2019 Chaos Rally #17

In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we find contentment by casting aside the ego to rise up to the challenge of the changes we face in life. Read on for details!


This Coming Week’s Reading


Intro-04-26-19The purpose of this Chaos Rally tarot reading is to take a look at the coming week and see in what way we can challenge ourselves to do better in regards to our overall wellness. I ask you to approach this as a fun brainstorming session of possibilities rather than me prescribing a course of action to you.

And again, in terms of wellness I want to point out that this applies to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self. All four of these comprise the total sense of being and need to be taken care of in order to be well. As always, and I cannot stress this enough, be sure to speak to the appropriate professional before making changes to your care plan. This is especially true if my reading for some reason inspires a change in diet, exercise, supplements, or medications, or even raises a concern regarding to your health.

I’m not a specialist in any of these fields. My goal is to look at how to manage wellness in the presence and with the cooperation of your professional care team. Please keep this in mind when going over this reading.

Here is the image of this coming week’s reading.

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The Challenge: Nine of Cups

The challenge for this coming week is to find contentment in the everyday moments of your life.

Monday-04-26-19Monday Button’s position represents the challenge you need to be working on at this time. Thus, what you need to be working on right now is found within the Nine of Cups.

This panda is content and satisfied in his little corner of the universe. For the moment, all is right in the world and he couldn’t ask for more.

The challenge for this coming week is to find contentment in the everyday moments of our lives.

The Lesson: Five of Wands

The lesson to be learned here this coming week is finding the courage to rise up to those occasions instead of turning away.

Grim-04-26-19Grim Lee’s position represents what you need to be learning while working on your challenge. Therefore, your lesson at this time is found within the Five of Wands.

Here in the image of this card it looks like the five pandas are mostly showing off their prowess as they are challenging each other.

Not all challenges in life are intended to redirect you from your path, or stop your progress, but rather many are meant to rally your competitive spirit and encourage you to rise to the occasion.

The lesson to be learned here this coming week is finding the courage to rise up to those occasions instead of turning away.

When we adopt a growth mindset we move forward in life by leaps and bounds because we no longer hold ourselves back.

Grim-Monday-04-26-19Find contentment in challenges by seeing them as opportunities to learn, grow, and shine rather than seeing them as scenarios of disaster.

When we adopt a growth mindset we move forward in life by leaps and bounds because we no longer hold ourselves back.

The Inner Lie: The Tower

Change is necessary to make room for better things in your life.

Murphy-04-26-19Murphy Law’s position represents the false belief you need to overcome while working on your challenge. The inner lie at this time is revealed within the Tower.

Change oftentimes feels frightening, overwhelming, and like the end of the world.

Working on the principle of the Law of Attraction, in that we attract what we project into the universe we also need to be aware of another law: the Law of Vacuum. This law functions on the idea that things cannot enter into our lives if there is no room for them.

Think of an overfilled room and you want to buy a new sofa. Before you can bring it into that room, you need to clear space for it. The same applies for everything else in your life and that’s what this card represents.

Let’s say you want a life partner and you are currently single. Do you have the space for that partner in your life? Have you made the adequate time in advance to devote to that partner with interesting hobbies? What about your living space? Is it made for two or just you? Are you going to places you love to be so you’ll meet someone you’ll be able to hang out with in the future?

These are all these to consider and just one example.

The false belief here is that change is not bad. Change is necessary to make room for better things in your life.

Only by clearing out what no longer serves will you be able to bring in the contentment you seek.

Murphy-Monday-04-26-19If you are not happy with your current situation then you must choose and embrace change. Only by clearing out what no longer serves will you be able to bring in the contentment you seek.

By approaching change with a growth mindset, you are always moving forward rather than being buried.

Murphy-Grim-04-26-19As scary and uncomfortable change can be, you have power over out it impacts you when you rise to the challenge. By approaching change with a growth mindset, you are always moving forward rather than being buried.

We are intended to be ever evolving and developing as beings.

Murphy-Monday-Grim-04-26-19So as you can see, rising up to the challenge of change can bring greater happiness into your life.

We as humans are never meant to be stagnant. We are intended to be ever evolving and developing as beings. The need to expand is but one of our six core needs. This is why we always have a sense of there being more just around the corner. Embrace and honor this need.

The Wisdom: Seven of Swords

The wisdom to keep in mind for this coming week is to be yourself and live honestly.

Toad-04-26-19Wise Toad’s position represents the wisdom to keep in mind as you work on your challenge. The wisdom you need at this time is found within the Seven of Swords.

What I find interesting about this card is the way that this panda looks like a circus performer and it appears that he is sneaking the swords away from the tents in the background. A couple of the swords have been dropped along his path. And this act is most certainly stealthy in nature since it’s being done at night.

How often do we try to hide or steal away our true nature only to have it slip out here and there? What exactly is it we’re trying to hide that we’re so ashamed of? Eventually, as suggested by the dropped swords in the image, we’re going to be found out anyway.

The wisdom here is to just be ourselves and live honestly.

We have greater contentment and peace in our lives when we live honestly and allow ourselves to just be ourselves.

Toad-Monday-04-26-19We have greater contentment and peace in our lives when we live honestly and allow ourselves to just be ourselves. The reason for this is we remove the worry of discovery. There isn’t anything to track of since we aren’t hiding anything. It’s a life of freedom.

If you are too busy focused on protecting yourself from shame, the feeling of not being good enough, then you’re not spending enough time moving forward in your life.

Toad-Grim-04-26-19I’ve been talking quite a bit about rising up to the challenge with the Five of Wands in this reading but when I look at this card next to the Seven of Swords I see something different. I see a caution about allowing the ego getting in our way.

Now, why do I say this? Look at the two images of these cards. In the Five of Wands we have a bunch of pandas showing off while in the Seven of Swords we have one panda sneaking away.

The ego is a psychological mask we wear to protect ourselves for a variety of reasons. This is a good thing when we’re in actual danger, but most of the time we’re not in any danger. In reality our lives are not usually on the line from day to day.

Yes, there are exceptions and if you are in such a situation then you have other things to be worried about other than your ego – like getting yourself into a safer daily environment.

As for the rest of us, if we are so busy focused on protecting ourselves from shame, the feeling of not being good enough, then we’re not spending enough time moving forward in our lives. The only way we can truly rise to the occasion is to cast aside the ego and be our authentic selves.

If the change you experience in life feels more destructive than invigorating, then this is a signal that you need to realign your life with your true self.

Toad-Murphy-04-26-19I just realized that this is something that doesn’t get discussed often and I find it interesting that these two cards have sparked the thought for me.

Remember how I said earlier with the Tower that what you attract is what you bring in and it only comes in if you have made room for it?

If you are not living an authentic, honest life what exactly are you attracting and making room for?

By not living a life that is true to your heart and soul, you are not bringing in the things that are aligned with your heart and soul. The change you bring in your life is not aligned with your heart and soul either.

If the change you experience in life feels more destructive than invigorating, then this is a signal that you need to realign your life with your true self.

Conclusion

It’s important to remember this coming week that the heart of this dynamic is remaining true to yourself.

All-04-26-19To summarize, true contentment is found when we are willing to cast aside the ego to allow our authentic selves to shine so that we can rise up to the challenge of growing through the changes we face in life.

It’s important to remember this coming week that the heart of this dynamic is remaining true to ourselves.


This Coming Week’s Playlist


Here is the music playlist inspired by the overall theme presented in this reading.


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~ The images used for the Team Goblin characters were found on pixabay.com under the CC0 license.
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in renders can be found here.
~ Celtic Dragon Tarot by D.J. Conway (Author), Lisa Hunt (Illustrator) © 1999
~ Dragon Tarot by Terry Donaldson (Author), Peter Pracownik (Illustrator) © 1995
~ Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2015
~ Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2012
~ Mystic Faerie Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2015
~ Mythic Tarot by Liz Greene (Author), Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Tricia Newell (Illustrator) © 1986
~ Necronomicon Tarot by Anne Stokes (Illustrator), Donald Tyson (Author) © 2012
~ Panda Tarot by Severino Baraldi (Illustrator), Lo Scarabeo (Author) © 2017
~ Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2011
~ Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2012
~ Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (Author), R. De Angelis (Illustrator), A. E. Waite (Designer) © 2001

In certain jurisdictions, a tarot professional is required to disclose to you that tarot readings should be for entertainment purposes only, and if such a law applies to this reading, then you are hereby on notice thereof.

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