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.

One thought on “Learning to Lose Gracefully

  1. I think it’s fresh and new each time.

    Its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all…. and in this it makes all the losses worthwhile.

    Our loved ones might pass on, but the love they inspired in us will live on forever

    And you are NOT allowed to leave me.

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