn’t just slam me out of the blue (hopefully)