Do What You Can

Today’s meditation was skipped, although I settled in for some piriformis exercises and have been doing some deep breathing off and on throughout the day to work on keeping my anxiety under control.

Luna's Dark Angel TarotToday’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of success, especially the sort of success that garners public recognition, people pleasing, high praise from others, and public accolades.

Although the figure in this card’s imagery is successful and holds their laurel wreath high, their head is bowed at an angle that suggests that their success is hard won and the weight of that battle weighs upon them.

The message here in this card is a reminder that you are not entirely helpless, even when it feels like it. Make those happy that you can. You’re limping, but not dead yet.

This is about the issues with Etsy, and a reminder that although I cannot reply to customer inquiries at the moment, renew sold out items, process returns or refunds, etc.  I can continue to fill orders.  It’s a reminder to do what I can until I can once more do everything needed.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
: Do Spread #2
Topic: Current security issues with Etsy.

Luna's Dark Angel TarotReading Summary: You feel completely undermined (King of Pentacles Rx) at the moment and more than a little betrayed (Imagery in the Ten of Swords). It echoes back to how you felt with the PayPal debacle (Four of Cups atop Three of Swords). Take this as a time to chill (Four of Swords) until balance can be restored (Six of Pentacles).

There is a reminder in the color correlation between the Cups in the Six of Cups and the Coins in the Six of Coins, combined with the direction that the figure in the cups faces as if looking to the pentacles figure’s juggling.  It is a reminder that just because you were treated so poorly in the past issue with PayPal does not mean you will receive the same treatment this time around.

The green in the Four of Swords bleeds into the bottom right corner of the Three of Swords, a reminder that times of struggle and disappointment are a time to take a step back. To rest, meditate, and recuperate from the shock and pain of the struggle, trial, or test you have been confronted with. This green then flows upward into the Ten of Swords, indicating that to not heed that need for rest can make things far worse in the end.

The orange glow that is shared between the Four of Swords and the King of Pentacles Rx then offers promise that taking the rest needed can help restore a sense of balance and groundedness, even when dealing with said trials, tests, and struggles.

Take Away: The cards have been saying this a lot over the past few days. Rest.  Recover.  Recharge.  It’s hard for me to let go of control and ease myself away from an issue.  I’m so geared towards picking at things until I fix them that not getting anywhere with the picking causes a lot of anxiety. I need to take a breath and step back, letting things sort themselves out in their own time. It’s much harder this time around than it sounds.


Daily Self Kindness

Lots of good crying in play with Gideon today.  Heartrending stuff.  But… I actually feel like I needed the cry, and feel a bit better after having done so.

❤️ 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?

Luna's Light Angel Tarot, Love Story Oracle Cards, Cute Little Lenormand

EarthEight of Wands and Regret – Go Now or you’ll regret it.  This reading was done just before J dragged you out to a walk in nature, and these cards are an encouragement to get that nature time.  You need it. You need more of it, so make sure that Saturday isn’t the only day you go out and spend some time among the trees.

AirAce of Cups and Patience – Be kind and patient with yourself and these emotions that have risen up. Remember that what you’re feeling is temporary, and will pass.  It’s not the end of the world, even if it might feel like it right now, and in the end the good feelings will come back… you just need to have a little patience.

WaterFive of Coins and Mystery – Make sure you’re not allowing the unknown to feel like it’s the end of the world. You’ve been doing a lot of that lately. Your issues with uncertainty and instability are creating an overreaction and dooms day thinking.

FireTwo of Hearts and Effort – Allow your loved ones to connect with you and help lift you up. Let yourself lean on them. It’s okay to need help when it gets too much for you alone, and right now? It’s too much.  It doesn’t matter that it’s not physical work that’s overburdening you… they can still help.

WaningChild and Mountain – There’s a lot of new things going on in your life right now that are blocked in one way or another. IKEA not having the shelves you need in stock, and Etsy’s security issues causing business problems while you’re trying to get things back on an even keel, being at the top of the list. These cards indicate that those obstacles are going to start easing up during this week, allowing for movement once more to resume.

WaxingShip and Anchor – The energy and feelings of finding “safe harbor” are coming. You need to focus on the things that will help further these feelings instead of allowing yourself ton continue to dwell on the “unanchored” uncertainty of feeling adrift.

Take Away – Subdrop and an approaching MDE… this situational depression overlapping these other issues is more of a struggle than I’m used to, even in the deepest of MDEs. I find myself struggling to function at all, when all I want to do is hide away, sleep, and cry.

Today’s reading is a road map to finding myself a better “place” to “stand” emotionally.