Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What does royalty have to say about workouts?

Now Autumn has finally begun this year, it is time to hit the gym again. To be honest, during this heat wave I wasn’t really up to it. When I haven’t exercised in a while,it is always a bit hard for me to pick it up again and to keep at it. Excuses seem to pop up from everywhere: too hot, too tired, too busy, or I just don’t feel like it, but eventually I went. While I was walking on the tread mill, I was thinking about what the Tarot might have to say about exercising. Immediately I saw four young Pages running around the gym, trying out the equipment. They didn't pay me any attention, let alone have the time to talk to me. So I directed my thoughts to the Queens and asked them why I should work out regularly, even if I don’t really feel like it:
Legacy of the Divine Tarot Queen of Wands, Queen Of Cups, Queen of Swords, Queen of Pentacles
Queen of Wands: "Girl, it is the perfect way to keep your energy levels up and set you ablaze. Feel how your heart is pumping the red blood through your veins! You will be fired up to seize the day!"
Queen of Cups: "Ah my dear, working out will most definitely reduce your stress levels and make you feel so much more calm and relaxed. Breath in and out and produce those endorphins!"
Queen of Swords: "My dear lady, nothing is more effective to clear your mind from worrying and depressing thoughts than to work up a sweat. The most ingenious ideas will come to you when you are physically active."
Queen of Pentacles: "Oh sweetie, what can I add  to  this sincere advice. Exercising is a gift to your body, which is just as precious as your spirit, your soul and your mind. Treat it well and it will serve you accordingly and don’t forget to eat healthy too."

Well that settles it: Working out will be an priority on my weekly to-do list!

15 comments:

  1. I love the advice of the Queens of Exercise! This was wonderful (and so true), Ellen!

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    1. Thanks Bev, I really liked doing it

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  2. I too love this post. I better get a set of Queens out and let them encourage me to get started on a get fit program. Kind of hard to say no to a Court of Queens.

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    1. Yes it is. M visualized the four of them sitting on my shoulders, whispering encouragements in my ear

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  3. I started doing yoga again this week, in an effort to improve my sense of balance. Feels so good and no excuse for not doing it. And as with everything else...these is an app for that :)

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    1. Yay for app's! I hope it will do you tons of good. I love yoga as well.

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  4. This is a fab post.,Once again you make the cards speak. with a deck that some find b. challenging. Great work...

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    1. Thank you! I rather like this deck, although it has been along time since I've used it

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  5. Awww Ellen thank you so much for this powerful post!!! And such an important one for women. I'll be writing down what these Queens say in my journal.

    In The Heroine's Journey Maureen Murdock talks about how women have long suffered the loss of the historical connection between body and soul, and that split from our feminine nature, which was destroyed with the overthrow of the Mother Goddess, dating farther back in time than over 5000 years.

    When the body of woman was equivalent of the body of the Goddess, a woman was the container for the sacred miracle of life! Women KNOW with their bodies, which are truly sacred and when we treat them this way we connect to that KNOWING of the Mother Goddess, and what is referred to as the spirituality of creativity, connecting to the Creatrix!
    This is our matrilineal power that we need to reclaim to help heal this old world!

    Most of us have been trained to ignore and over ride communication from our bodies. It's time for me to stop ignoring!

    " The sacred dimension is embodied, and the soul of a human being as well as the soul of a culture cannot evolve if the body is not reclaimed and honoured.

    Many men and women are dreaming about the Goddess; She is the projection of the feminine principle that needs restoration in our culture. She takes many forms often embodied in the rich symbols of a person's heritage."
    -The Heroine's Journey, Maureen Murdock

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    1. Thank you for your elaborate comment my dear Catherine. It is not so long ago that our bodies were considered sinful and only needed for birthing children preferable boys. I feel myself blessed to live in a time and age that women are reclaiming their birthright as daughters of God/dess and are equall to men in every way

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  6. Wonderful post, Ellen! It's so true, when I exercise I feel energised and emotionally calmer, my mind clearer. I often solve a problem I've been worrying about while I'm working out, the solution suddenly coming clear, in the same way as sometimes happens when you "sleep on a problem". And it just feels so good to truly be in my body :) Glad you had such a lovely chat with those wise ladies ;)

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    1. Haha while reading your comment, I was not sure it I wanted to work out today. Same stories, same excuses. (slight headache this time ) Your comment has given me the final push for now to go and to enjoy it
      Thank you !! :)

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  7. I love the immediacy of this, how you've brought the four Queens right into the here and now. An inspired post, Ellen.

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