The Silent Pause

Today’s meditation was skipped.

I Naibi Di Giovanni Vacchetta Il Meneghello EdizioniToday’s draw is the Ten of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of painful endings, closure, the end of a harsh and difficult journey, and in some instances, severe injury.

The blue ribbon in this card’s imagery ties all the swords together as united and speaks to me of the calm that comes after a storm. Those silent moments where it seems it is not just silent, but as if there is a vacuum of space and time, for just a moment, where the world stands still and sound does not exist.

In this moment, you have a chance to pause, take a breath, and reorient yourself. Sometimes, though, we waste that chance, and then when movement and sound returns we are sent careening off kilter.

Today’s card is a reminder of that pause. That gift of a silent and still moment after chaos in which to ground and gain our footing. It encourages us to not waste that moment by fussing, dithering, rehashing, or retreating. Use it instead to find a moment of peace, and soak that peace in so that it can steady us for when the world starts moving again.


OwlandBonesTarot’s #BothSidesOfTheTarot Prompt
Questions for September 19th and 20th

Dante Tarot and Mantegna TarotWhat holds you captive?

The Lovers – There is a constant tug-of-war within you between your self-destructive tendencies and your efforts to turn over a new leaf and treat yourself better. You feel that this tug of war often holds me back from being to see with clarity and making the best choices I could.

Where do you feel free?

Ace of Swords – You are a free thinker and like to form your own opinions. This doesn’t mean that you disagree with others at every turn, but rather that you want to listen and understand, and then make up your own mind.

Finding Balance Between the Two – You need to cut yourself a little slack and accept that you’re doing the best you can (Fameio). Understand that your journey in this life is not a race. Things move at their own pace, and take as long as they take (Astrologia).

Where have you been playing it safe?

Death Rx – You have been pushing back pretty hard against change this year. Yes, change is uncomfortable, but pushing back against it just delays the inevitable.

Where could you be more bold?

King of Cups – Push for more time with Gideon instead. It will do you both good.

Finding Balance Between the Two – You can kill two birds with one stone (Zintilomo) by spending time talking with Gideon about the changes taking place in your life and how you feel about them (Rhetorica).


Mr Lionhart’s #TheSeptemberTarot Between Dusk & Dawn Prompt
Questions for September 19th thru 21st – CREATE

I Naibi Di Giovanni Vacchetta Il Meneghello EdizioniWhat have I created for myself the last few months?

Eight of Cups – You have successfully moved away from depression and practices that were allowing it to keep a hold on you well past the spring.

What am I currently creating for myself?

Ten of Swords – You are creating space for a moment’s pause before the next journey begins.

What should I be mindful of?

King of Cups atop The Sun – Be mindful that your happiness resides in Gideon. Spending more time with him makes your life better.

What is something I should create for myself between now and the end of 2022?

Three of Swords atop Three of Cups – Foster connections willing to be there through thick and thin, and work on strengthening them through time spent together and enjoyed by all.


Daily Self Kindness

I took a nap.  I mean, it’s a huge orders day but I just couldn’t think straight so I napped for a bit and feel much better.

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