Go Play Outside

Today’s meditation was skipped again today. I’ll try again tomorrow. I woke up to the small of food today and it had me heading to the kitchen instead of lingering to meditate.

Somnia Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Empress card, which is traditionally a representation of nurturing, the earth, mother energies, fertility, abundance, and the sacred feminine.

Here in the imagery of this card, we see the inside taken out. Wet grasslands and standing water combine for me with the spiderwebs in the affirmation card to speak to me a specific message.

“It’s time to get outside. Take your camera and go for a walk in the woods.”

For me, this is a place of renewal and play, of mystery and breathtaking beauty. And spending time among the trees, especially on a damp and foggy day like today, is a kiss of gentle restoration… a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively.

I will make sure I get some time outside today.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 21st

Terra VolatileIn what area do I need to ask for help of those around me?

Ten of Coins and Page of Coins – Getting things done for work, so that we start off the holiday season right and are working towards the best outcome possible. I brought a good deal of work with me to do, and need to remember that I don’t have to do it all myself. L and Z are both here with me after all.

How can I best ask for help?

King of Cups and Five of Wands – Motivate them through their desire to succeed and personal pride in doing things well. Look for those times they need a distraction or some alone time, and provide for those emotional needs by giving them something to do.

By asking for help I allow myself to:

Temperance and Page of Cups – Moderate my own expenditure of time and energy, and stay open emotionally. My tendency with emotional moments is to retreat and close down. Giving some of the work to them means less for me to use as an excuse to retreat and close myself off.


#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
: Do Spread #1
Question: How is she going to handle her time alone out here in the woods over the remainder of the year?

Somnia TarotReading Summary: There are plenty of people in her life to help her and she won’t be shy about getting that help when she needs it (Strength). Having this time alone will allow her time to process her grief in a healthy way and come out on top of it in the end (Ace of Cups).

She will not be shy about using others feelings of condolences to help her in thriving. (King of Cups).

Take Away: I was worried she would sink into her sadness and the loneliness of being out here all alone in the woods. The cards here indicate that she will reach for processing her emotions, as well as help from others when she needs it.

I still plan on calling her daily once we’re back home tho.


Daily Self Kindness

I got out my camera and took some pics today out in nature.

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?

Dancing In the Dark Tarot, Jeremy Miranda Oracle Cards, Power Animals Oracle

EarthTemperance – Take time this week to slow down. It’s okay that you’re not getting everything done that you might have planned. Physically speaking, taking things slow is the best thing for you right now. There is also guidance here to take things slow getting your new card (to be picked up tomorrow) set up.

AirThe Star – Stay hopeful. Stay open to optimism. Do not allow negative self talk to drag you under and sour your emotions. Keep a cool head and take things at a slow pace.

WaterSix of Pentacles – Sometimes the small kindnesses you give others are in fact a warm and welcoming light in a cold night. For now, focus on providing that light, and taking sips of the comfort offered to you in turn.

FireSix of Swords – When your world begins to feel as if it is cracking and crumbling, make sure you are getting out in nature. It is through your time in the shadows of the wet woods that you find peace and restoration.

WaningThe Deer – Timidity and hesitation are not going to be helpful for you right now. Note how the deer walks with caution, how she paused often and is skittish in the extreme. These qualities have their place, but that place is not here in the week to come.

WaxingThe Kite – Spread your wings and seek to look outside yourself this week. Be open with others instead of closing yourself off and shutting people out.

Take Away – The cards for this week are providing me with advice on how to deal with and navigate my grief, while being supportive of others in my life that are also grieving.