Kindling the Fire Within

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Primordial Tarot - Knight of WandsToday’s draw is the Animal of Blood (the equivalent of the Knight of Wands), which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s drive, willpower, motivations, values, principles, and determination.

What more primal motivation is there other than the base determination to survive? Here in the imagery of this card we see that most primal instinct spurred into action as a giant angry bear towers over a man with a spear in hand. Only through determination and willpower backed by that basic desire to survive can the man make it out of this situation.

Today’s card asks us to examine where in our life do we need to fight for survival? What is it that needs our attention? What needs us to pour our energy into it in order to make it happen?

Are you safe? Are your needs being met? If not, what fire within you needs to be lit in order to make sure these things become a priority and are taken care of?

DECK USED:  THE PRIMORDIAL TAROT

Mr Lionhart’s #TheSeptemberTarot Between Dusk & Dawn Prompt
Questions for September 4th thru 6th – SLOW DOWN

Serpieri TarotIn what area could I slow down to honor my personal space?

Take some time to examine what you think you know (Eight of Swords). You are being too rigid in places where you could afford to loosen up (Six of Pentacles).

Being able to loosen up can sometimes take trust. If you’re too tense, things just don’t go smoothly and not everybody gets what they need. In order to achieve harmony and truly honor your personal space, there needs to be a good balance between trust and caution, not blind resistance.

What is something that I would be better off without {for now}?

For now, make sure that you’re focusing on what you need and want rather than the collective around you (Six of Wands Rx). You have the ability to fulfill those needs (The Magician), but not if you’re constantly trying to people please others all the time.

What can help me embrace a calmer flow in support of personal balance?

Knight of Pentacles and Four of Pentacles – Slow down and enjoy the ride.

DECK USED: SERPIERI TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsSep2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic
: Do Spread 1
Question: How can I help “moving day” go more smoothly this week?

Primordial Tarot and the Gratitude Postcards SetReading Summary: Pay attention to the uncertainty running rampant on moving day (Anchor card). You can help others see the positive aspects of what is developing and lift up their spirit from one of uncertainty into creative abundance (Spirit of Jewels and Bones of Jewels look up and to the left toward the red Abundance card). You are there to lend stability, understanding, and assistance during this time of uncertainty (Man of Nature looks directly at the Anchor card, and the Anchor card looks back at him in turn).

Take Away: Your presence will provide a grounding affect for others that are feeling the anxiety of  moving day as it takes place. Use this influence to help those in need of it see the opportunities for abundance and creative self expression that the day is providing.

DECK USED: THE PRIMORDIAL TAROT AND THE GRATITUDE POSTCARD SET

Daily Self Kindness

I had a nice nap to recharge today and have tried to take it easy and let myself relax a bit today.

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

SCS

Overall ThemeLadybug – Take care to focus on positivity and optimism this week. You will need their extra influence in your life to help combat any tendrils of depression or pessimism that are trying to rise up and make a mess out of things. Lean into happiness instead of self-flagellation.

EarthKing of Pentacles (Blue Morning Glory) – Make sure that you are staying on top of your responsibilities this week. Ground yourself often to ensure that the stress doesn’t start getting to you, and nip problems in the bud before they have chance to grow in your garden.

AirThe Hermit (Eryngos) atop The Emperor (Peony) – You will have very little chances left to take advantage of alone time and turn it to your advantage. Take charge of you urges to waste that alone time in unhealthy ways that could end up harmful to your mental health.

WaterKnight of Pentacles (Field Bindweed) – Make sure that you are being patient with yourself this week. No beating up on yourself for having to take things slow or because you struggle emotionally while trying to understand how you’re feeling or how to handle it. This is a slow journey that you’ve chosen, and there’s going to be times during the development of your emotional intelligence where you feel stalled out or lost. It’s just a part of the process.

FireThe Lovers (Adonis and Rose) – Healthy choices are going to be needed in order to make the most out of this week. Make sure you’re taking your vitamins, eating healthy, and treating yourself well so that you have full stamina and a well grounded foundation with which to work from.

WaningThe Bat and Hellebore – Take care that you don’t lean too heavily into your intuition’s past advice this week. There is something “off” that needs rectified. Something you missed or misinterpreted along the way, and you need to pay attention so that you can see it clearly and get it sorted out.

WaxingThe Opossum and Peony – Allowing people to think you are shy lets you blend into the background and see things from a different perspective. Hang back and watch this week, as you will learn more from listening in the background than you will from stepping out into the light.

Take Away – Make sure you are taking care of your needs this week, including those that have to do with grounding yourself so that you can stand tall and strong in the face of responsibility, pressure, and uncertainty.  Make sure you are paying attention this week so you can figure out what’s not quite right that you missed the first time around and fix it before it becomes a problem.

DECKS USED: BOTANICA OCCULTA TAROT AND WOODLAND WARDENS ORACLE