Variety Is the Spice of Life

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Elemental North Tarot - Three of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Three of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of teamwork, collaboration, working together, and themes to do with bringing in help and/or outside expertise in order to get something done.

Although the focus in this card is intended to be on the three bees, today I am drawn to the three different flowers represented here in the imagery. These flowers speak to me of spring, and how much more beautiful spring is when there is a variety of flowers in bloom instead of just one.

The message in today’s card is that you don’t plant a garden with just one flower and expect it to be beautiful, nor should you plant your life with just yourself within it and expect it to be beautiful. Welcome in others, and let them allow you to flourish, grow, and in turn allow your life shine more vibrantly as a result.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheAprilTarot Animal Guide Challenge Prompt
Question for Death – Day 15

Spirit of the Animals Oracle and Elemental North TarotWhat missed chance has opened up my Journey for better things to come?

Elk – Once upon a time, I wanted to be a forest ranger. In fact, there was a time in my life before I lost my voice when I did guided hiking tours and plant identification/foraging tours in the rainforests here in the area.

Bee atop Squirrel – Necessity comes before desire, though. What I ended up doing instead was dropping out of uni due to trauma inducing extenuating circumstances, holding down multiple part time jobs at one time, and starting my own business designing and selling jewelry on the side. The side business then, over time, became my main source of income, and I’ve kept up with a couple of the part time jobs that allow me to continue making use of my education.

What am I guided to accept so I can move on?

Black Bear – “You are not alone.” I have been getting this message a lot lately, and acknowledge that I need to hear it and be reminded that there are others that want to help and support me, both in the people in my life as well as in the unseen spirit guides working behind the scenes. It’s very easy for me to forget that I’m not alone and left to do everything on my own.


The Self Appreciation #STCTarotChallenge for April Prompt
Questions for April 15th and 16th

Elemental North TarotI will begin to…

Temperance – Pay more attention to where excess has snuck up into your life while you were distracted with the depression, and work at applying more moderation in those areas.

So I can?

Three of Swords – Avoid the negative effects those points of excess can create in your life, including a festering disappointment in yourself for allowing excess to sneak up on you in the first place.

This year, I will face my fear of…

Chariot – … lack of control over my life and direction. I struggle with taking things slow.  I struggle with not having the same amount of energy, motivation, and drive as I had ten years ago, as well as the inability to use these things in the say way I did at that time in my life. Add into this a decreased amount of physical mobility and flexibility, and it all makes me feel like I am losing control over my life and my direction, and that in doing so I am also losing a piece of my independence.


Judgement – Being more accepting of my flaws and allowing some leeway in my self-judgements. It’s important to give myself a little slack and be more understanding of my limitations, both physically and otherwise.  Acceptance is better than degradation.


Daily Self Kindness

Alone time with Gideon has helped a lot today with me feeling a bit tender and out of sorts.  Not just time spent together in play, but just that we got to spend some time together at all.

When to Cleanse Divination Tools

This is a prompt from one of the Discord servers that I’m a member of.
Do you cleanse your divination tools or anything else that you may use? If so, how often? If not, why is that?

So, I know that the question is about divination tools, but I thought I would add a bit extra to the response as divination tools are not the only tools that get cleansed in my practice.

Ritual tools get cleansed and consecrated before each ritual (as opposed to spellwork tools, which might or might not get cleansed beforehand). This is because rituals are for sacred appreciation and connection with divinity. Spellwork is more about goals and intention.

Divination tools get cleansed when it feels like they need it. For me, this boils down to clairsentience and psychometry. My hands are very sensitive to energy so I can feel when energy I don’t want in the deck is there, and will cleanse it to resolve the issue.

This “unclean” feeling usually feels like a creeping cloying prickle/tingle feeling on the inside of the skin/beneath the skin starting in the palms and spreading through inside of forearms to outside of biceps. It can often create an urge to want to wash my hands. For cleansing during these instances, I use smoke cleansing, and go through the deck one card at a time, passing each card through the smoke while pushing my own energy through the card to “crowd out” and cleanse away the unpleasant energies I want to get rid of.

That said? I do minor cleansing of my decks when I use them just due to the fact that 1) I naturally push my energy through the deck during the shuffling process and 2) after having recently worn the finish off my wooden reading surface, I’ve shifted to using a selenite plate for shuffling and “knocking” of the deck during the shuffling process. I also have one in quartz, but I prefer the selenite one better.

Other divination tools are similarly done. If they feel “off” energetically, I’ll cleanse them with either selenite, smoke cleansing, or both while pushing my own energy through them.