Graceful Transitions

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Christmas Spirit TarotToday’s draw is the Death card, which is traditionally a representation of gradual organic changes, loss, transitions, and letting go.

The Angel in todays card is here to remind us that not everything is worth crying over when it’s lost. We go through changers and transitions every single day, some of the we go through far more gracefully than others.

Why is that? What makes some changes, transitions, and losses so much harder to deal with than others?

Today’s card asks us to lol at how we deal with change, what makes some changes easier to deal with than others, and how we can make those changes we are less than graceful with a bit easier.


Magicznie_Czyli_Troche_Magi’s #tarotowewyzwaniegrudzien2022 Prompt
Question for December 31st
: New Year Ideas: Three things I’ve never done before that I’d like to do in 2023.

Pixie's Whisper Tarot Christmas EditionPage of Coins – Turn over a new leaf financially by working to see your scarcity issues as something to learn from, rather than a panic inducing theme in your life.

Four of Cups – Actually manage to sustain a positive attitude and optimism, instead of letting pessimism propagate off itself and multiply. Your negative inner narrative has a habit of breeding like bunnies if you let it.

Three of Cups – Look forward to and enjoy time with others, instead of seeing it as a chore or something to dread. You’ve had enough positive experiences with this over the past year to help you in this endeavor.


Daily Self Kindness

I soaked in the bath again today. A glorious three whole hours. The bath tub here is so comfortable… it doesn’t look like it would be, but it is.

Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_9978An Ache of Longing

I feel the need
to cling to you
like lichen
clings to the the bark
of branches
and morning dew
clings to blades of grass
the feeling
creating a sense
of vulnerability
as I seek out
your comfort
so long missed
and withheld from its
fullest expression
for a few days longer

Photo © ZenStatePhotography

Toss or Carry Cartomancy Reading

The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows: “This week, let’s ask our divination tool of choice what we should leave behind in 2022, and what we should take with us into 2023!

New Years Decisions Cartomancy Reading with the Art Deco Christmas Playing CardsThree things I should leave behind in 2022.

Eight of Hearts – Giving up. In 2022 there were a few things you walked away from rather than confronting. Make sure not to repeat this mistake again in the year ahead. You are good at confrontation, so don’t let the potential for it to raise its head turn you away.

Jack of Hearts – Impulsivity, especially in relation to your emotions. Do not allow you emotions to force you to leap forward into situations where a pause would serve you better. Take a moment to feel your feelings… then act.  Don’t act during.

Two of Spades – Indecision. Do not stew in stagnation as you struggle with decisions that feel overwhelming. Sometimes any decision can be better than no decision made at all and being stuck in a mire of anxiety and confusion as a result.

Three things I should take with me into 2023.

Seven of Spades – Strategy. Sometimes to get ahead you have to be clever enough to out wit others on the same path as you. Do what you can to level the playing field, then rise above it and do even better than the rest.

Three of Spades – Be prepared for disappointments so that they do not take you by surprise and smack you in the face.

Three of Hearts – The support of loved ones. Continue to allow them to help and support you, even during times when you don’t want to admit you need it, or don’t think that you do.


Changing Your Nature

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Winter Solstice Season OracleToday’s draw is the Hibernation/Dream card from the Winter Solstice Season Oracle.

Now is a down time for me. In an effort to hopefully bypass my yearly major depressive episode through the early part of the year, she encouraged me to take some time off away from home.. and thus away from work, and in doing so, leave my work at home. (I usually bring work with me when I go places.)

Today’s card is a reminder of that goal, and the purpose of leaving work at home instead of trying to find ways around that to work anyway.

Having a first half of the year without being dragged into depression’s pit would be amazing, and the hibernation/dream card keeps that potential alive in my mind to encourage these efforts, no matter how much rest and not working feels against my nature.


Magicznie_Czyli_Troche_Magi’s #tarotowewyzwaniegrudzien2022 Prompt
Questions for December 25th thru 30th

Snowland TarotWith My Family at the Christmas Table: How can I improve my relationship with my family?

Queen of Cups atop Six of Swords – Instead of walking away, try to put a supportive and nurturing spirit into your interactions with them.

Summary of the Year: What did 2022 give me?

The Emperor – 2022 gave you more control in general, and a better seat of power for helping others feel secure and supported.

Cheesecake with a Fortune: What good awaits me in the year 2023?

Nine of Wands – Overwhelm. You are going to have to work hard to make sure you don’t overdo it and pile too much on your plate.

Dream Map: What are my dreams now?

Judgement – To be aligned with the man you want to be, so that at the end of your life you can look back and be happy with the journey traveled and who you’ve become.

New Year’s Resolutions: What am I going to achieve in the new year?

The Moon – You will Beghtol come to terms with your fears and uncertainties.

New Year Revolutions: What would I like to change about myself in 2023?

Page of Swords atop Six of Cups – You would like to learn to view your past emotions and emotional experiences in a more positive light.


Daily Self Kindness

i took a long nap today. Hopefully not so long as to keep me from sleeping tonight.

Gideon’s Challenge

Safe and Warm

Although disappointed
because the weather
warmed so quick
and all the snow
melted away
in the end
you find yourself
grateful for the home
that kept you safe
and the warm bed
that fought off
winter’s chafe

There will be time
to play in the snow
another year

Photo © ZenStatePhotography

📆 Transitioning from December to January

Month End Tarot Reading with the Winter Magic Tarot

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

Queen of Cups – You are enjoying being the emotional touchstone of others in your life, and enjoying time with someone that supports you with a motherly warmth. After having had to close yourself off for the holiday rush, you are beginning to open back up in a position of both support, and being supported.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

Two of Pentacles Rx – Willful imbalance. That is a part of what the holiday rush involves for you, as you are required to let go of a lot of things, including self care, your emotions, and more, all to make room for the rush to run its course. Now now that the rush is over, it’s time to leave that unhealthy imbalance behind.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

The High Priestess – You are seeking a re-connection with your intuition, spirit guides, and spirituality. There is a lot of knowledge hidden within that has gone dormant that you are now seeking to reawaken.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

The Hierophant – Take care that you don’t get so tightly bound up in tradition that you become rigid and inflexible. Your adaptability is a part of what makes you so good at bouncing back when you stumble or are taken by surprise.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

The Chariot – You are eager to move forward onto a path that aligns with your goals, as well as toward the more balanced sense of control hinted at in the Two of Pentacles previously revealed in this reading.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

Three of Cups Rx – You have been hurt by those that weren’t there for you in the past. Now is the time to work on bridging these gaps that have formed and healing the hurt where possible. Don’t allow sugar coating or gaslighting, and don’t forget the slights.  At the same time, the hurt needs healing, so focus on making that possibility become a reality.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

Three of Swords – Make sure that you are looking for the boon in your personal struggles, disappointments, and woes. Nothing is ever as bad as it first appears, and when you run into hurdles, it’s important to look back at past struggles and remind yourself of that.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

The Happy Squirrel – The returned presence of someone in your life can look like a boon, but it has the potential to cause a lot more problems than their presence is actually worth. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, they are coming in soft and dormant, but going to cause problems down the road (when they get hungry again).

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

The Moon – Uncertainty is coming. The more you prepare, the better off you will be. Make sure you have everything backed up and preparations in place.

Message from the Spirit World – You can lead the way unerringly through the chaos to come. Just don’t let doubt and uncertainty overwhelm you. Get ready now so that you can lead others out of the storm when the time comes.

Message from the Mind’s World – There is currently an imbalance between your emotions and intuition. One bolsters and strengthens the other, so make sure you are looking at both as you plot your course forward.

Message from the Physical World – Just like the saying “all work and no play makes for a dull boy,” also true is “all rigid tradition and no fun makes for a disappointing life.”

Take Away – This entire reading is about recovery and finding balance after the holiday rush, as well as what’s currently going on with A, the server, and the team. It speaks of a need to look ahead, plan, and get all of your ducks in a row, as well as seeking out and finding balance once more between work life, home life, and self care.