Shield of Sekhmet ~ April 22, 2015

Merry Meet~

Today I am doing good and not so good at the same time. I decided to set my intent on a Tarot Card to help me with a situation. lol We are always in some type of situation ~ some good, some complex and some just meh. Today is the meh as well as complex. I got what I thought was just one but turned out to be 3. I knew that meant The Universe has more than just a simple answer for us.

I will be looking at them with you… they are still upside down… so here goes.

First off I will explain the Shield of Sekhmet.

Sekhmet is one of our most revered deities, an Egyptian lioness goddess whose name means “the one who is powerful.” In ancient Egypt, she was invoked in times of war to ensure victory and celebrated in times of peace for her powers of healing and reconciliation. This three-card spread is based on a gold aegis, or breastplate shield, with a likeness of Sekhmet (ca. 900-750 BCE). Use this spread when you need to connect with the source of our personal power. ~ from Tales of the Mystical Cats by Lunaea Weatherstone

The first card is “What weakens you?”

X The Wheel

X~The Wheel

So, what weakens me, let’s see…

At the center of the universe is a great cosmic Wheel. This Wheel is kept in motion by a cat, of course, at whose whim it spins fast or slow. All the elements are present — Earth, Sky, Fire, Sea — and all the clans who are made of these elements. From this Wheel flows the essential energy of all creation. Call it fortune, fate, luck, or what you will, it is always changing, as are we. All life turns upon the dancing paws of the spinner of the Wheel.

The Cat’s Advice:

Things are in motion that are beyond your control. The task now is to put yourself into alignment with what the universe intends for you. Watch for signs that will guide your next action. Trust that all will be well, and remember that wherever you are on the Wheel of fate, you will be somewhere else soon; just wait for the Wheel to turn.

Ok, so this really sounds like a positive card, but it is what weakens me and believe it or not it is correct. Things are beyond my control and that weakens me. I have OCD and can be a control freak. (lmfao I can hear chatter from some of The Collective about the OCD and being a control freak… mainly laughter because they know how bad it can get.) Trusting my instincts weakens me because I find it hard to trust myself. Watching for signs is hard when you have more than one voicing their opinions, my sign gets lost and I end up frustrated and confused. With a spinning Wheel as my card for what weakens me, lol yea, on point. Trusting, ha. Trust. phhhht. Ok, fine. I will trust that all will be well. Funny thing is that we really WILL be somewhere else soon because of the foreclosure lol. 

What strengthens me… let’s find out…

Seven of Sky

Seven of Sky

What strengthens me?

With a whoosh of red-flashed wings, a flock of blackbirds explodes into the air, startling a Sky Cat and distracting from her prey. While her attention is diverted, a sly clanmate slinks in and steals the mouse. Now it remains to see if he gets away with it or in the injured party will turn in time to fight for what is rightly hers.

The Cat’s Advice

Because of too many distractions, you are in danger of losing something valuable to you. Consider where you choose to put your time and attention if you want to accomplish your objectives. There also may be something going on behind the scenes that you have been too preoccupied to notice. Pay attention.

If the card is reversed… 

If you have engaged in questionable or unethical behavior, set the situation right whether you’ve been caught in the act or not. Make apologies and reparation as needed. If the behavior has gone on for a long time, rather than just one instance, know that it may take time to regain trust. 

Ok, I’m confused and by the way, the card was reversed for us. So what the fuck does this mean or have to do with what strengthens me? I know I’m supposed to fight for what is right. I am actually in that fight and have been for the past 3 years. I am losing my home of 14 years. My Home. My safe space. It is being ripped from me. I have done all I could and will continue to fight. However, the fight is so tiring and they just want to lay down and die. They want to but I won’t. So I guess I am also in a fight for my life. Honestly I have no clue what this card has to do with what strengthens me. Just that I am a fighter and will do what is right and continue to do so. I will admit fault if I am in the wrong and I expect others to do the same. Oh well, lets move on to how we can best use our power.

How can I best use my power?

Earth Tom

Earth Tom

Patrolling his clan’s territory, this Earth Tom comes upon a kitten who has strayed from her litter. Without hesitation, the tom gathers up the little one and carries her safely over all obstacles to her home. With no mate or kittens of his own yet, the Earth Tom devoted himself to the protective care of his clan. He finds great satisfaction in helping others and is much-loved by his clanmates.

The Cat’s Advice

Through steady work and a cheerful willingness to help others, you are laying a solid foundation for all your future endeavors. Patient attention to increasing your skills will assure prosperity and self-reliance. This card can also indicate someone who is available to help you with practical aid and support.

If the card is reversed… 

Be sure to take care of your physical health and not overdo or take on too much work. You may have offered to help someone who isn’t showing proper appreciation. Either ask for what you need or let it go and enjoy a job well done for its own sake.

Ugh, I don’t know.. this spread today is confusing me. For the last card, it was also reversed like the second one. I know I have health issues, being under constant unrelenting stress causes a lot of stuff. Headaches, body aches, chills, pancreatitis flares, ulcers, you name it. 

I tend to enjoy doing a job and just enjoying the satisfaction of doing it, helping someone else out. What I like getting back is the satisfaction of doing for someone else. Someday it will come back to us. We have definitely been asking for what we need now, more than we used to which was never. lol Let me look at this in the preview so I can read it over and figure out what the cards are trying to tell me. 

Why don’t you go grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while I review this and then come on back to finish where you left off. 

Ok, so this is what I think… I still am a bit confused but will meditate on it later on to see if something more clicks. I guess that’s it for the cards today. Thanks for spending time with us again.

mother cat and kittens

~Blessed Be~
~Diana & Diane (April 22, 2015)