2019 Chaos Rally #18

In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we are asked to seek peace as we let go of the past, build our future, and be gentle with ourselves as we do it all. Read on for details!


This Coming Week’s Reading


Intro-05-03-19The 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: The Wheel of Fortune

The challenge this coming week is to be proactive in our lives to create the opportunities we need.

Monday-05-03-19Monday 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 Wheel of Fortune.

The Wheel of Fortune represents Karma and the laws that operate within it. Opportunities found in life are influenced by how we observe these laws.

The challenge this coming week is to be proactive in our lives to create the opportunities we need. Meaning we must start spinning the wheel by putting our intentions into the universe with our daily actions.

The Lesson: Strength

Be gentle with yourself as you train yourself in your routines.

Grim-05-03-19Grim 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 Strength.

This card depicts an image of gentleness. The lion appears to be the woman’s friend rather than a beast to be strong-armed into submission.

The lesson here is to be gentle with yourself as you train yourself in your routines. Don’t be harsh when you fail at something. Learn from it and readjust instead. In this way you’ll grow stronger rather than break.

Choose your actions wisely based on where you wish to be.

Grim-Monday-05-03-19You’ll need a gentle hand to spin your wheel. You don’t want to spin it with wild abandon. You want to spin it with careful intent. While there are no guarantees in life, you have the capacity to greatly improve your odds.

Choose your actions wisely based on where you wish to be.

The Inner Lie: Queen of Swords

Who ever it is you are right now, in this moment, is all that matters.

Murphy-05-03-19Murphy 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 Queen of Swords.

This is the noble queen of truth in the tarot’s court. The phrase that comes to mind here is, “The truth hurts,” but another one that also comes to mind is, “Suffering is a choice.”

One of the things that this queen is known for is holding onto the past and using it to compare to the present and future. She never forgets and can easily become the jaded queen.

The false belief here to overcome is your past self. You are your present self. Who ever it is you are right now, in this moment, is all that matters. Work with that. Let go of and heal the parts of you that aren’t you anymore.

When you can do this, you’ll be able to move forward in a smoother fashion that before. You will find a greater nobility within you.

In order to turn the wheel in direction you want, you need to let go of the past.

Murphy-Monday-05-03-19When we let go of the past, we open ourselves up to the present. This allows us to set the foundation for the future. In this way we turn the wheel in the direction we want to go instead of remaining caught in a continuous loop.

By clinging to the stories you tell yourself, you either bolster or erode the courage inside of you.

Murphy-Grim-05-03-19With these two cards we find a feedback loop. By clinging to the stories we tell ourselves, we either bolster or erode the courage inside us.

Yes, we need to learn from our past but we cannot allow it to destroy the core of our being. We need to remain vigilant in what we tell ourselves as a result of our past.

By learning from the past and then letting it go you increase the control you have of your present situation and yourself.

Murphy-Monday-Grim-05-03-19So here’s the thing, by learning from the past and then letting it go we increase the control we have of our present situation and ourselves. We are better able to see what actions we need to take right now because we are living in the right now.

As long as we are stuck in the past, we are going to make decisions based upon the past with our past selves. This is not a life of courage.

The Wisdom: Two of Swords

Seek peace in all you do.

Toad-05-03-19Wise 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 Two of Swords.

This is perhaps my favorite depiction of the Two of Swords. We have two swans with a mediator between them. Swans are one of the few birds that mate for life. If one dies, the other will not find a replacement. So this is it for them. I can understand why the term dying of a broken heart is used here.

So what’s the wisdom here? When you are of two minds or of two hearts on a matter, you must come to terms with it before moving forward. Whether it’s within yourself or with another, you cannot remain in a deadlocked quarreling state. An agreement of some kind must be made. Seek peace in all you do.

What good is a bright future if all it does is wreck havoc in your world?

Toad-Monday-05-03-19As you seek out opportunities in your life and build the future you want, make sure you are also bringing in peace. What good is a bright future if all it does is wreck havoc in your world? Commit to laying down the foundation for peace and contentment today.

Peace and gentleness doesn’t come from a warring mind, but from a loving heart.

Toad-Grim-05-03-19Looking at these two cards together I can’t stress enough how important it is to be gentle with yourself as you seek peace in your life.

The mediator in the Two of Swords serves to prevent fighting while the woman in Strength caresses the lion. Act from a place of love in all you do.

Peace and gentleness doesn’t come from a warring mind, but from a loving heart.

Focus on what is uplifting and motivating rather than what brings you down.

Toad-Murphy-05-03-19We find peace when we can accept and let go of the past. However, it can be difficult to decide which stories to tell ourselves in order to serve our present and future.

Focus on what is uplifting and motivating rather than what brings you down.

Conclusion

Opportunities will come to you but patience is needed as you take the actions today to create them.

All-05-03-19Overall, seek peace as you let go of the past, build your future, and be gentle with yourself as you do it all. Opportunities will come to you but patience is needed as you take the actions today to create them.


This Coming Week’s Playlist


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


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Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s Chaos Rally tarot reading. If you found it helpful to you, please let me know in the comments below.

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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.
~ Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2011

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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