2019 Chaos Rally #23

In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we address honesty, compassion, making choices, and conflict management. Read on for details!


This Coming Week’s Reading


Intro-06-04-19The 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: Queen of Swords

The challenge this coming week is being honest in such a way that the audience is receptive to it.

Monday-06-04-19Monday 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 Queen of Swords.

This queen is a speaker of truth but she uses her insight to know how to deliver that truth appropriately. As we know, truth is often times a bitter pill to swallow so one must be gentle if the listener is to hear it.

The challenge this coming week is being honest in such a way that the audience is receptive to it. That doesn’t mean bending, coloring, or diluting it but it also means not beating someone over the head with it.

There will be times that no matter what we do or say the truth will fall on deaf or angry ears and we’ll need to accept this as well. In those times it’s best to simply walk away.

The Lesson: Strength

The lesson to learn this coming week is that there is strength not just in endurance, but also in compassion.

Grim-06-04-19Grim Lee’s position represents what you need to be learning while working on your challenge. Therefore, your lesson at this time is found within Strength.

See how in the image that the lion is clearly the woman’s companion? He wouldn’t be if she had been a tyrant to him. Also note how they are both looking forward in their journey. Neither of them appear prepared to give up.

The lesson to learn this coming week is that there is strength not just in endurance, but also in compassion.

Speaking the truth to be heard not only requires insight, but also requires compassion and courage.

Grim-Monday-06-04-19Speaking the truth to be heard not only requires insight, but also requires compassion and courage. You’ll need to understand the hearts of others. You’ll need to be willing to put yourself out there as well. On top of all that, you’ll need to be willing to accept rejection.

The Inner Lie: Seven of Cups

We always have options. We always have a choice. Even if we can’t see it right away.

Murphy-06-04-19Murphy 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 Seven of Cups.

This card has an image of seven cups, each offering something different inside to choose from. Too often we believe we are stuck with no choice when in reality we always have a choice. Even inaction is a choice.

And so this is the inner lie we need to overcome. We always have options. We always have a choice. Even if we can’t see it right away.

You always have a choice, even when it comes to speaking the truth.

Murphy-Monday-06-04-19You always have a choice, even when it comes to speaking the truth. You can speak it harshly. You can speak it gently. You can bend it until it breaks, which means you essentially lie, or you can remain silent.

In the end, the choice is yours.

It’s important to move forward in your life, but not in such a way that you are crushing your companions as you do so.

Murphy-Grim-06-04-19Your choices will require courage and compassion too. Yes, you do need to do what is best for you, but you will also need to consider whether or not what you are doing causes any fall out or harm with your loved ones. You don’t exist in a vacuum after all.

It’s important to move forward in your life, but not in such a way that you are crushing your companions as you do so.

With insight and endurance, it becomes easier to make the honest and compassionate choices you need to follow your journey.

Murphy-Grim-Monday-06-04-19With insight and endurance, it becomes easier to make the honest and compassionate choices you need to follow your journey.

The Wisdom: Five of Swords

When faced with a conflict, ideally the goal should be us vs. the problem and not me vs. you.

Toad-06-04-19Wise 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 Five of Swords.

This card represents negative ambitions, conflict, ego, and discord. In the image of this card there is clearly a happy winner and an unhappy loser.

But in reality, this is not always the best outcome. It’s the ego that wants to be right and to win at any cost. This will ruin any relationship over time.

The wisdom here is to remain mindful of your intentions when ever you find yourself in any kind of disagreement. When faced with a conflict, ideally the goal should be us vs. the problem and not me vs. you.

The other person will be more likely to listen if they feel heard, so make an effort to focus on that rather than trying to be right or to win.

Toad-Monday-06-04-19Yes, you will want to speak the truth in a conflict but it will be more important to use your insight and just listen. The other person will be more likely to listen if they feel heard, so make an effort to focus on that rather than trying to be right or to win.

Remember that while the conflict isn’t just about you, firm boundaries keep everyone safe as well as maintain respect.

Toad-Grim-06-04-19Have compassion for the other person but also have the strength to walk away from any abuse. Remember that while the conflict isn’t just about you, firm boundaries keep everyone safe as well as maintain respect.

Remember always even during conflict you have choices.

Toad-Murphy-06-04-19Remember always even during conflict you have choices. If you feel you need to pull back an recollect yourself, communicate this before doing so. There is nothing wrong with taking a time out if you need it.

Just be sure you clearly state why you are walking away and how much time you expect you need. This does two things. One it creates a much needed boundary and two it prevents the other person from feeling cut off, blown off, or abandoned. This is especially true if the conflict feels urgent to the other person.

Conclusion

Conflict can be difficult waters to endure, but with a gentle touch you can navigate them in such a way that everyone can feel they have options.

All-06-04-19As we reach the end of the reading we see that the heart of this all is conflict management. It will take more than just being honest so keep in mind that you always have choices throughout the conversation. Use your insight to overcome your ego and find your compassion for the other person.

Conflict can be difficult waters to endure, but with a gentle touch you can navigate them in such a way that everyone can feel they have options.


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.
~ Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2015

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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