Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was a quiet time spent focusing on breathing exercises while doing forearm and piriformis stretches.
Today’s draw is the Five of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of looking at things from a pessimistic mentality, missing the big picture, and loss of perspective.
It’s interesting that I seem to run into this card most often on order days. The days when I have to work on orders no matter what… even when I don’t wanna.
On the one hand, having so many is a great sign (especially since I cut back on my advertising budget and things appear to still be going strong regardless… although you can bet I’m watching that like a hawk). On the other hand? It means less time with Gideon. No nap. And… sometimes? A complete lack of motivation to get anything done.
Obviously, the boon outweighs the bad or I wouldn’t be running my own business and keep doing things as I do. Today’s card is a reminder of those boons. A reminder to look at the good stuff so that the less enjoyable parts aren’t so difficult to work through.
DECK USED: OCEANUM ARCANAE
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 17th
What do you need to focus on for self-care during this full moon?
Know when to (The High Priestess) move out of the way (imagery in the Eight of Pentacles) and let things develop on their own (The Tower).
Sometimes it’s better to let everything crash to the floor than to try and catch it and hurt yourself in the process. Knowing when to act and when to stand back and wait is intuitive, and a skill you have developed over time and need to utilize at the moment.
In Reference To – Four of Wands atop Ace of Pentacles – New developments at home and having that contented and stable atmosphere at home that you prefer. (This is either about Lins getting a job or the hanging of the tv.)
Full moon advice from the Minoan goat goddess Amalthea.
The Ace of Wands landed atop the Ace of Pentacles, speaking of enthusiasm connected to a new project.
The Queen of Pentacles landed atop the Four of Wands and managed to slide under the High Priestess.
When it comes to your home, you know how you like things and how you want them to be. It’s okay to be motivated and enthusiastic about this new project, just make sure that you are choosing your moments wisely on when to approach it and work on it.
Well that clears that up (about what the first part of this reading was referring to). This is about the rearranging I want to do at home and the changes I want to make. Like most things that involve some sort of work or labor, I have a habit of shoving forward. Not to rush, but because I like to single-mindedly focus. Drawing things out instead of investing fully and burying myself in it, it’s difficult to stay invested. That is the encouragement here, though. Don’t let it take over your life and all of your focus. Work on it in stages and let it develop over the next handful of months instead.
DECK USED: OCEANUM ARCANAE
Hot cocoa (with mint) during packaging time was a nice change from the norm. And… I’m really happy with the new mug warmer that I bought for my packaging table, too.