Success Lives Outside the Box

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Crimson Eye TarotToday’s draw is The Hierophant Rx atop the Death card. Traditionally, the Hierophant is about tradition, learning the old ways, and knowledge that is passed down overtime from one generation to the next. Reversed, this card often means there is a need to break free of tradition and think outside the box.

The Death card is traditionally a representation of organic change that happens over time. It’s the type of change that develops slowly and can often be seen coming, even if we decide to ignore it instead of face it head on.

I don’t usually take two cards for my card of the day pull, but when these landed on the table they did so definitively and it felt right. And so… here we are.

Today’s pull is about rearranging my living room in order to get shelves put up in the summer. It’s something that I have been thinking about quite a lot over the last week as I plot and plan what I want to do, and have been planning in the back of my mind for the last couple of years.

These cards are an indication that I need to think outside the box in concern to how to get my plans to work. Most specifically, the fact that I want to put the TV over the fireplace, which will take a bit of planning and brainstorming if there are no studs behind that wall as I suspect is the case.

Today’s cards are a reminder that these changes are possible, but they’re going to take a bit of ingenuity, new perspectives, and outside the box ideas in order to accomplish.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
: Are all emotions irrational?

Intuitive Night Goddess TarotReading Summary: True emotion is born in the heart (Ace of Cups), and does not come from the head (The Sun). This means that by their very nature emotions are not logical, as the heart is a mystery (The Mystic).

Take Away: We can use our head to puzzle out emotions and make them look rational and logical, but that is not how the heart works. In this way, emotions are always irrational, even if our brains are able to rationalize them after the emerge.


Personal Inquiry (Not a Challenge Prompt) in Relation to Today’s COTD
Question: Will the “TV above the fireplace” thing work out?

Crimson Eye TarotReading Summary: Collaborate with (Three of Pentacles) people that have been doing this for a long ass time (The Hierophant) and you will be happy with the end results (Ten of Cups).

Take Away:  I’m in the process of looking for a carpenter to help me in this part of the transition process.  These cards indicate that I’m on the right track, and to not try doing this by myself, but seek out help from a professional to make sure it gets done right.


Daily Self Kindness

I took some time to read through and think over this info-graphic by Persephone’s Sister today. She has a point and it feeds into the fact that I have a habit of “putting off” the day-to-day self care tasks far too often and waiting until I need them instead of doing them regularly in order to prevent reaching that point in the first place. It was a new perspective on this problem that I struggle with that I think might help, in the end, with me getting on track with doing more regular self care practices.

Crisis Control vs Self-Care by Persephone's Sister

Weekly Creativity Prompt – Judgement

Prompt: Pull the card from your deck(s) that matches the card posted below. Compare the imagery between the card provided and the card from your own deck. How would you read them differently and why? Share your card(s) with us and your interpretation differences between the imagery on them cards.

Tarot of the Hidden Spirit - Judgement - Life RenewedTarot of the Hidden Realm – There is more than rebirth in this card. There’s hope.  Hope in the features of the girl and in her seeking gaze, as well as in the delicate unfurling of the seedling in her hand. She offers new life, rich and tender, bright and strong.  New life that will grow into a mighty oak, strong and resilient, if given the chance.  In this card I see the promise of greatness… if we are willing to believe in it and foster it’s growth within us.

The Spacecaster Tarot, Irish Mythology Tarot, I 22 Arcani Fiabeschi

The Spacecaster Tarot – Maat’s scales lie in the background of this card, indicating that the imagery is about being a good person, for it is only then that one’s heart can be weighed against a feather and come out on top. In the foreground, two figures with multiple eyes tell us that we are always watched, and there is nothing you can hide from your own heart. This card asks… What are you doing that is a weight on your heart? Stop pretending it is okay, listen to your heart and make the reparations necessary to lift that weight.

Irish Mythology Tarot – [The oghams on the sides of this card read Nuada.] Depicted in this card is Nuada Airgetlám, a king that lost his arm and his throne, only to be given a new arm by the gods and come back to reclaim his throne once more. It is a story of redemption and homecoming. In this card I see a message that speaks of what you’ve lost along the way on life’s path. What has been left behind that, if reclaimed, can make you feel whole once more?

I 22 Arcani Fiabeschi – Here we have a very classical image of the judgment card, but instead of the figures below looking up towards Gabriel who’s blowing his horn to call them home, they are focused on each other. The figures below are so focused on the physical world around them, that they discount the spiritual side of themselves and of life. This card begs the question… what elements of life are you ignoring that would help you to develop into the person that you want to be?