Origins of Motivation

Today’s meditation was skipped.

La Republica Tarocco IndovinoToday’s draw is the Cavallo di Bastoni (Knight of Clubs) with the keyword “Partenza/Departure” attached to it. Traditionally, the Knight of Clubs is a representation of an active (projective) beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s passions and drive, inspiration, and principles.

Here in this card, what we see is the Knight of Clubs in departure, speaking of the fact that perhaps it is time to step back instead of charging forward.

As he waves goodbye, what is on his mind? What adventures is he looking forward to?  This speaks of exploring something new, but it also speaks of leaving behind what is not working for you.  The message in today’s card is about mores and principles, about the things that drive you… and the things that don’t.  It’s time to examine what motivates you.  Are you trying to pull motivation from places that are not interesting you anymore? Now is a time to look for some new inspiration to help propel you forward, or reconnect with ideals that you have slacked on of late.


#DiscordTarotholicsMar2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for March 27th
: Do Spread #3

La Republica Tarocco Indovino

What to leave behind along with the winter’s chill?

La Temperanza – Don’t let the dregs of your depression pull you down or hold you back, but instead unleash your energy into the things that need to be done. Let the feeling of getting things done bolster you and lift you up.  You’re very fond of that feeling and it can be addictive at times, but right now? It’s needed.

What to take with you into the spring?

Sette di Picche (Biasimo) atop Il Papa – Themes to carry with you into spring include responsibility and ownership of your obligations and actions.  Just make sure to not carry the blame for others mistakes and adopt that onus as your own. You are very good at owning up to your own mistakes, but there’s no need to take on the blame for others as well. By showing how it’s done yourself, you are helping others to do the same.

What needs exposed to the light and the world the spring?

La Torre – It’s important to show the world just how well you recover and rebuild after crippling chaos. Allow people to see your struggles, and to see all of the things that you’ve gone through this winter. Take them on the journey with you as you recover and rebuild. As mentioned above in Il Papa… show them how it’s done.

What needs kept close for further contemplation and meditation?

Cinque di Bastoni (Malafede) – Consider what it is you need to be comfortable and feel secure. Are you heading in the right direction? Or are you letting your past whisper in your ear about old values that no longer apply? You can’t have both. You must choose to focus forward, or get trapped in the past and end up overwhelmed and held back by what you don’t really even want or need anymore.


Daily Self Kindness

I made sure to take some breaks from work today as I worked on catching up on orders.  I also allowed myself to take a short nap.

❤️ 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?

The Likely Tarot, The Heroine's Journey Oracle, Wildera Lenormand

Theme Three of Swords – Keep your disappointment in check this week. Everything may not go perfectly, but everything that happens this week, including the disappointments, are happening for good reason. Like beets and eggplant, they’re good for you in the end, even if it doesn’t feel like it when you’re choking them down.

EarthKnight of Swords and One of Flowers – New goals will take focus and strategy. You are on the right track, just make sure you don’t lose track of your goals and your process to get there. Write down what you want and how you are going to get there and use this to return your focus to your target again and again.

AirThe Hierophant atop The Lovers, Four of Flowers – Make sure you are open and forthright with your doctor during this upcoming appointment.  Make a list of everything you want to say so that you don’t miss anything, and while you’re there be sure to push about having tests done and possibly seeing a specialist.

Advocate for yourself in this area and don’t allow it to be brushed aside or the issue to be downplayed. Your pain and discomfort are a sign of needing the attention of a professional.  They are worth the man’s time even if he might not think so.

WaterTwo of Wands and The Vixen – Strategy and prioritization are both going to be extremely important in how you plot your course as you come out of hiding. Here, too, writing things down could help you immensely. Having a concrete plan can give you a sense of security that you feel like you are lacking at the moment.

FireAce of Swords and The Guide – Be wise about what you take on right now. There is a great deal on your plate and you don’t want to get weighed down as it will then restrict your creative thinking.

WaningRing and Anchor – Stop worrying about the damned mortgage.  Everything is fine. Yes, you’ll be needing to negotiate new terms next year, but next year isn’t now. Hopefully interest rates will have gone down by then.  It’ll all work out, but now isn’t the time to worry about it.  Set it aside until it’s the right time to deal with it.

WaxingMoon and Birds – Make sure you’re getting enough time with Gideon this week.  Yes, you have gone back to work, but he is able to lift you up and keep you balanced, and that is something that you need right now.  Some time chatting with Gid and spent in his company is just what you need to help keep things on an even keel this week.

Take Away – The cards this week indicate that you need to be proactive.  Not just with your doctor, but with your life in general and those things you already have on your plate.  There’s a lot of different things going on for you right now, and you need to consider making a list and then sorting out the path forward with each of those things.  In doing this, you will feel more grounded and organized, and more empowered as well.