The Responsibility of Authority

Today’s meditation was skipped, although I did spend a good deal of time just resting on the bed earlier today and dawdling on my phone. It doesn’t have the same affects as actually doing the meditation, but it is a bit of extra self kindness I gave myself today.

Wisdom's Chariot Tarot - The EmperorToday’s draw is the Emperor card, which is traditionally a representation of authority, control, structure, and focusing on the greater good.

What stands out to me the strongest today in the imagery of this card is the skeleton that stands behind the king and turns his head toward those of wealth who complain loudly for more, instead of allowing him to see the desperate souls on the other side of his dais that beg on their knees for his help.

A lot of how we deal with and/or handle authority comes from our past and what we were taught as the proper way to treat others when we are in this type of a position. This card is a reminder that when you are in an authority position, it’s important to see the whole picture so that you are doing what is right for the greater good, rather than just those who shout the loudest.  Don’t allow “this is how it’s always been done” lead you astray from what is right and just.


OwlandBonesTarot’s #BothSidesOfTheTarot Prompt
Questions for September 10th and 11th

Ship of Fools Tarot and Guidance of the Goddess OracleWhat’s happening quickly?

The Moon – Uncertainty is creeping in and making things feel more bleak and worrisome than they actually are. You are supposed to be savoring this annual moment of lull in your work, not allowing it to tweak you out.

What is taking its sweet time?

Eight of Swords – Revelations and enlightenment. You’re spending so much time freaking out about something that you know isn’t permanent or detrimental that you are blinding yourself to what else you could be doing with your time.

Finding Balance Between the Two – Instead of focusing on wanting things to stay the same and the discomfort that comes with change, you need to make sure you are focusing on being adaptable to changes (Atabey) and looking at what you can do to help yourself (Chang’e) through these times.

What is seen?

Ace of Coins – Opportunities approach, just as they do each year as this time of slowness in your business draws to a close. You’ve only to pay attention in order to take advantage of the opportunities awaiting you.

What is unseen?

Two of Staves – There’s lots of preparations that need to be made in order to make the best of the opportunities that are coming. Nobody sees these preparations but you, but they are important and you need to focus on them so that you are ready.

Finding Balance Between the Two – Not all of the preparation that need to be done are of the physical variety or directly related to your business (Oshun). Make sure that you are tending to your protections, and doing the other spiritual and self-care practices needed to shore up your strength for what lies ahead (Selene).


#DiscordTarotholicsSep2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for September 11th
: Do Spread 2

Wisdom's Chariot Tarot - The Hanged Man, Knight of Swords, The Moon, Three of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, The WorldWolf – How can I encourage my strength and bravery for hurdles yet to come?

The Hanged Man – Make sure that you are paying attention to others perspectives, and not just your own or the perspectives of a select few. By seeing “the big picture” you are better able to prepare for the future and whatever my show up on the horizon.

Owl – How can I learn to better trust my perception of the world and other people?

Knight of Swords – Take care to not jump the gun and be impulsive. Getting to know people takes time. Give yourself that needed time to really delve into what they’re about and who they really are.

Stag – Where in my life can greater dignity create a stronger sense of integrity?

The Moon – Do not allow times of uncertainty to pull you from your moral compass, principles, and values. When these times of uncertainty come, don’t duck your head, but tilt your chin up instead.

Eagle – Why does good and successful leadership also require a modicum of grace?

Three of Pentacles Rx – Without that grace, there is no community and no collaboration.

Salmon – In what direction have I been moving by instinct without realizing it?

Seven of Pentacles – You are getting to a point where you understand the value of taking your time and using patience rather than pushing yourself and rushing. When you first started this journey, you struggled to see the value in taking things slow, but as time goes on you are moving more naturally into this concept.

Wild Goose – How have my past relationships and friendships taught me to be a better person?

The World – These past friendships and relationships have allowed you to see who you want to become, as well as what you don’t want to become. This has in turn helped you to define your path, who you are, and who you want to be more clearly.


Daily Self Kindness

Had some play time with Gideon both last night and today.  Still feeling quite tender, but the play is helping.

❤️ 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?

The Essential Tarot, Pythia Botanica Oracle v2, and Brune Lenormand

EarthSix of Cups and Forget Me Not – Take time this week to look at and appreciate just how far you have come. You’ve accomplished so much, and you need to reflect on this in order to tone down a bit that constant drive for “more”.

AirTwo of Swords and Jasmine – Be sure to lead with your heart as you make difficult decisions this week. Not everything has to be solely based in logic.

WaterKing of Pentacles Rx and Lilac – You’ve spent a lot of time ignoring your emotions and shoving them aside. This week you need to instead make sure that they are getting their due attention. Just as everything cannot always be based in feelings and intuition, neither can it always be based in logic and practicality. Sometimes emotions have to take the lead.

FireKing of Wands and Pitcher Plant – Lead the way to enjoyment and taking intense pleasure in the things you do with others this week. In other words, Gideon is in great need of your time and attention.

WaningMountain and Dog – Some of the people always so ever-present in your life may be a bit scarce this week.  Make sure you aren’t leaning into feelings of loneliness because of this.  You need the alone time.

WaxingWhip and Lily – Take care of yourself and give yourself the rest and pampering you need this week.  The last week was damned hard and you could use a bit of extra rest to help you recover.

Take Away – Be open to your emotions and give yourself a bit of extra self care this week.  You need it.