FOUR OF EARTH (Pentacles), Vision Quest Tarot for July 15, 2014
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What does security mean to me ?
Today is a good day for some inner exploration regarding security. You may be finding yourself holding on too tightly to material aspects of your life - possessions, money, cravings for more. But do you really feel secure? Vision Quest Tarot's Four of Earth shows us a medicine wheel mandala with all lines leading into a still center. It is asking us to take a few deep breaths and go within.
If we step away from the whirlwind of thoughts and assumptions to the still place within, we will realize the security we seek in exterior things is always to be found there. Ultimately, it is not our possessions that bring us security, but being in touch with our deepest selves. It is the acceptance that change is inevitable and we cannot control it, but even in the midst of constantly evolving circumstances, we find our inner stillness and strength is always present, like the stable spoke of a wheel. All else is illusion.
Let's try loosening our grip today on things, just a little. Give something away maybe, or just step back, take a few breaths and enjoy just being!
BTW, I love the Vision Quest Tarot! I haven't had it very long, or worked with it much, but every time I use it, I find it to be amazingly accurate, meaningful, and magical! Highly recommended. I love its gentle Native American-themed art, and most of all I really like the accompanying LWB. For each card it has two sections of explanation - the Inner Message and the Outward Manifestation. One is clearly spiritual and psychological and the other is how the card's energy manifests in the physical world. Unlike many other LWB that accompany decks, I find this one immensely useful, often adding another dimension to my understanding of cards. I can favorably compare it Chrysalis Tarot's enhanced, spiritual card interpretations; unlike Chrysalis, however, this deck hasn't gotten the publicity it deserves in my opinion. If you're a reader and not familiar with Vision Quest, give it a try – I'd love to hear your opinions!
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