Difficult Conversations and White Elephants

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Merry Christmas LenormandToday’s draw is the House and Mountain cards from the Merry Christmas Lenormand.

Over the past few days, I’ve been trying to talk out a difficult situation with someone I consider to be a part of my “online family”. It’s not been an easy discussion, and sometimes it feels like it’s not going all that well. Or… going well at all.

These cards are a reminder that difficult does not mean impossible, and that it’s time to deal with the elephants in the room that we’ve all been trying to push into the corner and ignore for a long time… no matter how difficult it becomes, or how much it sucks.

These cards also pose a question. What discussions with family and friends are you avoiding? What ugly or uncomfortable business with those close to you needs dealt with to clear the air?


#DiscordTarotholicsDec2022 Challenge Prompt
: Tarotholics Spread 3 from December 18th

Pixie's Whisper Tarot Christmas Edition

Thistle – Mental Health / Wards: How can I ward off the blues that try to encroach as the holidays draw to a close?

Six of Swords – Focus on moving in the direction towards something better. Lean into improvements.

Garnet – Purification / Balance: How can I purify myself to help find a better balance for the new year ahead?

Eight of Swords – Open your eyes to the shit that you are trying to deny. Acceptance and adaptation will be far less dangerous.

Yew – Rebirth / Protection: What practices need resurrected in my life to protect my personal well-being?

Knight of Pentacles atop Seven of Wands – Stand up for your need to slow down, even if that’s standing up against your own harsh judgement and old habits.

Diamond – Fearlessness / Imagination: How can my imagination foster more fearlessness in my life?

The Sun – Imagine the possible positive outcomes and lean into optimism, instead of always imagining and expecting the worst.

Holly – Fertility / Longevity: How can I create longevity in the fertile soil of my new endeavors?

Temperance – Practice patience and moderation. Stretch out the experiences instead of plowing in headlong and full-bore.

Emerald – Hearth & Home / Loyalty: How can a closer connection to hearth & home affect my sense of loyalty?

The Hierophant – A closer connection to hearth and home teaches you what truly matters, and connects you in traditional ways to others in your life.

Peppermint – Mental Stimulation: What methods can I use to best stimulate my mind when I need a boost?

Six of Pentacles Rx – Be selfish. Take time for yourself and do things for yourself instead of always putting everything and everyone first.


Daily Self Kindness

I let Jer drive and took a nap in the car.

❤️ 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?

Self Care Saturday Tarot Reading with the Winter Magic Tarot and Yuletide Tales Lenormand

EarthKnight of Pentacles – It’s time to slow down. You can still keep you eye on your goals, but the slower pace is needed. It might feel like stagnancy, but if you’re still moving toward your goals? It’s not.

AirKnight of Cups – You need to make sure you keep in mind what it is you want in your life. Don’t lose sight of what’s truly important to you and will make you happy. Orient yourself towards those things.

WaterEight of Swords Rx – Now that the holiday rush is over, it’s time to remove the bindings on your emotions so that they can flow freely once again. Keep this in mind moving forward through the week and remain conscious of this goal as you move out of emotional stagnation.

FireAce of Wands – Find other passions to pour your excess energy and anxiety into. That excess will taper off over time, but it needs redirecting into new and different interests in the meantime.

WaningBirds and Anchor – Don’t depend on family and friends for the stability you crave. You have to create that for yourself.

WaxingRider and Garden – That doesn’t mean avoid them, though. Enjoy their company and companionship as you visit with them over the next week.

Take Away – It’s time to ease up on that tight grip of control you have had over your emotions and intuition throughout the past seven weeks.  Allow your softer side to stretch from the shell you’ve built around it and begin to find the fresh air and freedom it needs to return happy and healthy once more.