Motivation Comes In All Forms

Today’s meditation was skipped.  I just didn’t do it.

Tarot of Haunted House and the How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Knight of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of ones passions, drive, principles, and willpower. As with all wands, this isn’t about a physical thing, but rather about that inner spark of energy that “lights a fire under your ass” and “makes you tick”.

Sometimes?  That fire that’s lit under our ass actually comes from someone else. Today’s cards are a reminder that it’s okay to take inspiration from other’s kind words.  When someone says something that they admire about you, or speaks encouraging words to you, don’t allow them to roll off your back like rain off of a slicker.

Instead, take a moment to enjoy them and let them sink in.  Allow them to lift you up and inspire you. It’s okay to feel good about yourself, and those good feelings, no matter their origins, are a healthy way to spark your inspiration.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheOctoberTarot #SeasonoftheWitchChallenge Prompt
Questions for October 23rd and 24th

The Hollow Wood Game Cards and Old Whispers TarotI know without knowing, I feel in my bones, that this could be one thing, that I am to hone:
Retreating Shadow, Raging Dragon, The Chariot

You need to work on how to better discern when it is time to walk away when things get too hot. There is a great deal of power in a strategic retreat.

Gentle and easy, or passionate thrills, what is a desire, that I should fulfill?
Hearth, Home, Three of Pentacles

Now is the time for you and L to work together and find your groove. Get things ironed out now for the harmony of your home over the busy season ahead.

A message from my spirit guides for me today.

Ten of Pentacles – More gratitude is needed for all that you have accomplished and all that you have.


The #EmbraceYourAlterEgo2021 Challenge for Sacred Grounds Tarot Club
Questions for October 23rd thru 25th

Southern Gothic Oracle and Tarot of Haunted HouseWhat can I expect ahead of a merge between myself and my Alter Ego?
Bottle Tree, Justice atop Two of Cups

A time of kicking myself for my priorities as things feel out of balance, followed by a merging entanglement of two contrasting sides of the same coin that will most easily be sorted out through pause and reflection.

How will this merge help me heal?
Conch Shell and King of Wands

It will help you find your groove in both your passions and responsibilities, as well as in your need for self care activities and adequate rest.

How will this merge help me connect with my intuition?
The Mockingbird and Queen of Cups

As finding your balance always does, it will open up your intuition for easier communication, and allow a more fluid and comfortable connection with the different voices your intuition has to offer in its communication with you. Everything flows better when there’s not a bunch of crap in the way… that includes conflict and opposition between the alter ego and self.


Daily Self Kindness

I forced myself to have my smoothie even though I really wasn’t into putting in the work.  I’m trying to not allow my emotions to dictate so much of what I do…. or, more accurately, don’t do.

Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_0213The Stinky Mystery

Who is it that decided
that cats putting their
butt in your face
is a sign of
love and trust?
For every night
her butt is snuggled
into the hollow
of shoulder and cheek
as she nuzzles in
to the blanket with me
and when she farts
in the direction
of my nose?
I need to know who to blame.

Photo © ZenStatePhotography

Cartomancy Reading – Experiences

The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows: “Experiences are a part of life, big or small, but what we do next will help us even more.I hope you all have a wonderful week, write this one down! You may need it later. ❤️”

Cartomancy with the Haunted Playing CardsWhat experience(s) am I not allowing myself to have right now?

Seven of Diamonds – Slow moving growth.

Eight of Clubs – Getting anywhere fast.

Four of Spades – Recuperative rest.

Take Away: You are spinning your wheels, neither moving quickly in the things you need to do, nor allowing yourself the slow progress of growth. You are also not getting the rest you need to bounce back stronger. All in all, these cards are saying you are stuck in a moment of stagnancy.

How could I use the answer above to shape my next journey?
Five of Diamonds atop Three of Clubs atop Four of Diamonds atop Ace of Spades

There is a need for stability that is lacking right now, and it has wedged itself between your ambitions and your ability to move forward and take action. This need for stability is bred by your scarcity issues, and the only way you are going to break through it is to force yourself to get moving even though you don’t feel like it.  Put away “what you feel like” and just move your ass anyway.

How might this be beneficial to me? Why?
Ace of Clubs atop Ten of Clubs

You need motivation to push you forward, or the scarcity issues you deal with overtake and make you stall out. Once you get moving and get the ball rolling on what needs to be done, it will get easier.