Today’s meditation was skipped.
Today’s draw is the Eight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of willful ignorance, self-imposed restrictions, turning a blind eye (especially when it can be harmful to self), and entertaining a victim mentality.
The imagery in this card is essentially traditional, except that the bound figure is barely visible through the standing of the swords that surround them. This speaks of not just what we aren’t seeing, but also the fact that what you can’t see might actually be quite detrimental to you.
The message here is a reminder that when you stand to rigidly in one place, there are things that will block your line of sight and make it impossible to see the full picture. It is a reminder to stay open minded, and to seek understanding of what you aren’t even aware you are not fully grasping as yet. You will continue to be blind to these things you are missing until you’re willing to shift position and look closer.
DECK USED: LE BUSQUE TAROT
The Self Appreciation #STCTarotChallenge for April Prompt
Questions for April 3rd and 4th
Hiding – Your time. There’s only so many minutes in a day, and you have a lot to get done today. Bear down and go into hiding as you work, and it will help you to stay focused on what needs to be done. Otherwise, distractions will start to seep in and pull your attention away.
Stay Focused – You have a lot to get done. All of your energy needs to be focused on what needs to get done today. It’s an orders day and you haven’t done any prep in the previous few days to help you ease through today’s responsibilities. If you stay focused, you can get it all done.
Today I will be selfless with…
Take Action – Your altruistic urges. Be kind to others, even if you’re feeling pressed for time. As has been said before. You never know what struggles and pain others are going through that they keep to themselves, and how very precious small kindnesses can be to those around you as a result.
Proceed With Care – By ensuring that those who need a gentle approach from you get just that. You don’t have to be a bull in a china shop all the damned time. Sometimes a gentle and cautious approach is better and can help more than coming at things horns first.
DECK USED: CAT WISDOM CARDS
The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for April 3rd thru 6th
Six of Wands – Well no shit. Who doesn’t feel confident when getting praise and admiration from outside sources?
My “tone” in this particular response from the cards is because it bugs the crap out of me that it matters. I absolutely hate that public opinion matters to me, no matter how natural it is for it to. No matter how ingrained it is into human nature. It niggles at my independent streak like a raw spot that won’t heal.
How would I describe my confidence?
Knight of Pentacles – Slow going, but improving and increasing over time. There’s a lot about myself that I like, but like most people, there’s also a lot that needs some healing and work. I’m on that journey, but this card indicates that progress is slow… but it’s still progress, so that’s good at least.
What takes my confidence away?
Judgement – Too much time spent communing with my negative inner voice, and not enough time focusing on where I want to go instead. You feed the wolf you want to thrive, right? I’ve spent too much time feeding the voice in my head that whittles away at my confidence, instead of doing those things and encouraging those thoughts that work to build myself up.
What builds my confidence?
Ten of Wands – Experience. Lots and lots of experience. The more experience under my belt, the more I learn and the more confident I become. When things are new and different, there’s a lot of hesitation and caution, a lack of confidence. But as things are experienced and more and more of life and the world becomes familiar, confidence thrives and grows.
DECK USED: LE BUSQUE TAROT
I made stir fry today, even though I was pressed by time due to orders. I was craving veggies and so I made a chicken stir fry for dinner, which helped with the cravings immensely.