Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and focused upon a spreading kindness practice where the guide takes you through a moment of reflection to get you to open up and relax before then guiding you to opening up your heart and spirit to direct loving kindness first to yourself, and then to another that you may have felt a bit of envy towards.
Everyone feels a twinge of envy now and then, and I think that’s pretty healthy. This practice is meant to help in learning how to turn that sense of envy into a feeling of mudita, or unselfish good will and joy for that other person.
Today’s draw is the Six of Flame (Six of Wands) which traditionally is a representation of harmony and growth in the area of one’s drive and ambitions. This often translates into themes of victory and public recognition.
This is not what I see in the imagery of today’s card, though. Instead, what stands out to me in this card is the posture of the wolf boy as he appears to actually slink through the night rather than standing tall. The wolf is a majestic animal, proud but shy. What I see here is the public perception rather than the truth of the inner spirit.
The question I see today in this card is… What perception are you putting forth that others are picking up on and creating a misconception about?
The message here is about making sure I am watching how I say things and what I share with others. I’m very open here on my blog. I also share large parts of those posts with our little Discord community, and the message here might very well have to do with our recently returned poet. It’s possible I need to consider a bit more discretion concerning what I take from here to share over there.
DECK USED: STOLEN CHILD TAROT
#TarotForGrowthApril Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I use this opportunity to take back control? (built off yesterday’s cards)
Reading Summary: I need to focus upon the transition taking place (Six of Carrots) and not allow plans for the future (Two of Sticks) to cause this opportunity for growth to slip through my fingers (Seven of Carrots).
Take Away: Such cute bunnies. Just sayin’. This is a reiteration of the reading done previously on this topic (yesterday). It’s about not adding so much to my plate that it creates a distraction that pulls me away from the spiritual growth and potential connections with spirit that are under development. It’s about making sure I don’t create a self-sabotage caused by my sense of uncertainty during this time of change.
DECK USED: BUNNY TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where does my self-worth come from?
Take Away: The presence of the pentacles in these cards are an indication of the stability and security that I am able focus on and sustain even during times when difficulties and emotional strife arises. Instead of allowing things to fall apart, learn as I go and adapt to keep that stable foundation secure.
DECK USED: CRY BABY TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How confident am I to make decisions?
Reading Summary: Sometimes I seek council from others (King of Cups) to find the most sustainable path forward (Seven of Pentacles), but I’m not afraid to discard what isn’t working (Eight of Cups) for the sake of finding something better (Four of Wands).
Take Away: Very. The King of Cups in this spread is Gideon, and what is indicated here is that although I reach out to Gideon for perspectives besides my own, I have no problem doing what needs to be done to better a situation by making my own decisions once I feel that I have all the facts and perspectives I need.
DECK USED: MARSHMALLOW MARSEILLE TAROT
Question: What is my relationship with spirit? How can I improve it?
How To Improve That Relationship: My guides are waiting in the wings (Five of Cups) but I need to get out of my own head (King of Swords) and trust on my inner strength to sustain me (Strength) and keep me from erecting those boundaries (Nine of Wands again).
Take Away: Trepidation is getting in my way and I need to have more trust in myself and in my inner voice.