Snuffing Out Candles

Today’s meditation was skipped. (Not a surprise, right?)

The Somnia Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Nine of Wands, which is traditionally about boundaries, protection, resilience, and the testing of one’s strength and faith.

I get an intuitive hit off of the imagery in both of these cards and how they connect to each other.  This speaks to me in a voice of encouragement, and says that it’s okay to compartmentalize a bit, but not to turn my emotions off.

My business has grown exponentially over the past ten years. And… so have I.   But I forget sometimes that growth isn’t just about effort and work.  In fact, I often try to close off everything but the work and emotion, especially during this time of year when the holiday rush is upon me.

These cards are a reminder that I don’t have to protect myself from my emotions, nor protect my business from them. A bit of compartmentalizing while still allowing them some attention and freedom to breathe will serve me much better than snuffing them out by trying to close them away.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 11th
: Think about something you are truly longing for right now. Why is this important to you? Draw a card (or cards) for feedback on your thoughts.
My Desire: A loved one to recover and be able to go home from hospital safely.

The Crystal Forests Oracle and Personal Space TarotOn the SubjectPeace and Seven of Wands – He’s going to have to make the choice to want to fight instead of giving in. Find him things to fight for and he will be at peace with what needs done to strengthen and recover.

Why It’s Important Altruism and Eight of Pentacles – Because you love him deeply and unconditionally, and you want what’s best for him. Seeing him not living at his best and not filled with his normal confidence bothers you.

Practical AdviceManifestation and The Empress – Be supportive and help him see that there is still more good to come in his life as long as he wants there to be.


Tarot Nerd’s Better Boundaries Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 9th thru 11th

The Somnia TarotHow can I be a better listener?

Six of Coins – Less you, more them. Get out of your own head and give your attention fully to others, instead of allowing your inner dialogue get in the way of giving your full attention.

What does “respect” mean to me?

Five of Coins and The Moon – Respect is making the effort look beyond our assumptions and petty differences in perspective, and beyond one’s secret fears, to see the other side more clearly.

What does “acceptance” mean to me?

Two of Wands – Acceptance is allowing oneself to make plans that include whatever needs accepting. It is about there being a future with [whatever that thing that needs acceptance is] as a part of the path forward.


Daily Self Kindness

I made sure to take a few breaks today to spend time with Gideon in order to break up orders day a bit so that the subdrop wouldn’t just slam me out of the blue (hopefully)

Comfort In My Own Skin Tarot Reading

Comfort In My Own Skin Tarot Spread - R Black Tarot

Where do I seek external validation?

Judgement and Ace of Cups – Sometimes when I tap in to my emotions in this path of emotional growth that I’ve chosen, I need validation from others that these emotions are okay… are normal. Are acceptable. (Mainly because if left up to me alone, I’d consider them not to be.) So much of this new path in emotional growth is unfamiliar that I find myself seeking out Gideon to help me not just translate, but to actually reassure me as I fumble my way along this journey.

What am I being invited to accept about myself?

Son of Swords Rx and The Lovers – It’s okay not to dive in and move fast.  It’s okay to take your time, to savor and enjoy. Even when things are busy.  Even when you feel the urge to push.  Instead of pushing and acting impulsively, allow yourself to stay steady and move with purpose, but at a speed that allows enjoyment.  This is a healthier path, and something you need.

What would happen if I showed my true self?

Four of Cups – This isn’t something you struggle with, but rather that you share so much of yourself.  Sometimes, possibly, to much. You need to make sure to take some time to make sure that your protections are in place.  There is also mention here that in meditation you can find the grounding that you need at this time, not just in work or your emotional growth, but also in your relationships and interactions with others.  More centering means less chaos and less discomfort.

How can I be more comfortable in my own skin?

Father of Wands – Own everything that you do and all that you are, even your mistakes. Apologize as needed.