Identifying Potential

Today’s meditation was skipped because J showed up just about the time I was lying down and told us we had to go right -then- in order to make the dinner reservations he’d made to use up the expiring gift card his boss gave him.  So yeah.  I went from lying down to meditate, to rushing into a tie and jacket ensemble so we could go eat fancy for free.

Witchy Cat Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Emperor card, which is traditionally a representation of responsibility, leadership, authority, and making decisions for the greater good.

Again (third day in a row?) the cards of encouragement today are all about expectations.  Specifically, the expectations that we put upon ourselves.  The demanding, perfectionist, even cruel expectations we demand from ourselves.

The thing is?  No matter how much responsibility we have, or how much we need to get done?  There’s always going to be room for improvement.  That doesn’t mean that we’re doing a bad job.  It just means that there’s always room for more growth.   So don’t look at that space we have yet to expand into and improve upon as a flaw.  It’s not a flaw… it’s potential.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheOctoberTarot #SeasonoftheWitchChallenge Prompt
Question for October 3rd

Persona 5 TarotEver mind the rule of three, what I send out [a card to represent what you need to focus on this month]

Three of Coins – Teamwork. Working together towards a common goal. As the preparations for the holiday rush start to come underway, it’s important to remember to work together instead of trying to take everything onto my own shoulders.

Through teamwork with L and Z, a great deal more can be accomplished and we can all feel involved in the process.

Comes back to me [draw three cards]

More of a sense of adventure in my work (Le Mat), and less overwhelm (Ten of Wands Rx) throughout the ups and downs that the future holds (La Roue de Fortune).

That teamwork allows me more rest, and more freedom to have fun instead of just slog forward.  There’s no longer a need to flirt with the edges of burnout on a continual basis, and although my enthusiasm is still recovering from the years of abuse doing just that, these cards indicate that I have an opportunity this year by working with L and Z, to get a little of that joy and adventure back.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2021 Challenge Prompt
: Do Spread #1
Question: How am I going to feel about where I currently live once the condo across the street is finished?

Witchy Cat TarotReading Summary: You’re going to feel like it’s time to move on (Three of Wands), which may not be a bad thing (The Sun) if you can find something that suits you better (Seven of Cups).

Vertical line symmetry between the first and second card connect the concept of moving on with the struggle of finding something suitable to move on to.

Green, lush and warm and absent from the previous two cards is verdant in the Sun card, indicating that if I can find that perfect fit (the color of the cups in the center card matching the sunflowers in the Sun) that joy will then be the result.

Take Away: NOT the fucking answer I wanted to hear damnit.

Something has changed since I asked this question about six months or so ago. Perhaps the plans for the building were adjusted between then and now or something. Whatever has changed, it has shifted the future outcome that was in the previous reading.

In this reading we see a high likelihood that I’m not going to be happy living here anymore once the building across the way is done, and that there will be a great deal of effort in finding something that will suit my needs to transition into.

I fucking hate moving.  I know this place is a bit small for my needs, but I’m not thrilled at the idea of moving. Who knows… maybe there will be further shifts between now and then.  I’ll just have to wait and see… and maybe just keep an eye on the kind of real estate coming available in my area.  You know, just in case.


Daily Self Kindness

I had the most amazing dinner.  Baked garlic and cheese shrimp, a mixed greens salad, medium rare steak tenderloin, twice baked potato, roasted vegetables, and a delicious ice cream cake dessert. Even the bread was spectacular. The food was SO good.  The bill was just a bit over $200, but we ended up paying about $15 each cuz of J’s gift card.  I’m so glad I went.

Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

Черное Таро, Oracle of Nightmares, Halloween Oracle

EarthThe Emperor and Imagination – Use your imagination this week to stay on top of things that are your responsibility. A bit of predictive projection about what is to come is not a bad idea right now.

AirQueen of Wands and Illumination – Be sure that you are staying aware of your inner narratives this week and bringing to light what’s going on inside your head. Make it a focus… even your main focus wouldn’t be a bad idea this week. You need this awareness right now for things to go smoothly later.

WaterWheel of Fortune and The Shadow – Be aware that with Gid going away soon, you’re going to have a lot of doubts and worries that’ll be running rampant this week. Lots of ups and downs as concerns that are usually not an issue now arise to screw with you emotionally. Keep in mind that this is a reaction to that upcoming vacation and not based in reality.

FireEight of Pentacles and Disquiet – Don’t let restlessness push you into working yourself to death this week. This is very likely your last few days off until the end of December.

WaningHearth atop Lady de los Muertos – Be sure that you don’t let the changes going on right now as the transition towards the holiday rush slides into full swing draw you from your sense of comfort and security this week.

WaxingJack-O’-Lantern – Shore up on your protections and check your wards. Make sure everything is in place and ready for the “time of inattention” that the holiday rush can cause.

Take Away – I need to take this week to get as much recuperation as I can while I have the chance, and not allow my restlessness for the holiday rush cause me to take for granted this time. There is also a reminder here about staying positive, and staying aware of what’s going on in my head so that I can course correct any negative inner narrative going on instead of allowing it to get out of hand and drag me down.