Staying Open to New Opportunities

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Wandering Moon Tarot - Four of Moons - Four of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Four of Moons (Pentacles), which is traditionally a representation of stability, stubbornness, stagnancy,

The hand in this card’s illustrations isn’t just holding on to one of the four moons on the card… it’s fisted around it and gripping it tight. Too tightly… as it leaves those other moons floating out beyond reach.

The message in today’s card is that if you stick to one path with too much single minded purpose, you will miss seeing the other opportunities out there waiting for you. The thing is?  If you are holding on too tightly to the one thing that makes life feel secure?  Your hand is no longer open and able to take on and experience the new things that come along.

Some may think “well that’s fine, because I’m happy with what I’ve got”… but for how long are you going to be happy there?  How long before what feels like security becomes a cage of stagnancy that you can’t escape from?

Today’s card encourages us to not let our grip on the security and stability of a sure thing cage us in and keep us from experiencing new things, exploring new and better opportunities, and growing as a person.

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

Move beyond
the cage
of lost opportunities
you cling to

DECK USED:  THE WANDERING MOON TAROT

Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Question for January 6th
: Go through your deck, card by card, until you find a card that depicts how you envision yourself by the end of 2023. Place it on the table then do a reading asking “What should I embrace or let go of to reach this?”

Spirit Allies OracleWhat You Envision Tigers Eye – Success and grounded healing. Like all year endings, I will be stepping away from the holiday rush. Having neglected and abused myself with my single-minded pursuit of success in my holiday rush goals, I will be in need of healing and recuperation, and this will be a time to ground myself once more to begin rebuilding my strength.

What should I embrace to reach this?

To further this outcome and the recovery of your strength, the end of 2023 needs to include reconnecting with and embracing your emotions (Cancer) as well as your creative spark (Benzaiten). Set them free and allow them to flourish during this time, so that they can get some air after being caged for the seven weeks prior to Christmas.

What should I let go of to reach this?

You will also need to release your stubborn workaholic drive for more stability (Taurus) and the habit of closing yourself off to the beauty of the world around you (Xōchiquetzal) that your drive during the holiday rush causes you to turn away from. Stop pushing the outside world away and lean into gratitude rather than the constant strive for more.

DECK USED: SPIRIT ALLIES ORACLE

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 6th
: What do you need to focus on for self care this full moon?

The Wandering Moon Tarot - Six of Moons, Six of Pentacles, Page of Moons, Page of Pentacles, The TowerReading Summary: Be generous with yourself (Six of Moons) while learning how to deal with chaotic disruptions that shake your sense of stability (The Tower atop Page of Moons).

Take Away: There is a high probability that there will be a few disruptions coming up in the week ahead that may leave you feeling unbalanced and uncertain.

If you are unable to sidestep these disruptions entirely, make sure that you are generous and kind with yourself as you deal with them. Don’t beat yourself up too much, as spending time berating yourself rather than dealing with the situation with acceptance and understanding will just cause more problems.

DECK USED: THE WANDERING MOON TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I took an early nap today so that I could make some more room in my time for Gid and I to play a bit.

🌕 Full Moon in Cancer – January 2023

Today is the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is brought to you by @HermitsMirror.

Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading with the Porcelain Tarot

Fuel: How can I express my emotions in a way that nurtures them?

Four of Wands – When you express your comfort and happiness in being around others, they feel more comfortable doing the same with you. We all need to hear these things sometimes.

Magical Peak: Where in my life can I call in my soul family?

Page of Pentacles  – Let those you hold dear (of the living, dead, and other) help you in staying positive during times when you feel like things are moving at a snail’s pace.

Purging: What emotional rubble can be released into the Void?

Three of Swords – Remember that once you have expressed your disappointment, it’s time to let it go. Letting the disappointment continue to linger is harmful to you and has no positive outcomes or benefits.

Clear Mirror: Where does my inner knowing conflict with internal desires?

Four of Swords – Just because you know you need to rest, and that it’s an important and essential part of life, doesn’t mean that it’s what you really want to do with your time. Neither does it make it any less necessary just because you want to skip it.

Dancing Luminaries: How can I honor my spirit through this material body?

Three of Wands – Stay on course with the path you have chosen. Sometimes distractions can happen, but you need to make sure that you are orienting back onto your path and not getting mired in the weeds.

Full Moon advice from the Minoan Goddess Amalthea.

Knight of Pentacles atop Temperance – Now is the time of slowing down in your life, and you’re going to have to tap into your patience and keep moderation in mind as you move forward. Don’t let the slow pace fool you into thinking you’re not making any progress.

DECK USED: PORCELAIN TAROT