Our card for today, Wednesday, November 11th, is taken from the Fairy Tarot Cards – Queen of Summer – “Listen to your heart! Intuitive insights you can trust. Taking care of others (perhaps too much)”.
The Suit of Summer – represents a rich and fulfilling season. We often spend time near or in the water (the symbol of emotion). The seeds we planted in the spring are growing rapidly and providing us with wonderful experiences. Summer is also the suit of: emotional well-being, family bonds, joy in life, finding love, committing ourselves to relationships, having children, and building lives with the ones we love. In the depths of our emotions, we experience our intuition and psychic gifts more fully. And so this suit brings us spiritual growth that leads to an understanding of what really matters in our lives. (Fairy Tarot Cards Guidebook)
Sunflower represents – raising moods, lifting energy levels, and promoting smiles and happiness. Sunflowers exude joy. You can’t help but smile when you see a cheerful, vibrant Sunflower. Notice how each blossom has a dark center and radiant yellow petals, representing the lightness that this flower can bring to you even when you feel at your lowest, or “darkest”. When it feels like everything is a struggle, gather some healing Sunflowers. You’ll feel your mood and energy level shift right away. (from Flower Therapy by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves)
Today’s card has two messages for us, listen to our hearts and take care of ourselves. When we have questions about any aspect of our lives the answers we are looking for are inside our own hearts. We don’t have to look to others for advice, although we certainly can if we just want a second opinion, and neither do we have to do research online or in books, all we have to do is get quiet and find the answers inside. Remember we are not here to live our lives as other people think we should, we are here to live our lives with our own highest good in mind. What is it that brings us joy and makes us feel passionate about life? That is the answer we are looking for in all situations.
Part of our mission on this planet is to serve our fellow man, but that service should bring us joy and not be just an obligation we have to fulfill. If we are in service and we are working ourselves to death, how is that helping anyone? Where is the joy in that? Before we can give to others of our time and our talents, we must first take care of ourselves, give ourselves time to do things we love and that make us happy, and nurture ourselves by taking care of our own needs. If we don’t take care of ourselves first, then we have nothing to give to anyone else. When Jesus said in Luke 10:27 “love your neighbor as yourself”, He was telling us to love ourselves first so that we then could share that love with others. So many of us have very little self-love and so if we are going to love our neighbors as ourselves what are we giving them? So we start by giving love to ourselves and then we can in turn love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Fairy Tarot Cards, Queen of Summer.