Card of Meditation: The Moon reversed.
The Ruler of Flux and Reflux. Pisces–the emotionally elastic sign of fluctuation. Wild wolves howl under Luna’s gaze. Towers of Severity and Mercy lock away arcane knowledge. A turbulent river escorts anything in its path forcibly down the riverbed towards the ocean shore.
In its reversal the ego is disturbed. Our ever present fears are actively trying to fight off Luna’s influence, which only makes her stronger. An unwillingness to submit to lunacy means for erroneous and damaging situations. It’s through the process of darkness and madness that we can find the inner light of The Sun.
The Hermetic Tarot (1980, Godfrey Dowson)
Strength reversed came up in a client’s reading recently, and related to their past selves in a position of submission (weakened will-power). Placing this card reversed can go in a few directions. Upright, it’s about inner strength and courage–life throws all kinds of garbage at you, and you have the power to not let it shake you or corrupt you.
In reverse I see this card first as a matter of the ego unrestrained: conceit, boasting, and burdening others. This sounds in some ways similar to The Devil upright, and so I might consider this card in the sense of loss. Loss to confidence, power, or creativity. Rose Gwain defines it as “the lower nature dominating…loss of objectivity” (Discovering Yourself Through the Tarot).
🃏 The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (1910, A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith) 🕯
Summer Solstice 6:07 ET this morning, Lovelies… enjoy!
I call my daily pulls “cards of meditation” as it’s something to ponder the whole day. This card is for today, should I feel cornered or out of sorts… something to keep me centered.
Queen of Pentacles. This one is amiable yet stern. Strict on regiment and focused on growth. It’s some one who seeks out what kind of efforts others can bring to the table. Once witnessed, criticism may follow to refine those qualities in another. This is in part to help those who need quality feedback and coaching, but its also to measure and adjust one’s own abilities compared to others. On good days they just want everyone to be healthy, productive, and happy.
The Golden Thread Tarot (Tina Gong)
Yesterday, everything was going well when I suddenly was overwhelmed with a random fit of depression. I’m not quite sure why or where it came from. It was hard and heavy… I pretty much stopped functioning for the day. Depression is weird and happens, even when things are going well I guess.
I asked: what, why, and advice. Looks like I really am just way inside my head. I overwhelm myself with the constant generation of ideas. Under the influence of the moon, if those thoughts are about things that stress me out or set me down a bad path… well that can get ugly. I guess I know now that I need vulnerability in these times. I need to connect and talk it out, even if it’s ugly and nonsensical.
Well, I’m feeling much better today 🙇♂️
The Hermetic Tarot (1980, Godfrey Dowson)
Stay centered and balanced all summer – even at the beach. Try Coral Consciousness (Quartz, Blue Coral, Howlite, and Apatite), Peace Out Canada Flag (Red Coral, Howlite, Carnelian, and Banded Agate) OR build your own!
I’d love to get back into daily card pulls, so here’s an effort 😅
Card of Meditation: Three of Rods.
This card is often described as one who’s in waiting. They may wait for past actions to unfold or are readying themselves for answers to come. But, what if they were waiting indefinitely? The state of mind this would create might be a softness of heart, yet strength of will, and eventual acceptance of conditions.
This card may be named by the word “integrity”. It’s a matter of always being at peace regardless of the condition of things. This requires a strong moral compass and undying hope for what might be or what may never will be.
The Aquarian Tarot (1970, David Palladini)
“Thou shall not pass!”…. my human is showering and I must protect him… That’s a good wee Shady
It was recently my birthday, and my partner scored me the Golden Thread Tarot by Tina Gong! Very high quality, has a lot of personality, and a great addition to the collection.
Golden Thread Tarot (2015, Tina Gong)
Did a phone read in the Reiki room this morning and just loved the light in the tree so much I had to photograph it