Celebrating Connections

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was another moment of quiet time with breathing exercises and piriformis stretches.

Animals Divine TarotToday’s draw is the Two of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of union and connection with others on an emotional level. This is often a card that indicates the budding of a new relationship with another, although not always romantic in nature, where both parties connect through emotion or creative pursuits that align.

I’m a big fan of otters.  I love their energy and their flexibility, their speed and the way that they move seems like a celebration rooted in joy. Here we see two river otters that swim and circle around each other, like a watery dance of fluid movements and twining bodies.

The imagery in this card speaks to me of celebration and connection… and celebration of connections.  it’s a reminder that we can’t get on with everyone, and we need to appreciate and, in fact, celebrate those that we find in life that  we connect well with and love.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot Wheel of 22 Challenge Prompt
s for January 21st thru 23rd

Animals Divine TarotWhat are my current strengths? (Draw three cards.)

Ace of Swords – You are always full of new and innovative ideas.

Three of Wands atop Five of Cups – Making the choice to lean into optimism (which is not necessarily a natural/comfortable fit for you) as you move forward, instead of falling back on pessimistic tendencies.

The Lovers – Using good judgement, even when it sometimes means consulting with Gideon or taking a moment to consider what Gid would say/think, and allowing his love to guide you in matters where you waver or feel uncertain (which is especially prevalent when confronted with self destructive tendencies).

How should I use my strengths to manifest my best 2022? (In relation to the strength above.)

Ace of Pentacles – A new perspective on comfort and stability is needed this year, and your ability to come up with new and innovated ways of seeing things is definitely something that can help you in this area.

Queen of Wands atop Five of Swords – This ability and willingness to choose optimism over pessimism will allow you to stay motivated, even during times when you come up against tests and trials along your path.

Eight of Pentacles – If the answer is to let something go or walk away from something, try to listen instead of balking. You are doing a lot of restructuring this year, and there are some things you have to let go of to make room for what you want to accomplish.

How can my strengths add value to the lives of others? (In relation to the strength above.)

King of Wands – When you share these new ideas with others, you then inspire them others to follow your lead. This means that over time you end up with an entire army of supporters there to march in your footsteps and support your inspirations.

The Star – It inspires hope and positivity in others. You might think at times that the “lean into optimism” thing is feeling a bit over the top, but it’s not as extreme as you think it is… and it inspires others that witness you making the effort and understand you are making a conscious choice to change how you see and deal with things.

King of Cups – It makes Gideon feel good to know he is a part of tour life in so many ways. His influence is good for you, and yours is good for him as well.


Daily Self Kindness

I took it easy today.  I really didn’t want to, but… I thought today was a good day for it so… that’s what I did.  The only “work” type of stuff I did today was filling up a cart full of stuff I’d been trying to sell on eBay to be taken somewhere to be donated.  I also emailed a local senior center and an abused women shelter’s business contact to see if either of them would like some of the donations before I take the rest to the Salvation Army.

❤️ 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?

Animals Divine Tarot, Tailors Storytelling Game Cards, Mythical Folklore Lenormand

EarthQueen of Pentacles and Discover the Treasure – This week is a time to look for the boon.  You’ve done well with getting finances in order and you’re strategizing your way to a more organized home.  But there’s more to be found and more to be had.  Take time to explore and discover what these boons you’ve not yet found might be, and use your practical nature to put them to use for your benefit.

AirThree of Cups, Soldier atop Find True Home – Make sure you are reflecting on what makes home… home.  Reflect on the truth in the fact that it’s about those you surround yourself in. Home is not a place… it’s a feeling.  It’s a feeling that you only get in the company of certain people.  Now is a good time to connect with who those people are and appreciate that comfort and camaraderie that they provide.

WaterEight of Cups and Choose the Path – If it’s not working?  Let it go. Just do it.  It’s okay to decide that what once held sentimental meaning has faded over time and that something is now just a dust collector instead of something of emotional value.   As you go through the things you are donating over the week ahead, keep this in mind.

Fire – Six of Swords atop The Tower, Tyrant – Again we see an encouragement to choose a direction and move away from what isn’t working, although in this case it is very clear what isn’t working is people treating you like shit.  Don’t let anyone tear your confidence or compass down.  It’s not okay.  You can turn and walk away from that shit at any time, so do it sooner rather than later.  No reason to stick around and listen.

WaningLetter and Whip – These cards echo upon the Fire position above, and they are about walking away from crappy news that turns into self flagellation. Do not allow how others deliver their opinions to drag you down and make you harder on yourself.

WaxingShip and Mountains – Delays and more delays.  You’re going to struggle with the path forward to getting to where you want to go this week.  Instead of allowing the hurdles and delays to feel like obstacles, use them to direct your attention to other things that you can do in the meanwhile.

Take Away – Purging the bad and letting go, combined with seeking out the comfort and familiarity of those that you love and are familiar with are the theme of this week.  Whether it’s things that aren’t doing it for you anymore or people’s words that could be hurtful, leave them behind instead of letting them stick around and be in the way.  Instead, turn your focus towards family and friends, support and comfort.