Rent Free Living

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Poe Tarot - JusticeToday’s draw is the Justice card, which is traditionally a representation of cause and effect, consequences, repercussions, and can refer to the legal system, penal system, or the law.

The imagery on this particular Justice card makes me think of that saying about letting someone “live rent free in your head”, and that the greatest punishment that we can dole out to those that have wronged us is to forget about them entirely

The card poses the questions… What lives rent free in your head that is doing you more harm than good? How can we let go of these things and leave them in the past?


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for October 3rd
: What is your relationship with your ancestors at this time?

Le Tarot de Marseille par Pole KaReading Summary: You trust them (The Lovers) to lead you towards the stability and security (King of Coins) that you so desperately crave (Four of Coins).

Take Away: Stability is a need that has been deeply rooted and established in you for a long time, and the road to get there is hard and long.  You trust your ancestors that guide you to have your best interests at heart, and to help you in the journey that will give you that stability you need.

This trust was a long time in coming, and took a lot of reflection.  But, it creates a strong and stable foundation between you and those ancestors.


HealingThruTarot’s October Shadow Work Challenge Prompt
Questions for October 2nd and 4th

The Poe Tarot and Le Tarot de Marseille par Pole KaWhat behaviors by others trigger me the most?

Page of Quills – The Know It All is someone that gains a modicum of knowledge and gets a resulting inflated ego. Otherwise known as the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Wheel of Fortune – The Risk Taker is someone that is careless of the affect their actions and behavior have on those around them. This usually leads to what they consider (if acknowledged at all) as collateral damage.

Three of Quills – The Pity Partier is someone that chooses to wallow and lament in their misery rather than do anything about it. Even when others reach out to help, they are stubbornly rigid in their refusal to budge.

How are these triggers helping me grow?

The Know It All – King of Coins – They remind you that true expertise takes time and practice. It is more than reading a book or being good at something, but also involves grounding one’s knowledge in experience and repetition.

The Risk Taker – Five of Wands – They allow you to observe their behavior and how their behavior influences (and often damages) those around them, so that you don’t make the same mistakes.

The Pity Partier – Queen of Wands – They show you how important “fighting the good fight” really is, and are a lesson in fostering your own passions and motivations so you don’t fall into the same behavior.


Daily Self Kindness

I insisted that the men that came to light the fireplace continue to work at it long after they’d wanted to give up.  I’m the last unit in the building on the gas line, and it takes a long time for the air to bleed up out of the lines before I’ll finally get the gas needed to light the pilot light. Usually the workers try a few times then insist I have to get someone in to do an inspection and repair.  This time I forced them to wait and keep trying, and eventually the lines cleared and it lit fine.