Leave It Behind

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Everyday Witch TarotToday’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of transitions, changes, moving on to better things, and leaving behind problems and baggage.

In the imagery of this card, a group of witches steal away in the dead of night with all that they can carry, following the light of the moon while autumn winds flow around them. One witch looks back, as if one last look is needed.

There’s something to be said for not looking back, and times when that’s essential. Escaping abusive relationships, leaving behind painful or unhealthy patterns, etc.  These things will always have pieces and parts that want to draw us back in.  Good times that are difficult to let go of, because to do so and truly move on means giving up on old hopes.

The thing is, though, that we can’t truly make a new start and begin anew if we don’t leave what’s in the past alone. Listening to that abusive ex’s excuses, or the whispers of temptation on unhealthy patters trying to call us back, will only stick us back where we were… in a broken hope or reaching for an unattainable dream.

Today’s card is a reminder that in order to begin something new, you have to let go of the old.  Let go of those old hopes and dreams that were a part of that untenable situation or behavior…. and instead of recycling them, build new hopes and dreams to replace them.


Mr Lionhart’s The Suits: Revisited #TheNovemberTarot Prompt
Questions for November 15th and 16th

Everyday Witch TarotSuit of Cups – Something I am asked to reflect/meditate on right now.

Six of Cups and Strength – Remember how far you have come, and the strength that your past has provided you. Remember that the difficulties and struggles you’ve gone through are what has made you who you are today, given you the strength you carry with you from day to day.

Major Arcana – A lesson I have learned from the Cups suit during this challenge.

The High Priestess and Judgement – Intuition and emotions are connected, and when you judge yourself harshly and your emotions are affected by this… so too is your intuition.  If you, on the other hand, stay open and kind to yourself, allowing positivity to flow, your intuition flows freely as well.


Daily Self Kindness

I un-pledged myself from 16 of the projects I’d previously backed on Kickstarter.

Le Tirage de la Balle dans le Pied Lenormand Reading

Le Tirage de la Balle dans le Pied Lenormand Reading with the Golden Dreams Lenormand

Pourquoi est ce que j’ai envie de nuire à cette personne en médisant?
(Eng: Why do I want to harm this person by backbiting?)

Coffin and Ship – Because you want this person to no longer be a part of your life. Not by cutting them out of it, but by having them leave of their own volition. You don’t want disruptive change to be a part of the process… you just want them to go.

Qu’est ce que cette envie / attitude révèle à propos de mes insécurités?
(Eng: What does this craving/attitude reveal about my insecurities?)

Clouds and Bear – They create uncertainty and instability in your life and the lives of those around you. This, in turn, causes a defensive reaction within you to rise up in order to protect what you value from being further polluted by that instability and uncertainty.

Comment est ce que cela pourrait se returner contre moi en modifiant la manière dont je suis perçu.e?
(Eng: How could this backfire on me by changing the way I am perceived?)

Balloon and Scythe – You could end up looking a good deal more cutthroat and vicious if you were to succeed. Consider if success in this desire of yours is really going to give you what you want, or if it will just be cutting yourself off at the ankles.