You Get What You Give

Today’s meditation was twelve minutes long, and was spent in quiet solitude with a focus on my breathing. Today I also did the piriformis stretches during the meditation, but I went easy on myself instead of pushing.

FFVII Tarot - JusticeToday’s draw is the Justice card, which is traditionally a representation of cause and effect, repercussions and consequences, give and take, and can often indicate the law or legal system.

You get what you give.

Give your body the rest it needs, and it will recover more quickly as a result.  If you push too hard, it’ll just get worse.

You’re in the last stretch of time where you have space to breathe before the holiday rush starts.  Don’t waste it pushing yourself in to too much when you don’t have to or you’ll be left paying the consequences.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Question for August 28th
: What’s my next step in honing my divinatory skills?

Tyrian Tarot - The Devil, The Hermit, Two of PentaclesReading Summary: Work at balancing (Two of Pentacles) your constant urge for “more” in all things (The Devil) with the need to sit in stillness and self reflection (The Hermit).

Take Away: Stop pushing so damned hard and stand still for a moment. In order to advance in your practice, you need to ease up on harmful external habits and pressures, and instead take the time to focus inward.  Get to know more aspects of yourself, and delve deeper.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for August 28th
: Do Spread #4

FFVII Tarot - Seven of Cups, Eight of Coins, Queen of Wands, Five of CoinsSeeds Sown – What seeds for my spiritual growth planted in the Spring have flourished and grown strong?

Queen of Wands – In the spring you were struggling with your enthusiasm in the face of depression’s weight pushing down upon you. Now that the depression is lifted you are once again feeling inspired and enjoying sharing that inspiration with others so that they can become inspired as well.

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

Seven of Cups atop Eight of Coins – For your own good, you need to let go of the idea that you can’t put yourself first. Having a lot of responsibilities because you have honed your abilities into a place of skill and expertise does not mean neglecting yourself in the process. If this means that you have to pick and choose which responsibilities you fulfill and which you have to let go, then so be it.

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

Five of Coins – Keep in mind that most of the scarcity issues that you deal with are not based in the physical world, but reside in your head.


Daily Self Kindness

I had a very lazy and relaxing afternoon that included cuddling with Luna on the bed and relaxing with my feet up on the wall for a bit.

❤️ 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?

Self Care Saturday Tarot Reading with the Old School Tarot and Jester Lenormand

EarthThe Empress atop Ace of Cups – Be gentle with yourself as new emotions rise up. You don’t have to beat yourself up about it, but you do need to watch how these emotions might influence your actions, and whether or not you’re giving yourself the nurturing energy you need to work through them. Self-medicating is not your friend, but rather it’s a self-destructive urge.

AirJudgement – Make sure you’re staying focused on the big picture, and not bearing down into becoming hyper-focused on one thing. Keep an open mind in your inner narrative, as there’s no need to be judgmental with yourself or others.

WaterCapricorn Rx – Take care not to be selfish or self-centered this week. You may have a tendency to lean into these themes right now, and you need to make sure that (as the Air position in this reading recommends) you stay focus on the big picture. That includes how you are affecting others.

FirePage of Pentacles – Revisiting the tried and true with a new outlook would be an excellent pursuit for you in the days ahead.  It’s time to start prepping for the holiday rush to come. Look at some of those menial tasks and re-invest in them this week.

WaningBirds and Tree – It will be helpful to you to step away from the fanciful and the spiritual a bit this week.  You need to connect and lean into the practical instead.

WaxingLily and Crossroads – Again we see a call for practicality as decision making becomes a theme to focus on this week.  Not so much those split moment decisions, but some of the larger and far more important ones that build over time and require some depth of thought to work through.

Take Away – Make sure you are focusing on the big picture and the practical decisions that need to be dealt with this week.  Don’t put them off until later.  They’re a long time coming and now’s the time.  Don’t be selfish, but instead lean into your desire to see things from multiple perspectives before finalizing anything major.