Overflow Is Not “Runneth Over”

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Yasmine Abed TarotToday’s draw is the Ace of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, creativity, and intuition.

What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of today’s card is the fact that the skull is overflowing.

You are especially sensitive to new contact tonight with the veil at its thinnest. You’ve taken a lot of time over the past few years to get more in touch with your emotions, which has opened your intuition that was already honed up until it is at a point of overflow. Make sure that you are not taking on too much, and avoid activities tonight that will expose you to more than you can hold or handle.


HealingThruTarot’s October Shadow Work Challenge Prompt
Questions for October 29th and 31st

The GoracleWhat needs to be healed through my shadow work?

The Bone and The Murderer – Deep in your core lies an often vicious need for independence to the point of keeping loved ones at arms length. This need is created by a wound from your past that needs some attention and shadow work.

How can I practice compassion for myself?

The Undead and The Deceased – Lean into happiness and those things that bring you joy instead of giving so much pull to the expectations of others and that you place on yourself. Have some fun and loosen up that rigid grip a bit.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for October 31st
: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!

Halloween Tarot Reading with the Yasmine Abed Tarot

How to honor this night.

The Tower – Accept that the overwhelm and chaos you feel with the veil thin and your eyes wide open won’t last. It’s temporary. You see too much, hear too much… and it fall feels like too much, but it will pass.

Protection message.

Four of Wands – Being at home where your protections and wards are sting and create a sense of comfort will help. Avoid going out of at all possible today.

Spirits to guide your way.

Five of Swords – Look to the Fae, especially those you share space with in your home. They are fiercely territorial and protective, and will help in keeping things from getting out of hand today.

Ghosts of the past to release.

Temperance – Don’t add this to your burden right now. You have been working on releasing these spirits from the past all along, a little at a time.

A message from your ancestors + those passed.

Queen of Cups – We are here for you, and only seek to support you. Sometimes we get a little carried away because of our love for you, but remember that even then, this comes in the spirit of love and is not intended to do harm.

How to see through the veil all year round.

The Sun – When you are happy your intuition is wide open in a way it can’t be when you’re miserable. Lean into positivity and optimism, and it will open you up to more.


Daily Self Kindness

I stayed home today, just as the cards suggested.  I put off all errands and other needs that would require “going out” for another day.

📆 Transitioning from October to November

Monthly Check-In Tarot Reading with the Tarot of Haunted House and Halloween Oracle

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

Strength and The Cardinal – You are building up strength for the approaching holiday season. It will take all that you have within you to get through the weeks ahead and come out shining brightly for all to see.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

The Empress and The Scrying Ball – You’re going to have to leave behind a lot of the spiritual and divinatory practices that you enjoy and that foster within you a sense of well-being in order to make room for the busy weeks to come. You can return to them in the new year.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

Knight of Pentacles and The Hunter – Do not let the rush of the holidays fluster you. Stay calm and collected and keep moving steadily forward.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

Eight of Wands and Lolita Muerte – Rushing and pride are both your enemy in this quest for steadiness and balance through the weeks ahead. Do not let your pride get in the way of taking things at a measured pace.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

Seven of Wands and The Mind’s Eye – Remember that priorities and your values need to be your main focus. Even when it feels like the world is against you, be sure to reconnect with that moral compass of yours and the values you seek to foster in your life.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

Ace of Cups and Predator’s Eyes – You are not unworthy or undeserving of love. Don’t let those fuckers that tried to knock you off, steal what’s yours, and leave you behind make you feel “less than”. This wound is healing, but is still in need of more tending to.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

Four of Wands and The Window – Combat that past experience just mentioned with acknowledgment of all the times people have made you feel comforts and at home. You may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you have found some that are happy to know you, care about you, and consider you a friend.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

Knight of Cups and Spellwork – Watch out for manipulators trying to press influence over you to force you to their intent and purposes.

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

The Hermit and Jack o’Lantern – Remember that you have control over who reaches through the veil to contact you and how much influence they have in your life.


Loosing the Chaff

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Corrupted TarotToday’s draw is the Knight of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a projective and active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home, labors, manifestations, or other aspects of the physical world.

With his horse nothing but bone, this knight looks defeated. He is chained to his purpose (the coin), and just as dark hands in the pit pull at the steed’s remains, so too do they pull at the chains attached to his purpose. And yet, those grasping hands of darkness do not touch him, indicating if he were to put down his burden, he could step free of the darkness and it’s cloying grip.

What responsibilities are we holding onto that need to be let go? Where in our lives have we stubbornly chosen to continue to to hold tight, even at our own detriment?

Today’s card asks us to examine these things, and encourages us to set loose the chains and free ourselves from them before they do us more harm.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for October 30th
: Do the Thinning Veil Spread

Earth and Bone OracleWhat spirits have come to visit and walk with you while the veil is thin?

Surrender – Those spirits that still linger in your memory and you have struggled in letting go of as a result.

How are these spirits assisting in keeping you safe?

The Key – They assist in reminding you of the purpose to come, and the transition that needs to take place in order to take the challenge of the next few weeks head on.

What should you offer to these spirits that are watching over you?

Enchanter – Show them that you understand the value of what is coming and take up the challenge with determination.

What cycle from the past do your Ancestors hope that you will break?

Apprentice – It is time to see yourself as more than capable of taking on these challenges head on. There’s no reason to panic when things are slow, as you know that they will turn around from past experience.

What do you know deep within your bones?

Ascension – That you are on the right path in your life and spirituality, and that your growth is going in the right direction.

What do the Spirits and Ancestors need for you to learn?

Portal – There is more to be had if you are open to it and the changes that are needed to allow it to flourish. You have to choose what you want to flourish and what you want to wither and leave behind.

A message for you from the Spirits and Ancestors

Wayfarer – Continue to consult and follow your inner compass in all things.


HealingThruTarot’s October Shadow Work Challenge Prompt
Question for October 30th
: How can I build more inner strength for my growth?

The Corrupted TarotReading Summary: Stay open-minded (Ace of Swords), even in unpredictable times (Wheel of Fortune), instead of letting those unpredictable times close you up and beat you down (Five of Swords).

Take Away: You have a tendency to retreat into yourself when feeling vulnerable. In order to build that inner strength you need to foster growth within yourself, you need to stay open-minded and communicate your problems during these times, instead of shutting out and/or shutting down.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I cannot remember what my daily self kindness was for this day.

❤️ 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 Yokai Yoshi Tarot and Simply Halloween Lenormand

EarthFour of Staves / Kodama – Hold sacred the home this week. The home that is your shelter, yes… but also the home of your spirit and home of your soul. Take care of your body and cherish this time you have left before the rush begins to enjoy both the home you live in, and those in your life that your soul calls home as well.

AirWheel of Fortune / Wanyūdō – Make sure when it feels like things have gone awry that you are using optimism to mitigate the effects of these moments. Nothing is quite as bad as it looks… until you allow it to become so.

WaterKnight of Coins / Nurikabe – For emotional stability you need to take things slow this week and not overwhelm yourself. Steady, persistent progress is best.

FireEight of Staves / Nozuchi – You are going to feel the need to push and rush. Make sure that you aren’t getting out of hand with it though, or you will suffer emotionally as a result, as will your relationship with Gideon (as indicated in the Water position in this reading).

WaningLady and Cross – Do not allow those that you love to become a burden this week.  Sometimes that means turning people down concerning what they want from you… at other times it will require looking at your responsibilities from a different perspective.

WaxingStork and Ring – Commit yourself to the changes that need to take place this week in order to get ready for the rush that is coming.  Everything done during this time has the potential to lift you up and make things better, but you have to commit instead of lingering in complacency.