Do Something Inspired

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Universal Goddess Tarot - Ace of Wands (Bastet)Today’s draw is the Ace of Wands (Bastet), which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s enthusiasm, drive, willpower, principles, determination, and inner spark.

From the LWB: “I am energy, vitality, inventiveness, birth, fire. I am the active principle. I am Bastet, Egyptian goddess, fertile ray of sun that illuminates and warms the earth.

Bastet is a lioness goddess, a role shared by other deities such as Sekhmet. Eventually Bastet and Sekhmet were characterized as two aspects of the same goddess, with Sekhmet representing the powerful warrior and protector aspect and Bastet, who increasingly was depicted as a cat, representing a gentler aspect. Before this deity’s nature was ameliorated around 1500 bc, she was known as a ferocious goddess of protection, and whose more gentle aspects make her the goddess of home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth.

I feel that the LWB combined with being set upon the Ace of Wands leans more into Bastet’s fierce lioness traits. This card says… Do something today. Do something that sparks your enthusiasm and your interest, kindling that inner spark that the depression keeps banked.  Do something that brings you joy and stirs you up inside.

That’s the message in today’s card.


#DiscordTarotholicsMay2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for May 8th
: Do Spread #1

Winterseer Oracle and Antique Anatomy TarotWhat positive quality do I have that others admire?

The Moon and Seal – Even when you are feeling uncertain, your creative spark continues to grow and shine. Instead of fear or uncertainty turning you away from creativity, you find solace and shelter within your creative endeavors.

What positive quality do I wish I had that I admire in others?

Three of Elixirs and Raccoon – The ability to survive and thrive in intensely social situations. As much as you want to enjoy socializing and groups, that is really just not where you shine, but is something that you admire in others.

What step(s) can I take now to work toward developing that quality in myself?

Eight of Elixirs atop Two of Elixirs, Dove – You need to accept that some people show their love and affection differently than others, and those that love you understand that you are not a particularly social person. It’s okay to walk away when you need to, and your way of showing love to others is no better or worse than anyone else’s. Accept yourself as you are instead of trying to be something you’re not.

What step(s) can I take to make the positive qualities I already have shine brightly?

Six of Coins and Rat – Work on accepting help from others without worrying (or anticipating) that it’s going to end up biting you on the ass.


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for May 8th and 9th

Universal Goddess TarotWhat positive traits do I bring to my relationships?

The Tower (Morrigan) and The Lovers (Venus) – You show people that it is possible to stay on a healthy path and make healthy choices, even when it feels like your world is falling apart. And in doing so, you encourage others to do the same.

What unrealistic expectations have placed on myself?

Judgement (Ceridwen), Five of Coins (Hel) atop Temperance (Anahita) – There is a lack of temperance to how you treat yourself concerning your inner narrative and it’s influences. You judge yourself too harshly and allow the feelings of scarcity and aloneness that result from this to lead you away from positivity and moderation.


Daily Self Kindness

I spent some time digging in the dirt out on the balcony today, and I quit when my body said it was time to quit instead of keeping going.  I didn’t get done everything I wanted to as a result, but it’s a win for self-care and self-kindness.

❤️ 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?

Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot, Quiet Mystic Oracle, Butterfly Circus Lenormand

EarthKnight of Wands and Swan Sensibilities – There’s lots of work going on under the surface this week. Make sure the manifestation process remains within. Sometimes, only you need to know that those things that you manifest into your life don’t just “pop” into your hands and life like magic.

AirFour of Swords and Slow Disco – What mindsets and mentalities aren’t working for you anymore? Take time to reflect on what is no longer useful in your life, and those things that you are clinging to that aren’t really a part of your life anymore. Letting go of the past can take time and letting go of attachments can be a struggle, but this week is a good time to start looking at both.

WaterQueen of Wands and Heartbreak Falls – Sometimes you have to let go of things that you’re really passionate about, even if you don’t want to. Remember that there is a boon in there somewhere to letting go. It’s not all bad.

FireTemperance and Trust the Universe – Don’t jump the gun or jump to conclusions, instead go slow and trust that everything is going to turn out right in the end, just as it always does. You don’t have to get excited. Instead stay calm, take a breath, and practice a bit of trust.

WaningKey and Child – You’re going to have to set new beginnings to the side this week in order to focus on stuff that has to do with the past.

WaxingLetter and House – Make sure whatever hiccups or anxiety inducing hurdles come your way this week, that your mortgage and home related finances take top priority.

Take Away – There is a warning here that something is coming that’s going to be very upsetting for you and it’s going to feel like the end of the world. It lives in the financial and home area of your life, and the cards this week are all about making sure that you stay calm and collected, and trust that things will work out in the end as long as you do the work behind the scenes to make it so.