Unexpected Mercy Moments

oday’s meditation was skipped.

Mystic Gnome Tarot - Queen of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Queen of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, home, health, manifestations, and the physical world. This often translates into a supportive or nurturing energy or entity in the areas of one’s health, home, and financial responsibilities.

Sugar Daddy.  Yeah, it’s a bit of a strange interpretation for the Queen of Pentacles, and yet… somehow, it fits.

This question asks what do the authority figures in your life allow you to get away with?  And why? Did you get pulled over and get by with only a warning instead of a ticket?  Do something at work that should have gotten you fired but it only earned you a talking to?  What is it you’ve managed to step away from unscathed due to the mercy of the authority figure you thought was going to skin you alive… but instead showed you a hint of humanity?

Take some time to consider these circumstances in your life and why they turned out as they did.  Did the experience help to humanize the authority figure in question?  Do you look at them differently now?  Is that a good thing?  Or is it just confusing?


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 22nd

Druid Wisdom CardsWhat is left underutilized that could help me attract good things?

The Hermit’s Home and Ritual of Water – Clean your damned house or get a housekeeper in to do it. As much as you hate housework, putting it off just results in a situation that aggravates both you and your allergies.

How am I asked to utilize this dormant energy, strength, or skill?

Welsh Waters and Stone of Memories – See it as a self care exercise in grounding and centering your energies. Everything feels a little bit better when your environment is at its best.  It’s time to move back into that feeling instead of trying to ignore that it’s something you need.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Topic for January 22nd
: Do Spread 2
Question: What can I do at this time to work at heading off the encroaching depression?

Mysterium Cards and the Mystic Gnome TarotAwareness is key (Anchor card).

There is a color coordination between the darkness in the anchor card, and the cloak that the Five of Cups wears, as well as in the raging lion in the Strength card. This speaks of not allowing yourself to fall into the darkness by entertaining your natural pessimism. It has the ability to influence you if you let it.

There is also a color connection and a radiant lightness in the right hand side of the anchor card, which contains the windows and the book, and in the Seven of Wands. This indicates a need to lean into the light, and rely on what you have learned to keep you from falling into that dark pit. You’ve experienced the benefits of focusing on optimism firsthand, and now it’s time to use that experience to keep depression’s darkness at bay.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I can’t remember what my self kindness might have been on this day.

Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_1848A Morning Walk

Winter wonderlands
coated in snow
a pristine blanket
to make the world
look new
In early morning
the path is pristine
and instead of alone
come and walk
with me in this scene
so we can
see the world
through the same eyes
as we kiss
between foggy breaths

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 Reading with Alexandria's Tarot and Blue Night Lenormand

EarthTwo of Cups – Your sense of stability in your life often comes from knowing everything is simpatico between you and those you love. Make sure that you are connecting with loved ones in order to foster this sense of connection and stability in your life and theirs as well.

AirKnight of Swords – Take extra care to write down your ideas. They might feel memorable in the moment, but once the excitement wanes a bit you’re going to need those notes.

WaterEight of Swords – Don’t ignore the approaching rain clouds. Pretending they don’t exist is not going to help either your emotional or mental health.

FireFour of Swords – Make sure that you are approaching your ambitions with a manageable mindset. You can’t just plow through things all the time, expect everything to come out okay, and expect for you to come out the other end unharmed.

WaningHouse and Tree – Don’t hide away from the world and expect to sustain good health in this manner. When you retreat, everyone suffers, not just you.

WaxingStar and Key – Hope and positivity are the key to overcoming the encroaching rain clouds.

Take Away – There are warnings here that the depression is going to start trying to edge in this week.  Make sure that you are leaning into that positivity and optimism that you know can help keep you afloat, and don’t retreat from others.  They need you… and you need their help to get through the struggle.  If you ignore the approaching depression, it will sneak up on you and you’ll miss your opportunity to do something about it.