This week I was inspired to use my Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, as it feels Octobery. I checked to see when the last time was that I used it on the blog, and apart from a singular reading in February, the last time I used it for the week was last October!
This was Monday's draw that I typed up that evening but never got around to posting:
Today's draw reminded me of yesterday evening. The Three of Cups shows a woman sitting in a hammock chair with a cup in her hand. Her only company consists of two squirrels. This was me last night, as I took a Me-Time break to watch Dexter while the kids watched a movie in the other room. The woman's red hair and clothing reminded me of the blood red tea I made for the occasion, the color of which seemed fitting for a show that features a fair amount of blood. My only company was also of the animal sort (feline).
The next card, The Sun, also played out in the evening, as I lit a Sun decorated candle on the end table while I watched the show. The Sun in this deck is a pretty solemn depiction compared to most Sun cards, and it made me think of how I was experiencing enjoyment from a show that has a dark nature. An odd sort of joy that is. But a joy nonetheless.
The Knave of Chalices reminded me of how nourishing this alone time is for me. I do have time to myself every day, as the kids are old enough to entertain themselves. But I usually do it unconsciously. Last night with the tea and candle, it felt more of a self-nurturing ritual and thus made my soul more relaxed and happy (yes, even while watching a show about a serial killer). The Knave of Chalices in this deck embodies this self-nurturing feeling to me.
The Knave has a cup, books, journals and a writing utensil. This reminded me of something else I did for myself yesterday. A few weeks ago I had made each of my (unschooled) kids a "not back to school" pouch to keep all their art supplies. They selected their fabric, and now have a place to keep all of their stuff organized. I decided yesterday to make myself one using fabric that made ME happy. A place where I could keep markers and pens and small journals/notepads, a tarot deck, etc. I made something special for my special things. This card was a reminder of that, and how it's lovely and wonderful for me to do special things for myself. It feels good when it's done purposefully to treat myself.
Deck: Tarot of the Sweet Twilight (published by Lo Scarabeo)
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