Connections Within Diversity

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The Unfolding Path Tarot - The HierophantToday’s draw is the Hierophant card, which is traditionally a representation of tradition, spiritual guidance, long standing institutions, teachers and guides, and themes that deal with conformity and social norms.

What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery for today’s card is the scarf that this holy man wears.  It holds symbols not just from one religion, but from a great many of them, and feels like a reminder that there is no “one true way” when it comes to faith, beliefs, and traditions.

We all have our beliefs and those things that are a part of our history and tradition, and there’s a great value in that. Here in today’s card, though, what we see is a reminder that even through our differences we can connect.


#DiscordTarotholicsNov2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for November 20th
: Do Spread 3

The Forest OracleWhat have I been taking for granted?

Enchantment – The magic of healing and comfort that comes from time spent out in nature among the trees. You haven’t gotten a lot of time out in nature this summer and fall due to circumstances beyond your control, but don’t forget the benefits you get from time in the forest and give yourself permission to seek out that connection, even through the winter months when the green is dormant and the ground is frozen.

What’s been holding me back from seeing my blessings clearly?

Heal – You have to allow yourself what you need to heal.  Time in nature, time to rest, and other self-care that will give you the restorative healing you need. Stop withholding these things from yourself as a form of punishment, and be open and receptive to them instead.

How can I better express my gratitude in the future?

Crossroads – Look at the times you have chosen to go against your nature. To hold grudges, to be unforgiving, to be unpleasant instead of kind. In the future, seek out choosing a better path. A path that is for aligned with your nature. Sometimes it can be difficult to get past those baser instincts, but when you do, you are better able to identify those things to be grateful for.

What do I need to acknowledge gratitude for in my relationships?

Abundance – Just how much you have.  How many friends you have.  How many people there are in your life that love you… that care about you, and are there for you. It is in taking these things for granted that you miss out on all that you have to be grateful for.

What do I need to acknowledge gratitude for in my finances?

Leadership – You are the master of your own castle and all that lies within it. That means you have the ability to make whatever decisions are needed, change things as you wish, and take full control of your finances and resources to move them as needed.

What do I need to acknowledge gratitude for in my work life?

Hibernation – That it’s not this busy all of the time. There are busy times, and then there are quiet times. Although the holiday rush is a crazy time of year and extremely busy, you are also given times in which to breathe, relax, and recover. You can’t sustain the holiday rush year round, so having the lulls that allow you this time for other things is important.


@The.Journey.Well ‘s Friendship & Community Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 19th and 20th

The Unfolding Path TarotHow can solitude empower you?

Two of Cups Rx atop Ace of Cups – Stepping away to have some solitude out of the influence of others gives you the opportunity to see and process your emotions without their bias guiding you. The more you experiment and experience processing emotions in this way, the more confidence in doing so you will build.

What kind of social life empowers you?

Ace of Wands and Ten of Pentacles – You are empowered by relationships that allow your creative juices to flow while supporting you with stability. You need both that freedom for your spark of inspiration, as well as that sense of stability and security.


Daily Self Kindness

I watched a movie today.  It sucked, but it helped ease my nerves a bit while I worked. It -did- slow me down a bit in my work, but not enough that I didn’t get done what I needed to for the day.

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.

The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?

Wandering Moon Tarot and The Blackbird Lenormand

EarthFive of Stars (Pentacles) – Pinch your pennies this week and make sure you are keeping an eye on feelings of scarcity.  Don’t panic when they rise up and try to mess with you, but instead become even more attentive to making sure everything is dealt with and all your bases are covered. The extra diligence against those scarcity issues coming into reality will pay off this week.

AirKnight of Moons (Cups) – Keep your eye on the prize this week when it comes to what you want vs what you need. Make sure you are only being impulsive on practical matters, and not the “easy come, easy go” frivolous ones.

WaterPage of Wands – Adaptation for those things you care about doesn’t have to be difficult. Roll with the punches instead of fighting against them, and you will adapt and thrive, even under the face of any challenges or changes that might come on your way to your goals.

FireQueen of Swords – Help your business to continue to thrive through strategy and know how.  There are all challenges you’ve confronted before. Use this knowledge you’ve gained to your advantage as you go through them again this holiday season.

WaningHeart and Tree – As the week goes on, it’s going to be harder and harder to put your physical and emotional needs first. Although these aspects of life are important, make sure it comes second to things of higher priority this week.

WaxingMoon and Stork – Not putting those aspects first will set the stage for some unpleasantness emotionally. Keep an eye on your depression and emotional balance this week.  Make sure you don’t fall so far down the rabbit hole of self neglect that you damage your emotional health and well-being.

Take Away – Practical matters come first this week, and they very much need to.  That balance between the self-care aspects of life and your work are definitely not going to be working in tandem this week, and you’re going to have to lean into practical matters and be sure you don’t allow distractions to draw you off course either financially or in relation to your goals and business.