Bucking Conformity

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Máquina de Tarot la Terror - Six of WandsToday’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of public accolades, societal expectations, people pleasing, and peer pressure.

Here in the imagery of this deck, I see a very clear theme of peer pressure. Lots of teenagers, lots of weed, and a party going on. It feels a lot like me of those “come over and party while my parents are out of town” movie scenes.

Today’s card is a reminder that you don’t need to fit in with others.  Be unique.  Be different.  Stand out.  Conformity isn’t just boring, but disappointing and dangerous.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Questions for August 9th, 11th, and 12th

Menagerie Playing Cards by Sam MilhamWhat do I need to focus on for self-care this full moon?

Top Row – Yourself care this full moon it’s all about taking advantage of opportunities that arise set boundaries where your principles are concerned and stick to them. In doing so your footing in the world becomes more stable. Don’t allow shit to slide just because you don’t want to deal with it.

How does my inner adolescent feel right now?

Center Row – Snarky and stubborn.

How can I better connect with my inner adolescent?

Bottom Row – Take the reins. Instead of allowing social expectation to lead the way when making decisions on what you want. Use logic and conviction to bend others to your desires, instead of you to theirs.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
: Reclaiming Authority 3-Card Spread

Máquina de Tarot la Terror and the Points of You OracleWhat do I need to give closure to?

Two of Coins and See Through – Look clearly at how you expend your energy and what you are denying yourself. Stop using busyness and work to punish yourself.

How do I break the status quo?

Four of Wands, Long View atop Crone – Use the wisdom of your elders to your advantage to create more stability and comfort in your life.

How should I approach sifting fact from fiction?

Queen of Wands atop The Magician, Elixir – Did my “drink the Koolaid.” Make sure that enthusiasm is not overpowering practicality and logic.


Daily Self Kindness

I took some antacids early instead of waiting and trying to pretend the reflux would go away on its own.

🌕 Full Moon in Aquarius – August 2022

Today is the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about the medicine within, and brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot by the Moon series.

Full Moon in Aquarius Reading with the Dare to Shine Oracle

What possibilities are being offered to me right now?

Be the Reason Someone Believes in Goodness of People – Inspire others through leading by example. You can show them it’s possible to be good and kind and fair, no matter the circumstances. When you nurture others, it helps them see the world in as a better place and in a better light.

What area of my life is craving freedom and experimentation?

True Self-Discovery Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends – Stop letting fear and anxiety dictate what you do and where you go. Getting to know yourself on a deeper level involves moving past those fears, or moving through them.

Where can I be more open-minded?

To Activate and Open Your Third Eye is to Live a Most Awakened Life Rx – Instead of always searching for more and better, stick with where you’re at and learn to better appreciate what you have in the now.

What old habits/beliefs need to be released under this full moon?

Take Time Out to Reconnect with Mother Nature; We are One and the Same – You haven’t been able to get as much time out in nature as you usually need over the summer. Take a breath and release your expectations in this area. Self recrimination doesn’t help anything. Blaming yourself for not getting the time you need out in nature doesn’t solve anything. Just accept that reality hasn’t allowed for it right now, and look forward to times in the future when you can.

Where do I need to go with the flow?

It’s From the Deepest Wounds that Light Finds a Place to Shine – Don’t let disappointment set you back or tie your hands. Sometimes shit hurts, just because it’s supposed to. Even in these times of trouble, you will continue to grow if you allow yourself to go with the flow instead of resisting.

Full Moon advice from the Minoan Goddess Amalthea.

Harness Your Sexual Energy For it is Your Vital Source – Don’t avoid those things that make you feel good just because you feel like you want or deserve to feel like shit.