Preemptive Strikes

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Shadowseeker Tarot - Ace of CupsToday’s draw is the Ace of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, intuition, and creativity.

I have a hard time connecting with the imagery in this card.  It’s difficult for me to connect the choice of a crab with the Ace of Cups, and that throws me off a bit. What stands out to me the strongest in this card’s imagery, though, is the crab’s pincers.

I don’t know how common an experience it is to have experienced just how painful those pincers can be, but lemme assure you, it’s not a friendly sensation!

With the pincers front and center like they are, the message in today’s card is speaking about defense mechanisms, and is a reminder to take care that when you are feeling vulnerable in the grip of new emotions that you don’t take that out on others.

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

Snapping at shadows
when feeling vulnerable
won’t make you stronger


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Question for January 29th
: What have I manifested for myself since the start of January?

The Wanderer's Traveling Oracle DeckReading Summary: You pushed through with trying something new, even against feelings of resistance (Left Card), by coming together with others (statue in the Center Card at first looked like a collection of stones in a glass bottle) after the holiday rush, rather than closing yourself off. Giving yourself a chance to grow beyond old patterns (Center Card) and shrug off stagnancy (Right Card). Note the shift from darkness into light.

Take Away: The changes in your routine this year were hard to do and you’re still in limbo on if they will work out to your advantage and be a positive influence.  You did it though. You changed how you do things, and gave it a chance, and by stepping outside of your comfort zone you have provided the opportunity for those changes to influence the future and make things better.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Topic for January 29th
: Do Spread 4

Shadowseeker Tarot - Eight of Cups, King of Swords, Nine of SwordsHow do you most commonly misinterpret reading the cards for yourself?

Eight of Cups – You occasionally do not give yourself enough time to sit with the cards. By walking away too soon you may miss part of the message that need to be hear.

How do you most commonly misinterpret reading the cards for others?

Nine of Swords – You do not spend enough time allaying their fears and worries. Instead of moving on to helping them find a solution, spend more time lingering there in the fears they hold and in helping them with those fears and worries.

How can you improve at reading the cards so that it doesn’t keep happening?

King of Swords – Always remember the influence that your words have over others in a reading, and the negative influence that the cards can have over you in reading for yourself if you do not stay objective and unbiased.


Daily Self Kindness

I ate a LOT of food on someone else’s dime today.

❤️ 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 Tarot Fauna Deck and Lenormand by Carta Mundi

EarthTwo of Shells – The more time you share with those you love, the more steady and supported you will feel. You will be reminded this week that sometimes you need others in order to find your center and ground.

AirAce of Torches Rx – Set new ideas and inspirations aside for now. Write them down for later instead of trying to pursue them in the moment. You don’t need to add more to your plate at the moment, no matter how good the ideas seem.

WaterSeven of Torches – Take care to keep your focus on what you hold dear and important. Distractions may try to tear your attention away this week, but you need to keep your eye on the ball.  Segways may slip in and try to rain on your parade, but they don’t have to take over completely.

FirePage of Rocks Rx – As already indicated in the Air position of this reading, now is not the time to be starting new projects. Focus on what is already within your reach and leave those new shiny ideas where they lie for now.

WaningRing and Key – You know that subscription you’ve been considering? Don’t do it. Step away from commitments and any sort of contractual obligations this week. They may seem like the keys to success, but they are not.

WaxingMoon and Book – It’s time to step back into looking at your emotions and making a concerted effort towards expanding your emotional intelligence. Open the doors back to this line of growth now that things have calmed down from the holiday rush.

Take Away – There’s a lot of warnings here about starting new things and making sure you don’t add more responsibilities to your plate.  Make sure you stay away from adding on more obligations and projects right now and focus on what’s already right before you instead, and ensure that you are prioritizing appropriately instead of just letting chaos or chance make all the decisions for you.