Coming Home

Today’s meditation was a little under ten minutes long, and was unguided. Just me and my breathing exercises and my piriformis stretches.

Blood Moon Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Four of Skins (Wands) which is traditionally a representation of the welcoming comfort of home and the celebratory spirit of homecoming.

In the imagery of today’s card, we see that theme expressed between two people. There is a warmth to this image that expresses not just happiness but a deep connection and sense of reunion.

You know that phrase “home is where the heart is”? Combined with the affirmation card for today, the message that I see in these cards is that just as homes come in all shapes and sizes, people, pets, and places… so too do homecomings, and that it’s important to appreciate those things that feel like “home” as well as the feelings of celebratory comfort and relief that come when returning to them.

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Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 27th

Power Animals Oracle and The Rider Waite Smith TarotWhere is darkness clouding my life?

Spider and Four of Wands – I am worried about Ms B and her future. About where she will go when she sells that big ass house, and how she is going to settle into single life.

How can I move past this darkness?

Frog and Judgement – Let go of the things you can’t do for her, and instead focus on what you can.

DECK USED: THE RIDER WAITE SMITH TAROT

Tarot Nerd’s Better Boundaries Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question for November 16th & 17th

Blood Moon TarotIn what way does fear affect my reactions to others?

Six of Honey (Pentacles) and Four of Songs (Cups) – I stay distant and withdrawn because, when I am feeling depleted, I don’t want to share what’s left of my energy with others.

In what way does anger affect my reactions to others?

Queen of Dreams (Swords) and Justice – When I am angry I turn cold and hard, and feel the need for retribution. The universe may balance things out but I want to be there when it happens so that I can “speak” the words that will rub salt in the wounds.

DECK USED: BLOOD MOON TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Antacids are a wonderful thing. ‘Nuf said.

Hopes and Dreams

Today’s meditation was less than ten minutes, but I did manage to do just a bit when I first woke up.

Terra Volatile and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Ten of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of emotional satiation. This goes beyond the solitary satisfaction we see in the Nine of Cups and speaks, instead, of an emotional completion that is both healthy and includes others. This card is very often referred to as the “happy family” card.

The couple in the imagery of today’s cards are not destitute, but neither are they wealthy. The man is depicted describing to the woman the beautiful and happy life they could have together, and they are both wrapped up in this visage.

In the affirmation card, there is then a reminder that dreams are important. Not the dreams you reap during REM sleep, but the kind that involves hopes and goals for the future.

The message here in todays cards is a reminder to look forward with hope and optimism, for it is through these sentiments we find the building blocks that will eventually take us there.

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Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 26th

Mystic Mushrooms Oracle and Hush TarotWhere or how can my passions help me grow in life?
Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus Ostreatus) and Queen of Pentacles

Blending your spirituality with your passions will breathe nurturing new life into both.

Also, make sure you are giving back to those that support and nurture you. Gideon is adrift without you, as you are the nutrients in his soil.

How can I start applying this to what I love today?
Graceful Bolete (Austroboletus Gracilis) and The Wheel

This is something you need to consciously choose to take action on, no matter your mood or how you are feeling, rain or shine.

It is your discomfort with your emotions that is causing you to hedge, procrastinate, and avoid.

DECK USED: MYSTIC MUSHROOMS ORACLE AND HUSH TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 26th & 27th

Terra VolatileAdvice I need to hear at this time concerning my family relations.

Two of Swords and Six of Coins – Choose generosity. Be kind even when your first reaction and instinct is to slap back. Instead, take a moments pause and a breath, then in that moment of balance, choose to be better.

Cleanse ThisThe Hermit and King of Cups – Gideon needs your time and attention. Don’t leave him all alone in the dark.

Ground ThisSeven of Wands and Four of Coins – You can’t both spend and save. It doesn’t work.

Release ThisThe High Priestess atop The Chariot – Let go of your impatience to connect with the unseen and unknown. It will come in its own time, and pushing will only cause problems.

DECK USED: TERRA VOLATILE

Daily Self Kindness

I forced mother to take a break from her shopping and sit at a table in a cafe to eat instead of continuing to rush rush rush. Which meant I got to sit down and take a break.

Foundations of Success

Today’s meditation was skipped again, although I did take some time to relax and do my yoga.

Phantasma Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Ace of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of the seeds of a new beginning in the area of ones intellect, education, ambition, logic, and communication.

Planting new roses, as is in the affirmation quote for today, is an echo of the “seed” spoken of in the Ace of Swords. Just as the quote as a whole of a mod to logical though.

The message in these cards today is a reminder to make sure you are looking at things locally. Look at what needs to be done to accomplish what you want to happen. Success lies in looking at things logically and planning a realistic path forward, not in daydreams and wishes made with noting solid to back them up.

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Tarot Nerd’s Better Boundaries Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 23rd thru 27th

R Black TarotWhat expectations do I need to make clearer to others?

Three of Wands atop Judgement – Instead of leaving them to their own devices to guess where you want them to go and how you want them to make good choices for their life path, you need to speak up ad actually tell them what you think.

Where do I need to be more clear about someone else’s expectations?

EmperorYou are in charge of your own actions and choices. Don’t allow others to think they can push you this way or that, or manipulate you onto a different course.

What agreement have I made that is in need of reevaluation?

Son of Wands – Just how much time and effort you are willing to put into the business?

When I say “yes” when I want to say “no” what reaction am I trying to avoid?

Seven of Swords atop Daughter of Wands – At these times you worry that by saying no, budding potential will be cut short and stolen away.

How can I remain realistic about others’ reactions?

The Lovers – Just do what is right for you. Don’t worry about them.

DECK USED: R BLACK TAROT

Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 25th

Kindred Fauna Oracle and Phantasma TarotWhat can give me sense of…

ComfortThe Sun – Indulging in those things that light you up and make you happy. Taking time for these things helps untie your inner knots and ease inner tensions.

PurposeThe Emperor – Taking charge and stepping into the lead on those things that mean something to you personally. Allowing others to help you in accomplishing your goals while all the while providing them with support and a sense of sheltering.

ReliefSeven of Swords – Finding your footing in what you feel and believe is right. When there is a lack of self doubt, it is easier to breathe.

What can this do for me in the long run?

Balance – This speaks for itself. Finding a balance between the different aspects of life is not always easy, but inviting these elements more fully into your life can help you in finding a better balance among those different aspects.

DECK USED: KINDRED FAUNA ORACLE AND PHANTASMA TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I ate. I ate a LOT of food. So much food.

Love and Letting Go

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Dancing In the Dark Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of leaving behind what is unhealthy or otherwise a problem in some way for a brighter horizon.

The traditional imagery in this particular card is accented with a cracked and crackled appearance, which speaks to me of situations that create a sense of splintering or inner crumbling.

Combined with the affirmation card for today, the message that I see here is a reminder that when things get rough and you feel like you’re falling apart, we need to remember to look to those that love and support us to help us through.

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Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 24th

Jeremy Miranda Oracle and Somnia TarotWhat can help make me feel like I’m enough?

Three of Swords – Finding peace through allowing yourself to feel your feelings. Pain and grief are not meant to be bottled up, and no matter how “weak” you may feel when vulnerable, it is through sharing and expressing that you will continue to grow.

What can help make me feel like I’m doing enough?

The Devil – Lean into your connection with the earth. Sink your hands into soil and get some work done outside if you can or bring the outside in when able.

What can focusing on my self-worth do for me?

The Moon – It will shine a light upon your uncertainties and fears, allowing you to see them more clearly for what they are instead of what your imagination and negative inner dialogue has blown them up to be.

DECK USED: JEREMY MIRANDA ORACLE AND SOMNIA TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question
for November 24th: Do you live to eat, or eat to live?

Dancing In the Dark TarotReading Summary: Food is a tool to good health (The Magician), and has an emotional connection (Six of Cups). It is also a deeply spiritual experience (The High Priestess).

Take Away: Both… and then some.

Eat to LiveThe Magician – I have a metabolism disorder that requires that I consume a great deal of food in order to avoid some pretty dire consequences including hypoglycemia, passing out, diabetic shock, hospital visits, and if not treated quickly, even death. Eating every few hours is an extremely important factor in making sure these things do t happen.

Live to Eat Six of Cups – Fortunately, I’m a big fan of food. I’m also often an emotional eater. I eat in reaction to a variety of emotions, I eat to celebrate, have a wide variety of comfort foods, and no interest in foods that do not delight my tastebuds. This emotional connection to food means I do not just eat to live… but also live to eat.

And then some.. The High Priestess – I am a witch. In fact, I am many types of witch. One of those prevailing types in my practice is “Kitchen Witch”. There is much witchcraft that I do that is not food, but there is absolutely no food that I make that is not witchcraft.

DECK USED: DANCING IN THE DARK TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I’m… playing catch-up, and I can’t remember what self kindness I might have done for myself on this day.

Be Nosy

Today’s meditation was skipped again. So many good intentions… so many skipped mornings.

Hush Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Knight of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home life, and the physical world. This often translates into themes that have to do with taking bold actions and making positive progress in these areas.

Today I took Ms B to the doctor and went in with her to meet her primary as well as get set up as her emergency contact.

This is one of many small steps she and I have been working on to make sure that she will have someone to depend upon for a support system if needed. Because Z lives in Canada, there are too many factors that could get in the way of her being able to fill that role.

The message in todays cards is to keep asking questions and expressing interest in meeting these people in her life. The doctors, the neighbors, the friends… becoming the head of this support system requires curiosity and an openness to explore her life with her.

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Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 23rd

Mystic Grove Oracle, Mystic Mushroom Oracle, Arcana Tarot Playing CardsWhat can I best focus on today in support of the self?
Nine of Diamonds, Pinwheel Mushroom atop Willow

The Marasmius Rotula (Pinwheel Mushroom) is a symbol of childlike exuberance, which is set atop the Salix (Willow tree), a symbol of healing and working through grief. Combined with the Nine of Diamonds, what we see here is a reminder to count your blessings during this time, and that in doing so, it will assist in the gentling and healing of your grief.

How can I best build on this throughout the week ahead?
Queen of Spades atop King of Clubs, Rowan atop Yellow-dust Amanita

Here we see the influences of your mother in the Queen of Spades, overshadowing your own intense drive and desires (King of Clubs). These cards indicate that the days ahead with your mother may try to eat away at your confidence.

Amanita Flavoconia (Yellow-dust Amanita) is a representation of (among other things) self doubt, which is something that has been flirting around the edges of your awareness the last couple days and is sure to be on the rise if your confidence takes a hit right now. Sorbus (Rowan) atop the Amanita is a reminder of the fact that you can counter that energy with focus on your successes, and that in doing so you can protect yourself from the effects of this self doubt.

DECK USED: ARCANA TAROT PLAYING CARDS, MYSTIC GROVE ORACLE, MUSHROOM ORACLE

#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 23rd & 25th

Hush TarotAdvice I need to hear at this time concerning my personal growth.

Ten of Pentacles – You need to take time to reflect on just how fortunate you are and how much you have. Don’t get so caught up in the combination of the rush and grief that you lose sight of that.

Self care I need right now for the…

MindKing of Pentacles – Look at where you are and how you’ve gotten there. You may not get everything you want in life, but you strong enough and clever enough to get what you need. Don’t lean into brute force.

BodyKnight of Pentacles – Get on top of making sure you are getting the physical care you need. Falling out of healthy habits is a very bad idea.

SpiritKing of Wands – Own your passions, and lead others to help you in achieving your dreams. Go boldly forth…

Side Note – Lots of ownership of one’s actions present in these cards. And in the readings for today as a whole, there is a heavy emphasis on the need to focus on what you have and your accomplishments in order to bolster your confidence.

DECK USED: HUSH TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Tea. ✅ Collagen peptides. ✅ Yogurt. ✅ Miralax. ✅ Took a nap. ✅

Unique Contributions

Today’s meditation was… you guessed it. Skipped.

Ostara Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Ace of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of the seeds of new beginnings in the areas of one’s intellect, education, ambitions, and communication.

I feel… like I’m not doing enough. And for once, this is not about the business and work. It’s about helping and supporting those around me during this time of loss, and expressing my own emotions.

The Ace of Swords is all about communication, and that little mouse in the card feels like about the right size to how much I’m helping (or expressing my pain).

And yet, I know that this perception is flawed. The message in these cards is a reminder that everyone grieves in their own ways. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and that I am helping others more than I realize.

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Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 22nd

Blood Moon TarotSomething kind/encouraging I need to hear today.
Two of Dreams, Page of Honey atop Death

You are making the decision to learn how to deal with your emotions through this time of transition instead of burying them. It’s not an easy choice to allow yourself to express into the physical world how you are feeling, but keep making this choice to stay open instead of shutting down.

How can I extend this kindness to those around me?
Page of Dreams

Share with others. Learn not just how to stay open and allow others in, but also work at expressing how you are feeling as well. This is a learning journey not so much about identifying your feelings, but learning how to share them with others.

DECK USED: BLOOD MOON TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
Questions for November 22nd

Ostara TarotAdvice I need to hear at this time concerning my love life.

The Sun and Three of Pentacles – Happiness takes teamwork. Don’t forget that you are part of the team.

Greatest Strength

Death – Weathering changes together. After over thirteen years, we have been through a wide array of life experiences, troubles, and trials. Through it all we have been together, growing stronger through each of the changes in life.

Greatest Weakness

Ten of Wands – Not sharing your burdens until they become unhealthy and too much for you to bear. You try to take on too much and don’t allow him to carry more of the load until you are struggling under the weight of it all.

Finding Balance

The Magician – Together, you have what is needed to weather any storm and come out on top. He is the puzzle piece that fits with yours, filling in the gaps, just as you do the same for him.

DECK USED: OSTARA TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I had my muffin and tea with collagen peptides today. I e been keeping up with the yogurt but had t had the tea in a few days. I also took Miralax for the second day in a row cuz I’m having a bit of a problem.