Beltane Goodness and Birthday Fun

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Avisomnia Tarot - The SunToday’s draw is the Sun card, which is traditionally a representation of success, positivity, optimism, and fun.

Today is my birthday, and although I’m still a little tender and sensitive from the stomach flu I went through, today’s card is a clear encouragement to make sure I have some fun today and don’t just hide away or allow that negative inner narrative I’ve been battling to have free reign.

It is also Beltane, and L and I did a ritual last night that we finished up this morning that included (for me) the intention of working more positivity and optimism into my day to day life.

I see today’s card both as an encouragement to have fun, but also a reminder of the intentions I put forth in our Beltane ritual.


#DiscordTarotholicsMay2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for May 1
: Do the Beltane Spread

Seasons of the Witch Beltane OracleDandelion: How can I use my inner strength to help me in healing old wounds?

Primal – Lean into what’s true for you. It’s through your inner truth and that moral compass that guides you that you will find help and healing for those old wounds that still linger. Keep in mind that sometimes you just have to accept that other people don’t have the same moral compass you do, and stay true to your own.

Bees: Where could I put in more effort to help my community?

Fertilizing – Your time is far more important than things or money. Don’t forget that contributions of the physical variety aren’t necessarily what others need, and you can accomplish just as much or more through spreading little seeds of goodness rather than focusing on larger acts.

Garnet: What do I need in order to foster a greater sense of self-empowerment?

Green Man – To foster a greater sense of self-empowerment, you need more faith in your own innate ability to draw towards you what you need in life. You don’t have to struggle and strive for every little thing, for sometimes what you need is meant to come to you all on its own.

Swallow: Where do I need to more openly display my love and loyalty to others?

Self Worship – Show others that you value yourself as much as they value you. You trust their judgment in so much, so why would you not trust their judgment when it comes to why they choose to be a part of your life? By treating yourself well, you affirm for them that you see the value that they see.

Malachite: How can I better use intention to bolster the abundance in my life moving forward?

Goddess – Again we see an encouragement towards self-kindness. Take time to recognize all that you are and all that you have. Lean into a more positive viewpoint of not just the world around you, but also yourself, so that you can use this perspective to create a better reality for yourself.

Goat: How can I best overcome obstacles before me at this time?

Earth Worship – Work on connecting more deeply with your faith and spirituality. Spend more time in nature, return to your devotional practice, and take the time to reconnect often with the earth.

Primrose: How can I add more of the exuberance of young love into my life?

Oracle – As you connect more deeply with your spirituality and faith, make sure that you are staying open to the spirit guides and ancestors that are seeking to share with you. Eagerly reach for their messages instead of disregarding them, or allowing doubt or discomfort to turn you away.


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for May 1st and 2nd

Avisomnia TarotWhat does love mean to me?

Five of Cups and Two of Pentacles – Love means support through the times when I can’t see the good. This support is not just to help me in seeing the good instead of only focusing on the bad, but also in providing that support, it helps me to create more balance in my life as a whole during those times when I am feeling down and out.

This kind of emotional support something I need out of those that love me, and is one of the key pieces in how I see love and receive love, as well as how I give it to others.

When do I feel most loved?

King of Swords and Three of Wands – I often feel most loved when others are willing to help me in staying on track with my ambitions, even when that may sometimes be delivered with hard truths. Honesty is truly one of the ways I find loved ones support me most. While others might try to pander or soften the truth, those who truly love me will open up and tell me honest truth without filters or guile, ensuring I have a full and undiluted picture to work with and process.


Daily Self Kindness

I went through my KS backings and unbacked ten of them (that would be 1/3rd of the projects I was currently backing).

❤️ 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?

Tarotgazing Deck, Garden Oracle, and The Hermes Playing Card Oracle

EarthNine of Vessels and Money – Manifest positive outcomes in reality by returning to your gratitude practice. It’s time to reconnect with many of your old practices, as was indicated in the Beltane reading you did for this year. Now is the time to remember that the things you want to develop into reality have to start through training your focus upon them in your mind and heart.

AirTen of Staves and Organization – Make sure you are using sound organizational techniques to keep yourself from becoming overburdened or overwhelmed. From past experience, you know how to strategize your time and efforts, and this week is a good time to start practicing these methods again in your life.

WaterHermit and Cool – Make sure you are evaluating your alone time with a cool and level gaze instead of an emotional one. Remember that for your alone time to be healthy, it needs to be more than just screwing around dawdling away the hours.

FireThe Tower and Gift – Shit happens, and that’s just how things go sometimes. Make sure that you are looking for the boon out of the bad. How are you going to benefit when the chaos clears? There’s always a gift somewhere buried in the ashes.

Waning Sun and Broom – Sweeping positivity under the rug instead of allowing it permeate into your life solves nothing and can create bigger problems.  Don’t ignore it just because it doesn’t come naturally to you to foster it’s growth, instead give it the attention that is needed to help it flourish.

WaxingDog and Star – Lean into your healthy friendships and allow them to foster the positivity that you struggle with instilling into your life on your own.

Take Away – There is a lot of encouragement here about rational thought and optimistic viewpoints.  It’s important to lean into that positivity and efforts towards optimism this week, and allow others to  help me in doing so.  It is also important to remember that what I focus on is what manifestation energies will begin to draw forward into my life… so focus on what is wanted, instead of what I don’t want.