Today’s meditation was skipped, Although not for lack of trying. Leg cramps made it impossible to stay still.
Today’s draw is the Empress card, which is traditionally a representation of the divine feminine, mother earth, the strength that resides within feminine energy, nurturing energies, beauty, and abundance.
The imagery on this card reminds me of interactions I’ve seen between a friend of mine and her mother. This friend keeps her hair very long, even though it often frustrates her. I always wondered why until I began seeing her and her mother together more often.
Whenever they are together the mother is drawn to playing with her daughter’s hair, running her fingers through it and caressing it. My friend’s mother finds her hair beautiful and irresistible. It has become a comforting and bonding experience between them that the daughter fosters by keeping her hair long even though it’s not her preferred style.
This card begs the question… What creates a comforting atmosphere in your life? What bonds and rituals with others nurture your soul? What little things that nurture and connect us do we overlook that, with a little attention paid, we can preserve and foster in our lives and the lives of others?
DECK USED: DISNEY VILLAINS TAROT
Nine of Ghosts – The time for comfortable satisfaction and chilling in your accomplishments his coming to an end for the year. The next three months, you won’t have much time for reflection on all the good stuff or a sense of satisfaction. You’re going to be too busy.
Calendula – Who is a loving constant in my life that needs a bit more recognition?
Knight of Pumpkins – Those in your life that are trying to help you meet your goals, but do so at a slower pace. You don’t need people to push you, just to help you stay on track and move at a slow and steady pace instead of a frantic one driven by your emotions and anxieties.
Owl – What do I need to know right now to trust that I’m on the right path?
The Hermit – As long as you keep your alone time healthy, you’re good. Don’t fall into unhealthy habits of retreating into yourself and cutting other people out.
Rosemary – What memory from my past needs revisited to guide in my future safety?
Page of Bats – You need to look back at the things that you learned this year that are practical and help guide you towards your goals. Revisit things like QuickBooks, Vela, and other tools that can help you automate parts of your business as they can help ensure that you are not overwhelming yourself with a crapload of stuff that could be done automatically instead of manually. This then helps in mitigating the approach of burnout that is so prevalent for you through the holiday rush.
Black Cat – Where is conformity more of a risk than independent thought?
Knight of Imps – Fads fade. Don’t jump on the bandwagon because whatever it is seems popular and different than what you’re now doing. If you’re bored with what you’re doing, find something new and unique to chase after instead of following the crowd.
Wormwood – During this time when the veil is thin, what in my life needs protecting?
Ten of Imps – Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed and overburdened at this time. The more overwhelmed you feel now, the worse it will get later on through the season ahead.
Raven – Where can sating my curiosity lead to the resurrection of something I’ve lost?
Five of Imps – If you seek out others perspectives on the things that they are passionate about, you can stir up your own passions as a response. Their enthusiasm and conviction can in turn feed yours.
DECK USED: THE HALLOWEEN TATOT
HealingThruTarot’s October Shadow Work Challenge Prompt
Question for October 1st and 3rd
The Emperor and Ten of Wands – The necessity of taking charge and taking on responsibility when secretly you are already overwhelmed and far beyond your limit.
You take these things on naturally with barely a glance at the damage it will do to you by doing so. This added pressure and overwhelm then build into something detrimental in the background while you try to pretend it’s not happening.
How can I handle these triggering situations better?
Death and The Lovers – Instead of letting things come to a head and become unhealthy, start working on small processes along the way to delegate and otherwise turn situations around so that they can be more healthy for you when crunch time comes.
DECK USED: DISNEY VILLAINS TAROT
I worked on getting my rosary orders done during play today instead of putting it off til tomorrow and letting it overwhelm me on orders day.