Weighing One’s Alone Time

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Returning of Panthera TarotToday’s draw is the Hermit card, which is traditionally a representation of solitude, self reflection and introspection, alone time, and inner guidance.

Usually, the figure in the hermit card holds a lit lantern that symbolizes enlightenment.  Here, the lantern is abandoned as the figure moves off into the vast landscape beyond.

To me, the shift in this imagery from the traditional poses the question whether one’s alone time is truly healthy, and filled with growth and introspection… or if it is unhealthy alone that is unproductive and leaves one feeling more lost than ever.

That is the message for today’s card.  It’s important to examine that alone time that indulge in and whether it’s healthy and productive… or unhealthy and holding us back.


#DiscordTarotholicsMay2022 Challenge Prompt
: Draw or write something free form inspired by the card(s).

The Good TarotWith breathless wonder
I pause upon the trail
And take a brief rest
I look up into the canopy above

In silence and stillness
I hear the whispers of the trees
And then the tittering laughter
Of those hidden and watching

And my feet move to follow
To seek their fun and frivolity
And with one more step
I cross the veil
Into Faerie


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for May 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th

The Returning of Panthera TarotHow can I heal from pain and disappointment?

Knight of Cups – Instead of focusing on what has caused this pain and disappointment, actively focus on what you want and what will make you happy.

What do I need so I can forgive myself?

The Lovers atop The Emperor – Prioritize healthy choices that are right for you over unhealthy controlling behavior that has you trying to cram yourself into a too small box. Square pegs don’t fit in round holes.

How does a close relationship challenge me?

Ace of Wands and The Hermit – Social obligations are something you struggle with due to your need for so much alone time. This often ends up making it difficult to express your enthusiasm for others and their company, regardless of how much they mean to you.

What are my relationship deal breakers?

Two of Wands Rx – Lack of consideration and forethought. Just as I do for them, I expect those I’m in a relationship with to consider my feelings before taking action.

Knight of Wands Rx – Lack of interest. I need relationships where they are willing to pester me into spending time with them. This balances out my solitary hermit-like inclinations.

The Fool atop Ace of Cups – Too much naïve frivolity. It borders on stupidity (and often insensitivity towards others) when one just chases after their “emotional sweet spot” all the time, and I just don’t have tolerance for that sort of behavior.


Daily Self Kindness

I added spinach to my tuna today.  I chopped it up in tiny pieces like chives and mixed it into the tuna, and you couldn’t even taste it was there… but gave me a bit of extra veggies for the day.

Loving My Body Tarot Reading

Loving My Body Tarot Reading with the Maker's Tarot

How can I improve my relationship with my body?

Page of Swords Rx atop Eight of Swords – Stop ignoring and otherwise bypassing what you know that your body needs.

Why should I stop being at war with my body?

Four of Pentacles Rx atop Six of Pentacles Rx – Being stingy with your body (and thus neglecting your body’s needs) erodes at the strength of your foundation, making it more of a house built on sand than built on stone.

A commitment I can make to treasure my body?

Nine of Cups – Don’t focus so much on what you’re lacking, but rather on what you’re grateful for where your body is concerned. You have a lot to be grateful for and appreciate.

How can I show appreciation for my body?

Three of Swords – This is an echo of the answer to the previous question, which is to say that you need to make sure you are looking at the good and on what you can improve, instead of focusing on and judging harshly those things that cannot be changed and need to be moved on from. Holding onto harsh feelings about these issues only drags you down.

How can I cultivate a new way of loving my body?

King of Cups – Compassion and control are the keys to cultivating a new way of loving your body. Make sure you are being understanding of your limitations, while at the same time focusing on what you can improve and maintain without negative judgment. Don’t look at your body, it’s strengths and its limitations, through your eyes… look at them through his. What would Gid see and say?