Today’s meditation was skipped.
Today’s draw is the King of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s financial security, resources, health, home, labors, manifestations, and other elements of the physical realm. This often translates into leadership that creates a grounded sense of stability for others.
The imagery for this card is an adaptation of a picture of Sitting Bull taken in 1881. The original image has always been one that I’ve somehow connected with and I feel that it fits so very well as the King of Pentacles. He was such a strong leader, seeking stability for his people and providing those people with the sense of strength they needed in a time of trials and strife. He taught his people independence and fought for the land that was rightfully theirs, lending his strength to not just his own people, but those of other nations that chose to join him.
The message I see in today’s card is about standing one’s ground, and the strength that doing so can create, especially when others decide to stand with you. Don’t forsake the power that comes from standing strong for your family, your home, and those you value. Don’t forsake the strength that comes from being rooted, balanced, and grounded in your purpose and goals. When you are, you don’t just build upon your own strength, but that of all those around you that stand with you as well.
Side Note: I really wish that the guidebook for the deck included information about the figures in the cards themselves, as I’ve noticed a number of famous individuals depicted in the cards, and yet there’s no mention of them in the guide. For example the individual on this card is Sitting Bull.
DECK USED: THE RELATIVE TAROT
@The.Journey.Well ‘s Friendship & Community Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 17th and 18th
What quality in friends can empower you?
Stay Wild – Friends that encourage your individuality instead of expecting you to conform to the standards of others.
Happily Ever After – Those that are in for the long haul, and don’t allow petty squabbles or minor differences to get in the way of long term friendship.
Take Away: You need loyalty, acceptance, and stability to feel empowered within your friendships with others. This sense of security then gives you the ability to ease your defenses, allowing you to become more trusting.
What knowledge could you mentor others in?
Don’t Wait – In following their intuition instead of second guessing that inner knowledge that could flourish into a great strength with a bit of tending.
I Do Yoga – Physiotherapy and body care through yoga, and how to incorporate a spiritual element into that practice.
DECK USED: STAY WILD TIMING ORACLE
#DiscordTarotholicsNov2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for November 18th: Advice I need to hear at this time concerning my family relations.
Reading Summary: You’re going to have to be generous and let go of the past (Six of Pentacles) if you want to create a comfortable and happy atmosphere (Four of Wands ) that’s healthy for you in the present and future (The Lovers).
Take Away: This is about the upcoming Christmas dinner, and the fact that there are going to be a lot of people there that you’ve had negative experiences with in the past. It doesn’t mean you have to become buddy buddy with them or forget the things that have happened in the past, but rather the cards are saying to be nice and not to allow those negative experiences from the past to make you into an asshat in the present or future when gatherings happen. Just be grateful that things are different now.
DECK USED: THE RELATIVE TAROT
I spent time playing with Gideon tonight, and it helped a lot in easing some of the tension I had going on in my chest.