Perception vs Reality

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Tarocco Sopraffino - The Moon - La LunaToday’s draw is the Moon card, which is a representation of illusion, uncertainty, and the unknown.

Although there is no wolf in the imagery of this card, there is a wildness represented in the two canines baying at the winking moon.  It’s there as well in the crashing waves and I feel an interesting connection to the lobster appearing to sit on a plate on the ground today.

I recently learned that although today lobster is an expensive delicacy, it was once considered a poor man’s dinner and were once fed to prisoners, apprentices and slaves. When I think of this and I see the imagery on this card, it brings to mind the uncertainty that is sometimes associated with the Five of Pentacles.  That feeling of “where is my next meal going to come from” that can plague those with scarcity issues (real, or imagined).

Here, in the Moon card, it’s about imagined scarcity.  Where are you imagining scarcity where there actually is none?  Today’s card encourages us to examine these feelings and identify where we are blowing things out of proportion, providing a reality check for those moments when we think we are experiencing scarcity, when in reality it’s all in our head.


OwlandBonesTarot’s #BothSidesOfTheTarot Prompt
Questions for September 9th and 10th

Antiquitarian Tarot and Pythia Botanica OracleWhat is useful?

The Emperor atop The Hierophant – Your ability to combine your strengths in order to accomplish what needs done and empower others to do the same.

What is useless?

King of Cups – Don’t lead with your emotions. You are not suited for it. The journey in this area is too new for it to be considered a strength.

Finding Balance Between the Two – Don’t buy into the lie that says you have to do it all on your own (Mandrake). Lean into Gideon to help you and make you stronger (Comfrey connected to King of Cups).

What’s bright in your life?

The Devil atop Knight of Pentacles – The slow and steady enjoyment of this things you take pleasure in. When you stretch these pleasures over time and take things at a slow pace, you not only avoid your addiction issues, but also spread that enjoyment out over a longer period.

What is dim?

Five of Wands – Conflict. There are better ways to share what you are passionate about and get your point across.

Finding Balance Between the Two – Not everything in your life needs to be shared (Hawthorn). It’s okay to pick and choose, weeding out what you want to share and letting go of the rest (Hyssop).


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for September 7th thru 10th

Tarocco SopraffinoHow can I shine in the world?

Queen of Cups – Allow people to see your compassion and how much you care. Yes, it is a show of weakness, but it is also a show of strength.

How do I inspire others?

Judgement – They see your moral compass at work and admire it, and it then encourages others to become better people themselves.

How can I make life choices more consciously?

Strength atop Knight of Coins – Don’t allow taking your time to weaken your resolve. They are not mutually exclusive.

How can I take action for myself?

Nine of Swords – Confront your fears and worries instead of letting them eat at you. If there’s shit on your mind that you’re hesitant to bring up? Do it instead of letting it linger and fester.


Daily Self Kindness

We called a stop to the “hanging of heavy things” today that had been planned. I hurt too much, and both J and B were also in a good deal of pain.  Better to put it off for another time when we’re all feeling a bit better.