Valuing Other’s Opinions

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Cats of Arx Tarot - Six of WandsToday’s draw is the Six of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of vitality, pride, self-confidence, public admiration or accolades,  and external support in the area of one’s passions, drive, willpower, and ambitions. It can also represent peer pressure, although I don’t see that represented here in this specific card’s imagery.

Look at that cat giving a wink and a bow. He knows he’s done good and has just a bit of boast in his swagger.

I love the bit of pride shown in this card.  It’s fun and flirtatious instead of stuffy or stiff.  The appearance of this card today is a reminder that its okay to take pride in the things you do well. Accept compliments with grace instead of brushing them off, for when you do so, other’s admiration continues to grow because you’re valuing their opinion instead of discarding it.


Daily Self Kindness

It was a pretty rough day, but instead of coming home and crashing out, I gave myself what I really needed, which was some time with Gid in which to unwind and catch my breath.

Carpe Diem Lenormand Reading

Carpe Diem Lenormand Reading with the Under the Roses Lenormand

How can I accept freedom today?

Mice and Gentlemen – Don’t accept the influences of those that make you feel diminished. You have enough negative influences going on within you to deal with and combat… outside influences need to roll off your back like raindrops on a slicker instead of eating into you and creating wounds that refuse to heal.

How can I accept joy today?

Crossroads and Clock Tower – This is a choice that you have to make by yourself for yourself.  No one can make it for you, and no one can -do- it for you either.  It’s a gift that you can only give yourself, a choice only you can make.

How can I make the most of today?

Anchor and Child – Use grounding and your responsibilities to keep your less responsible impulses at bay today. You have a handful of things to make sure you get done today so don’t let yourself go wandering so far down the primrose path that you forget about them.


Ideas and Innovation

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Tarot Skrytych Svetu - Shadowscapes Tarot - Ace of SwordsToday’s draw is the Ace of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s intellect, education, ambitions, thoughts, and communication.

This often translates into themes that have to do with new ideas and interests, new contacts or ways to communicate with others, or new interests or educational pursuits.

The key aspect of this card that directs what I see in its message is that those that surround the blade are all swans and butterflies.  It’s not a menagerie, but rather an inner circle of winged friends.

The message in today’s card is a reminder to take time today to share your ideas with those around you that are a part of your inner circle. There’s a lot of things you can do to help those you care about, so don’t let moments of innovation remain silent and personal.  Share them with others instead.


Daily Self Kindness

I spent time with Gideon on his birthday today, and it felt really good.

Don’t Forget the Dog

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Pastoral Tarot - Six of SwordsToday’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of moving on, leaving behind difficulty for something better, and letting go.

Unlike the Eight of Cups, which has a similar theme but with an emotional aspect involved, in the Swords suit this theme is about strategy and logic. It’s about finding a better path for who you are and what you want, and leaving behind struggle and hardship in the process.

Here in this card we see a full family on their way, and their boat is empty of luggage.  They may not have taken goods or physical items with them, but they remembered what’s truly important.  They remembered the full family, including the dog.

Today’s card is a reminder that when looking to leave behind something that’s not working for you… don’t forget to take the love and loyalty along.  Everything else is expendable when it comes right down to it.


Daily Self Kindness

I took a 3 hour nap today. I didn’t mean to, but it happened and I’m trying my best not to feel negatively toward myself about it.