Finding the Positive Message for May 26th – 28th

Sage Rabbit Tarot, Twilight Rabbit Tarot, White Sage Tarot

May 26

Our teachers (in life) come in many forms. A teacher can spring into our lives from any corner at any time, and if we’re open we can receive teachings from many sources.

Buddhist proverb: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Our guides show up in unlikely ways and places. To recognize them, we must simply be teachable, and stay receptive.

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on releasing resistance so that we may learn the life lessons that are given to us.

Often, when opportunities to learn and grow come along, we have a habit of resisting and fighting against change. This inclination casts these learning opportunities and lessons in a bad light because they remove us out of our comfort zone.

The meditation today focused on learning to go with the flow of these moments and looking forward to where they might take us instead of resisting the flowing river and stubbornly fighting against the current.

Two of Wands – Making plans and plotting a course is allowed, and in fact, encouraged. Lately in life it’s felt like whenever plans are made, they’re dashed onto the rocks of chaos, but don’t let that keep you from making those plans.

By plotting a course, you keep yourself in a constant state of movement and progress, even when setbacks happen or the winds of change blow through and cause you to need to adapt or abandon those plans for new ones. The activity is not fruitless, even if it seems sometimes like it might be.


May 27

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. It had something to do with the living in the present moment, but I just don’t remember.

Wheel of Fortune – Life is a roller-coaster, and that’s what this card is all about. We have ups and we have downs. Sometimes things feel like they are moving too fast, and at other times slow enough we can finally catch a bit of breath. The reminder here is that when those times come when things allow you to breathe? DO IT. Don’t take those moments for granted, for everything is temporary, and we need to savor the good when it’s accessible for us to do so.


May 28

There was no meditation today.

Six of Pentacles – Unlike the scales in the justice card, these scales are all about the haves and the have nots. This card is about generosity, charity, and evening the playing field between the fortunate and those that need help. It asks us… what can we do to help those less fortunate to us? And how can we be open to help from others when we need it, instead of allowing our pride to get in the way?


Finding the Positive Message for May 14th – 16th

Moon Magic Tarot, White Sage Tarot, Roots of Asia Tarot

May 14

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. I know it was relaxing, though, and that’s what counts most.

Two of Pentacles – Finding balance between responsibilities and self-care isn’t easy. It becomes a dance that constantly changes. Put a little extra focus into making sure you aren’t prioritizing one over the other today.


May 15

I did not manage to meditate.

Knight of Swords – Look! It’s Yan! (rp character)
Remember that aggression has its place and make sure when it surfaces in you that you are applying it strategically instead of impulsively.


May 16

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and although I don’t remember it’s subject matter, I can confirm that I did it.

Ace of Pentacles – Keep in mind today that many, many possibilities can grow from a single seed. In order to keep things moving in a healthy direction, feed what you want to flourish and weed out what you don’t. Don’t leave the weeds to thrive and mess up the garden you seek to grow.


The Sky Is Falling

sacredToday’s meditation was just over twenty minutes long and a bit different than my normal meditation.   I tried another of those “meet your spirit guides” meditations from YouTube.

There’s a couple of different things that I realized from today’s meditation that might be why I’m struggling with the guided meditations of this nature.

The first thing is the fact that they don’t really do any sort of guided relaxation beforehand.  They just jump right in without any “take a breath” or “relax your muscles” or any relaxation technique before getting started.    I think that this is something that would really help me in finding that level of consciousness that would get me where I need to be in the meeting your guides part of the meditation.

The second thing that I noticed is that literally all of the meditations I’ve tried on this topic are essentially astral travel assisted connections. They all involve the whole “rising above” out of body type guidance that you are given for astral travel work.  The problem with this is that I don’t astral travel. Can’t, actually.  The prevailing theory is that it is because I’m so grounded, and so deeply rooted into that grounding, that I can’t rise into that airy un-grounded space and float free. Regardless of the reason why, though, the fact of the matter is that I did really well with the meditation right up until the point that they tried to get me into the astral plane, and then… it all fell to shit.

So… I will keep trying.  Maybe if I listen to enough of them sooner or later I will have learned enough of the non-astral methodology that I can then piece those parts together into a more grounded method that might work specifically for me.

Nine of Zephyrs - Nine of Swords - Stolen Child TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Zephyrs (Nine of Swords) which is traditionally a representation of worries, anxieties and mental overwhelm leading to themes that do with anxiety and occasionally mental illness.

When I saw the card today, what really stuck out to me was the phrase “the sky is falling” which then brought to mind the story of Chicken Little from which that phrase originated.

This story is essentially about blowing things out of proportion which I didn’t really have a match for until this evening and the need to step back from a situation and allow others to deal with and handle it.  Normally, it’s the sort of situation I would step in and act on, but I was unable to do so in this instance because I might have been overreacting and blowing things out of proportion due of my own personal issues concerning those involved.

It was… ridiculously hard to step away.


#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
: Am I ethically obligated to improve myself?

White Sage TarotReading Summary: When you improve yourself (Page of Wands) you create a healing and stability (Four of Swords) that spreads outward to heal the world (The Sun).

Take Away:  Absolutely. As I improve myself, I subsequently improve the world around me. Ethically speaking, it is the most base and basic way in which we can improve the world and the lives of others. Butterfly effect. 


#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
: What does my inner critic say to me most often?

Shadowland Tarot

Reading Summary: It picks at my scarcity issues (Four of Cups) and my fear of losing my stability (Two of Pentacles). Other two cards are advice. Be good to yourself (Empress) and lighten up (The Sun).  And, just sayin’? That Four of Cups so very speaks to me of those scarcity issues btw. LOL

Take Away:  Scarcity and my fear of things falling apart are really my biggest fears, and are also the fears that were triggered the most strongly at the beginning of this pandemic.  Although I’ve gotten a handle on those fears, that is where my inner critic tries to pick at the most when it raises its ugly head.

The cards were also kind enough to give me encouragement, though (cuz I pushed for a third card rather than letting it stick with the first two) in the form of advice, reminding me that I need to be kind to myself and make an effort to strive towards optimism when my inner critic is trying to pick at those worries.


Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?


EarthKing of Wands, Widower, Master – The combination of the widower and the master indicate that in order to move forward with my drive with my business and finances I need to step away from the emotional aspects of money and business a bit and keep a stable and practical mindset on these topics this week.  This means no emotional spending and keeping a practical eye on my finances and where my money is going. (ie: Buy the supply of chain for the business, and not the pretty deck that will make me feel all happy and giddy to have in my hands.)

AirAce of Pentacles and Thoughts – Don’t get so lost in your thoughts that you miss a rising opportunity.  It’s easy to get so deep into your head that the world outside of your mind gets its volume turned way down.  This week you need to make sure you’re paying attention.

WaterEight of Cups, Sorrow, Gift – There is a risk this week of looking gift horse in the mouth, and walking away from something prematurely as a result.  Build off the concept of not getting lost in your thought mentioned above, make sure that you are paying attention and squeezing ever last drop of juice out of situations that can be to your advantage. And don’t throw out the rind, either.

FireKing of Pentacles, Soldier, Longing – It’s okay to wish for better times, but don’t let those wishes distract you from your goals.  Stability and security take a balance between defending what’s yours and going after what you want.  Focus on keeping those aspects in balance this week.

WaningTapas (Zeal) – It’s time to start examining things that are not currently serving you. Like all migrations, these elements can be brought back into your life later when they are of use again, but at the moment they are just added baggage that doesn’t need to be carried.

WaxingAsana (Physical Postures) and Vrkshasana (Tree Pose) –  Take some time to connect with nature and ground deeply.  You need this for balance and calm.  Make the time to do this, even if it means reaching beyond your norm to get it done.

Take Away – Practicality is the theme of the week this week, along with ensuring that I am paying attention to my surroundings and possible opportunities to shed old baggage in order to free up space for more useful elements to grow and flourish.  There is also a need to spend some time connecting with the earth, even if that is through extra time at the farm.  It’s possible I could ask to stick around after my shift for a bit just to get a meditation in on some bare earth.  I’ll have to ask them about it and see what they say.


Reflection and Foresight

IMG_3384Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and again touched upon a topic that I’d touched on in my previous day’s post.   That is to say that the topic of today’s meditation was in altering how you look at the world and your life.

Again… I don’t think that this message is at all “tone deaf”.   Dying patients in hell hole conditions find a way to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation.  Destitute people without homes eating out of garbage cans find a way to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation.

People worse off than those complaining about this concept being “tone deaf” manage to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation.  It is not tone deaf to encourage people to do something that’s under their control to uplift themselves, no matter what their situation.

I, too, need to work on this.  But I think it’s very important to seek out that lighter perspective and work at maintaining it.  Yes, things are bad.  Really bad.  But allowing yourself (or myself) to sink deeper and deeper into a pit of anxiety and despair?  It’ll make things so much worse.  And so I’m going to do my best to take a breath and seek that lighter side, even if I’m not feeling like it.

Page of Zephyrs (aka Page of Swords) - Stolen Child TarotToday’s draw is the Page of Zephyrs (aka Page of Swords) which is traditionally a representation of an omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s thoughts, ideas, intellect, and communication.

I often see Pages as the “learners” in the tarot, but what I see here is not learning but retreat in order to self soothe and reflect. Sometimes? In order to work through a problem or find the path forward, you need that time of reflection.  A time to consider your options and plan for what’s to come.

That’s what this the message of today’s card.  It is about what I need to be doing with my time right now.  That is to say, not pushing but planning.  Taking time to consider and re-evaluate my options, and those options that will be coming as things change in the future.


#TarotForGrowthApril Challenge Prompt
: Current state of mind.

White Sage Tarot

Reading Summary: Empowered (The Magician) and on the rise (The Sun) which is putting me in a good place to make some choices (Two of Swords) concerning how to balance self care into the equation (Empress).

Take Away: Over the past week or so I’ve felt a lightening slowly beginning in my mental health.  There was the fog that happened in January and the slow climb out of it through February, then the huge struggle and strife of changing life in March and having to find a way to let go of control without losing my mind in the process.  But as I’ve begun to find that balance and find a purpose and a focus, my mental health has begun to lift.  The cards are a reminder that while I am finding the light, I need to continue to take care of myself and make good choices towards that end.


#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
: What is the most valuable thing I can do for myself this month?

Pastel Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Reading Summary:  Don’t depend on the opinions of others (Three of Cups Rx). Work on healing your own self view (Ten of Swords) and finding contentment in how far you’ve come (Nine of Cups).

Take Away: This is actually an apt time for this to come up after the question in one of yesterday’s reads about how others perceive me and my worry over what might come up in the cards.  I was worried that when I drew the cards it would say that people saw me as a know it all.   And seriously?  I shouldn’t really be worrying about that at all.   I do my best to help people.  What is the point of having knowledge if you can’t share it to help others?

Anyway… this draw speaks to that fear and letting it go.  It’s more important how I feel about myself.  It’s what really matters and what I need to work on.


#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
: How can I find my confidence?

Forager's Daughter Tarot

Intuitive Interpretation:  At the moment, nearly everyone is looking for a hand up or a hand out.  That’s not unexpected considering what’s going on in the world right now.  Everyone needs a little help and there’s not a lot of places to for that help from.

These cards indicate that if I want to foster my confidence at this time, I need let go of my discomfort and shame in asking for help, and instead focus upon working on the unfinished business that I have sitting in the wings so that when the world starts to calm down I can bound forward into that new start all fresh and new and ready to go.