The Boon In the Bad

Today’s meditation was not guided, although I did actually meditate for once.  (Shocker, right?)  It was more of a relaxing in silence meditation with breathing exercises.  Just… enjoying the moment, the light through the windows, the quiet.

Tarot de Marseille of the New Incarnation and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Seven of Pentacles (7 de Deniers), which is traditionally a representation of slow growth, patience, and sustainability.

In the imagery of this card I see all of that, but I also see assistance through community effort leading, over time, to greater synergy and strength for the community as a whole.

The Thera-Pets card speaks of defeat, and there is a reminder here that trials and tribulations in life are not there to take you down, or take you out. They are opportunities for growth spurts. And over time, just as a child grows into adulthood, so too do we grow into something more (and better) than we were before with the benefit of these growth spurts. But, this  process takes time, and an openness to learn from our experiences. Instead of just discounting them as “something that happened to me”.

Carrying this theme forward into that extra message I see in the 7 de Denier’s imagery today, the stronger you become… the stronger those around you become. By discounting your experiences, you are not just weakening yourself and your potential for growth, but weakening those around you in the process as well.

Thus, when you take the time to sort through your experiences, learn from them, grow from them, and find strength in them… you strengthen not just yourself, but also those around you.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheSeptemberTarot Rise and Fall Prompt
Questions for September 1st thru 3rd

Rustic Oracle and W.S. TarotWhat is a major theme for me this month? (draw a major arcana card)

The Empress – Nurturing, grounding, and making sure that you’re getting what you need this month in the different aspects of your life. Now is the time to shore up on your rest and your strength.

What is a minor theme for me this month? (draw a minor arcana card)

Four of Wands – Finding pleasure and contentment in home. This is not just about the place where you live, but also where your heart resides.

What energies are here to support me throughout this month?

Wheel, Two of Pentacles Rx atop Page of Cups – Don’t think that you can juggle your emotional growth at the same time as your other responsibilities right now. You need to choose, at least for September, to carry on with your growth and not worry too overly much about the rest just yet.

Fire and Death – As the month continues, you will be able to slowly begin to transition into the goals and ambition that you need in order to prepare for the holiday rush. There’s no need to jump in quickly, so don’t get ahead of yourself.

Lantern and Wheel of Fortune – Keep in mind that just because opportunities are there doesn’t mean that you have to jump at them. If they’re meant to be, they’ll come back around again during a time when you’re more ready for them and will have more room on your plate to fit them in.


#DiscordTarotholicsSep2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question
: What is humanity’s biggest mistake?

Tarot de Marseille of the New IncarnationReading Summary: Forgetting that the world is full of joy (Le Sol Rx), and neglecting yourself and others as punishment (L’Imperatrice Rx) for mistakes and failures (5 de Baton imagery) instead of taking a moment to see what can be learned from the experience (Le Pendu).

Take Away: This answer, interesting enough, is an echo of the message in my COTD practice for today (and yesterday).  It indicates that humanity’s biggest mistake is not learning from our mistakes and failures, but instead shutting down anything positive you could gain from the experiences by focusing too deeply on the negative.


Daily Self Kindness

I’ve been popping Ibuprofen and Imodium all damned day trying to get my headache and bowels under control. I’d say that neither of them are working, but I’m not willing to stop taking them to experience just what life would be like with out them… because if they -are- working and I’m currently experiencing the muffled version, god forbid what the full experience would be like.

Morning Bonus Read – Monthly Key Spread

Monthly Key Spread - Tempus Fugit Lenormand

Key to Your Heart: What will Guide you to make decisions that are aligned with your heart and your truths this month?

The Whip and The Book – Make sure you are focusing on getting things in order and not screwing off or fucking around this month.  Although the work side of things is not yet upon you, it’s time to start getting your ducks in a row when it comes to making a plan, detailing out what needs to be done, and gearing up for the mindset needed to dive into holiday prep.

[Side Note: Whenever I see the whip and the book together, it makes me think of those teacher nuns with the rulers and the knuckle slaps? No, this is not something I’ve personally experienced, but it very much is what comes to mind when these two cards come together.|

Anchor: What will ground you in the face of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and existential dread in general?

Feminine Energy – Look to the women in your life for support when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. L is still around and willing to help in any way she can, but you have to actually be willing to reach out and ask for that help.

Star Wand: What accelerates your magic, creativity, and manifestation powers?

The Letter – You need to make that list that you wrote about the other day. Fill it with your accomplishments, with what you’ve done to improve yourself and your life this year, what you’ve overcome, and the good decisions you have made.

Blessings from the Stars: The Universe has got your back – how will you be supported this month?

The Clover – Luck is on your side.  It might come as a “flash in the pan”, but good fortune will be there for you when you need it most.

One Trick Up Your Sleeve: A life saving idea or inspiration for any unexpected challenge or difficult moments?

The Fox – You were blessed with a quick and clever mind.  Use it. Pay attention to what’s going on around you, keep in mind the motives of others, and use your cunning mind to stay engaged… and you’ll be fine.

Emergence Pt 1: What is emerging within you / within your reality right now?

The Ring – Commitments and responsibilities are starting to rise up. Make sure you’re not taking on more than you can handle or end up painting yourself into a corner.

Emergence Pt 2: What are you expanding towards?

The Dog – A blast from the past is coming.  This isn’t someone with negative motives or motivations, but rather someone you knew and was a friend returning…. or rather, you are returning to their lives rather than the other way around (although it might feel as if they are coming into your life).