The Mess Is Part of the Process

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Starry Cauldron TarotToday’s draw is the Ace of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of the seed, start, or new beginnings in the area of one’s passion projects, inspiration, drive, willpower, and determination.  This often translates into themes that have to do with budding new interests and new passion projects.

So messy!  That’s what this imagery is about for me.  It’s about the mess!  Just like when getting organized, when starting a new project?  There’s a certain amount of mess and disorganization involved.  You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs, and you can’t make a masterpiece without making a mess.

Today’s card is a reminder of the messiness that comes with exploring new things, and provides reassurance that that messiness is okay.  It’s okay!  It’ll clean up just fine when you’ve figured it all out and gotten things sorted. Now is the messy time… but it won’t be forever.

DECK USED:  THE STARRY CAULDRON TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for February 20th
: Do Spread #3
Basis: Today’s spread is a bit different than our normal in that we are not drawing random cards, but rather, we are picking out the cards we think fit best. For each position, pick the card you feel fits the question best for you, then explain why.

Starry Cauldron TarotWhich one card do you feel sums you up best?

Queen of Swords – I often see this card as my mother, but it is also true that I am my mother’s son. The difference is that I do not use my words to harm or lift myself up, but rather I try to use them to heal and lift up others. I use my knowledge to help others to think and grow and learn, I use my words to help them find their unique path and grow into who they want to become. I untie the knots of restrictions and restraints that others expectations and their own past experiences put upon them.

Which one card do you feel represents your strengths?

The Hanged Man – I feel that my greatest strength is my ability (as well as willingness, and even desire) to pause and reflect on things in order to see them from different perspectives. This allows me to see other’s viewpoints, and my curious mind then seeks to understand where others are coming from.  Even when I do not always agree with these views and perspectives, I want to see them… to understand them.  I want to spend the time to truly seek out these other viewpoints and grasp how they came to them. I can then add this knowledge to my own perspectives to grasp a fuller understanding of the situation in question as a whole, as well as how to navigate it.

Which one card do you feel represents your limitations?

Nine of Swords – Depression and anxiety are, in my opinion, my greatest limitations.  They steal time from me, not just in the “lost time” of moments, hours, or days that are wiped from my memory during the more severe sessions in their grasp, but in the sheer amount of time lost to these issues and their influences.  The time lost in stagnancy and in wading through the mire of the fog they create, as well as the time healing from their visits and influences over my thoughts and actions.

What kind of issues do you feel that you need to work on?

Temperance – Moderation is not something I do well or easily.  If it’s pleasurable? I can become addicted to it in an instant, if it’s something I enjoy?  It can easily become an obsession.  It is only with care that I am able to keep these things from happening, but every once in a while… things slip under the wire even when I’m trying to keep them under control.  Every once in a while my efforts towards moderation slip and I’m left falling into unhealthy territory.  For this reason, I could have easily used the Devil card instead of the Temperance card, but it’s Temperance that I struggle to include in my life… addiction?  That comes easy.

What message do you want to convey to everyone?

The Empress – Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others.  Be kind to the earth and respect that the earth nurtures you, feeds you, and protects you.

DECK USED: THE STARRY CAULDRON TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I had another lazy day.  I did do a little work today, but just in making sure I checked my customer emails and took care of anything that came up concerning them.

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