3/19❤️ 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 Likely Tarot and Ink Sketch Lenormand

EarthTwo of Cups – Focus on family this week. Not family by blood, but more specifically your chosen family. There’s a lot to get done on the trip you’re embarking on in the week ahead and you need to keep your focus on what matters.

AirFour of Wands – Seek out moments of stability within those times that you feel most comfortable and linger in them. You can carry that peace and stability with you in small ways, when things are more hectic or chaotic.

WaterSix of Swords atop Eight of Wands – Don’t get flustered when others try and rush you along. It’s going to happen, just be ready for it and do the best you can.  Remember that the best you can is enough.

FireKnight of Pentacles – Remember that they can’t force you to hurry up if you need to go at your own pace. Don’t allow their pushing and prodding to stress you out.  Just keep going and you’ll get there.  They can wait while you catch up.

WaningSnake and Stork – Move yourself and others away from the “snake in the grass” trying to take away your “good thing”.  Someone you visit along the path of this trip does not have anyone’s interests at heart but their own.

WaxingLady and Whip – Help Ms B feel like she’s in charge and is calling all the shots. She’s feeling especially powerless at the moment and could use the empowerment that allowing her to hold the reigns can give.


Honed and Perfected Skills

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Likely Tarot - Eight of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Eight of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of hard work and honing one’s skills and abilities. This often leads to themes that have to do with manifestation, perfectionism, and expertise in one’s crafts or vocational field.

Skills come in all shapes and forms, and those that we all possess are honed and perfected over time.  Today’s card is a personal message to me about my own skills when it comes to organization and packing.

The message is… If you put your mind to it, you can get all the things done that you need to today.  You have to pack and get ready to go, but this isn’t really anything that you haven’t done a million times before.  So, just get to it and let your previous experience be your guide so that you don’t forget anything.


@lucet.in.aurora.tarot’s #lucetinauroraMaartTarotChallenge Prompt
Prompt for March 18th: Do a lunch date with a deck you use least.

A Lunch Date with the Book of Thoth Golden Edition

Okay, so I couldn’t do food with this deck due to my reactions to the artwork, so there’s no “lunch date” here.  But, this is my least used deck.  As in… never. Never ever.  I don’t use it.  It’s in my collection for research purposes only.

For me, there is something fundamentally wrong and extremely disturbing about Lady Frida Harris’ artwork.  It disrupts the smooth flow of my energy and can make me extremely nauseous if I spend too much time with it.

So here is my least used deck… and a picture of today’s lunch.  Just no date.


Daily Self Kindness

Play time with GIdeon today, which was really nice and sorta hot there at the end, which now leaves me eager for next time yet again.

Worth the Sacrifice

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Forest Folklore TarotToday’s draw is the Four of Rings (Pentacles), which is traditionally a representation of stability and making grounded decisions pertaining to one’s health, home life, finances, resources, or manifestations. It can also be an indication of being miserly or valuing money or resources above all else.

The figure in this card does not look particularly thrilled with the wealth of golden rings she’s found among the leaves.  In fact, she looks a bit like she might want to cover them back up and forget that they are there.

Sometimes, stability is just too much.  Security can become too heavy.  Remember that it’s okay to cut loose now and then, even if it means you have to discard something of value to do so… because what you get from cutting loose can absolutely be worth the sacrifice.


@lucet.in.aurora.tarot’s #lucetinauroraMaartTarotChallenge Prompt
Prompt for March 17th: A deck with a beautiful back in a fan.

Japaridze TarotThis is the Japaridze Tarot, which in my opinion, has one of the most lovely deck backs I’ve ever seen.

As a whole, I love this deck’s vibrancy and simplicity. The color scheme and design on the back also matches the artistry on the cards, so there’s no sudden unpleasant surprises when you’re pulling for yourself or a client.

Although I own many decks, and many of them have absolutely stunning backs… this is the one that first came to mind when I read this prompt, and so it’s the one that I decided to go with.


Daily Self Kindness

Play time with Gideon today with our new characters. And oh my god the first kiss was fucking spectacular… just saying.