Keep Moving

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Magical Nature Tarot - Eight of SwordsToday’s draw is the Eight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of willful ignorance, turning a blind eye, negative inner narratives, and the need to open up to new perspectives.

The traditional imagery combined with the theme of pokeberry in this card reminds us that opening our eyes to the truth requires letting go of the illusion of safety that stagnation provides.

Yes, standing in one place, still as a stone, feels safe… but it leaves you left behind and alone as the world moves in and changes around you. Don’t let your fear of change or fear of the truth tie your hands and bind you in place. Just like the blood that runs in our veins, we are meant to be moving.

CrowSister’s #DeckStudyTenTrueWords Prompt
: Distill your reading of the card to your ten truest words.

Seek truth
break the bonds
is how we breathe


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Topic for January 1st
: Do Spread 1

JonasaJaus Tarot 7th EditionSomeone important in your life who has/had a lot of influence on you.

The Star – Always there and with an ear to lend, they provide advice as an option, always selfless and geared toward support and your happiness. They lift you up just by sharing space with you, and can create comfort with just a word. They are a shining star in your life, guiding you forward when things are at their darkest, and ever present to cheer you on even when things are at their best.

Their negative influence on you.

The High Priestess – You could expand your intuition more without their influence there to distract you. The question becomes… do you really want to?

Their positive influence on you.

Five of Coins – They help you see that things are not as bad as they seem. Your scarcity issues ensure that even when things are good you feel that you are penniless. They help you in seeing that perspective is all in your head and that things are not half as bad as it seems.

Your negative influence on them.

Wheel of Fortune – You create uncertainty in their lives due to your lack of dependability. It is hard on them when you disappear as you sometimes do. It causes them stress and raises their blood pressure.

Your positive influence on them.

Nine of Coins – Any and all time with you makes them feel like they are on top of the world and the luckiest person on earth. Their gratitude for you in their life knows no ends and makes the whole of their life brighter and better.


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Question for January 1st
: What am I guided to initiate on this first day of 2023?

Magical Nature Tarot - Strength, Five of Wands, JusticeSummary: Remember that what goes around comes around (Justice). If you push too hard (Strength), you’ll pay the consequences of that. Make sure in any clashes of will (Five of Wands) today that the consequences are worth the temporary “win” of the moment.

Take Away: You can’t “make friends and influence people” when you’re being oppositional. Take care in how you present your ideas and values to others, as there are less abrasive ways to get your point across that won’t leave you in the doghouse as a result. Keeping this in mind will help you to not just avoid conflict, but also avoid building lasting tensions between yourself and others.


Daily Self Kindness

My head has been killing me today and I’ve tried to take it a bit easy, as well as medicate, to ease the pain.

Gideon’s Challenge

PhotozGoodbye Christmas

Packing up
the mistletoe
glass ornaments
back in their nests
bits of shiny
wrapped in tissue
and garlands
tucked in to rest
the tree comes down
piece by piece
as holiday cheer
is tucked away
but the little figures
of Rudolph
just want
to stay out and play

Photo © ZenStatePhotography

❤️ 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 Alexandra's Tarot and Transformation Lenormand Oracle

EarthTwo of Cups – Stability and security is not achievable on one’s own. Just because the holiday rush is over doesn’t mean you don’t still need help from others. Everything is better together.

AirSeven of Swords – Don’t get greedy. Cleverness and strategy can only take you so far. Step over the line and you could lose everything.

WaterQueen of Pentacles – Seek out those that help you feel a sense of stability and safety this week. Let them help you in finding your emotional footing.

FireAce of Wands – Too much of a good thing can be a problem. Don’t overwhelm yourself with new ideas or things you are passionate about working on. You can always write down excess inspiration to explore later.

WaningBirds and Rider – Your visit ends this week and there will be less social contact and more opportunity for a bit of alone time.

WaxingClover and Mountain – Trust luck this week to help you through any hurdles that you might find in your path.

Take Away – This week you need to make sure that you are still leaning into others. It’s hard for you to do that when you’re not desperate, but it’s a far better path forward. Make sure that you don’t overdo it with things you want to do and passions you want to explore.