Getting In Your Own Way

Today’s meditation was skipped.  I did some dawdling on the bed today, but I didn’t actually meditate.

Mage Tarot Ascension EditionToday’s draw is the Five of Pattern (Pentacles), which is traditionally a representation of tests, trials, and hardship in the areas of one’s finances, resources, home life, labors, and manifestations.

What I see in the imagery of today’s card is a man imprisoned, and it seems to me that it’s the same man (with hair) that is on the screen behind him.  This gives me the impression that the man is in chains of his own making, his thoughts, judgements, and displeasure projected behind him and continuing the imprisonment of his own making.  It is a cycle of self-judgement that turns into an inability to act, which perpetuates self judgement, and further inability to act.

The message that I then see here in today’s card is that you can’t work well or efficiently when you’re all stuck in your own head. Sometimes, we bring ourselves down far better than anyone else ever could.  There is encouragement here, therefore, to examine what negative inner narratives and judgements might be holding you back from taking action or performing at your best?


Mr Lionhart’s #TheSeptemberTarot Between Dusk & Dawn Prompt
Questions for September 25th thru 27th – CELEBRATE

Black Cat Tarot and Mystic Garbage OracleWhat is something about my journey I can be grateful of /for?

Knight of Wands and Crystal – Your path is unconventional and most of your interests are as well. Be grateful for the ability to safely and happily go about your passions and interests without danger to yourself or those around you. In many places in the world this is not the case and you must toe the line or pay serious consequences.

If tarot would be my soul currency, what card would make me wealthy?

Death and Artemis – Don’t allow the changes in life to beat you down, but continue being yourself regardless of what comes your way.

Confession… I did not understand the question, so I just winged it and let the cards tell me what they wanted to say. Although I still do not understand the question… I understand what the cards are saying.

How am I invited today to celebrate my life and that which is dear to me?

Strength and Sunflower – Use the knowledge you have gained about positivity and optimism as tools to lift you up and make each day just a little better.


To Cull & Gather #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for September 25th – BALANCING RELATIONSHIPS

Mage Tarot Ascension EditionHow do I balance my needs with others?

Page of Pentacles and Death – Focus on learning to move more slowly in life and let things take their own course. You don’t have to be in control all the time.

How can I foster better teamwork?

Page of Wands and Nine of Cups – Find ways to share what makes you happy with others. In this way, you then grow together instead of alone.

Where do I need to slow down?

Eight of Wands and The Lovers – Check your enthusiasm enough to at least consider personal safety. In other words… look before you leap.


Daily Self Kindness

I instigated some “together time” play with Gideon today, which I think we both were in desperate need of.

❤️ 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?

Antiquitarian Tarot and For Strange Women Botanical Oracle

EarthThree of Swords atop Queen of Wands – Don’t let sour grapes ruin the strength and focus you get out of those things that bring you joy. Sometimes shit’s going to go wrong, but that shouldn’t change the pleasure you get from the pursuits that you love.

AirPage of Swords – Remember during this week what you have learned about keeping your inner narrative in check.  You’ve spent the summer learning to use positive self talk and optimism in a battle against that inner voice, and you will need those new skills this week.

WaterKnight of Swords – Its okay to be impulsive now and then, as long as you’re not hurting anyone in the process, so stop restraining yourself so often from acting on your emotions.

FireAce of Swords – Time to begin the strategy, planning, and communication with others needed to get things going in preparation for the holiday rush. Your ambition is gearing up.

WaningViolets and Mugwort – The veil between the spirit world and ours is beginning to open this week. Make sure you are not allowing family members that have passed on to slip in and screw with your head or your mood.

WaxingBats and Tarantula – Make sure that any decisions you make this week are made with a clear head, and only after a moment of reflection with yourself.

Take Away – Make sure you are staying on top of using your newly learned skills to keep your negative inner narrative in check, and don’t let road blocks or other problems squelch your enthusiasm, ambition, or the good that can come from thinking ahead and a bit of extra planning this week.