A Bit of Salt Makes It Sweeter

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Fool's TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Water (Cups), which is traditionally a representation of emotional satisfaction, contentment, inner happiness, and satiation on an emotional level. It can also be an indication of gluttony, in the right circumstances.

Although I don’t really feel that the imagery in this card really demonstrates the meaning of the card, what I see as the reference for this card is a reminder to enjoy my time off and not allow things like having to go to my aunt’s house to sour my enjoyment or my mood.

You have to put a pinch of salt in the cookie dough to make the sweet taste that much sweeter.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question for February 23rd
: What is love?

Elementary LenormandHouse – Child – Bouquet

Finding happiness and freedom within the embrace of family and a sense of “home”.  When you allow yourself to connect with those around you and find security and a sense of carefree abandon, there is a connection that develops in this nurturing environment.  Love.

These cards indicate that one of the ways in which we find love is through the connection and security of feeling safe and at home with others, nurtured by them as we nurture them in turn.


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for February 1st, 12th, and 22nd

The Fool's TarotWhat does love mean to me?

Eight of Water and Initiate of Fire – Someone that sticks with me even when I am falling apart and departing from the world.  As a suicide risk for a good portion of my life, I’ve found that there are two types of people in the world.  Those that think suicide is a joke and they push you away when you have those urges, and those that love you enough to stick around and try to figure out how to make sure you truly understand that you are loved and that they want you to stay… even need you to stay.

How can I welcome more love into my life?

Seven of Water and Temperance – Don’t put too much on your plate.  You don’t need more, you just need to appreciate what you already have.  Allow it to flourish and enjoy it.

How can I be open to love, but emotionally safe?

Ace of Water and Nine of Water – Love takes time.  It starts as a seed hidden in the soil and needs time to grow and flourish.  Don’t expect it to happen quickly, as it’s a long term investment… not a sprint.


Daily Self Kindness

You won’t believe this, but I actually managed to take a nap at my Aunt’s again today, and nobody interrupted me even though they knew where I went.  I’m shocked.

The Two Meme Tarot Reading

Shades of Magic Tarot

Your current actions.

Knight of Swords – Leaning in, or rather, the seeking if things to lean in to. There is a desire to avoid stagnancy and getting caught up in standing still.

The option you’re currently taking.

The Hermit – Alone time of the healthy sort. And allowing yourself to take this time alone to recharge, and ground yourself. This means more time in nature now that the weather is turning and you can spend more time connecting with the earth on a deeper level. (It’s much easier on the body to spend time laying down upon sun warmed moss, then on frozen ground.)

The option you’re neglecting.

Five of Crystals (Wands) – Conflict and clashes in values with others that could create chips and cracks in your armor. Staying inside and not getting that healthy alone time makes it more likely (and more common) that you might clash with others.

Take Away: These cards are indicating that as long as I am on a path where I am actively pursuing healthy alone time in order to recharge and ground myself, I will be better able to handle conflict and clashes with others in a way that will be healthier for both myself and them.


Page of Cups – You’ve committed yourself to delving into your emotions, learning how to live with them, and even enjoy them, instead of allowing them to drag you down or burying them so that they become neglected. This is a journey of emotional intelligence that you’ve chosen to embark on.

The problem you’re overthinking.

The World – You don’t have to focus so damn hard on where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Relax and enjoy the ride, listen to your intuition and your moral compass, and don’t worry so much about The end of the journey.