Today’s meditation was skipped because it’s orders day and I’m trying that new schedule I mentioned in a previous post.
Today’s draw is the Justice card, which is traditionally about “evening the scales” of life, repercussions as a result of one’s actions, and themes that have to do with law and the justice system. This is often known as the “backlash” card, whether that backlash is directed at you or somewhere else, and can often come up as a reminder to pay attention to what you’re doing and whether it has the potential for unpleasant consequences.
That last bit above is what I see in today’s card, especially when combined with the Thera-Pets card for today.
Sometimes when we’re feeling low or are having a hard time, it can be really difficult to stick to the demands of our values and moral compass. This is because when we are unable to value ourselves or see the impact we make upon the world around us, it can be difficult to see any value in our moral compass and what it has to say. In the image we see the merman hold his sword high, the blade gleaming brightly in the sunlight. I see this sword as those values, and that gleam of light upon it as our reminder of just how important our values and moral compass is… even when we’re feeling worthless.
The message here is in remembering that we have worth. We -always- have worth, and our values have worth as well. Don’t abandon them when feeling low, but instead seek out those that help you remember that you hold value. By remembering this, and by sticking to our values and moral compass even at our lowest… we avoid dropping the sword into the sea and perhaps accidentally cutting off our tail in the process.
DECK USED: UNDERSEA TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
Raven Willow Tarot’s Emotional Exploration Prompt
Question: What role does frustration play in my life?
Reading Summary: Frustration makes me act rashly (The Fool), and will compound upon itself (Ten of Wands) until I’m feeling beaten down and on the defensive (Nine of Wands).
Take Away: I think that this is pretty common for everyone. I act at my most rash when I’m frustrated, because frustration creates impatience with myself and the world around me. The problem is that there’s no real cap on this emotion. It builds on itself and builds and builds. Sooner or later it turns into a snarling mess of “leave me the fuck alone”.
DECK USED: RAINBOW UNICORN TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMay2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What qualities do you possess that others value most about you?
Five of Swords – My abilities at survival. This one is something that those closest to me value most. It has to do with continue to keep moving, keep striving, and keep surviving even after serious hurdles and savage setbacks cut me off at the knees. Even then, I continue to survive and thrive.
Eight of Swords – My ability to pull away the blindfold. This is, most often, not an intentional thing or even a conscious one. It involves speaking something that seems simple and mediocre, but ends up extremely profound and eyeopening to someone else. It is how I ended up with Gideon… it is how I have managed to support many people I care about even while struggling with not being particularly skilled socially. Most of the time I don’t even realize I’ve done it unless someone points it out later at some point. I’ve had enough people make a point of letting me know it’s happened, though, to be aware that it is an ability, even if one hidden from my own eyes and awareness in the moment.
Ace of Tridents – My ability to inspire. I’m not a cheerleader… or much of any kind of leader, to be honest. It’s not that sort of inspiration I speak of here. But rather, it’s the ability to inspire people to explore their passions, to seek out what they enjoy and revel in it, and to dive into those things that spark interest and enthusiasm.
DECK USED: UNDERSEA TAROT
I called and made an appointment to talk to my doc over the phone tomorrow about some concerns I need eased before I’ll be ready to get vaccinated.