Seizing Ambition’s Reigns

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Anima Mundi Tarot - Ace of SwordsToday’s draw is the Ace of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, education, ambitions, or communication.

Here in the symmetry we see the sword surrounded by a crown, which is what stands out to me the strongest in this imagery and speaks to me also of a modicum of control in the areas mentioned above.

I have a crapload of orders to get done before shipping out on Tuesday morning.  Today’s card is all about ambition.  My ambitions to garner new customers and grow my business. My ambitions to succeed.  It is a reminder that if you want to achieve your goals, you have to seize control and steer yourself in the direction of those goals, touch upon your sense of ambition and let it inspire you to charge forward eagerly.


The Self Appreciation #STCTarotChallenge for April Prompt
Questions for April 23rd and 24th

Flourot OracleI will work to sever…

Nasturtium – … my tendency to try and control my emotions, rationalize my feelings, and my efforts to somehow connect them to logic.

To make room for…

Weeping Willow – …feeling my feelings instead of putting them away and burying them. Even negative feelings have their place and time, and need to be experienced.

I give myself permission to…

Marigold – …be upset and cry, rage against, and otherwise feel my feelings fully instead of burying them.


Anemone – Holding in and burying my emotions will only create mental health issues, whereas if I let it out and actually experience them, I can then transform those feelings into something better and healthier.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheAprilTarot Animal Guide Challenge Prompt
Question for…

Anima Mundi TarotThe Suit of Wands- Day 24
What will be my mantra of creation for this astrological year?

Five of Wands Rx (Antelope) atop King of Wands (Coyote) – Confront conflicts with strength and integrity, differences of opinion don’t have to degrade into ugliness if you seize control and create direction for others.

The Suit of Cups- Day 27
What will be my mantra of vibration for this astrological year?

Four of Cups (Hermit Crab) – Seek inner peace. It’s okay to pass on opportunities if you’re doing so for healthy reasons. Focus on the value and comfort you find in your home base.

The Suit of Swords- Day 26
What will be my mantra of determination for this astrological year?

Three of Swords (Robin) – Disappointments in life do not have to take away all your joy and overshadow all aspects of your life. Don’t let times of disappointment and depression take over everything in life.

The Suit of Pentacles – Day 25
What will be my mantra of manifestation for this astrological year?

Four of Pentacles (Raccoon) – Focus on creating a greater sense of wealth and stability through the next twelve months. This supports not just yourself, but everyone around you as well.


Daily Self Kindness

I made sure to set a timer and eat on a schedule today so that while I was so busy I wouldn’t forget to eat.

❤️ 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?

Tarot Arte de Luna Rivas, Formosa Tea Oracle, Wildera Wooden Lenormand

EarthDiez de Espadas and Bilouchun Green Tea (Faith) – Keep Faith in the fact that struggles, trials, and tribulation is only temporary. Financial struggles rectify themselves, discontent with the home resolves itself, when you get sick it will pass. It might feel like the end of the world in that moment, but it’s not. Don’t forget that there will be life beyond that moment that feels like the end of everything.

AirSeis de Bastos and Honey Scented Black Tea (Passion) – Allow the faith that others have in you to lift you up and assist in feeding fresh air to your inner spark. A little outside oxygen can encourage a small spark into a roaring blaze of passion and pursuit.

WaterPrincesa de Bastos and Pine Forest Shanlinxi Oolong (Fortitude) – Don’t shy away from what you want or enjoy. Life is about exploration and experimentation, so try new things and learn from both what does and what doesn’t work. Disappointment is not a part of this process, as all has value during the journey, so don’t let it sneak in and spoil what could be a win no matter what the outcome.

FirePrincesa de Espadas and Orchid Pouchog Oolong (At Present) – Remember that you are still climbing out of the pit from your depression and need to cut yourself a little slack while finding your footing. Stop trying to focus on where you’re going and just enjoy being in the moment for the time being.

WaningRider and House – It’s time to put away the stress of the house hunt and let things settle for now. Soon you’ll be back on it again to help in finding a place to buy, but you successfully helped in finding the “landing pad” rental and there’s nothing more to do in this area of things right now.

WaxingDog and Ring – Focus on those that are loyal and committed to you. Lean into them and allow them to help you feel secure in the knowledge that you are not alone.

Take Away – When bad things happen, remember that nothing lasts forever.  That includes the depression and the climb back out of the pit.  You’ll get there eventually.  Lean on others and trust in their loyalty to help see you through. Enjoy your connection with them and let them help in the climb. Savor your experiences, for even the bad ones have value.