Today’s meditation was yet again non-existent. I kinda sorta might have fallen asleep instead. Not on purpose, mind you, but apparently I was more in need of sleep than I was of meditation because I managed to fall asleep in my pirifomris stretch. As you might imagine, it was not easy to get out of after having slept in that position for about an hour.
Today’s draw is the Ten of Zephyrs (Ten of Swords) which is traditionally interpreted as coming to the end of a rough and arduous journey and can often indicate that that ending is fraught with experiences of pain, loss, or betrayal.
With the imagery on today’s card, what I see here is definitely the end of a road, but I also see a message of safety and care. The resting child and the vulture that looks over it, a bird of pray and a scavenger… and yet also a watchful protector.
What I see here is a message of reassurance, and after the triggering event last night… a message that I needed to hear. That message says that I am looked over and protected, even when I am at weakest and most vulnerable.
DECK USED: STOLEN CHILD TAROT
#TarotForGrowthApril Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I embrace that power? (built off yesterday’s cards)
Intuitive Interpretation: Remain open and receptive to love and nurturing.
Take Away: The power that was referenced yesterday had to do with the touch of guidance from my spirit guides within my choices and my moral compass. Today’s cards indicate that in order to embrace that touch within my life I need to stop ignoring their presence and pushing away the possibility of them being a hand in things, and open myself up to being more receptive to their presence, guidance, and love.
DECK USED: THE GOOD TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where do I need to direct more gratitude?
Reading Summary: Instead of spending so much time trying to spread myself thin pushing forward (Seven of Cups) I need to look within and find the fortitude (Strength) that will allow me to accept that things are good (Nine of Pentacles) and enjoy that things are good. (Ten of Pentacles).
Take Away: I spend a lot of time planning for the future and freaking out about if I’m doing enough and how I can do more. The cards here speak of the need to let up on those habits and appreciate the here and now. Yes, there’s a lot going on now to worry about, but the truth is that we are okay. We have the ability to get food and medications that are needed. We aren’t on the street or struggling with homelessness. We are very, very fortunate in all that we have and I need to set aside that diligence and hyper-vigilance a bit to allow myself time to appreciate that.
DECK USED: FANTASTICAL CREATURES TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: What motivates me?
Reading Summary: The need for spirituality and balance in my life (Temperance), my moral compass (Judgement), and my need for stability and security (King of Pentacles).
Take Away: One of the core tenants and foundations of my faith is balance. It is one of the energies that I revere, even in my daily devotional and, even beyond spirituality… or perhaps it is because it is such an integral part of it, balance is an important part of how I view life and the world as a whole.
My moral compass rules my life. Sometimes I slip, just like everyone does. But it is finding balance and holding strong to my moral compass that allow me to move forward with certainty.
The last card is a representation of my need for stability and security. This need is rooted in fear, yes… but it is also rooted in my connection with the earth. The core need within me to be grounded is an overpowering drive, and absolute need for me, and that need is not about fear but about what feels right to me and how I connect to the world around me. Without that grounding force…. there is no sure footing beneath my feet to walk upon my path.
DECK USED: LILI WHITE TAROT
Question: How can I be more forgiving?
Reading Summary: Make the choice (Two of Swords) to accept that sometimes shit just falls apart (Ten of Swords) and make a conscious decision to rise above those moments and focus on recovery efforts (Queen of Discs).
Take Away: This speaks of stepping away from thoughts of blame and instead stepping forward to offer support. In doing this, you allow yourself to see things from the other person’s perspective rather than just your own, which fosters the ability to forgive more easily those that trespass upon us.
DECK USED: NEW LIMINAL TAROT