The Time and Place

Today’s meditation was skipped because it felt really good in bed in the “afterglow” of the pain med I took before going to sleep.  Usually when I wake up I’m in so much pain that it’s a relief to get out of the bed.  It was nice to feel so comfortable that I could snuggle in and enjoy it for a little longer.

Abstract Art TarotToday’s draw is the Temperance card, which is traditionally a representation of moderation, balance, and the qualities of patience and moderation.  It can often contain within it elements of the divine, and in the connection we hold with the divine and with the world around us.

The imagery in this card speaks to me of moderation… having a place and time.  It’s like anything else, and there is a time and place for it’s use… and a time and place where it’s use is not going to get you what you want.  I see that in the single paintball shot to the heart.  The angel wears kevlar and there’s no way a shot to the heart would succeed.  A double tap.  A triple?  That wouldn’t work either.  At least not when aiming at the heart.

Like that shot, moderation is only effective if used properly.  Otherwise? It’s just the birth of stagnation.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
: What do you need to focus on for self-care during this new moon?

Bonefire TarotThe World atop The Devil – Make sure that you’re looking at the big picture and where you want to go when confronted with the temptations of your addiction. What’s the point in giving into those temptations if it’s not furthering you in the direction you want to go in and getting you closer to the end goal?

Knight of Wands atop King of Cups – Dive into time with Gideon and let it sweep you away. Tangle yourself up in in the things that you enjoy together.

Nine of Cups – Don’t allow restlessness and discontent to sneak in and poison the waters right now.  Look at all you have and have accomplished.  You’re allowed to feel happy about these things.


GroundedInMagic’s #Lovers2022TarotChallenge Challenge Prompt
: What does love mean to me?

Abstract Art TarotReading Summary: Happiness at home (4 of Brushes) is where long-standing trust is built over time (7 of Stencils), then of course there’s always the connection between you and the one that you love (2 of Buckets) and the support and dominance that he offers (Papa of Buckets).

Take Away: This is different depending on where it comes from, but in both the scenarios mentioned above, the prevailing theme is trust.  Trust that my emotions are accepted and cherished.  Trust that they won’t be used against me, but will be used instead to build something strong and secure between me and those I love.


Daily Self Kindness

Today, for my readings, I used the decks that Gideon surprised me with for Christmas.  It made me feel happy to have him with me in this part of my life, just as he is integrated in so much of the rest of my life as well.

Transitioning from December to January

Fungjai Tarot

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

The High Priestess – You are in the process of reconnecting with your intuition and hidden knowledge.  For the past month, you’ve had to shut everything out and close everything down.  Now, as the month shifts from the holidays into the new year, those closed off parts of you are being welcomed back and opened up once more.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

Princess of Cups atop Seven of Pentacles – This time around, don’t focus so much on the emotional growth itself. It will continue to develop on its own in the background as you focus on other peripheral tasks and issues.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

Five of Cups – Less disappointment in yourself and your life is what you are seeking at this time. There was a great deal of that going on prior to the holiday rush, and it isn’t something you want to return to now that you are surfacing again into the world once more.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

The Star – Watch out for false hope. Pretending everything is fine when it’s not helps no one and can be detrimental.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

The Magician – There’s a lot to be said for being prepared and having a few tricks up your sleeve to turn things in the direction you want them to go.  Don’t discount these factors, as they are a boon that is useful and can help you in finding a greater sense of satisfaction in life.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

Two of Cups atop Nothing – The pain of losing the belief in your mother’s love. This wound has been festering quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) in the background for some time.  This month you discovered just what that motherly love is like and that you are deserving of it, and it’s given you the ability to begin the healing process of these past wounds.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

The Moon – Being in the dark isn’t always a bad thing. Night hikes are amazing, even when you can’t see where you’re going.  Sometimes not knowing really is the better option and can allow you to move forward when otherwise, with all the information before you, you would be frozen and unable to move.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

Queen of Swords – Backlash for the recent visit is coming.

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

The Hierophant – It’s time to reach out to ancestors, spirit guides, and (yes, even) Amalthea. Reach out, connect, listen, and learn.

Message from the Spirit World – You have all of the knowledge and tools needed to connect with the spirit world, and to benefit from the skills and knowledge being offered to you.

Message from the Mind’s World – Your growth is about more than just emotional intelligence. As that expands, so too does your intuition. Don’t place one over the other.

Message from the Physical World – Do not allow insecurities to keep you from connecting with others. That is how people end up old and alone.