Flex Through It

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Inkromancy 3 Skulls EditionToday’s draw is the Nine of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of anxiety, worries, nightmares, insomnia, and negative inner dialogue.

In the imagery of this card, the two petals of the flower that are on each side look to me like one of those “bicep arm flex” emojis. This impression, combined with the fact that it is the Nine of Swords, speaks to me of a need to stand strong in the face of anxiety and worry.

Today’s card is a reminder that things are not always as bad as they seem or are made out to be in your head, and it sometimes a little extra “flex” can help carry us through to the other side of these triggering issues.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
: Do Spread #3

Age of Aquarius TarotSeeds Sown – What seeds for my emotional growth planted in the Spring have flourished and grown strong?

Four of Swords and Six of Cups – You’ve done well at working towards setting aside the issues of the past and letting them rest instead of continuing to plague you. In the spring you struggled a lot with your depression, but in putting rest to the past, you’ve been able to move forward and upward into a healthier space.

The Chaff – What seeds have not flourished and need to be let go to encourage healthy growth in other areas?

Three of Swords and The Devil – The temptation to allow your depression to linger is something you were struggling with a great deal in the spring and early summer. You’ve managed to set that aside though, and as a result are feeling much better now.

You need to keep in mind why you set those complacent behaviors aside and how they were feeding into that lingering depression, so that you do not repeat the behaviors that could encourage it to return.

The Harvest – How can I best prepare now to reap the benefits of a positive and healthy harvest in the Fall?

Judgement and Six of Rods Rx – Work on setting aside people pleasing urges so that you are not influenced by others with the coming fall. You need to keep in mind where your values lie and let them guide your actions, and not worry so much about others and the possible negative impressions you may make along the way.

In other words, you can’t please everybody, but you damn well better please yourself.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for August 21st thru 23rd

Inkromancy 3 Skulls EditionWhat situation do I need to view with objective eyes?

You need to remember that it’s okay not to be able to hold everything together on your own all of the time (Page of Swords). Such an endeavor is a community job, and is not all on your shoulders alone. It is through the diversity of community and differences that reside there that we find the “glue” that holds everything together (Five of Wands).

What emotions am I repressing?

Frustration (Seven of Cups) and disappointment in myself (Three of Swords) for the times when I’ve struggled to find balance (Two of Swords Rx).

How do I forgive myself?

Keep at it (Eight of Pentacles), and remember that shit falling apart as a part of life (The Tower). It’s not your fault, and even if it is, it makes things better in the end so don’t blame yourself so harshly for the things that are out of your control (The Tower Rx).


Daily Self Kindness

I’ve been trying over the past couple of days to disperse my work load so that I don’t feel as overwhelmed coming back from my days off.

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

Pussy Cat Tarot and Calihuni's Lenormand

EarthThe Devil – There is a warning here that there is shit coming up that you’re going to need to pay for. Unexpected shit. Cut back on your spending in order to begin preparing for what’s coming. It’s okay to treat yourself, just be extra careful to be responsible about it.

AirTen of Cups – happiness is a valid reason for doing something. Don’t let your inner narrative end up picking on you for making choices that make you happy. Stretch into the happiness instead.

WaterTwo of Wands Rx – Don’t let circumstances make you feel trapped this week. Instead, take a minute to really look over your options and make a plan. Emotionally speaking, you will feel much better with a plan in place rather than backed into a corner or hindered by avoidable blockages.

FireTwo of Pentacles – Take care not to get so wrapped up in one thing that you begin neglecting another this week. This pattern has been surfacing a lot lately, and you need to get a handle on it before it gets out of control.

WaningThe Masculine and The Lily – Set aside tried and true methods this week and do a little bit of exploration and experimentation instead.

WaxingThe Fox and The Mountain – Be clever concerning obstacles and roadblocks in your way this week. There are ways to overcome these issues that arise, but you’re going to have to take a moment to be smart about it and think outside the box.