no birds will eat
a teasing sight
looks like a
warns a mother
as her little one
sees yummy candy.
Prompt: Pull the Kings out of a deck of your choice. Consider… Do you have someone in your life, or is there a real or fictional character you know of that fits with one of these cards? Do you have people in mind that would fit with each of them? Then share that here and tell us about the connection you see between each King card and the person or character it represents for you.
King of Wands – A man with a plan, this man has lots of plans but sometimes his enthusiasm gets in the way of good sense. Lots of knowledge and experience under his belt, he seems to think he can do anything, then is surprised when things don’t always turn out as planned. That doesn’t keep him from going after the next project on his list though, or the one after that, and bringing his buddies with him in on the job makes everything that much better. His friends come over and have a blast, while the wives curse him for stirring their husbands up… and bless him in the same breath for seeming to give their husbands an extra spark of life.
King of Cups – A gentle touch and a core of steel, this man knows how to make you feel heard and understood. He sees what you’re hiding… or at least that you’re hiding it, and will gently pick at it until you give him that burden you hold so that it can be shared. He’s easy to trust and draws you in, but make sure you don’t push against his boundaries too hard, or you might find yourself out in the cold again. He loves hard and deep, but despite the magnetism to draw others in, he’s picky about those that he allows to get in deep.
King of Swords – She stands behind a podium five days out of seven, a large auditorium of young minds hanging on her every word. The board behind her is filled with evidence of her intelligence and expertise, and she will lead these minds to become the newest generation to change the world. She’s a hard taskmaster and has a sharp tongue, and god forbid you disappoint her high expectations. The thing is though? Something about her and those expectations means that if you do disappoint? You’ll be harder on yourself than she has need to be.
King of Hazards (Pentacles) – She exudes a sense of duty and a grounded energy that makes her easy to trust and goes to work each day where that trust is used to lead others. She knows each worker by name. With precision blueprints in her hands, she directs others on bringing her creation to life and with each day that passes, what was only a dream in her mind slowly becomes a reality on the corner of Fifth and Fircrest. Some day her family will live in this building, a structure she’d dreamed of since a child and now is entrusted with bringing to life.
DECK USED: ZOMBIE TAROT
Today’s meditation hasn’t happened yet. I dozed off trying to do it this morning, and I haven’t made a second attempt yet. I’m planning to try again before bed, that way if I doze off the next time, it won’t be cutting into more of my day with a second nap.
What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of this card is the vertical blade among those that the woman holds, and the two that have been left behind in the background. This speaks to me not so much of good strategy, but greed.
Normally, in the Seven of Swords, you see a couple of blades that appear to intentionally be left behind, as if they have only taken what they can carry. But here, we see blades that look like they have been dropped along the way, and one still in her arms that appears about ready to drop as well.
The reminder here is two fold. First…. if you’re going to do something, do it right. Don’t half-ass it and drop things along the way. And second? A part of doing something well is planning ahead. She could have solved this problem she’s having holding onto her bounty with a bit of strategy and planning.
DECK USED: MADAM LYDIA WILHELMINA’S TAROT
Ace of Wands atop Knight of Hazards Rx – Think before you act.
Three of Wands atop Three of Swords Rx – Don’t carry your depression forward with you if you can leave it behind.
Death – Change is inevitable.
Take Away: It’s all good advice, and all advice that are things I need to keep in mind. It came across a bit pithy and cliche, but that doesn’t make any of it any less on the nose.
DECK USED: ZOMBIE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsOct2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Your Strength / Your Weakness / Advice
Strength – Queen of Knives – I have a sharp mind and a sharp tongue. These things allow me to cut through the bullshit and get to the core of a matter quickly and deal with it concisely. I’m also willing to use these qualities to help other.
Weakness – The Hermit Rx atop Nine of Skulls – My tendency to fall into a retreat into myself is unhealthy and holds me back from enjoying all I have achieved as well as potential successes that may lie before me.
Advice – The Priestess – Less logic, more intuition. There’s no point in pulling cards if you’re not going to listen to the advice they have to give. Listening goes beyond just hearing what’s being said or even agreeing with it, it involves absorbing the advice and applying it in your life.
DECK USED: TAROT OF VAMPYRES
#MysticStarChallenge October Challenge Prompt
Question: How do I send love and gratitude for all my Guides?
Reading Summary: By leaning on them (Five of Pentacles) when I am feeling weak (The Emperor Rx) and trusting that spiritual connection (Temperance).
Take Away: I can show my love and gratitude for my guides by making sure that I turn to them when I need them. They want to help, and so by trusting and respecting that connection with them, I am both giving them what they want and showing them my love and gratitude at the same time.