Half Full… and Half Empty

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was a quiet time spent focusing on breathing exercises while doing forearm and piriformis stretches.

Oceana ArcanaeToday’s draw is the Five of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of looking at things from a pessimistic mentality, missing the big picture, and loss of perspective.

It’s interesting that I seem to run into this card most often on order days.  The days when I have to work on orders no matter what… even when I don’t wanna.

On the one hand, having so many is a great sign (especially since I cut back on my advertising budget and things appear to still be going strong regardless… although you can bet I’m watching that like a hawk).   On the other hand? It means less time with Gideon. No nap.  And… sometimes?  A complete lack of motivation to get anything done.

Obviously, the boon outweighs the bad or I wouldn’t be running my own business and keep doing things as I do.  Today’s card is a reminder of those boons.  A reminder to look at the good stuff so that the less enjoyable parts aren’t so difficult to work through.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 17th

Oceana Arcanae

What do you need to focus on for self-care during this full moon?

Know when to (The High Priestess) move out of the way (imagery in the Eight of Pentacles) and let things develop on their own (The Tower).

Sometimes it’s better to let everything crash to the floor than to try and catch it and hurt yourself in the process. Knowing when to act and when to stand back and wait is intuitive, and a skill you have developed over time and need to utilize at the moment.

In Reference ToFour of Wands atop Ace of Pentacles – New developments at home and having that contented and stable atmosphere at home that you prefer. (This is either about Lins getting a job or the hanging of the tv.)

Full moon advice from the Minoan goat goddess Amalthea.

The Ace of Wands landed atop the Ace of Pentacles, speaking of enthusiasm connected to a new project.

The Queen of Pentacles landed atop the Four of Wands and managed to slide  under the High Priestess.

When it comes to your home, you know how you like things and how you want them to be. It’s okay to be motivated and enthusiastic about this new project, just make sure that you are choosing your moments wisely on when to approach it and work on it.

Well that clears that up (about what the first part of this reading was referring to).  This is about the rearranging I want to do at home and the changes I want to make.  Like most things that involve some sort of work or labor, I have a habit of shoving forward.  Not to rush, but because I like to single-mindedly focus.  Drawing things out instead of investing fully and burying myself in it, it’s difficult to stay invested.  That is the encouragement here, though.  Don’t let it take over  your life and all of your focus. Work on it in stages and let it develop over the next handful of months instead.


Daily Self Kindness

Hot cocoa (with mint) during packaging time was a nice change from the norm.  And… I’m really happy with the new mug warmer that I bought for my packaging table, too.

🌕 Full Moon in Cancer – January 2022

Tonight is the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about the medicine within, and brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot by the Moon series.

Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading with the Ethereal Visions Tarot Luna Edition

What emotion wants to be honoured at this time?

The Magician – Your sense of ingenuity and capability. You don’t often recognize and appreciate just how resourceful you are and how this lifts you up in life. That ability provides for you a sense of security that you wouldn’t otherwise have, and it’s something you need to honor a bit more during this full moon.

What emotion am I suppressing?

The Hermit – The longing for alone time to just be with yourself and reflect. Mostly, this is being suppressed because this time of year you are susceptible to depression and it is too easy to slide from healthy alone time into the unhealthy variety. As your Self-Care Saturday reading indicated earlier this week, though, you need to get out in nature and recharge. Ignoring this need won’t make anything better, only letting yourself have that time will.

What action can I take to honour my emotions?

The Chariot – Just do it. Stop fighting against the things that feel uncomfortable and stop shaming yourself.  Honor your emotions by actually giving them room to run and acknowledging that they are important and valid.

What is my higher self asking me to reflect on this full moon?

Eight of Wands – What are you rushing for? Internal anxiety and adrenaline isn’t needed right now to keep you going or to get things done. They’ll get done (and at the same speed) even if you aren’t putting undue pressure on yourself.

How can I slow down and stay in touch with my emotions?

King of Wands – You need to get in touch with what you really want and what you really want to stand for.  Apply this to your own life.