Navigating the Dark

#DailyCalm with the Calm appToday’s meditation was ten minutes long and was another of the #dailycalm activities from the Calm app.  To be entirely fair, I had a hard time focusing on the topic of today’s meditation.

I think I was just so tired that I found the voice itself far too soothing.  I didn’t fall asleep, but neither was I able to focus on the topic of the day… which was about Humility. I do very much like the Thomas Moore quote that accompanied today’s meditation, though.

Moonchild TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of worries, fears, anxiety, nightmares, and insomnia.

Blades hover above her, but the figure in this card has dominance over the moon and holds it within her control.

The moon, in the tarot, is about doubt, illusion, the subconscious, and a lack of confidence… indicating that although the figure is plagued by the sharp edges of those swords, they are not something she does not have a handle on, and she will take these self doubts and lack of surety in stride instead of crumbling under its weight.

You, too, have gone through the mental health struggles, anxiety, and worries before. The depression is harsh and it gives rise to these issues when it comes to visit.  Today’s card is a reminder that you know how to deal with these issues and navigate your way out of the dark, you have only to tap into that knowledge from previous experiences and use it now.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheMarchTarot Animal Guide Challenge Prompt
Questions for March 16th thru 18th

Raccoon Tarot - The MagicianMarch Animal GuideRaccoon – Teamwork and finding healthy balance between independence and community, goal-oriented, ingenuity, industriousness, cleanliness, curiosity, adaptability, and equality.

In the Raccoon Tarot (pictured to the right), the Magician embodies the spirit of the raccoon, speaking of an industrious spirit and ingenuity, as well as the intelligence to use these qualities to accomplish what one wants in life.

Moonchild TarotA desire I should feed in support of my best self?

Three of Pentacles atop Seven of Wands Rx – Allow yourself to look for peaceful solutions that connect you with others instead of trying to always “fight the good fight”.  There are ways to stay true to yourself that don’t require aggression and allow for more of a bonding relationship with those around you.

In what way could respecting my needs liberate me?

The Lovers and The Tower – Respecting my needs will allow me to find healthier and more supported transitions when things fall apart and need to be rebuilt.  There’s a great deal of rebuilding going on in your life right now on a number of different levels.  Making sure that healthy choices are being made with create a more stable foundation for that new “construction” going on in your life.

What is the first step I can take to honor my needs?

The Moon and Six of Wands – To begin to honor your needs, seek to emerge from the darkness and the fog. Right now, you need to focus on returning to the light. Let yourself be seen, and make sure that you are allowing yourself to accept praise and admiration instead of discounting it as somehow biased or otherwise inapplicable to you, your skills, or your situation.


Daily Self Kindness

I had a bout of insomnia last night and didn’t manage to get to sleep until after 9am this morning. I did a number of self kindnesses last night from staying in bed to try and sleep, to cuddling Miss Luna and watching the sunset. None of them helped me sleep, but they were all really nice all the same.

One thought on “Navigating the Dark

  1. Meditation two days in a row…good job babe
    And remember i am here to help you out of the dark, just take my hand

    I hope you were able to sleep last night. Rest is important

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