Today’s card reminds me to celebrate my body in all of its flaws and glories. I put flaws first because when I do, I am reminded that sometimes seeking joy is hard. Sometimes it’s a helluva lot easier to see what’s wrong than to acknowledge what’s right.
Look at this Empress from the World Spirit Tarot. Her legs are so fat she’s got knee wrinkles. Her stomach has Dunlap’s disease (her belly dun lapped her belt). The only reason her nipples are perky is because she’s leaning back. Her eyes are too close together. Her hair looks like she used two and a half bottles of Aqua Net.
Here is a fine-assed woman lounging on her throne. She’s got so much good going on but I chose to focus on the bad.
Now put yourself in that chair in that same pose. Yes down to what she is and isn’t wearing. Do a run down on yourself.
Now put your most loved friend there. Betcha can’t do the same harsh inventory.
[Tweet “Well the truth is simple but it’s harsh. Are you sure you are ready for it?”]
You love her more.
I’ll wait while you process that one.
So yeah. About that? Here’s an image made by the fabulous Linda Ursin. Maybe you want to pin it for yourself or print it for your bathroom mirror.
Can you make me a promise that just for today you won’t be negative about yourself? Maybe tell a friend about the promise and have them help you honor it.
You are worth the work.
Journal prompt today is “What gift am I overlooking? How can I better celebrate my own worth?”
Empress, World Spirit Tarot, Llwellyn
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!