Today’s meditation was skipped.
Today’s draw is the Seven of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of strategic thinking, “sneaky shit”, or getting away with something. It can also often be about taking only what one can carry.
What I see in the imagery of today’s card is some sneaky bastard stealing away with a very important and private missive while the lady of the house is distracted looking out the window.
This image displays a form of tactical thinking that is one of the most common tricks of thieves. Misdirection. They get you looking off in one direction, distracted and not paying attention, and then while you’re distracted they slip out with what you value, have earned with hard work, or that they are envious enough to take for themselves or their own purposes.
Today’s card is a reminder to pay attention, which has been a theme that has come up quite a bit lately in my readings. If you are paying attention, there’s less opportunity given to others that might be looking for an opening to get away with something they shouldn’t. Don’t turn your back on the snake in the grass.
DECK USED: AMERICAN RENAISSANCE TAROT
OwlandBonesTarot’s #BothSidesOfTheTarot Prompt
Questions for September 23rd and 24th
Eight of Wands – The busy time of year for you is right around the corner. It will quickly be upon you, and your life will turn into a hectic rush with no time to breathe.
What has reached its end?
The World – As happens each year at this time of year, it’s time to pack up and close out the pursuits you’ve been exploring over the past three quarters of the year. There will soon be no time for them until January.
Finding Balance Between the Two – Make sure that you do not fall into viewing your responsibilities (Les Pénates) as a form of imprisonment or servitude (Déspotisme). You are not a slave to your responsibilities, but rather it is these responsibilities that provide you with the freedom, security, and home life that you desire.
What could you ignite?
Five of Wands – More conviction. When you know you’re right… you’re right. It’s okay to stand your ground on these things against the objections and arguments of others.
What could be extinguished?
Two of Feathers – Less waffling and indecision. Instead of letting yourself get wrapped up in deliberation, look at things more closely and with a clear head, and be more decisive.
Finding Balance Between the Two – Prepare in advance (Entreprises) for push back and outright resistance from others (Procès). It’s okay to listen to their side of thing, but don’t allow manipulation to take the place of reason.
DECK USED: LABYRINTH TAROT AND ORACLE BELLINE
Reading Summary: The vertical angles of the trees in the Eight of Cups, the King’s Wand, and the stripes on the skirt of the woman in the Nine of Coins tie all three of these cards together with the Marram beachgrass in the anchor card. This speaks of taking a hard and hardy attitude in moving away from those things irritating and frustrating you in the pursuits that “put bread on the table” so that you can better attend to and appreciate what is working for you.
The pattern of the Velvet bentgrass only shows itself in the King of Wand’s wrist and ankle adornments, as well as very faintly in the background of the Nine of Wands. This indicates that although persistence is necessary, when it comes to where you are going nothing is set in stone and there is a need to stay flexible to succeed.
Take Away: Don’t let things go just because you don’t want to deal with them. Now is not a time to bend or be flexible with things that aren’t in your best interest or don’t further your own agenda. Let go of those things that aren’t working so that there’s room in your life for what is, and be prepared to bend and sway as needed to stay on course when things get rough.
DECK USED: AMERICAN RENAISSANCE TAROT AND VINTAGE COLLECTION POSTCARD SET
I had a lazy day and haven’t really done much of anything today other than the readings that I needed to get done.