Make Room For Both

Today’s meditation was not a triumph, but an effort all the same.  I did lie down, and I did try.  I couldn’t quite get my brain to shut the fuck up, nor could I manage to focus on my breath for more than a few seconds at a time, but I did make the effort for a good fifteen or twenty minutes.

Dragon Companions Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the King of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s intellect, education, aspirations, and communication. This often translates into themes that have to do with professional acumen, authority figures in the education sector, cunning strategists, and those skills that are often referred to as having a “silver tongue”.

The thing about the King of Swords is that the energy of this card is often measured and restrained. Like chess, each move made is thought out and planned. Strategy is often a theme involved here, and strategy requires forethought and planning.

The affirmation card then encourages us to “run free” which speaks of allowing yourself time to step away from this  more strategized and structured approach to life, and allowing the freedom to be spontaneous now and then.  To enjoy time away from this mindset, time to enjoy life and the world around you without needing to plot the course as you go.  Other than when hiking? I’ve always struggled in this area.  I’ve struggled at that mentality of freedom without plans and plotting and strategy.  Today’s cards are a reminder that these opposites can live in harmony.  You can give yourself both.  They may mix like oil and water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make room in your life for both.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 2

Secret Woods Cards and Tarot of the Mystic SpiralWhere am I asked to give space or make space for myself?

Performer and The Magician – It’s okay to seek approval. Stop looking down on yourself for this, and instead start seeing it as a useful tool to inspire.

How can creating space for this help me on my journey?

Empath and Judgement atop Knave of Cups – In letting others see your learning journey as you create what you want out of life while continuing to follow the guidance of your moral compass, you inspire others to try the same. It allows them to see what is possible and reach for their own dreams.


#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
for November 2nd: Advice I need to hear at this time concerning my personal happiness.

Dragon Companions TarotReading Summary: Prioritize a more nurturing attitude towards yourself and things will flourish with less strife and struggle (Queen of Pentacles). You don’t have to push so damn hard (Temperance) and always be up in arms (Seven of Wands) to get where you want to go in life (The World).

Take Away: I can’t figure out why I equate trial and struggle with success, but this isn’t the only reading lately that has essentially told me “work smarter, not harder”.

“Smarter” includes caring for myself better so that I can put my energy into the things I want without feeling so drained during or after doing so.  It means giving myself those things I need to replenish my energy, my positivity, and keep myself uplifted.


Daily Self Kindness

I finally got some time with Gideon today.  We played going trick-or-treating, which is something I’ve been looking forward to doing with him for… at least two months.  It was so nice and the time with him was so… good.

Lenormand Reading – Monthly Key Spread

Weekly Key Spread - Lumière Lenormand

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

Crossroads – There is no external guidance here, only an encouragement to follow your gut.  Make sure that you are checking in with your moral compass, and allow it to lead when you feel uncertain or like you are waffling.

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

Child – Look at the rush to come as something new and exciting instead of as something to dread the arrival of.  You may have done this before, but there’s always potential for new and better experiences with each year that comes.  It doesn’t have to be a repeat of the past.  Make the experience something shiny and new instead.

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

Snake – Your adaptability makes your creativity and magic shine. The fact that you are able to shift and adapt, changing your methods and the details of what you’re doing to adjust to external influences as well as changes in your own trajectory is a skill that elevates your magic, creativity, and manifestation powers.

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

Rider – The universe is ready to give you the burst of forward moving energy that you need to not just get things going, but ride out the rush that is coming.  Don’t worry about lagging behind or not having the energy you need, just focus on keeping that energy flowing on a positive trajectory in all the ways that matter.

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

Clover – Luck is on your side this month and you’d be wise to take full advantage of it while lady luck is shining her bright smile your way. Trust things will turn out okay… and they will.

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

Bear – Protective mama-bear energy is on the rise right now. Make sure that you are directing that aggression and protective instinct in constructive ways.

Emergence Pt 2: What are you expanding towards?

Man – Responsibility and strength. Stand strong in the storm to come, be steady and dependable for those around you.  Steer the ship forward using the advice above, and everyone (as well as everything) will fall into place.