Single Minded Focus

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Cruel Thing TarotToday’s draw is the Chariot card, which is traditionally a representation of control, determination, direction, and autonomy.

What stands out to me the strongest today in the imagery of this card is the dust he leaves in his wake. The charioteer stands strong and in control, facing ever forward. He does not look back at what is in his wake, nor does he look left or right to the past or future, but always forward to what is right in front of him in order to take on the present challenges head on with strength and determination. The charioteer knows that to let these other things distract him would be to weaken his resolve, and thus it is with single minded focus he meets his challenges and moves forward.

This card begs the question… what distractions are tampering with your resolve? Where is it we need to buckle down with focus and determination? Where is it we feel there is a lack of control in our lives, and what is holding us back from taking these matters in hand more fully and firmly?


HealingThruTarot’s October Shadow Work Challenge Prompt
Questions for October 22nd and 24th

Clash of the Yokai Game Cards and Veritas Magia TarotHow does my shadow block my joy?

Hōnengyo and Tearai-oni – Your shadow tells you that you need alone time when in truth, you are in need of people instead. Yes, you require a certain amount of alone time, especially in places wet and dark and filled with trees, but it has to be healthy alone time. Your shadow tries to pull you into withdrawing into alone time when it is unhealthy for you.

What can I do to ease this block?

Two of Wands and Seven of Swords – Don’t be impulsive about your alone time, but instead plan it in advance. This way, when you steal away into the wilds, you know it is with a healthy plan and healthy goals, instead of spurred on by the whispers of you shadow.

How do I demean myself?

Kappa and Baku – You beat yourself up and drown yourself in recriminations for not living a fuller life and completing goals you’ve chosen to move on from instead of continuing to strive to accomplish.

How can I turn this behavior around into something more healthy?

Eight of Cups and Ace of Swords – Recognize that yes, there is much you have abandoned, but that it was to start new and better things that you found suited you far better.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for October 24th
: What do you need to focus on for self-care for this new moon?

Cruel Thing TarotReading Summary: Stop being so hard on yourself and worrying that you are straying from your path (Judgement Rx) whenever you find something that you enjoy (Nine of Cups). Share it with others instead (Queen of Wands).

Take Away: Fun, play, and enjoyment are supposed to be a part of life… the absolute best part of life, and one that that you should share openly with others. Work on remembering that making time for these things and taking pleasure in them is not something to feel guilty about, so stop shaming yourself concerning them.


Daily Self Kindness

I had myself a late morning, even though I didn’t really have the time.   A little extra time in bed was nice.

🌑 New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Scorpio – October 2022

Tomorrow is the new moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about the medicine within, and brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot by the Moon series.

New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Scorpio Tarot Reading with the Bloody Tears Tarot

What have I been avoiding that I need to face?

Ace of Pentacles – It’s time to turn over a new leaf with your financial responsibilities. There’s things you need to prepare for and now is the time to start.

What secrets need to come into the light?

Ace of Swords – Take time to examine what secrets you are holding that, once aired, could provide you with a greater sense of clarity and direction. It’s time for those secrets to be openly shared.

What conversation needs to be had?

King of Cups – This isn’t a specific conversation, but rather that you need to seek out emotional support through conversation with Gideon and others that can provide you a sense of security.

Where do I need to take decisive action that I’ve been putting off?

Justice – It’s all cause and effect here. If you want to succeed, you have to put in the work in order to do so. Avoidance will have unpleasant consequences.

What shadow aspect requires integration?

Four of Swords – Stop judging yourself so harshly for needing rest and recuperation.

New Moon advice from the Minoan Goddess Amalthea.

King of Swords – “Watch your tongue.” Take care that your words inspire others instead of cutting them down.