Compassionate Joy

#DailyTrip with the Calm AppToday’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was a #DailyTrip session from the Calm app.  I’ve not done one of these sessions before and it was a nice change of pace.  It explored the space around you and feeling “out” into the distance through hearing.  For me, this extended into energy work, and the ten minutes seemed to fly by as I explored what I could feel though the different aspects and facets that the session walked me through.

To be honest?  I was worried at the title being “The Space Cave” that it was going to be some sort of astral travel thing or outer space based, but it was more about expanding your awareness within the space you are in, and connecting with the present and the world around you as well as within you in order to find peace.

Loaf Tarot - King of CupsToday’s draw is the King of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, creativity, and intuition. This often translates into themes that have to do with authority figures with roles that allow their compassion and understanding to shine.

Usually when you see a predator type animal looking at fish, you think, “oh God, there’s gonna be a massacre”. Yet, here in the imagery of this card, what we see is a happy raccoon, just resting above the surface of the water with chin in hand as he watches the golden fish swim below. He isn’t disturbing them, just watching with pleasure.

The imagery in this card teaches us to not make assumptions. Remember that we all have the ability to be understanding and compassionate, and to take joy in those emotions. By fostering them in ourselves, we show the world around us that we aren’t just approachable, but trust worthy as well.

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

Do the unexpected…
show the world
true compassion
lives on


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Question for January 15th

Soul Care Oracle CardsWhere can I use a different perspective?

Capricorn and Spring – You could benefit from a reassessment of your goals. What do you really desire? Where has this changed over time and how can you align yourself appropriately to achieve these things? What wants, desires and needs are no longer relevant to your current self and can be set aside? It’s time to take a fresh look at things and reassess.

How can I begin to explore this new perspective?

Waxing Crescent and Aquarius – Don’t discount the power of others to lend you strength and help you in puzzling out the truth you seek. You are not “in this alone” and need to be sure to allow others in to help you in evaluating things.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 15th
: Do Spread 3 – Separate your deck into the four individual suits and the major arcana and shuffle those piles separately. Draw a card for each position in the spread.

Loaf Tarot - Queen of Pentacles, Five of Cups, The Chariot, Two of Swords, King of WandsMajor Arcana Card to represent something important in your life

The Chariot – Independence and autonomy.

Wands Card (fire, energy, drive) – How the essence of this suit influences this important thing in your life.

King of Wands – You use your inspiration and creative spark in order to facilitate your independence and the level of freewill you can enjoy.

Pentacles Card (earth, resources, physical) – How the essence of this suit influences this important thing in your life.

Queen of Pentacles – You are consistently working to grow and foster a sense of stability in your life. This gives you solid footing from which to work from.

Cups Cards (water, emotions) – How the essence of this suit influences this important thing in your life.

Five of Cups – A carefully cultivated sense of dissatisfaction helps you to always strive for better and more.

Swords Card (air, mind, intellect) – How the essence of this suit influences this important thing in your life.

Two of Swords – Being decisive, helps you in making sure you stay ahead of the game. As long as you are careful not to deliberate too long, you allow yourself to continue to move forward on your own steam.


Daily Self Kindness

Although I did a few things for the upcoming orders day tomorrow, I mostly just set all that aside and tried to relax and enjoy a bit of a break instead.

Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_1973Winter Play Time

I want to play
in the snow
with you by my side
and we’ll romp
and roll
in tangled limbs
as the time flies by
please kiss me then
for a while
until the world
falls away
and you heat
my blood from within
and I feel
I can thaw the world
with just
one more touch

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 the Magical Nature Tarot and The Twilight Canticle Lenormand

EarthApprentice of Swords – Take time to learn new methods. Not everything is going to work out the way you’ve done it in the past.  You’ll have to adjust and adapt strategically to make sure you stay on top of your responsibilities this week.

AirFour of Swords – Stop overthinking everything.  Set those things that keep wiggling their way into your mind aside and take a breather.  Not everything can be solved by obsessing over it.

WaterThe Suspended One – Work on putting yourself in other’s shoes more often so that you are connecting with with more clarity and understanding to how others are feeling. Pay closer attention.

FireThe World – New trails and explorations lie ahead, but take a minute to celebrate how far you have come first.

WaningLily and Lady – Caring for someone elderly takes patience. It is a balance between helping them feel capable, and showing them where they need help in a way that keeps them open to accepting it. Ease up. She doesn’t take hearing she can’t do something any better than you do. Let her try instead. Just be there to catch her when she needs it.

WaxingMice and Birds – Gossip is a corrosion of healthy social connections. Keep this in the forefront of your mind as you move forward into the week ahead.