The Avoidance Motivation

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Mystical Penguin Tarot - Two of SwordsToday’s draw is the Two of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of crossroads, difficult decisions, needing more information, seeking inward for answers, weighing one’s options, and sometimes avoidance.

The fact that the figure’s head is turned to the side in this image speaks to me of the last of the interpretations mentioned above.   Avoidance.

I see this card as an encouragement to consider what it is in life that is being avoided at this time.  Where are you procrastinating?  What is being ignored because you don’t want to face it head on?

It’s time to look at these things and consider why this avoidance is happening, rather than letting it continue on to the point where it could become detrimental.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 21st

L'Oracle de LanaI will make more time for…

Tunnel and Change – …doing those things needed to get me the rest of the way out of the pit that the depression sank me in at the beginning of the year. I need contribute more time to doing the things that will pull me off the lip and back into the clear.


Emotions and Plume – …where I am right now in my emotional health, the slightest breeze (something that seems inconsequential but comes at me at just the right time and just the right angle) could lift me off that edge of depression’s pit and send me drifting back down into the darkness again.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for June 21st
: Do the Summer Solstice Spread

Mystical Penguin TarotHorse – What can I do to build up my inner courage to live life with more honesty and integrity?

Three of Pentacles atop Queen of Wands – Continue to invite others into your passionate endeavors, as it’s not just supportive for you but nurturing for them as well.

Daisy – How can I (safely) insert more innocence and purity into how I view the world?

Four of Swords Rx – Be proactive about the things you want in your life. Lying back and waiting is not going to let these things in or encourage them to flourish. You have to actually act to receive these blessings.

Lapis Lazuli – How can I be more honest with myself about my good and bad traits?

The Star – More positivity and hope, less negativity and pessimism. You’ve spent too much time focusing on your bad traits and blowing them out of proportion. Remember that these traits (both good and bad) are what make up the whole of who you are. You may not be happy with some of the traits… but you are pretty happy with who you are and who you are becoming.

Citrine – In what ways can I work at expressing myself more creatively?

Wheel of Fortune – Remember that you don’t have to be “steady as a rock” all of the time. It’s okay to be unpredictable now and then.

Snake – How can I use creativity to instill in life fresh energies and a sense of rebirth?

Ace of Wands Rx – Remember that not all new ideas are good ideas, and instead delve into the things already in your life the spark your creative passion.

Heather – How can I invite more good luck into my day to day life?

Ten of Wands – By not “tempting fate”. Like, for example, when you bring groceries in from the car. Take multiple smaller trips rather than overloading yourself to take one big trip. Sometimes bad luck steps in simply because you’re tempting fate to make a bad shit happen.


Daily Self Kindness

I got all of the earrings and bracelets done for the orders to ship out on Friday.  This will make things easier in the next few days, which can give me more time with Gid as well.

Spiritual Burnout Lenormand Reading

Spiritual Burnout Reading with the 1880 Lenormand

What is the root of my burnout?

Book and Bear – Too much too fast puts your back up. The cards have been telling you for a while to not just slow down and allow things to move at their own pace, but to be forgiving to yourself about this slower pace.  Stop pushing so hard.

What area of myself am I neglecting?

Tree and Woman – Emotional and spiritual health. When you push yourself as described above, you take for granted what you need in other areas of your life that are not being fulfilled because you’re so focused elsewhere.  In this case, it is your emotional and spiritual health that are suffering.

What do I need in order to recharge?

Rider and Man – Motivation and determination. You’ve been dawdling, and this rudderless drifting and recriminations -for- that rudderless drifting are holding you back from the motivation and determination you need to connect to and embody right now.