Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: May 16 – May 22

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Golden Tarot: The Chariot, Three of Cups, Death

May I control what I can, celebrate whenever possible, and accept that change is inevitable.

May I actively seek out that which is good in my life.

May I look for the blessings that come with change — the birth of something new after the death of something old.

May I honor what is no longer useful in my life, not by clinging to it, but by recognizing the purpose it once served and letting it go.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: May 9 – May 15

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Golden Tarot: Five of Coins, Ten of Wands

May I focus on one thing at a time rather than further overwhelming myself by pondering all projects and needs at once.

May I recognize that some of my “problems” are good problems to have — problems of privilege and personal desire.

May I appreciate what I have rather than wishing for more.

May I be gentle with myself during times of burden, difficulty, and sadness. May I remember that I am worthy of compassion and patience.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 25 – May 1

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Animal Totem Tarot: The High Priestess, Death, Nine of Wands

May I look inward for wisdom and strength.

May I trust my intuition as things around me change.

May I be true to my convictions, and may I recognize what battles are worth fighting.

May I remember that I am the writer of my own life story.

 

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 18 – April 24

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Animal Wisdom Tarot

May I take time this week to build my self-confidence.

May I take pride in what my body can do and what my mind can learn.

May I appreciate that mastering a craft takes patience and dedication.

May I find enjoyment in the tasks that lay ahead of me this week.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 11 – April 17

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Animal Totem Tarot

May I understand that change can be difficult, but that it is inevitable.

May I recognize that sometimes the hardest thing about work is patience.

May I appreciate the fruits of my labor and milestones along the way.

May I step up to the challenges ahead of me with a positive attitude and an appreciation for the opportunities they bring.

May I both keep in mind my family of choice and my own needs and desires as I move through these changing times.

Wow! These cards seem particularly personal to my life right now. It is a time of incredible change. Death and two Tens speak to the end of an era and the birthing of a brand new beginning. Beautiful πŸ™‚

New Moon Wellspring

I laid this spread out the night of the new moon, but I’m a couple of days late sitting down and interpreting it in detail. I found this spread at Little Red Tarot, and I pulled the shadow card as well.

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Ostara Tarot

Position One: Where I stand

The Tower

Things are certainly changing all around me. I wasn’t surprised or taken aback at all to see this card in this position. Job, home, town, certain relationships. So much change at once! But really most of it is good. Old things are falling down as new things sprout forth. But it does feel turbulent just because it’s so much at once!

Position Two: Something to leave behind

Four of Swords

I’ve been a bit frozen as I watch the Tower crumble. Again, mostly good things, but it’s BIG and a bit overwhelming. I haven’t been accomplishing much lately, including things I value very much (like keeping up with practicing tarot daily!) because I’m like a deer in the headlights. Some of these changes will take a while to take full effect. Sitting here frozen isn’t going to help the process along or make it go faster. Carrying on won’t either, but at least I’ll be doing things I enjoy! Time to get off my tush. I do have a life to live between now and when the full effect of these changes happens. I can’t just sit and watch the world go by for the next few months. How sad would that be!

Position Three: Something to receive

Ace of Pentacles

An absolute abundance of opportunity! Smile and welcome it πŸ™‚

Position Four: Something to learn

Two of Pentacles

Balance. Thanks Two of Pentacles. Like I didn’t know that. I’m always sassy to this card when it shows up. It’s so darn practical and obvious. But that doesn’t make it any less true! Balance these huge, slower moving changes with my day-to-day life stuff.

Position Five: Something to give

Ace of Swords

I’m a smart lady. I need to be sharp and give my knowledge and thoughts during these super big changes. It’s really important to be on my toes and active in these large decisions. This next month is not a time for brain relaxation.

Position Six: My hopes and dreams

The Hermit

A home to call my own! Mr. Donkey and I are planning our own little cave. Our own get-away from the world. A safe and cozy and family-oriented space to thrive and grow.

Position Seven: My secret special skill

King of Swords

I don’t do bullshit. And like I said earlier, now is a time to be on top of things. Don’t let anyone pull the wool over my eyes. Don’t get tricked. Stay sharp, speak up, and be a commanding presence.

Shadow card

Page of Cups

My emotional bits are still bruised and sore. There will for sure be some incredibly difficult emotional moments and stretches during these changes. It’s just the way it is. It will happen, and it’s better to acknowledge that than to pretend otherwise and be knocked flat when it happens. There will be really bad days. But hopefully there won’t be many of them.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 4 – April 10

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Animal Totem Tarot

May I practice walking a path that includes bothΒ playfulness and self-protection. I understand this is not an easy task, but both are essential to my health and well-being.

May I communicate clearly to others what I need, whether it be support or space.

May I pay close attention to what in my surrounding environmentΒ requires active care to remain in good working order.

May I be vigilant of my own physical and emotional needs.

May I connect with others in a way that is mutually meaningful.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: March 28 – April 3

Monday Meditation - March 28
Golden Tarot: Queen of Coins, Queen of Cups, Five of Swords

May I be gentle and thoughtful in my interactions, and may I avoid escalating any disagreements unnecessarily.

May I be level-headed and practical in matters of money.

May I avoid gossip and other behaviors that destructive to myself and others.

May I take time this week to really work on my self-care, both physical and emotional.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: March 21 – March 27

Monday Meditation - March 21
Animal Totem Tart: Seven of Pentacles, The Sun

May I take healing my heart one day at a time. One hour at a time, even.

May I remember and utilize the healing power of nature and the sun.

May I not push myself harder than I can handle and appreciate practice as important to long-term productivity.

May I practice feeling good about myself, my gifts, and my talents.

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: March 14 – March 20

Monday Meditation - March 14
Animal Totem Tarot: Death, Judgement, Page of Wands

May I listen to my inner voice and recognize the gifts which I have inside of myself.

May I not pressure myself to master a craft too quickly, and may I savor the process of learning.

May I not catastrophize seeming dead ends in my endeavors, but instead use my creativity to imagine a new path.