Today’s meditation hasn’t happened yet, as I decided to hurry my ass up and get outside and get some fresh air in the woods rather than spending the time in meditation. So… I will do the meditation before bed tonight. Thank you so much for deciding to come with me on my walk in the woods today, man. I love you.
Today’s draw is the Two of Cups, which is traditionally traditionally interpreted as indication of connections, partnerships, and attractions focused in the areas of emotions and relationships. The key factor in these attractions, partnerships, and connections is the mutual aspect within them.
What stood out to me the strongest today in this card when I saw it this morning was the pouring of water from the two cups above the ducks. I didn’t understand why I was so drawn to the flow of water from these cups at the time, but I do now. It is, essentially, the “rain on my parade”. The water flowing from those cups splashing down upon the ducks below was an indication that things were not going to go as I had planned.
I missed the message in the moment, and only see it now in retrospect.
That aside… The positive message in this card is not the splashing of water from the cups but rather the mallards themselves. They are a representation of you and I… and our relationship. Long standing… and universally understood. No matter where we are, no matter where mallards are, the connection between male and female are seen and understood as a connection between one soul and another. A connection of love.
DECK USED: FORAGER’S DAUGHTER TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMay Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I move forward with more loving kindness toward myself?
Reading Summary: Set down my coins (Two of Pentacles) and take some time to celebrate (Four of Wands) the good stuff (The Lovers).
Take Away: This is a reminder from the cards that I need to keep myself from diving so deeply into work and responsibility that I forget about the good stuff. I have fallen into bad habits over the past two weeks that are exactly along this line, and I need to return to focusing upon stretching out my obligations and responsibilities and creating space… rather than allowing old habits and ways of doing things to slip in and steal away my “good stuff”.
DECK USED: MYSTICAL MANGA TAROT
What has allowed stress to take root in my life?: The Dorado card indicates that by focusing too much upon my responsibilities and obligations I have allowed stress to take root. I am putting too much focus and value on work and responsibility.
What is the core stressor in my life I can change?: Instead of just “intending” to create balance between my responsibilities and my need for more space in my life, I need to actually step forward and do it. They Cygnus card indicates that intentions are only as good as the strategy you develop to bring those intentions to life… and sometimes you have to battle yourself to get there.
What can I do to ease my current stress and anxiety?: The Comet card indicates that my stress and anxiety is the “harbinger of change”. If I want to ease my current stress and anxiety, I need to do more than plan and strategize. It’s time to actually make changes instead of just thinking about them.
DECK USED: COSMOS TAROT AND ORACLE
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How do I choose relationships that bring out the best in me?
Reading Summary: Choose those that understand my goals (Ten of Pentacles), that have Gideon’s mark of approval (King of Cups), and accept that I will always bounce back eventually (Knave of Swords).
Take Away: It’s easier to find healthy and positive relationships when you look for those that, even if they don’t hold the same goals as you, understand where your core values and goals lie and accept them as a part of you.
The second card is Gideon…. and it speaks of your love for me and your need to protect me from those that do not have my best interests at heart. You gives me the freedom to choose my friends as I wish (as I wouldn’t have it any other way), but as the King of Cups, you often have observations and insights into people that I don’t see or understand at first. Your input is often crucial in me finding those friends that are healthy and long lasting.
The third card is about my ability to “bounce back” from hardships and struggles. It’s about finding those that support me in that rather than those that encourage me to wallow or remain in a negative headspace after struggle or misfortune has brought me to my knees.