Don’t Shut It Out

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Forager's Daughter Tarot Afterlight EditionToday’s draw is the Queen of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s passions, enthusiasm, interests, determination, willpower, and inner spark.This often translates into themes that have to do with nurturing and encouraging the dreams, passions, and interests of others.

I’m not sure how I get this from the imagery, but what I see here in the imagery of this card is to not reject the support that is offered to you.  Sometimes it can come from unlikely sources, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less genuine… any less valuable. In fact, sometimes help and encouragement from unlikely sources hits harder and digs deeper than from the expected ones.  Be open to it… don’t shut it out.


@thetarotprofessor Self Love Challenge Prompt
Topic: Draw one card.

Love Story Oracle DeckWhat positive message or energy does this card have for me today?

The Self Love-Card is a pretty clear message. Take care of yourself and give yourself what you need today. Life can be hard enough without being hard on yourself and making things more difficult. Give in to your needs instead of brushing them aside, and tell your body that you care.

Turn your interpretation into a one-sentence affirmation.

I will give myself what I need without beating myself up for needing it.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2023 Challenge Prompt
Questions for February 6th and 7th

Forager's Daughter Tarot Afterlight EditionWhere do you resist being generous with yourself?

Six of Swords Rx – You spend too much time hesitating before embracing change, and it creates a sense of stagnancy in an unhealthy space.


Two of Swords – There’s only so much of you to go around, and sometimes you just have to make a choice. You invariably choose to put others before yourself and your own needs.

How could you benefit by giving in to that generosity instead?

The Hermit – By putting yourself first, that time of stagnancy can be turned into healthy alone time instead.


Daily Self Kindness

I took a nap at Ms B’s before heading home.  I’ve been really tired and the nap really helped.

Gideon’s Challenge

IMG_0279The Nymph

Cold water slips
over chilled skin
as bare feet wade
from frigid depths
to dry grasses
that crackle
and brush tapped
barren rustles
as the figure steps
from grasses
into the trees beyond
and melts away
into the forest
with a soft laugh
hanging in the air

Photo © ZenStatePhotography

Full Moon in Leo Lenormand Reading

Full Moon in Leo Lenormand Reading with the 1889 Lenormand Oracle

How am I being asked to step into my power?

Stars and Anchor – You can be strong and hopeful. That grounding energy that is so much a part of who you are doesn’t require you to be so serious and solemn all the time.  Hope is its own strength, and although it feels like a weakness and a vulnerability sometimes, its persistence can also be a grounding power in your life all on its own if you are willing to lean into it instead of pushing it away.

What limiting beliefs must I shed in order for this to happen?

Child and Sun – You can have fun and still be responsible.  You can allow yourself to let that inner child you spend so much time smothering have a little air, and it will make life all the better for it. You may struggle a bit to view the world through the eyes of innocence, but a bit of hope and positivity can go a long way towards lifting your spirits if you let it.

How can I show up as my most authentic self?

Man and Ring – Stick to the commitments you have set for yourself. Being dependable is one of the traits that you take the most pride in.  Not because it makes you predictable, but because it makes you someone that others can come to and trust.

How can I strengthen my resolve and activate my creativity?

Tree and Moon – Stay focused upon your emotional health right now and use your creativity to help keep you from sinking into the depression that’s trying to creep up in the shadows. In leaning into your creativity and enjoying it, it will “activate” and grow… and pull your emotional well-being up to a better place along with it.