Carrying the Torch

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Weaver Tarot - Ruler of Wands - King of WandsToday’s draw is the Ruler of Wands (King of Wands), which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s passions, drive, determination, principles, values, and willpower. The King of Wands often indicates themes that have to do with leadership figures or authority figures with the ability to rally others to their causes and draw them in to their own values, principles, and passions.

What catches my eye today in the imagery of this card is the ouroboros that encircles the crown. The ouroboros is a symbol of the unity of all things, and the connection of the spiritual to the physical moving together in an always changing but never ending cycle. It represents the concepts of eternity and endless return.

To me, seeing the ouroboros encircling the crown says “long live the king” and in this case?  The king is the authority that instills within others a sense of values and principles.  It is the idol… those that we look up to and choose to follow because they are right and good… and passionate about this cause.

The message in today’s card is to appreciate those that inspire you to be a better person. Who in your life and your past has inspired you to do better and become better, to choose principles and values that matter or shown you how to stand strong in what matters most?  Take time to appreciate what these people have done for you, and what you have built out of the inspiration that they sparked within you… and the inspiration that you may now be giving others in turn.

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

Smiles are contagious
applied passionately
so too is empowerment


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 10th

Secrets of Wand Wood OracleWhat will be my 2023 theme of evolution, growth, or change?

Change, Unlock, and Be More Witchy! – Direct your attention to the changes in your life that will help you to focus more on your spiritual path and practices. You have an opportunity to grow and evolve in your practice this year, but you need to set your intentions there and lean into the changes that come your way to make it happen.

What area, or part, of my life does this theme apply to?

Bond, Tradition, and Wonder – Your connection with your ancestors and spirit guides, and your inclination towards mediumship. Over the past couple of years you’ve worked to become more comfortable with these connections and skills, and it’s time to focus on continuing that journey.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 10th
: Peculiar People Day – How can you encourage those that are outcasts to feel more welcome?

The Weaver Tarot - Sovereign of Swords (Queen of Swords, Judgement, Five of CoinsReading Summary: Less judgement (Judgement with Five of Coins), and provide advice in a way that is supportive instead of condescending (Sovereign of Swords).

Take Away: Sometimes? You struggle with what you perceive from others as stupidity.  You need to take a pause, though, and think if it’s really stupidity, or just lack of experience that you’re observing.

You’ve experienced so much, and have a lot of good advice and guidance to give that could help these people, but it needs to be delivered in a way that keeps others receptive and doesn’t shut them down.  Make sure you are not channeling your mother’s attitude or tone during these times. Selflessness combined with honesty will work far better.


Daily Self Kindness

I am going to bed super early tonight.  I’m just so very tired.

Full Moon in Cancer Lenormand Reading

Full Moon in Cancer Lenormand Reading with the Nocturnal Garden Lenormand

How can I find stillness and more space for reflection?

Sun and Clover – In order to find that space and stillness, you need to let go of the negativity that crowds your mental space with chaos and darkness.  Only when you’re willing to lean into seeking out optimism and positivity, allowing yourself to indulge in hope without censure or rancor, will you find that stillness and space… as well as a clarity of thought you couldn’t touch upon when the darkness was taking all the air from the room.

What emotions do I need to process?

Tree and Scythe – Stop pushing away the emotions connected to how you feel about getting older and not being able to do the things that you used to do. It happens to everyone, and yes… it’s happening to you perhaps a bit early, but allowing this to stagnate and fester will just have it turning from mild inconvenience into damaging resentment. Do what you can to help your body navigate these challenges, instead of allowing the challenges to send you into physical decline.

What thoughts do I need to examine?

Lily and Dog – As we grow and change over time, it’s important we don’t allow our values and principles to become “outdated” to who we are becoming. Take some time to examine more closely those principles and values you stick by so loyally, and make sure they are still on track with who you are, and who you want to become.

How can I nurture myself during this Full Moon?

Heart and Letter – Communicate with yourself in a more empathetic and understanding tone. Don’t allow that negative inner narrative to pick on you, as it will only cause problems down the road.  To nurture yourself during the Full Moon, reconnect with that kinder voice that is there to help, uplift, and nurture you instead of pick you apart and drag you down.