Thursday, 5 January 2017

Overdrive

Daily Draw: Angel Tarot Cards, Queen of Earth/Pentacles

Golden coins flying around to signify a time of manifestation according to the guidebook. In contrast to the glowing coins (and are they flying out of the pot not into it?) the surrounding scenery is murky and gloomy. This is the darkest earth card in the deck. 

What is is being eclipsed? Having a comfortable and harmonious home, cooking and eating healthy food and enjoying nature are important to this queen too. The coins are a means to these ends not the end in itself. 

This reminds me of how my inner queen of pents has been in reversal (overdrive?) over the past few months. Working all hours, putting everyone else first, spending coins as soon as they're spun - I could write pages and pages but taking action is better than self-pity. 

So today I'm going to slow right down - take an hour to get dressed not ten minutes. Choose how I want to look instead of grabbing the first thing that doesn't need ironing. Dressing to include body lotion, perfume and properly styled hair. It's a start...

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation

Audre Lorde, 1934 -1992


8 comments:

  1. We "spend" a lot more than just money - time, energy and the body take a toll. Glad to hear you're going to invest in some self-care!

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  2. Good morning! Yep I have felt 'spent' in all of those dimensions. Although a side benefit is I've lost a bit of weight...Hope you find time for self care today too :)

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  3. Love the quote! it is so easy to forget to take care of ourselves and we are so worth it!
    Have a mindful day!

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    1. I love Audre Lorde's writing and that quote is one of my favourites. Glad you like it too!

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  4. I too am a Queen of Pentacles. I used to run at Life full tilt, now for the most part I have slowed down and enjoy myself more.

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    1. and perhaps that's when we fully mature into well-balanced queens?....

      I hope you found something to enjoy today and tomorrow too :)

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  5. I have great faith in a tube of lipstick. Sets our intention of having a well lived day.

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    1. Oh yes indeed now you're talking!

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