Novices and Potential

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Spiritual Tarot - Page of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Page of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home,and manifestations. This can often translate into themes that have to do with learning new skills for work, new or resurfacing opportunities in one’s finances or resources, learning how to thrive with a handicap or disability, or recovery from illness.

This particular soldier does not look particularly thrilled, prepared, or… well, okay. He looks like a bit of an idiot actually, from the expression on his face.

We are all idiots sometimes. Especially when in the midst of trying something new. This guy is not war hardened, nor particular ready to go… but he has potential. And that is what today’s card is about. Potential.

The message in today’s card is that it’s okay to look like an idiot when learning something new. It’s a part of the process.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for February 8th
: Philosophical Question – Why do people fear failure, even though they learn and grow from their mistakes?

The Path of the Illuminated Soul OracleReading Summary: Because change is hard (The Wind Chime), especially when combined with the fear that one’s failure may corrupt something good in their lives (The Snake In the Grass).

Take Away: Sometimes when we mess up or fail at something, it can have the potential to roll downhill and mess up other things in our lives. That “collateral damage” can be painful and very destructive.

Fear of this happening combined with the struggle concerning the changes that can be wrought often make it hard to just accept failure, even when it’s a part of the learning process.


@Lionharts #TheFebruaryTarot Queen of Cups Challenge Prompt
Questions for February 7th thru 9th

Spiritual Tarot - Ace of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, The Emperor, Seven of Cups, Eight of PentaclesWhat practical advice can you offer me about my current path or journey?

Eight of Pentacles – The more time and attention you put into honing your skills, the more skilled you become. You can do anything your heart desires if you are willing to put the time and attention into it that it needs.

Where should I follow my intuition?

The Emperor – Being a leader means that you do things your own way and guide others in the process. Allow your intuition to be the key to what “your own way” entails.

Why is this important for me?

Seven of Cups – This is important because there are a lot of choices out there and sometimes they all seem like good ones. Your intuition can help you sort the wheat from the chaff.

What can I be grateful for about my life today?

Queen of Pentacles – You have those in your life that provide for you a sense of support, security, and stability… and those that you provide this for as well. It gives you a sense of “place” in this world.

How has this helped me?

Ace of Pentacles – It allows you to open up to opportunity when it presents itself in ways that would be a struggle previously.


@thetarotprofessor Self Love Challenge Prompt
Questions for February 10th

The Path of the Illuminated Soul OracleI am worthy of happiness because…

The Pocket Watch – …we all are. We are all worthy of  happiness, and need it as we move upon our life’s path. It is a part of what life is all about, and although it is not a constant state that we can have all time time, it is one that is sprinkled along the path for us to discover and enjoy along the way.

What can I start saying yes to in order to claim my happiness?

The Universal Healer – Smiles, laughter, and fun. Lean into optimism and positivity even when your natural inclinations are pulling hard in the other direction.


Daily Self Kindness

Ahhhh this is a catch-up post, and I cannot remember what it was that I did for a self-kindness on this day.