Trust vs Naivety

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Omegaland TarotToday’s draw is the Five of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of tests, trials, and conflict in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, ambitions, and communication. This can often translate into themes that have to do with winning at any cost, disagreements, and occasionally defeat if you end up on the wrong side of the conflict.

The imagery in this card speaks to me of a need to make sure everyone has surrendered their weapons before you lower your own.

There is a difference between trust… and naivety.  It is naive, for example, to trust strangers that seek to do you harm.  Thus why they must surrender all their weapons first in the image, in order to ensure the safety of the one currently in control.

Today’s card asks us to examine the trust we put in others… and who those others are.  Have they truly earned your trust?  Or are you being naive in trusting someone you should continue to be wary of?


#DiscordTarotholicsNov2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for November 7th
: What do I need to focus on for self-care for this full moon?

The Audacity DeckReading Summary: It’s time to pull up your reserves (Perseverance), take charge (The Mom Boss), and plunge in balls deep (The Two of Deez).

Take Away: Part of self care has to do with dealing with one’s responsibilities instead of ignoring them. Only by staying on top of things can you create space for other types of self-care that might be needed.   If your responsibilities pile up?  It becomes a huge ordeal and a massive amount of stress.

So, for this full moon?  Dive into the holiday rush and stay on top of things from the beginning, that way nothing falls behind and creates problems down the road.


Mr Lionhart’s The Suits: Revisited #TheNovemberTarot Prompt
Questions for November 7th and 8th

Omegaland TarotSuit of Wands – What steps can I take (today) towards manifesting my plans?

Page of Wands and King of Cups Rx – Forsake more time with Gideon in order to lean into the orders and your business.

Yeah, okay. Just saying? But that’s not happening. It might make things go more smoothly with the beginning of the holiday rush, but I need that time with him to help smooth out the rough edges of my emotions.

Suit of Wands – In what way/area can this creative process help me grow?

Eight of Wands and Temperance Rx – It would speed things along toward my goals, but require setting aside the moderation boundaries you have tried to instill in yourself over the past few years.

Take Away:  Yes, this advice would be good for my business and my drive. Sometimes, though… you have to let that stuff take a back seat for just a little more of what you need on a soul deep level.  Tonight’s time with Gideon is just that… a soul deep need that I have no intention of giving up… even to get a jump on the rush about to crash down over me.


Daily Self Kindness

I got my flu shot and Covid booster done today. And, of course, also the stuff about Gideon that’s mentioned above.

🌕 Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Taurus – November 2022

Tonight is the full 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.

Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Taurus Tarot Reading with the Moonlight Magick Tarot

What does my body require right now?

Nine of Water – It’s time to smell the roses and appreciate the good things in life.  You don’t have a lot of time left for that before the holiday rush starts, and you’re left struggling under the weight of the work that the season brings.  Enjoy it while you can.

Where in my life do I need to be more gentle and/or joyful?

Seven of Fire – You need to try being a bit more gentle and/or joyful when standing strong for your values and principles. It does not always need to be a battle. Instead, simply allow your moral compass shine a light that others cannot extinguish.

Where do I need to stand my ground?

Nine of Fire – Your boundaries are important. Not just those you set for others, but those that you set for yourself as well. Do not let complacency or convenience tempt you into giving ground in these areas.

What illusions do I need to unveil?

The Fool – Stop allowing your inner narrative to tell you a bit of fun and frivolity is something to be ashamed of. Contrary to what the echoes of your past try to tell you, it’s okay to cut loose now and then… and not feel guilt about it during or after.

What long-term project do I need to start?

Seven of Cups – No. At this time it is imperative that you cut back on options and distractions. Not add more.  You already have more than enough on your plate at the moment.

Full Moon advice from the Minoan Goddess Amalthea.

The Star – There is always hope. Lean into it and allow it to light the way.