adds a touch
and makes the sweet
just a bit more nice
but the best of all
is the whipped creme
and the sound
of a dollop
as the peppermint
Take a sip
and settle in
for a comfy night
watch the movie begin
These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.
The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?
Earth – Queen of Pentacles and Discover the Treasure – This week is a time to look for the boon. You’ve done well with getting finances in order and you’re strategizing your way to a more organized home. But there’s more to be found and more to be had. Take time to explore and discover what these boons you’ve not yet found might be, and use your practical nature to put them to use for your benefit.
Air – Three of Cups, Soldier atop Find True Home – Make sure you are reflecting on what makes home… home. Reflect on the truth in the fact that it’s about those you surround yourself in. Home is not a place… it’s a feeling. It’s a feeling that you only get in the company of certain people. Now is a good time to connect with who those people are and appreciate that comfort and camaraderie that they provide.
Water – Eight of Cups and Choose the Path – If it’s not working? Let it go. Just do it. It’s okay to decide that what once held sentimental meaning has faded over time and that something is now just a dust collector instead of something of emotional value. As you go through the things you are donating over the week ahead, keep this in mind.
Fire – Six of Swords atop The Tower, Tyrant – Again we see an encouragement to choose a direction and move away from what isn’t working, although in this case it is very clear what isn’t working is people treating you like shit. Don’t let anyone tear your confidence or compass down. It’s not okay. You can turn and walk away from that shit at any time, so do it sooner rather than later. No reason to stick around and listen.
Waning – Letter and Whip – These cards echo upon the Fire position above, and they are about walking away from crappy news that turns into self flagellation. Do not allow how others deliver their opinions to drag you down and make you harder on yourself.
Waxing – Ship and Mountains – Delays and more delays. You’re going to struggle with the path forward to getting to where you want to go this week. Instead of allowing the hurdles and delays to feel like obstacles, use them to direct your attention to other things that you can do in the meanwhile.
Take Away – Purging the bad and letting go, combined with seeking out the comfort and familiarity of those that you love and are familiar with are the theme of this week. Whether it’s things that aren’t doing it for you anymore or people’s words that could be hurtful, leave them behind instead of letting them stick around and be in the way. Instead, turn your focus towards family and friends, support and comfort.
DECKS USED: DIVINE ANIMALS TAROT, TAILORS STORYTELLING GAME CARDS, MYTHICAL FOLKLORE LENORMAND
Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was a quiet time spent with breathing exercises and piriformis stretching. It was peaceful and quiet… well other than some intruding thoughts about next steps in the home organization department.
Today’s draw is the Four of Water (Cups), which is traditionally a representation of apathy and withdrawal, meditation, taking time for contemplation, and aloneness (which can often also be loneliness).
Here in this imagery we have the theme of connection. You are not alone, even in your most solitary times. Whale song travels miles through water to reach to others and connect, serenading the sea in the process.
Today’s card is a reminder of the connection you have to others. Don’t withdraw into yourself. Don’t allow yourself to pull away from them when that connection is something healthy that you need in your life.
DECK USED: WITCHES WISDOM TAROT
Reading Summary: There is a connection between the vines the woman wears in strength, and the lush beauty of the Ace of Cups. This speaks of having the strength to work through newness, especially when there is an overlap into the Page of Cups Rx. Uncertainty in lighter greens bleeds up into a greater certainty in the Ace of Cups, while both of these cards speak of newness.
There is also a connection between the Witch of Air and the Ten of Air. In both cards, there is flight through the braids and skirt of the woman, the wings in the crows. This speaks of the ability to use your clever mind to discard and restart… the spinning of the figure indicating that this “discard and restart” may need to repeat more than once. Combined with this, there is a hint of connection in the background colors between the Strength card and the Ten of Air, speaking of the ability to use your strengths to overcome a journey that ends in unsatisfactory ways, to use what is learned to do better.
Take Away: Overall, emotionally you will learn to be happy with it. It’ll be new, and there will be a lot of adjustment to make along the way before you get there though.
You’re going to go through organizing, and then re-organizing things a number of times before you find that peace and contentment you’re looking for. The good part is, is that one of your greatest strengths is your sense of organization. In the end you’ll figure it out, it’s just gonna take some time and repetition to get it right.
DECK USED: WITCHES WISDOM TAROT
When I wasn’t feeling well, I laid down instead of trying to push through.
Today’s meditation was skipped.
Today’s draw is Okra. Being an oracle instead of a tarot, there is no “traditional meaning” for this card. That said, metaphysically speaking, the Okra plant is a representation of clearing out and/or avoiding the negative, slipping past those things that might hurt or harm, and shedding unhealthy connections.
The herb in this card is about near misses and avoiding negative influences in one’s life. The words on the card “awaken your magical powers” speak of a need to get more in touch with the magic within you.
Together, the cards are an encouragement. They are a reminder that instilling magic into your daily life is something that is supposed to improve your life and lift you up. If it’s not doing that? It’s time to look at why it’s not doing that, and make some course corrections.
DECK USED: CELESTIAL BOTANICAL ORACLE
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 21st and 22nd
Oak and Wisteria – Trying new things with your creative energy. A good long while ago, you accepted that in order to juggle your responsibilities with your self care, some things have to be put on the back burner. That included the chase after every little inspired idea that comes along.
These cards indicate that now is a good time to begin resurfacing your creative spark and enthusiasm for new projects. This doesn’t mean you will be able to chase after every little thing that strikes your fancy. But, it means that you can begin to be open to these ideas again… just pick and choose instead of going after every single one of them indiscriminately.
What in your life needs started now for it to be ready when you need it?
Willow and Witch Hazel – Lean deeply into your magical, spiritual, and divinatory knowledge. Share it with others. You have a lot of knowledge under your belt, a lot of experience and strong connection to the energies and entities surrounding these pursuits. Pick them back up now that the holiday rush is over. Don’t allow the rest of the year be polluted by that six week stretch.
DECK USED: CELESTIAL BOTANICAL ORACLE
The TV is HUNG! It lives above the fireplace now. And I ordered the cords and connectors I will need to make it perfect. It feels very satisfying to have it set up there. Next step is to get the shelves and the backing. In the mean time, I have some shuffling to do with furniture and things.