Emotion vs Truth

Today’s meditation was skipped because I overslept.  That is also why my background in my readings done today is that pale oak color.  I brought my cards with me to my aunt’s and did my readings there today, as I woke up really late and had no time to get them done at home before leaving.  And, no time to do the meditation either.

The Dark Mansion Tarot and Thera-Pets Emotional Support Animal CardsToday’s draw is the Knight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of impulsivity, quick and even aggressive mental acuity, ambition, and specifically when it comes to ambition… the drive to succeed.

In this particular card’s imagery, I also see a bit of cockiness in his smirk. This, combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, is an indication of encouragement.

It’s a “you can do this” message.  Yeah, on some days you might not feel as powerful as you do on other days, but it isn’t how powerful you are that fluctuates, only how you feel about yourself and your emotions from one day to the next.   That powerful, experienced, amazingly adaptive individual is there no matter what your emotions are saying to the contrary.  Some days, you just have to dig a little deeper to find their shine.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheOctoberTarot #SeasonoftheWitchChallenge Prompt
Questions for October 10th and 11th

Halloween Oracle and the Deviant Moon TarotAs shadows dance in candlelight, the flame sheds light on what I needn’t hide…

Joy atop Skull of Stars, Six of Pentacles – You are an inspiration to others. They see you and how open you are, how honestly you represent yourself, and how much of yourself that you offer to others, and it gives them hope that they can find such freedom to pursue their own potential and find more joy and enjoyment in their journey .

Raven’s feathers, black as night, show me now,what needs to take flight…

Midnight and Seven of Pentacles – Stop monitoring your progress so very closely. You have other things to do. You need time to process the growth you have accomplished this year, and that processing will go far easier and smoother without you measuring it against a clock.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic for October 10th
: Do Spread #2

The Dark Mansion Tarot

Bat – What is ending at this time that needs my awareness and focus?

Two of Wands – The planning stage of the holiday rush is coming to an end. It’s time to move on from planning and into action taking part of preparation.

Calendula – Who is a loving constant in my life that needs a bit more recognition?

Temperance – Those in your life that help remind you to focus on moderation. It is through those people in your life that you are better able to regulate your more addiction driven and excessive behaviors.

Owl – What do I need to know right now to trust that I’m on the right path?

Judgement – Stay focused on the kind of person you want to become, and what you want in this life, instead of focusing on more current and temporary wants and desires.

Rosemary – What memory from my past needs revisited to guide in my future safety?

Ace of Cups – Remember the beginning… the beginning of your relationship with Gideon, and the beginnings of your journey of emotional growth. These are positive memories that ground you, and remind you of how far you have come.

Black Cat – Where is conformity more of a risk than independent thought?

Six of Pentacles – Only you know how much you are able to give at any given moment. Don’t allow the expectations of others to push you too far and overload your plate.

Wormwood – During this time when the veil is thin, what in my life needs protection?

Six of Swords – You have been working hard at taking a new and healthier path in life on a number of levels from self care and emotional exploration to your work/life balance. Last year, when the veil was thin, your father made this time of year hell. Make sure he isn’t able to grab hold again this year.

Raven – Where can sating my curiosity lead to the resurrection of something I’ve lost?

The Sun – Allow yourself to have more fun, and it will resurrect more of a sense of childlike enthusiasm in your life.


Daily Self Kindness

Oh my god… I ate so much food today at my aunt’s house that I have a food baby.  A food baby that has taken **hours** to go down.  And that in itself is just amazing.

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?

Tarot of Haunted House, Abandoned Oracle, Oracle of the Shapeshifters

EarthKnight of Cups and The Feral Child – Over the past week you have set the groundwork for what you want in the area of your finances and spending. Now is the time to dig in and really make it work for you. Don’t fall back on the old habits, or they will eat away your chances of having what you want any time soon.

AirSeven of Wands and Surprise! – Keep an eye on your six this week. Something is coming that is going to spark feelings of defensiveness, and it will come from an unexpected corner. You might want to take a moment to consider if fighting fire with fire is really the answer.

WaterThree of Pentacles and Crematorium – Don’t hesitate to invite others in to help you this week. Overwhelming yourself by trying to do everything on your own is not healthy for your emotional balance and can have irreversible consequences. Ask for help.

FireThe Empress and Dismemberment – One thing at a time. There is a crapload to get done, but you need to make sure you only focus on one thing at a time. Fragmented focus doesn’t just slow you down, but is destructive to both your well-being and your goals.

WaningMermaid of Immersion – Dawdling and screwing around is no longer an option. You need to release these time wasting (but entertaining) pursuits and train your focus on what is ahead.

WaxingTwo Kitties – There have been some readings lately that indicate you can juggle both your emotions and the holiday rush, but you still have to set one as priority over the other. As the card says… you must choose.

Take Away – The transition into prep for the holiday rush is well and truly underway this week and you need to make sure to keep your eye on the prize.  There’s plenty of room for emotion and other interests, as long as you keep what needs to be your focus as the priority.  Make sure that you’re asking for help!  Falling into old habits is not healthy, either in finances or in how you deal with your responsibilities.