A Lesson In What Not To Do

The Spirit of Flowers Oracle - Knave of SwordsToday’s meditation was ten minutes long, and although I did it and remember doing it right up until the last few minutes where she starts talking? I fell asleep somewhere near the end and missed whatever the message was completely.

Today’s draw is the Knave (aka Page) of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s intelligence, education, thoughts, logic, and communication.

I feel like my little blood sugar scare today pretty much just swallowed my day up whole.  There was a lot of stuff that got done today, and yet… it’s that last little bit that takes over the entirety of the day somehow.  The Knave is about learning, taking past experiences and carrying them forward to begin again.  The message here?  Don’t fall back on old habits… learn from your mistakes and don’t forget them. They’re useful in keeping you healthy and safe.  Let this experience today be a lesson in what not to do.


Daily Self Kindness

I just did the card of the day today instead of all the readings I had planned.  A little break.

Be Inspiring

Out of Hand Tarot and and the #DailyCalm Quote by Elliot PageToday’s meditation was ten minutes long, and felt like it was a revisit to the topic of yesterday with a focus on individuality instead of compassion, and how when you show your true self and let your uniqueness shine (aka, let your freak flag fly) you inspire others to be authentic as well.

Today’s draw is the King of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of a projective alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s drive, willpower, passions, determination, and inner spark. This often translates into themes that have to do with a style of leadership that will impassion others to the leader’s projects and causes.

The King of Wands is a passionate soul with the experience to make his passions and enthusiasm glow brightly for all to see. He is the seasoned rock star with hits that everyone sings along with, leading others to partake in his greatest joys.

The reminder in today’s card is that it is by pouring your own enthusiasm into the things you love that you reach this “rock star status”. Share your passions with the world around you, and let yourself shine like a beacon in the night for others.


@Lionharts #TheJuneTarot The Seeker’s Path Prompt
Questions for June 1st thru 3rd – Prepare

Out of Hand Tarot and A Voice From the Earth CardsWhat part of my nature am I guided to explore this month?

Strength and North/Gaia – You draw inner strength from your time submerged within nature. Make sure you are taking the time to connect with the Earth and the trees and the ocean, for it is in your connection with all things earth and water that you will find the strength to support yourself and guide others.

What can I achieve by connecting with my nature throughout June?

Four of Wands and East/Incarnation – By connecting with that part of your nature through the month of June, you can create a greater sense of feeling grounded and “at home” within yourself, pulling forth to the forefront feelings of contentment and welcome, comfort and stability.

What steps can I take this month to wholeheartedly embrace my nature?

Ace of Swords and South/Vision – For those times when you are unable to get out in nature, visualization techniques could provide you with a new method to make that connection when you are unable to do so physically.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for June 1
: Dare Day – What have you been hesitant to start that today’s the day to begin?

Out of Hand Tarot - Three of Pentacles, Nine of Swords, Ace of Swords, The SunReading Summary: It’s time to stop worrying that others that work with you will resent you for asking them to pull more of their weight so that things can be more balanced (Nine of Swords atop Three of Pentacles). You need to communicate more clearly what you need from them (Ace of Swords), and as a result, you’ll have greater success in the long run (The Sun).

Take Away: It can be hard to ask for help sometimes when you feel  like you’re being an imposition, but remember that they benefit from the things you do just as much as you do, so they need to put in their part of the work as well.  Don’t allow yourself to drown out of anxiety or fear of asking for the help you need.  When you all work together and communication is open between you?  Everything runs much more smoothly and life is a hell of a lot more enjoyable.


Daily Self Kindness

I made myself go back to work even though I didn’t want to, in an effort to try and get some time with Gideon this evening after my work is done… I hope.

Finding the Positive Message for May 29th – 31st

Creatures Tarot, Narutarot, and Sage Rabbit Tarot

May 29

I didn’t manage to fit in meditation again today. My schedule got all screwed up when I had to go get my bloodwork done and it ended up taking about three times longer than anticipated.

Death – No, not literal death, although, it can predict that as well. The Death card is about change. Specifically, it’s about organic change that happens naturally over time, a little at a time. You know it’s coming. You might try to ignore it, but you know it’s coming whether you want to accept it or not. That’s the Death card. And from death, new life rises. That’s what I see here in the nightscape of mushrooms and rising lights. New life, grown out of decay.

This card is asking where focus is needed to foster growth after loss. What is it time to let go of so that there can be room for something new and better to take its place. Pay attention today to this theme, and search out those things to breathe fresh air and new life into places that have become a bit too stagnant.


May 30

No meditation again, although I swear I intend to get back on it. Tomorrow.

Nine of Pentacles – This card is all about accomplishment, and taking stock of all you have done. It is a reminder that sometimes you have to turn your gaze away from the future and your goals, and instead just appreciate how far you’ve come and how much you’ve accomplished already.


May 31

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was about showing our compassion, and how when we do so we connect more deeply with those around us. I dozed off somewhere in the last two minutes or so of the meditation, though, so I couldn’t tell you how it ends.

Eight of Swords – This card is about being stuck… and fearful to move. It speaks of a need for clarity and a clear head before you make any decisions. If you step forward with your eyes still closed, you risk getting hurt pretty badly. Take your time and pull the blindfold off. Let the information you need to make wise decisions come forward and you’ll be able to untie your hands and make the decisions you need to make from a place of informed clarity instead of blinded confusion.


Finding the Positive Message for May 26th – 28th

Sage Rabbit Tarot, Twilight Rabbit Tarot, White Sage Tarot

May 26

Our teachers (in life) come in many forms. A teacher can spring into our lives from any corner at any time, and if we’re open we can receive teachings from many sources.

Buddhist proverb: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Our guides show up in unlikely ways and places. To recognize them, we must simply be teachable, and stay receptive.

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on releasing resistance so that we may learn the life lessons that are given to us.

Often, when opportunities to learn and grow come along, we have a habit of resisting and fighting against change. This inclination casts these learning opportunities and lessons in a bad light because they remove us out of our comfort zone.

The meditation today focused on learning to go with the flow of these moments and looking forward to where they might take us instead of resisting the flowing river and stubbornly fighting against the current.

Two of Wands – Making plans and plotting a course is allowed, and in fact, encouraged. Lately in life it’s felt like whenever plans are made, they’re dashed onto the rocks of chaos, but don’t let that keep you from making those plans.

By plotting a course, you keep yourself in a constant state of movement and progress, even when setbacks happen or the winds of change blow through and cause you to need to adapt or abandon those plans for new ones. The activity is not fruitless, even if it seems sometimes like it might be.


May 27

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. It had something to do with the living in the present moment, but I just don’t remember.

Wheel of Fortune – Life is a roller-coaster, and that’s what this card is all about. We have ups and we have downs. Sometimes things feel like they are moving too fast, and at other times slow enough we can finally catch a bit of breath. The reminder here is that when those times come when things allow you to breathe? DO IT. Don’t take those moments for granted, for everything is temporary, and we need to savor the good when it’s accessible for us to do so.


May 28

There was no meditation today.

Six of Pentacles – Unlike the scales in the justice card, these scales are all about the haves and the have nots. This card is about generosity, charity, and evening the playing field between the fortunate and those that need help. It asks us… what can we do to help those less fortunate to us? And how can we be open to help from others when we need it, instead of allowing our pride to get in the way?


Finding the Positive Message for May 23rd – 25th

Narutarot, Commedia a Soggetto, Faunabelle Tarot

May 23

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long (with an extra three of minutes added in on the end of just quiet breathing exercises). The topic for today was about holding space for others, and how sometimes just being an ear and saying nothing is enough. Not everyone is looking for you to solve their problems when they choose to share them with you. Sometimes? They just need someone to listen… to hear them… to see them and what they’re going through.

The Nine of Cups is about emotional satisfaction and satiation, although you couldn’t tell it from the grumpy ass dude on the front of this particular card. In fact, he looks far from pleased. The traditional meaning of the card combined with its imagery tells us that it’s only through paying attention to what you have that you can find happiness. Whether pauper or prince, everyone has good in their lives that, when focused on, can create a sense of happiness and well-being. Instead of letting what isn’t satisfactory drag you down, seek out those things that will lift you up and wipe that scowl off your face.


May 24

Today’s meditation was 10 minutes long, and was about emotions and a defense mechanism that I am extremely familiar with and still struggle not to fall into from time to time. That is, the habit of locking down one’s emotions and burying them instead of dealing with them. My emotional intelligence is severely stunted from this practice, and I’ve been working over the past few years to not do it. Yet even now, I still end up falling into the habit when under a great deal of stress. The meditation for today encouraged opening up and allowing us to -feel- our feelings, even the bad and uncomfortable ones, so that they can be acknowledged and fade rather than sticking around under the soil to fester.

For today, Judgement is a reminder to check in with yourself. Bare yourself and allow everything to be seen so that you can decide if you are still pleased with how things are going on your life path and with the person you have become… or if there are some changes that need made to re-orient yourself. In my path, self development is an extremely important factor. Becoming a better person is part and parcel to where I want to go and the person I want to become. This card is a reminder to check in with those goals.


May 25

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and I remember -doing- the meditation, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. The quote for the meditation doesn’t ring a bell for whatever the topic might of been. I -did- do it tho, regardless.

The Devil card is all about temptations and being drawn down the path of self-destruction. It is a reminder that there are fun things waiting for you, but you have to get your work done and responsibilities taken care of first. Don’t let yourself get distracted, and you’ll find your work done and plenty of time to play as well. Distractions will only cut into that fun time at the end of the day, though. Don’t let that happen, no matter how hard they try to tempt you away before you’re done.


Finding the Positive Message for May 20th – 22nd

Pastel Journey Tarot, Neopets Tarot, Animal Tarot

May 20

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and once again… I cannot for the life of me remember what it was about. It wasn’t about risk-taking (regardless of the quote they provided for the day), but I think it had something to do with one’s comfort zones.

Page of Pentacles – You need to work on getting comfortable again in your own space. Home is a sanctuary, and it’s one you worked hard to make yours. Having been gone for a time, it’s natural to feel a bit of awkwardness re-entering that environment. Take your time and settle in, re-acclimate and become comfortable once more. Stop looking over your shoulder anticipating the next shoe to drop.


May 21

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on being in the present. It encouraged touching base with where your mind is throughout the day and drawing your thoughts from the past and future back to the present is, for its in the present where life is happening, and musings on the past and future often distract us from what we could be experiencing in the present moment.

The Star is about hope and optimism. It is a reminder of that old parable about feeding the wolves within.

A grandfather is talking with his grandson says, “In life, there are two wolves inside of us which are always in battle. One is a good wolf that represents things like love, kindness, and bravery. The other is a bad wolf that represents things like fear, hatred, and greed”.

The grandson stops and thinks about this for a second, then he looks up at his grandfather and asks, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather replies, “The one you feed.”

Although pessimism and negative self talk are your natural inclination and a habit that’s hard to break, it’s important to feed that part of yourself where the optimism and positivity live. When you do so, that is what flourishes, and it helps you see the world in a different and more positive light as a result.


May 22

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long (with an extra couple of minutes added in on the end of just quiet breathing exercises). The topic of the meditation was about how our thoughts often intrude when meditating, and how dealing with these thoughts doesn’t mean banishing them, but in acknowledging them and in doing so “popping” them like bubbles. By acknowledging, you aren’t lingering in them, but more just not ignoring.

King of Wands – This king’s domain is one of passion and interests, and he rules over not just our enthusiasm, but over our values, principles, and mores. In the king there is stability and the strength to lead others, and this card is a reminder today to show the world what matters to you… and in doing so you inspire the world to follow your example and be true to themselves as well. Don’t be shy about showing who you are… for even the parts you see as flaws have the potential to inspire others.