Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused upon allowing for your flaws and imperfections, because it is only in imperfection that perfection itself can be found. We all have flaws and things about ourselves that we’re not proud off or are embarrassed about. The topic of today’s meditation was to say that it’s okay.
It’s okay to be flawed. It’s what makes us human. Yes, I believe that it’s important to strive towards being better. But, it’s also important to accept that your flaws are not something to hate about yourself. You can strive to be better while still accepting that your present self is okay.
So many people spend their lives unwilling to know themselves well and love and accept themselves for who and what they are. They hide from their flaws, refusing to see them or choosing to not accept them and shaming themselves. This feels like such a waste of time to me. If there is truly something about yourself that you do not like… wouldn’t a better use of that time be to work at improving in some way? Whether that be through change of whatever that “flaw” might be… or through your perception of yourself possessing it.
Today’s draw is is the Six of Pentacles, which traditionally is a representation of give and take, harmony, and charity in the area of one’s finances, resources, and the physical world. The card speaks of finding balance between the haves and the have-nots.
Like most of the cards I’ve pulled so far for this deck, what I see in the imagery of this card is a bit different than the traditional meaning. I love this about this particular deck, and about the Hush Tarot as well, actually.
There is a balance here. A form of charity here in the imagery of this card, but to me the imagery feels more like protection. Between the circle of rope that feels like a barrier you would make when casting a circle of protection for magic, to the robed figure bent over to two sleeping forms…. it all speaks to me of protection.
The message here is about caring for those that need your help, and protecting what’s truly important. In the mess of everything going on right now in the world, I think that like many others, I have sometimes become distracted by all the different worries and concerns going on. I fuss over finances and I focus on all the shit that’s falling apart both in my life and in the economy…. but the message here is to not focus so much on those things out of your control. Instead, it’s time to focus on what you can control and let the rest go.
DECK USED: CIRCLE OF LIFE TAROT
#TarotForGrowthMarch Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I embrace those shadows with loving kindness? (Built off yesterday’s cards.)
Intuitive Interpretation: Try to embrace what you have while you have it. You’ll be back to your regular amounts of alone time soon enough. Take advantage of this added time with those you love, and involve them in your works. Allow them to influence your work (both of the mundane and magical varieties) with their joyous feminine energy.
Take Away: Instead of chafing against the added contact, I need to keep in mind how fortunate I am to have people to love me and care for me, and allow me to care for them in turn. Yes, I miss my alone time, but this is also an opportunity to become closer with L and Z, and one way to do that is to invite them to help me in activities such as my home business work as well as in my spellcraft and rituals.
DECK USED: WILDWOOD TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsMar2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What are my strengths when dealing with others?
Reading Summary: There is a sense of control and balance (Two of Coins) in how I relate to others while providing them with a feeling of security (Six of Cups) and comfort (Six of Coins). This ability doesn’t come from a place of brute strength, but from a more subtle but solid sense of inner strength (La Forza).
Take Away: This is about being reassuring and providing a sense of stable security.
I really hope that is true and is something that I provide for others, but I have very little ability to see myself through other’s eyes, and although I have the ability to examine multiple perspectives on a vast array of topics… I can’t seem to grasp the perspectives of others concerning myself. Even the times when I’ve asked, I hear their perspectives… the good and the bad… and it’s really wonderful to hear but I can’t seem to see it myself when it’s about… myself.
DECK USED: TAROCCO DEGLI ANIMALI TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I continue to improve my intuitive messages?
Reading Summary: Keep plugging away at it and stay focused on what I want while taking care to slip between the fingers of obstacles that try to get in my way.
Take Away: My current journey for improving my intuition involves learning more about mediumship and how to control the ability that I discovered (unexpectedly) I possess last fall. That said, in order to get to that point, I have a lot to learn first, including how to develop a stronger and more conscious relationship with my guides.
The cards indicate (much as a different reading on the same subject a couple months ago indicated) that it’s going to be a long road and take a lot of time and determination. I can and will “get there”, but it’s going to take dedication and I need to watch out for pitfalls and road blocks along the way that could end up distracting me from my goal if I let them.
DECK USED: ANIMAL TOTEM TAROT