The Hard Way

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Victorian Romance Tarot - The HierophantToday’s draw is the Hierophant card, which is traditionally a representation of the teachers of tradition. This involves organizations like churches and those that work there like priests, ministers, etc as well as wise women and wise men, spiritual guides, grandparents teaching family traditions, deans or principles that teach school traditions, etc.

What catches my attention in the imagery of today’s card is that it almost looks like the monk is helping to hold up the man at his side.   I’m sure it’s unintentional, but that is what it looks like to me today.

This makes the card feel like it’s saying that sometimes you have to learn things the hard way… and that’s okay.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2023 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question for February 22nd
:What is love?

Eros et Psyche OracleLove gives us a whole roller coaster of emotions. Note that, even in the Doubt and Indecision card that the figures are still holding hands.

Sometimes we can’t all be on the same page all the time, and sometimes everything is wine and roses. Love is when we stick with others through it all (The Lady Who Waits)… the good and the bad (contrast between the Doubt and Indecision card and the Joy and Jubilation card).

They call the beginning of a relationship “the honeymoon phase” for a reason.  But in love?  Not everything can be good and happy all the time.  These cards indicate that love is about the good and the bad, and being together through it all instead of letting go and walking away.


@the_mystic_star February Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for February 22nd and 24th

Victorian Romance TarotHow can I more clearly convey my love to others?

Five of Cups and Page of Wands – Put away your pessimism and negativity so that they can better enjoy their time with you and get to know you better.

How do I receive love from others?

The Hanged Man Rx and Knight of Cups – Sometimes other peoples love languages don’t match up with yours and you find it confusing. Don’t expect others to always communicate in your love language. It doesn’t make their love any less for being communicated differently.

How can I more clearly receive love from others?

Eight of Wands and The Magician – Just accept what they have to offer and see it for what it is. Love.


Daily Self Kindness

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

Weekly Creativity Prompt – The Reaper’s Greeting

Prompt: Pull (at least) three cards and use them to formulate a response to…  “You’re early”, said the Grim Reaper, with a hint of surprise.

The Power of Olympus Tarot - Naiad, The Devil, The Magician

“Hey, man, lighten up!”, I say with a laugh and a shrug. “Sometimes we all have to just go with the flow.” (Naiad)

“I had every intention of taking my time coming to meet up with you, as there was still plenty for me to deal with back there on the other side, and yet? It was taken out of my hands.”  (The Devil)

“You could always send me back.” (The Magician)