Learning to Lose Gracefully

Today’s meditation was more of a mourning experience. I learned today of Poppy Palin’s passing and while I did my stretching, I spent my time listening to Poppy’s last three videos where she says goodbye.

R.I.P. Poppy. You were a wonderful woman with a giving heart and far more admired and loved than you ever realized.

Everyday Enchantment Tarot by Poppy Palin - Eight of CoinsToday’s draw is the Eight of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of hard work and skill development, apprenticeship, skilled labor, gaining experience, and working towards expertise at something.

You are of an age in your life where you are going to start losing people. Your grandfather, father, Mr R, the number of friends that passed in the first wave of Covid, people you love and admire. Many have passed on, and many more still will. Can you get “good at” grief? Or is it new and fresh every time?

These are the thoughts on my mind today, even as I ask for a positive message. Today’s card tells us practice makes perfect, but that there will always be room to learn more and improve. Don’t give up. Even the pain in life can be a learning lesson for the positive if you are open to it.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheJuneTarot Spark of Magic Prompt
Questions for June 1st thru 3rd

Dungeons & Dragons Tarot and Tree Whisper Oracle Vol 2 The Secret GardenWhat will be my spark of magic for the month of June? 

Knight of Charisma (Pentacles), Comfort atop Values – Realignment back to what matters to you that will then allow you to begin moving forward again, one small step at a time.

What am I guided to ignite with my spark of magic? 

The Empress and Rebuild – The wherewithal to build a better, healthier and more nurturing relationship with yourself and your needs.

What can my magic establish for me by the end of June?

Three of Wands atop The Hierophant, Imagination – Those small steps forward will carry you out of stagnancy and will allow you to be on your way toward establishing long term practices that can help all that you imagine for yourself to flourish.

These long term practices are based in the previously mentioned better, healthier, and more nurturing relationship you build with yourself and your needs.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Philosophical
for June 1st: Do people need other people for true happiness?

Everyday Enchantment Tarot by Poppy PalinReading Summary: Humans are social by nature (Three of Pentacles) and many truly need people in their lives in order for life to feel complete (The Emperor). On the other hand, there are always going to be those that would rather live in hardship rather than be social (Five of Coins).

Take Away: The answer to this is that it’s different for different people. Some need others in their lives, either by just a little or a lot. Others are happier alone, even if that means more hardships and extra work. Sometimes, this is the nature of that person, but more often it is spurred by past trauma.


Daily Self Kindness

Imodium is my friend.  I also took time to rest today even though, as usually these days, I’m feeling like I’m not getting a damned thing done around here.

Weekly Creativity Prompt – Memories

Prompt: “Draw (at least) three cards and use them to describe the first memory that the card combination brings to mind.”

Storytelling with the Don't Starve TarotThe Wolf and The Fox
(The story of Gideon and Twist)

There was once a young fox that was fiercely independent and thought he had everything he needed in life (The Magician). He went through his days doing what he wished without commitments (The Fool), running his life with efficiency and single-minded focus.

One day this fox met a great big wolf who stirred up things within his soul that he didn’t understand (The High Priestess). It made the fox uncertain, as he felt unbalanced in the wolf’s company, and so he often ran away from the wolf (The Moon) even while at other times he was irresistibly drawn to be in the wolf’s company again and again (The Devil).

There came a time in the wolf’s life when everything he knew fell apart and those he trusted turned on him (The Tower), upsetting not just his current life but what he saw as his future (Judgement).

In kindness, the fox reached out to the wolf to make sure that he was okay (The Empress). In the conversation that ensued, the fox provided insight (The Hierophant) and perspective to the wolf that the wolf had not considered, and which changed his outlook on his situation entirely (The Hanged Man).

The wolf found the fox to be a breath of fresh air into his life (The Star), and recognized the great amount of joy the fox provided for him not just in his time of darkness but in all the time they’d known each other (The Sun). He began to earnestly pursue a relationship with the fox (The Chariot), and eventually the fox stopped running (Temperance).

Now the wolf and the fox travel as one (The Lovers). They take care of each other and support each other through thick and thin (Strength), facing life’s path together side-by-side as they move forward into the future (The World).