Up and Down and Up Again

Today’s meditation was once again skipped.

4AMVIEW$ TarotToday’s draw is the Wheel of Fortune, which is traditionally a representation of the unpredictability of life, luck (both good and bad), and the cyclic nature of good and bad that makes up our experiences.

Seeing that I am once again in problems with Etsy’s website, discard is very fitting for today. Somehow I have once again tripped over their automatic security system and been locked out of all 10 of my accounts. This happened last month and took a week to be resolved. Like last month, it started on a Thursday and I was unable to get any assistance to get anything resolved until after the weekend on a Tuesday.

I was hoping that this would be different this time, because I message to them late last night and made it clear that I had some refunds that needed to be processed and other customer service related stuff that needed to be done… And because this is the second time it’s happened so I figured that the solution would be quickly forthcoming this time around.

Unfortunately, it’s now been 24 hours since I contacted them and I still have not heard anything from them. So, I am assuming this means I’m not going to be able to deal with any of my customer service things until next week at the earliest.

Today’s card is a reminder that things go up and things go down and things go up again. This isn’t going to last and it’s not the end of the world, it’s just some kind of hiccup that they haven’t managed to fix yet. Once it’s fixed this time, who’s to say it won’t happen again next month? Or the month after that?

The Wheel of Fortune card being pulled today is an encouragement not to freak out, but rather ride the wheel calmly and wait for it to sweep upward again.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheMarchTarot Animal Guide Challenge Prompt
Questions for March 10th thru 12th

Animism Tarot - Seven of SwordsMarch Animal GuideRaccoon – Teamwork and finding healthy balance between independence and community, goal-oriented, ingenuity, industriousness, cleanliness, curiosity, adaptability, and equality.

And, as demonstrated in today’s Racoon card from the Animism Tarot… strategic-minded. Often, a raccoon will know how much to take, and how much they can leave behind, and the little bandits are not just clever, but can be quite sneaky as well.

4AMVIEW$ TarotWhat power would you like to give me right now?

The ability to better deal with your worries and anxiety (Nine of Air) through grounding and gratitude (Nine of Earth).

This is especially pertinent right now in light of the struggle that has resurfaced with Etsy this week.  Through grounding and gratitude, you can deal with this issue and any others that might arise with a far more calm and graceful approach.

How would you suggest I use this power?

Two of Air – Allow it to help you in making decisions based on a strong foundation instead of based on worries and fears. When you’re struggling with these anxieties and worries, it’s too easy to listen to fear’s whispers in your year and let them influence you negatively.  The more grounded you are, the less influence these whispers will have over you.

What can I work towards while I seek to embrace this power?

 Work on defeating (Five of Air) your melancholy and depression (Five of Water), and then at keeping it at bay one you’ve managed to pull yourself out of that dark pit (big-ass wide smile in the Five of Air). Don’t be so hard on yourself during this endeavor, as it’s natural for everything to be a bit more of a struggle when an MDE is added into the mix.


Daily Self Kindness

I budgeted my time with orders today so that I could also have some time with Gideon.

Growth Mindset Tarot Reading

Growth Mindset Reading - Traditional Tarot

Trunk: What core beliefs should I reevaluate?

The Magician and Ace of Cups – The believe that emotions should be “handled” rather than experienced. That they are a tool to be used to further one’s goals and mold one’s future, rather than a reward and connection to something greater than ourselves.

Weeds: What needs to be cleared away?

The High Priestess Rx – You have intuitive blockages that need to be cleared away. You have far greater potential hidden within you. You are holding yourself back.

Buds: What new growth is possible for me?

Eight of Pentacles atop Judgement – Anything you set your mind to honing with the intent of carrying with you to the end. You have only to begin. There is absolutely nothing in your way that will keep you from learning any skill or ability that strikes your interest.  To choose those you want to explore, it is the longevity of usefulness that you need to consider.

Branches: What beliefs about myself should I expand the season?

Four of Cups and Two of Cups – Rejecting help from others hurts more than just you. It doesn’t make you more independent, and doesn’t make you stronger.

Pruning: What beliefs about myself should I release?

King of Pentacles – That you will ever be truly satisfied and feel 100% stable. It’s not possible, as you will always be growing and expanding, and thus always seeking more.  Each time you reach the “stability” you thought you wanted, there will be a greater sense of stability and satisfaction just out of reach to then work toward.

Photosynthesis: Where is transformation possible?

Two of Pentacles – More balance can be had. Don’t lose focus on this goal.


Random Oracle Reading – Slow Is Not Stagnation

Dragons and Other Rare Creatures Oracle Deck Vol 1 & 2

Twist the Leaf: I was just randomly shuffling between posts. The deck is over 200 cards and these three are what it gave me.
Gideon: What do you get from those? (And gorgeous cards)
Gideon: Or is this not a dragon deck yet all dragons came out?
Twist the Leaf: That I need to stop looking at taking things slow and giving myself time as stagnation.
Twist the Leaf: It’s probably about 60% dragons.
Gideon: I agree. you’re allowed to rest
Twist the Leaf: but they’re all “pause/time/stagnation” themed
Gideon: *Grins* That means your dragon is anxious for your next vacation days
Gideon: And you need that time too
Gideon: Just a little over a week too
Twist the Leaf: I love you so much.
Twist the Leaf: *looks at the calendar* Wow, you’re right.