One Day at a Time, One Step at a Time

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Winter Waite Tarot 2018 Edition - Six of SwordsToday’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of leaving the past in the past, moving on, letting go in order to welcome in something better, and transitions towards something better.

As often happens with traditional illustrations of the Six of Swords, what stands out to me in the imagery in this card is the movement of the boat departing rough waters to head for smoother ones.

For me? This time of year is rife with the potential for falling back into old, unhealthy habits. Not just in self-care but in a myriad of different aspects of my life.

When I see this card.  I see a reminder that says “don’t look back”.  There’s nothing good waiting for you back there in those rough waters you’re leaving behind. Instead, stay focused on doing better, one day at a time.


Daily Self Kindness

I’ve been “off” on taking my vitamins for a few days, and I got myself back on track today by taking my vitamins as I’m supposed to and filling up my pillbox so it’ll be harder to miss them over the week. I also backed out of six more Kickstarters.

Soul’s Reminder Oracle Reading

Yule Oracle Deck

What does my soul want me to remember…

From the Past

Poinsettia and Cherry – Parties and revelry may not be your style, but don’t forget that there are times in the past when you’ve enjoyed such things in moderation, and that is possible again in the future. Don’t go into future opportunities of the same with a negative attitude that might prevent you from finding enjoyment in these get-togethers.

From the Present

Caramel Popcorn and Fig – You overspent a bit this Christmas, and you learned a valuable lesson from that experience. Make sure in the future that you resort back to shopping throughout the year, rather than trying to do it so close to the holiday season.  You do much better financially when you spread out the spending over time.

Into the Future

Candle and Gingerbread – Don’t lose track of the changes you’ve made over the last few years to better align yourself with more self-care and to lean into optimism and positivity. Carry them forward and let them help you to create a more comfortable future.


Together, There is More to Share

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Jupiter's Eye Tarot - Ten of CupsToday’s draw is the Ten of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of feelings of completion, connection with others and harmony in those connections, and is often considered as the “happy family” card.

The imagery on this card reminds me of the stories of faerie mounds and how the portal into the land of the Fae can be accessed through them by being opened at certain times of the year, or through the ministrations of a witch. Meanwhile, the hands make me think of a coven, and the work that those within the group do together, lending their strengths to a mutual cause that none of them could achieve on their own.

The message I see here in this imagery, today, is that a great deal of success and achievement can be obtained by working together on a mutual goal, and the joy and satisfaction in this endeavor is something shared with all involved when all are on board.  Today’s card, therefore, is a reminder that joy, happiness, and contentment are richer when shared, rather than hoarded to one’s self.


Daily Self Kindness

I got some time outside. My ankle is definitely not happy about it, but the rest of me feels better.

📆 Transitioning from November to December

Month End Check-In Tarot Reading with the Baroque Tarot

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

Knight of Wands atop Four of Pentacles – You are focused and charging forward in your endeavors to create a greater sense of financial stability in your life. The holiday rush is in full swing and you are leaning into reaping in the benefits the increased business can do for you.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

Ace of Swords – Thoughtless actions need to be set aside. Now is a time for strategy and planning, rather than just reacting. Make sure with the busy season that you don’t fall into old thought patterns, but work on making sure you are fostering new healthier ones instead.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

Three of Swords Rx – You are currently seeking to stay as far away as possible from your depression and mental health issues. This includes avoiding disappointments where you can.  New strategies being discussed with your psychologist for the new year are a part of this endeavor.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

The Empress Rx – Lack of self-care is a problem at this time of year. You just don’t have the amount of time that you need to put into these endeavors at the moment. You need to make sure that you at least give yourself small bits of nurturing and self-care, though. Don’t allow yourself to starve for these things.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

Page of Pentacles – Remember that the value of money is subjective. The more value you put on it, the more miserly you become. This is a tool that can help in finding financial balance in your life.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

Ten of Wands – All those years of cycling from one burnout to the next has left its mark. You’ve found another path forward that’s not so hard on yourself. Take care that you are not going to end up falling back into the old cycles of your past.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

The High Priestess – Stay connected to that inner wisdom and intuition that you allow to lead you so often … even during the holiday rush, when losing touch with such things is easy to do.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

Six of Swords atop Two of Cups – Someone close to you that share a connection with is considering bailing either on your mutually shared interest or on the friendship as a whole. Pay attention and connect more strongly with them to help head off that reaction.

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

The Sun atop Nine of Wands – Do not allow your defenses and defense mechanisms steal away your opportunities for joy and success.