Purification and Repurposing

Today’s meditation was skipped.  I really need to get back on the horse with this.  I tell myself this every day in the evening, and then in the morning I end up skipping again.  It really bothers me that I can’t seem to get myself back into a regular practice with this.

Animal Guides DeckToday’s draw is the Vulture card. This is a card from an oracle deck, so there is no traditional meaning. There is, on the other hand, the common metaphysical meanings that come with this animal spirit, which includes life cycles and death, resourcefulness, scavenger mentality, and purification.

This animal asks us to take a look at our habits and our methods in life.  Where can we do better to reduce waste?  What can we recycle or reuse that we’re wasting instead?

Whether we are shedding possessions from our lives, or looking to step up in our environmental responsibilities, today’s card is about examining how we can do better.  How can we bring new life to old things, purify them, and repurpose them into something useful or better rather than simply tossing them aside or throwing them out?


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for February 28th
: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!

Animal Guides Deck

What animal represents something I lack at this moment?

Snowy Owl – Clarity. There is sneaky shit going on around you and in the current clouded state that you find your mind to be in right now, you are not able to see things clearly and make the precision judgement necessary to deal with things as you normally would.

What animal represents my current energy best?

Hummingbird – Trusting and grateful. Busy.  Perhaps a little bit too trusting. You have the ability to find great joy in the little things that are pleasurable to you, but you need to pay attention to them in order to do so… otherwise you are starving yourself of the sweetness and joy that life has to offer.

What animal energy am I asked to embody right now?

Hyena – There is strength in independence and in thinking for yourself.  Don’t allow naysayers and the judgements of others to silence your voice. When you are misunderstood or misinterpreted?  Remember not to shoulder -all- of the blame by yourself.  If you are speaking your truth openly and clearly, part of the onus lies with those willing to believe the worst of you rather than making the effort to understand what you’re trying to say.

What animal can help me give closure to something in my past?

Dragonfly – Don’t lose sight of the fact that you view the world through your perceptions and experiences, and everyone else views their life through theirs.  It’s okay to not always be able to see things from within their shoes… that you’ve tried to do so is enough.

What animal can aid me in my present dealings?

Cat – Remember that you can be graceful even in the moments when you are stumbling, fumbling, or falling.  You are dexterous and flexible, with a great deal of adaptability under your hat  when you need it. This means that when you run into road blocks, hurdles, and obstacles in your path, you have the ability to adapt and keep moving instead of being held back by these issues.

What animal can guide me towards the desired outcome of my goals?

Wolf – Structure, ritual, and routine are not your enemy.  They can help you to set yourself free for more enjoyable aspects of life if you utilize them to your benefit.


Daily Self Kindness

I went to the chiropractor today, and I finished pulling the rest of the decks for March.  I also spent a huge portion of today with Gideon, which was wonderful.

📆 Transitioning from February to March

Shades of Magick Tarot and The Personal Space Oracle 2nd Edition

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

Six of Wands and The Fossil – You are finding yourself falling into old patterns of approval seeking. This has not worked for you in the past and you need to be aware you are leaning in that direction so that you can course correct your trajectory.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

Knight of Wands and The Key – Set aside your expectations of what motivation looks like. You can’t unlock what it will truly feel like for you until you stop using other’s definitions and expectations to measure yourself against.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

The Devil, The Boot atop The Pin – You are seeking a better way to keep your addictions in check that doesn’t require only identifying that things have become a problem when you’ve stepped on it (the pin, in this example) and feel the pain.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

Eight of Swords and Umbrella – Trying to protect yourself through willful ignorance doesn’t work.  Don’t hide from what is bothering you.  Don’t hide from what you fear. The anxiety of trying to hide from these things builds beneath the surface and you end up not protecting yourself from anything.  Better to deal with things head on.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

The Chariot, The Arrow atop The Antler – Move your ass or lose something essential and intrinsically you. Use it or lose it is the theme here. Look into those skills and abilities you have been neglecting, and seek out ways to reawaken them and explore them more fully.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

The Hermit and The Candle – It’s time to return to using alone time in more healthy ways instead of indulging in alone time that is not serving you well. There is a beacon that lies within optimism and positivity that you have ignored in the past and that can light your way to a safer, better use of your alone time than what you’re doing with it now.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

Three of Swords, The Bloom atop The Anchor – Take time to reflect upon all the times others have helped ground you and lift you up. This isn’t about them, but about that sense of grounded uplifting and how it makes you feel. You can wallow in that feeling from the past by bringing the memory into your present.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

King of Swords and The Finch – Remember that just because someone presents themselves as an authority doesn’t mean that they are dependable or can be trusted.

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

Seven of Pentacles and The Hand – At this time, the speed of your progress is in your hands. This will not always be the case, so find what works for you now and carry it forward from here.

Message from the Spirit World – Your growth in this area is directly under your control. It’s time to plot a “flight plan” and step on the path, awaken those things neglected that are at risk of falling to the wayside and take control.  It’s in your hands what you decide to do with this, but keep in mind the journey is a long one… not a sprint.

Message from the Mind’s World – You need to battle your demons for you, not for anyone else.  Pick those things you want to deal with and move forward with care. Take your time and don’t get impatient. There is no one else’s expectations to cater to other than your own, and you need to set those to be kinder to yourself so that you won’t rush forward headlong but will take time to truly do things right.

Message from the Physical World – Stop pretending that you’re okay and get your ass out in nature. You need to recharge, ground, and allow the earth to give you the nurturing you need.  It will do your mental health good, and your body too.