No Pressure… Don’t Push

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Tarot of the Drowning WorldToday’s draw is the Temperance card, which is traditionally a representation of moderation, measured efforts, balance, and patience.

I see this sentiment expressed in the imagery of this card, with a girl with wings too small to create lift floating in a body of water among flowers. Should she move too quickly she will get tangled up in the vegetation, or should she fill her cup and pitcher too full she may become too weighed down and sink. Therefore, she must take things slow and take care to be moderate in not just her movements, but also in how much she takes from the water she floats within.

For me personally, the Temperance card is often a “self-care” card, as moderation in general is something that I struggle with a great deal. When this card comes up in personal readings it invariably means that I am going overboard in some manner that is not healthy for me. And thus, the card appears to remind me that I need to take a more measured and temperate pace.

So the question becomes, where do you need to monitor your pace and take things more slowly?

For me, although it’s time to start catching up on orders from my time off, today’s card is a reminder to make sure that I don’t go overboard or allow myself to become stressed out by limitations of how much I can get done in the hours available to me.


To Cull & Gather #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for September 16th thru 20th – TO SHARE

World of Visions Tarot and Envolées Sauvages OracleWhat do I have an abundance of?

Three of Pentacles – You have an abundance of creative ability to manifest ideas into reality.

The collaboration and teamwork aspect of the Three of Pentacles is missing from the imagery of this card, but that too ties into what you have an abundance of. You have others in your life that want to help you in your creative endeavors, you have only to reach out to them and allow them in.

How can I avoid being shut off from generosity?

Page of Wands atop The Emperor – Rather than being bossy about what you need, learn to share your passions with others in a way that invites them to join you, and opens up a creative and receptive environment for all involved.

Where can I be more compassionate?

Eight of Swords – You need to be more compassionate with yourself. Your self-recriminations hold you back from seeing just how much you have to offer and how good a person you truly are. Each negative inner narrative ties your hands and blinds your eyes to seeing yourself how others see you.

Where can I be more charitable with my…

TimeVulture’s Dance – In order to have time to be charitable, you have to shed away those things that are not working for you. There are only so many hours in the day and if you want to be more charitable with your time, something has to go to make some room.

FeelingsThe Black Swan – Again we see an encouragement to be charitable with yourself and how  you see yourself. You are not the ugly duckling nor are you a clumsy oaf. You glide through life with far more grace than you realize.

ThoughtsBeauty of Creation – You need to take time to appreciate your accomplishments, including those things that you may not have done as well as you would have liked, but still managed to do. Some things are a learning process, and there is accomplishment even in these moments.

How can I help others?
(Oddly fitting since the cards managed to turn the above questions to be all about you.)

Seven of Swords and Glorious Storms – Use your past experiences and the skills that you have gained from them to advocate for others that are in need of help. Due to your experiences, you have developed a unique set of skills that can be of great value in helping others through difficult times.


The #ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge Prompt by E Roebuck-Jones
Questions for September 16th thru 18th

Tarot of the Drowning WorldHow can I silence my inner critic?

Two of Cups – Connect with others who love and care about you and ask for their perspective. This way you have something with which to combat your inner critic’s voice.

What needs to be different in my life?

The Lovers – You need to work on making healthier choices for yourself, instead of either going with the flow or allowing your self-destructive tendencies too much slack in the reins.

How can I love myself more?

King of Coins – Look at how far you have come and how much you have accomplished and appreciate these things. There will always be further to go, but you’ve built a good foundation that you should be proud of. Take time to appreciate these things instead of setting them aside as inconsequential.


Daily Self Kindness

I spent time playing with Gideon tonight while working on bracelet orders.  Two birds, one stone, and the play helped me feel better.

Seasonal Changes Cartomancy Reading

The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows: “As the seasons are starting to change, what are some changes we can start making in our lives?”

Notorious Gambling Frog Playing CardsSix of Clubs and Three of Diamonds – It’s time to start leaning into collaborating with other people, and allowing them to have a say in how things go and what they look like moving forward. The busy season is coming, and it is through their collaboration and input that you will find positive progress.

Ace of Diamonds and Seven of Hearts – Pick and choose your battles. You can only take advantage of so many opportunities at once, so you need to make sure that you’re taking a close look at what is on offer and making the choices that you can handle instead of trying to take on everything.

Five of Diamonds and Nine of Clubs – Begin doing those things needed to protect against the scarcity issues that you struggle with. Whether they’re reality or just in your head, it really doesn’t matter, as the solution is the same either way. You need to take steps to protect yourself and those around you, so that what is imagined cannot creep into reality and become a real problem.