Responsibilities Come First

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Smoke, Ash & Embers TarotToday’s draw is the Emperor card, which is traditionally a representation of “big dick energy”.  Right so that’s a very modern way of saying what this card represents, which is to say the Emperor is about authority, leadership, structure, and responsibility with a focus on the “greater good”.

Here in this image we see a dragon perched atop his throne looking over his territory.  He holds treasure in one hand and roars his vitality and power into the night for all to hear and acknowledge.

The imagery in this card is all about claiming what’s yours.  It says, “Own it. Do it. Get it good.”  As today is an orders day, it is a reminder that I need to pour my energy into the responsible acts that come with running my business… with the knowledge that after tonight (well, and my drive north tomorrow) I’ll be on vacation.  Not yet… but soon.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheFebruaryTarot Kindred Spirits Challenge Prompt
Question for February 17th
: What is my ancestral calling in my soul’s current journey?
{Draw three cards and use their meaning to describe your calling.}

Love Story Oracle CardsReading Summary: Learning to (Effort) forgive myself my mistakes and trespasses (Forgiveness) and trust that things will turn out okay even when it doesn’t feel like they will (Trust).

Take Away: My family carries a legacy of blame and shame that has been handed down from one generation to the next throughout my father’s side of the family.  It was used to keep children in line, used to keep adults in line, and used to suppress individuality and free choice.  In me, it comes out in the way that I am so cruel to myself when I make mistakes, or when things happen that feel like I’ve fucked up.

These cards indicate that my ancestors wish for me to break this pattern, and that to do so requires not just effort and forgiveness, but trust that even without punishment for the perceived wrongs I might have done, things will turn out alright in the end.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for February 17th
: Where have you been settling for “good enough” in your life?

Smoke, Ash & Embers TarotReading Summary: At times when you are feeling vulnerable and uncertain (The Moon), you have a habit of standing back from the fray (Five of Wands Rx) instead of standing strong and making sure shit stays fair balanced between all involved (The Emperor).

Take Away: The thing is?  Your moral compass requires fairness and balance. It’s very demanding of this fact, not just in how you are treated but also in how others are treated.  Nepotism, favoritism, and preferential treatment are not okay and will drive you up the wall.  As well, acts of disrespect and rudeness will send you into the fray to sort things out and return things to balance… except when you are feeling vulnerable and uncertain.  When you are imbalanced on the inside, it’s hard for you to step in, and when you do? You feel as if you are overreacting, which is not the case but you can’t help feeling that way.

For this reason, during these times of imbalance within yourself, you often have to avoid stepping in and leave things alone.  Accept that it’s “good enough” that you noticed and may be able to come back to it later rather than dealing with it at the moment.


Daily Self Kindness

I took time to make a list of everything I have to get done tomorrow on my trip, so that I don’t have to overload my brain by trying and remember it all in my head and end up forgetting something as a result.

One thought on “Responsibilities Come First

  1. Wow this card is gorgeous. Gotta love that big dick energy. Mine man. All mine.
    There’s no an even more boastful comment on the tip of my tongue but I’ll leave that one alone but to say… I got all the energy you need baby boy.

    Damn you drive me wild

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