Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Four of Swords

 October 17, 2022

Deck:  Tarot de St. Croix

First Impressions:  This card doesn't give the restful impression that the four of swords usually gives.  It seems a little busy and not restful.  Maybe it is because it is a little more industrial and the figure is sitting up.

Book:  Take a rest from your busy mind; practice meditation

Guidance:   Create a boundary from distracting thoughts

Journaling:

Although I am not a fan of the image, I do need the reminder to meditate and focus on letting go of distractions.  I am very bad about letting myself be distracted and being a squirrel.  I do know that when I focus on meditation and on clearing my mind of distractions, life is so much better.  One of the biggest changes I have had to make in my life lately is to not watch TV at night.  I found that if I watch TV at night, my mind is racing and it is hard for me to let go and get a good night's sleep.  

I do need to get back into a formal meditation practice and part of that is getting my life organized so that I have time for meditation and am not racing from one thing to another.  I need to make a concious effort to let go of things that don't matter. 

Where I'm At:  I'm at home today.  The kids are driving back from Cincinnati.  I didn't get a great night's sleep because I slept on the couch so poor little Clarkie did not have to sleep by himself.  Wendy was good, but she woke up in the middle of the night.

Weather:  It is chilly and windy outside.  it rained overnight so the pavement is wet.

Moon Phase:  Last quarter 52%

Sunrise / Sunset: 7:39/6:43

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 September 10, 2022

Deck:  The Gentle Tarot

Card Name:  Four of Thunder

First Impressions:  I love this card with the figure relaxing on a rainbow.  That is awesome and it really speaks to relaxation and star gazing.

Book:  Rest is essential for my health.  I honor and love myself by providing time and space to simply be.

Guidance:   Do only what you need to do

Journaling:

I needed this reminder to rest and take care of myself.  I have been working myself into a frenzy over this computer, when the truth of the matter is that they told me it would be taken care of and that I just need to trust.  Everything happens in its own time and for a reason.  I just need to trust the universe and trust that everything will be okay.

One of the things I really love about this card is that she is resting on a rainbow, which for me is symbolic of trusting the universe.  The realitiy is that a rainbow is fleeting and not tangible, but this card shows her trusting the rainbow enough to lay on it.  I need to do the same.  I need to trust that it is all going to work out.  I need to trust that they will provide as they always do.

Where I'm At:  I'm at home right now, but I've been running all morning.  The doggos had a vet appointment ($1350!), then we had to pick up the bento beast.  And I have spent a good chunk of the day on the phone with FedEx traying t track down my new work computer.  It looks like it will actually be here today!  That has been so stressful.

Weather:  It is absolutely beautiful outside today.  The sun is shining and it is not too hot.  I have the window open and I'm just enjoying a relaxing day with the doggos.

Moon Phase:  Full moon

Sunrise / Sunset: 7:00 / 7:45

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