Adventures Away From Home

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Golden Age of Romance Comics TarotToday’s draw is the Sun card, which is traditionally a representation of happiness and joy, success, fun, and taking pleasure in the little things. In the tarot, the Sun card is the awakening to light’s reassurance after the confusion and uncertainty found in the Moon card.

The imagery in today’s card reminds me of the exercise that I did after the holiday rush this year. Not the whole romanticism in the card’s imagery, but the fact that these two have stepped -away- from the world of responsibility and normal life to do something fun and different, without those influences to push guilt upon them.

The card pulled today is a reminder that it’s okay to cut loose and have a little fun sometimes… and there are times when it’s especially important to do so -away- from your day-to-day environment.


@the_mystic_star February Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for February 8th thru 11th

Price of Love OracleWhat card symbolizes the love I have for myself?

Know Your Worth – It is through knowing your own worth that you find the value and confidence needed to love yourself.  You have been taught you must earn love, and even in yourself there are many times when this pattern continues.

How can I increase the love I have for myself?

Detachment – Disconnect with past lessons that have devalued you in the past.  You’re seeking new ways forward and in order to invite them into your life, you have to let go of the past mistreatment.

How can I improve my relationship with myself?

Sparks – Give yourself the chance to have a bit more fun, and to do things that make you smile and spark a feeling of excitement for you. You spend far too much time serious.

How can I reduce the barriers to loving myself?

Follow Your Heart – Instead of putting up roadblocks to your happiness and the love that you can connect with in others, allow yourself to open up.  It’s okay to be vulnerable.

Advice on this topic from Amalthea.

Grief & Sadness – Take this advice to heart, even when you’re not feeling at your best.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I cannot remember what I might have done as a self-kindness for the day.

The Gratitude Postcards Oracle Set

The Gratitude Postcards Oracle Set

I had someone ask me the other day what the “Gratitude Postcards Oracle Set” is that I sometimes use in my readings. I figured it was something others might find interesting. So here it is!

Essentially, this is a collection of postcards, art prints, and other thank you notes that I have collected over the years from kickstarter deck campaigns, indie deck purchases, etc. It bothered me that they were all just sitting around and not being used in some way, and I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away.

So now, I cut them all down to the same size, round the corners, and put them all together to use as a deck of cards for readings. The deck is ever-expanding as new thank you cards and prints come in.

The Gratitude Postcards Oracle Set

The box is currently just a handmade box, but I’m looking for something more permanent and fitting. I just haven’t found it yet.

I currently have about 200 of them, perhaps a bit over that now. I often use them in a type of reading that I call an “anchor card” reading, where I use the postcard as the anchor, and use connections in the imagery between the post card and the other tarot or oracle cards I pull to do the reading itself.

The Gratitude Postcards Oracle Set

❤️ 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 Cats of Aux Tarot and Lovely Lenormand

EarthSix of Wands – Pay attention to urges to please others this week. You need to make sure you’re thinking for yourself when decisions are being made.

AirThree of Cups atop Page of Cups Rx – You may have a few setbacks in the growth and development of your emotional intelligence this week. Don’t be too hard on yourself about it.

WaterKing of Cups – Seek out and lean into those who support you emotionally, especially when you start to feel down on yourself and need the extra support.

FireWheel of Fortune – Ups and downs happen in business. Just breathe and go with the flow instead of allowing yourself to get all tied up in knots over moments of “bad luck” and other misfortune.

WaningHouse and Birds – Too much chaos in house. Look forward to having a housekeeper again at the end of the week when you will finally have someone to help you get the chaos back in to order.  That inner chatter in your head will then have the opportunity to shut up and stop picking on you about the things you aren’t doing around the house.

WaxingCrossroads and Clouds – In order to make good choices this week, you need to seek more information. You don’t have to sit with the confusion, nor do you need to make these decisions right away.  If you can’t get clear of the clouds, just wait instead of choosing a direction.