Not All Prizes Are Physical

Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and was one of the guided meditations on the Calm app with an added interval timer for my piriformis stretching. I can definitely “feel it” that I haven’t been doing my hip flexor stretches recently.  Although things loosened up quickly, getting there was far more painful than usual.

The focus of today’s meditation was about learning how to focus on gratitude instead of the harshness of judgement.  It spoke on how it is through a practice that involves gratitude that we combat negative inner narratives that can often rise up to be directed at ourselves or others.

Twilight Rabbit Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Ten of Passions (Cups), which is traditionally a representation of emotional satiety, and euphoric contentment.  It is the card that speaks of having obtained one’s heart’s desire and wallowing in that feeling of completion.

A meadow full of happy bunnies wallowing in the grass and a message from the Thera-Pets cards saying it’s okay to be scared, you’ll get there anyway?   What I see here is a reminder to keep your eye on the prize.

Not the monetary prize.  Not the responsibilities and work…. but the prize your heart truly desires.  The wishes and dreams.  Make sure that you’re not forsaking these things, and don’t let your self doubts and fears swerve you from trying to obtain them.

DECK USED:  TWILIGHT RABBIT TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS

LionHart’s Sacred Self Divination Challenge Prompt
Question
: What is my biggest strength at this time {card 1}, and how am I asked to use it right now {card 2}?

Cute Cat Tarot

 Reading Summary: You’re a fast learner and damn good at the things you choose to put your effort into (Eight of Pentacles). Hold back on the “get it, get it” and do a little research first (Page of Wands). It will help you feel more connected to the process (The Star).

Take Away:  At the moment it’s more important to focus on learning and practice than going after anything concrete and taking actions to chase those dreams.  You need to feel more connected to your ideas, your creativity, and your interests.  Allow yourself the time to learn more, and hone your skills.  Then when you decide to act?  You’ll enjoy it more instead of feeling stress bred from a sense of disconnect.

DECK USED:  CUTE CAT TAROT

#DiscordTarotolicsApr2021 Challenge Prompt
Question
: What gifts does the peak of the spring season bring with it for me?

Twilight Rabbit TarotReading Summary: Time with Gideon (King of Passions). As the spark of spring’s energy begins to shift (Death atop Ace of Clover), you will find yourself pushing for more of the time together you both enjoy (Jack of Clover).

Take Away: The peak of spring season and shift of energy extending into summer’s beginnings will bring with it a passionate enjoyment of time spent with Gideon on the things that we enjoy the most.  More time together. More time playing.  More time. 

It is important to not just pursue this time, working to make room for it whenever I’m able, but also to savor it mindfully and with a grateful heart.

DECK USED:  TWILIGHT RABBIT TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Still playing a bit of catch up at the moment. Although… considering this was Monday, I’m pretty sure I didn’t do anything at all to be kind to myself other than ask for help from the girls in getting orders and packaging done.

New Moon in Aries – April 2021

Queer Witch Tarot - Aries New Moon

Yesterday was the new moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about  medicine of the cosmic wheel, and brought to you by Sharron Basanti of Seeds of Shakti.

1. Aries signals the start of the cosmic wheel in astrology. What medicine is the wheel birthing for the next 12 months?

Ten of Pentacles – All the seeds you’ve taken time to plant will grow and flourish with attention and care.  Pay attention to what you are putting your energy into, where you place your focus, and what you prioritize.  Only those things you are willing to put care into will grow.  The medicine birthed over the next twelve months is in the awareness of your actions, and in making sure you are directing them to what you want to grow instead of in more unhealthy and destructive directions.

2. As spring returns, what dormant energy is awakening within me?

King of Swords – Dominance.  Strategy.  Having the ability to put mind above matter to accomplish what is needed or wanted done.  This is not so much about taking charge, but about putting yourself first and feeling empowered to reach for accomplishment rather than stagnancy.  This accomplishment can be in anything deemed of value, as long as it involves putting yourself first in the process.

3. As a fire sign, how is Aries kindling my inner spark?

The Hierophant – There is a great deal of joy in helping others find their way.  You have a lot of knowledge to share and the combined energies of Aries’ fire and the spark of spring are stirring up those interests and a longing to return to helping others again.  Keep in mind the King of Swords above, and make sure you are not self-sacrificing in the process.

4. How can I break through fears that have held me back?

Four of Wands – Lean into your support system and those that you’ve chosen to surround yourself in.  Your security and stability is threaded through with the presence of these people in your life. Allow them to help you in feeling safe when things feel out of balance.

5. What seedlings of inspiration will the New Moon bless and germinate?

Page of Cups – Creativity and curiosity abounds with this new moon. So too does your intuition. Over the next couple of weeks, make sure that you are tapping into these qualities. They thrive in the fresh and clean energy that the new moon fosters, and now is the time to explore.

6. Message from the Ancestors and Guides.

The Magician – You’ve got this.  You have what you need to embrace the energy this new moon holds.  You have what is needed to move forward into the future and turn it into what you want it to be rather than following old patterns and methods.  The Magician card comes up a lot in the “messages from ancestors and guides” readings.  They are your cheerleaders, and they’re here to cheer you on as long as you’re willing to do the work.

DECK USED:  QUEER WITCH TAROT