Inattentive Moments

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King's Journey Tarot Christmas EditionToday’s draw is the Tower card, which is traditionally a representation of chaos, sudden change, disruptions to the status quo, tearing down of established constructs, upheaval and the awakenings that can be born from it.

What stands out in the imagery of this card today is not just the figure on the ground that has clearly fallen from the tower, but the two figures on the tower that are in the throes of battle. The man above is clearly looking down at the woman on the ground, but he was too busy fighting with the other guy when it mattered and that inattentiveness caused him to fail in saving her from her fall as a result. Thus, he now looks down at the woman in abject horror, as if what truly matters in his life has been ripped away… and perhaps it has.

The imagery in this card is very expressive for me, and is a reminder not to let petty squabbles tear down all that you have built unless you’re ready to start over and build again from scratch.  Pay attention instead of letting the chaos of the moment distract you from what’s really important.


Daily Self Kindness

Waffles.  That’s all I have to say for today. Belgian waffles.

Don’t Hide Yourself Away

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Marie Lenormand's Christmas OracleThroughout this month, I’m going to be mixing in some Lenormand and Oracle decks, just cuz I want to play with the fun Christmas themed decks, yeah? I don’t have enough time to do the divination challenges or all that, so I’ve decided to mix the different decks into my daily pull.

Today’s draw is the Lady and Garden cards. These cards speak of letting your inner “femininity” have more exposure in your life.  It’s okay to be soft, warm, and nurturing… and it’s okay for others to see these aspects of you.

It can be hard sometimes to allow our softer side be seen.  It can make us feel vulnerable or at risk. That’s what friends are for, though.  They are there to open up to and be vulnerable with, and there to help support and protect that vulnerability when you choose to show it. The message in today’s cards is to not lock up that part of yourself, but allow it out to shine as a part of your truth for all to see and acknowledge.  There is strength in wearing your heart on your sleeve and allowing people to see the true you.


Daily Self Kindness

I picked up a stuffed manicotti tray at CostCo for dinner, and a bag of mozzarella cheese to add on top (and I also added a bit of garlic salt). It was spectacular and I didn’t have to do anything but shove it in the oven for an hour and keep on working.

One Day at a Time, One Step at a Time

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Winter Waite Tarot 2018 Edition - Six of SwordsToday’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of leaving the past in the past, moving on, letting go in order to welcome in something better, and transitions towards something better.

As often happens with traditional illustrations of the Six of Swords, what stands out to me in the imagery in this card is the movement of the boat departing rough waters to head for smoother ones.

For me? This time of year is rife with the potential for falling back into old, unhealthy habits. Not just in self-care but in a myriad of different aspects of my life.

When I see this card.  I see a reminder that says “don’t look back”.  There’s nothing good waiting for you back there in those rough waters you’re leaving behind. Instead, stay focused on doing better, one day at a time.


Daily Self Kindness

I’ve been “off” on taking my vitamins for a few days, and I got myself back on track today by taking my vitamins as I’m supposed to and filling up my pillbox so it’ll be harder to miss them over the week. I also backed out of six more Kickstarters.

Together, There is More to Share

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Jupiter's Eye Tarot - Ten of CupsToday’s draw is the Ten of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of feelings of completion, connection with others and harmony in those connections, and is often considered as the “happy family” card.

The imagery on this card reminds me of the stories of faerie mounds and how the portal into the land of the Fae can be accessed through them by being opened at certain times of the year, or through the ministrations of a witch. Meanwhile, the hands make me think of a coven, and the work that those within the group do together, lending their strengths to a mutual cause that none of them could achieve on their own.

The message I see here in this imagery, today, is that a great deal of success and achievement can be obtained by working together on a mutual goal, and the joy and satisfaction in this endeavor is something shared with all involved when all are on board.  Today’s card, therefore, is a reminder that joy, happiness, and contentment are richer when shared, rather than hoarded to one’s self.


Daily Self Kindness

I got some time outside. My ankle is definitely not happy about it, but the rest of me feels better.

New Horizons

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True Black Tarot 5th Anniversary Edition - Ace of CupsToday’s draw is the Ace of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the seed of new beginnings in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, creativity, and intuition.

Today was decorate the Christmas tree day, which is actually something I don’t remember doing an awful lot of in the past. It was amazing, though, unwrapping delicate glass icicles and hand painted ornaments, exploring the history of a family through the bits and baubles that are then hung from the branches of a tree filled with lights.

The Ace of Cups is about new beginnings, whether that be creatively, emotionally, or within the relationships in our lives. Today’s tree decorating filled all three of those themes for me, and warmed my heart from the bottom up, just like the golden glow warms the cup of liquid from the bottom up in the imagery of today’s card. The fostering, nurturing energy I experienced today, and the connection with others combined with the creative influences and stirring of my curiosity as each unique memento was revealed?  It fits all of these themes and lightens my heart in the same way the dove’s wings lift the bird to hover at new heights.


Daily Self Kindness

I’m going to pay for it tomorrow and Thursday, but I lingered longer than I had planned before coming home today. It was a nice break and a needed one.

Prolonging Happiness

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Ravyness Drakon TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of themes that have to do with contentment, accomplishment, and satisfaction in the area of one’s emotions, relationships, creativity, and intuition.

Look at that big ass cup that the dragon drinks from in this card. Is it no wonder that the dragon is content and satiated?  And yet, still more await the dragon in the background… a promise of still more goodness to come, and assurance that the satisfaction they feel is not a fluke.

This Nine of Cups is a reminder that not all happiness is fleeting.  Sometimes, when you find that perfect fit, it can be prolonged and build upon into something even better, if you’re willing to make yourself at home with the idea that happiness is allowed… and doesn’t have to be something you chase after or a temporary state.


Daily Self Kindness

I treated myself to the next three books in the series I’m listening to on audiobook at the moment. The story in my ear helps me to focus on the work in my hands, and I’d just finished the last set of nine, so it was time for more.