Burning Candles

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Vampire's Tarot of the Eternal NightToday’s draw is the Ten of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of overwhelm, burnout, struggling under too much responsibility, and can indicate a need to do some prioritizing and delegation.

In the imagery of this card, a gargoyle ferries a carriage through the fog, the look on the gargoyle’s face determined as he splashes through the water and pulls the carriage forward.

But how long can they go on like that?  Sooner or later, they’re going to burn out.  They’re pushing too hard, and it’s going to catch up with them eventually, just as it does everyone that burns the candle at both ends.


Mr Lionhart’s Seasons of the Witch Challenge Prompt
Questions for October 28th thru 31st – The Veil

Daughters of Darkness Oracle Cards Set 1Spirits surrounding, will you head my call, can you give me guidance or not at all?

Top Left – Watch out for those that might try to pull you into pointless dispute or debate. They are just wasting your time and energy.

Cards on the table, ancestors respond, shareth your wisdom from somewhere beyond…

To Right – Make sure you are staying focus on the transition ahead into the holiday season. There are many distractions that will try to tempt you away from what needs to be done. Only through focus and determining for yourself what is truly important will you be able to stay on track.

Of blood and bone, of skin and seed, what part of you lives on in me?

Bottom Left – You carry forward both good and bad traits from your ancestors including the ability to find peoples’ triggers and use them to nudge others to your purpose, as well as a determination and drive that pushes you to try too hard and do too much and always be seeking more.

I honor, the witch within, my lineage, roots, my craft and kin, and as I walk between darkness and light, what shall bless my Sabbath night?

Bottom Right – In practicing rituals that you have done since you were a child you will find peace, and a connection that will give you answers if you are open in seeking them.


#DiscordTarotholicsOct2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for October 29th
: Bewitched – What lies beneath the mask that you show the world?

The Vampire's Tarot of the Eternal NightReading Summary: You hide from the world both just how much you depend on Gideon (King of Cups). Specifically, how much you need him to help you in setting aside those things that hurt or frustrate you (Eight of Cups) in order to focus more on what makes you happy (Nine of Cups).

Take Away: Vulnerability hides there behind the mask of self-sufficiency and independence.  You pretend to be far stronger and self reliant than you are because you do not want others to see how much you depend on them.  How much you need them.

This vulnerability frightens you, and so you hide it away.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I can’t recall what my self-kindness might have been.

One thought on “Burning Candles

  1. How much you depend on me, how much you need me? No one need know that but you and me, baby. As long as you are comforting being small with me? Nothing else matters.

    I love you so much. I love being where you turn to, to feel safe and small…to feel loved and cherished. I love that I am “home” for you.

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