Today’s meditation was skipped, although I settled in for some piriformis exercises and have been doing some deep breathing off and on throughout the day to work on keeping my anxiety under control.
Today’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of success, especially the sort of success that garners public recognition, people pleasing, high praise from others, and public accolades.
Although the figure in this card’s imagery is successful and holds their laurel wreath high, their head is bowed at an angle that suggests that their success is hard won and the weight of that battle weighs upon them.
The message here in this card is a reminder that you are not entirely helpless, even when it feels like it. Make those happy that you can. You’re limping, but not dead yet.
This is about the issues with Etsy, and a reminder that although I cannot reply to customer inquiries at the moment, renew sold out items, process returns or refunds, etc. I can continue to fill orders. It’s a reminder to do what I can until I can once more do everything needed.
DECK USED: LUNA’S DARK ANGEL TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic: Do Spread #2
Topic: Current security issues with Etsy.
Reading Summary: You feel completely undermined (King of Pentacles Rx) at the moment and more than a little betrayed (Imagery in the Ten of Swords). It echoes back to how you felt with the PayPal debacle (Four of Cups atop Three of Swords). Take this as a time to chill (Four of Swords) until balance can be restored (Six of Pentacles).
There is a reminder in the color correlation between the Cups in the Six of Cups and the Coins in the Six of Coins, combined with the direction that the figure in the cups faces as if looking to the pentacles figure’s juggling. It is a reminder that just because you were treated so poorly in the past issue with PayPal does not mean you will receive the same treatment this time around.
The green in the Four of Swords bleeds into the bottom right corner of the Three of Swords, a reminder that times of struggle and disappointment are a time to take a step back. To rest, meditate, and recuperate from the shock and pain of the struggle, trial, or test you have been confronted with. This green then flows upward into the Ten of Swords, indicating that to not heed that need for rest can make things far worse in the end.
The orange glow that is shared between the Four of Swords and the King of Pentacles Rx then offers promise that taking the rest needed can help restore a sense of balance and groundedness, even when dealing with said trials, tests, and struggles.
Take Away: The cards have been saying this a lot over the past few days. Rest. Recover. Recharge. It’s hard for me to let go of control and ease myself away from an issue. I’m so geared towards picking at things until I fix them that not getting anywhere with the picking causes a lot of anxiety. I need to take a breath and step back, letting things sort themselves out in their own time. It’s much harder this time around than it sounds.
DECK USED: LUNA’S DARK ANGEL TAROT
Lots of good crying in play with Gideon today. Heartrending stuff. But… I actually feel like I needed the cry, and feel a bit better after having done so.
One thought on “Do What You Can”
You’re doing a great job baby, just hang in there.
I know it’s hard and I know you are struggling, but you just keep fighting, hang in there, my love
Everything’s gonna be okay.
I hate that I made you cry but if it’s a good cry, a cathartic cry that released some of that built up tension and anxiety, then I am happy for it. I love you, precious angel, and I am always glad to be of some small ease to you.
Just keep breathing, babe. Everything’s gonna be okay. Promise