Clarity Over Nostalgia

Today’s meditation was I timed, and took place in the back of the car prior to taking a nap. It primarily involved breathing exercises meant to help with calming the nerves and relaxation.

Britt’s Third Eye Tarot - Knight of Swords Today’s draw is the Knight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a projective and active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, education, ambitions, and communication. This often translates into themes that have to do with pursuing one’s goals related to their education, actively seeking one’s goals, action and decisiveness,and at times can indicate impulsivity.

With all the warnings in the last handful of days about a “snake in the grass” concerning this trip, and the fact that the Knight in this card is charging into the past (heading left), I see a reminder to stay clear headed, watchful, and sharp today.

This means making sure you are ready for what may come so that you can jump in quickly when needed as we traipse together down memory lane on today’s trip and tasks. Be ready to move quickly concerning people you encounter from your (or Ms B’s) past today.’s #lucetinauroraMaartTarotChallenge Prompt
Prompt for March 20th: A card in a glass jar.

A crystal candy jar will have to do cuz I couldn’t find a glass jar in the place I was at this morning. The lighting is also not the best, but I did what I could.


Daily Self Kindness

I took a much needed nap in the car on the way to our destination today.

The Ripple Effect

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Fountain Tarot - Six of CupsToday’s draw is the Six of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the emotions that circle around topics of nostalgia and looking back into the past and embracing the joy and innocence that often comes with childhood memories and remembering past relationships.

Make peace with your past. No one’s past is all bad. Take time to seek out the small positive moments and allow your mind to linger in the memory.

Teach your mind to focus on them, instead of always honing in on the negative experiences. By doing so, you allow these positive experiences and feelings from the past to ripple outward into your present like the ripples of a pebble dropped in a pond.


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Prompt for March 19th
: Do the Ostara Spread – The Spring Equinox is tomorrow! With daylight and darkness now in equal measure, we welcome spring’s arrival with open arms after the long cold of winter’s embrace. Today’s spread takes a look at some of the elements associated with the Spring Equinox, and the advice they have to offer us.


Tulips – Loyalty / Forgiveness: Where do I need to practice forgiveness to foster stronger loyalty?

Eight of Swords – This card reflects back up into the card of the day that I pulled earlier (the Six of Cups). It is a reminder that, even though our mind focuses on the bad things that of happened to us, it doesn’t negate the fact that there are good things that happen to us as well. We need to find a way to turn our focus to those good things, instead of dwelling on the bad ones and blinding ourselves to the positive experiences we’ve had.

Robin – Compassion / Patience: How can I give myself more compassion and patience?

Nine of Coins – Instead of constantly pushing for more out of yourself than you’re already giving, take time to look at all that you have accomplished and appreciate how far you’ve come.

Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love: How can I be more open to offering unconditional love to others?

Queen of Wands – Offer from a place of power rather than weakness. You have the ability to share your passions with others and stir up their passions in return. Use this instead of coming into the situation from a position that feels like you are at a disadvantage and you will be far more comfortable being more open with them.

Aquamarine – Calm / Courage: What do I need to help me to stay calm and courageous in the face of adversity?

The Sun – Hope and a positive outlook. In order to stay calm and courageous you need to make sure that you are leaning into positivity and optimism, as well as trying to give yourself opportunities to have fun when you can. This helps to lighten your load as a whole, which then assist you in remaining hopeful and courageous when adversity raises its head.

Butterfly – Transformation: What sort of transformation is waiting for me this spring?

Three of Coins – Even more connection with others who help you along with your endeavors. It’s so hard for you to ask for help, but over time you have begun to do so more easily. This trend will continue over the spring as you appreciate the value of other’s contributions more and more.

Clover – Luck / Protection: Where in life will luck play into protecting me from potential harm?

Six of Cups – Experiences from your past will rise up to help you with future challenges. This will feel like luck, because you already have the answers after having gone through it before.

Rabbit – Fertility / Abundance: How can I encourage more abundance in my life this spring?

The Devil – Watch out for unhealthy habits and patterns to rise up, and nip them in the butt quickly.


Daily Self Kindness

I took my time leaving today. By not rushing myself, I allowed myself to not get so wound up and stressed with the process.

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.

DECK USED:  THE LIKELY 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.

DECK USED:  FOREST FOLKLORE 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.

A Contagion Worth Catching

Today’s meditation was quite long, although I’m not entirely sure how long exactly.  However long it took them to get through the process of doing my CT scan, since I did my meditation while I was -in- the CT scanner today.

Chibi Tarot - Queen of WandsToday’s draw is the Queen of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s spirituality, interests, and passionate pursuits. Note that contrary to the greatly misunderstood use of the word “passionate”, this suit is probably not about sex unless you are a sex addict or possibly a sex worker. Rather, it is about those things that light a fire of inspiration within your soul and the Queen of the suit is the energy that fosters that spark in others and encourages it to grow.

The radiance of the sun behind the figure in this card is what catches my attention today, and speaks to me of the importance of sharing your inspiration with others.  Sometimes, just in sharing, you are supporting others in their creativity and passions, for like smiles… there are often times when inspiration is contagious.

DECK USED:  CHIBI TAROT’s #lucetinauroraMaartTarotChallenge Prompt
Prompt for March 16th: Your ugliest deck.

Tabula Mundi in MinimaRight.  So I don’t really have a lot of ugly decks because a huge part of my collecting decks is the draw to the artwork and the beauty.  So why would I own an ugly deck.

I do, though!  Or well… I think it’s ugly.

Meet the Tabula Mundi in Minima. I got this deck at the glowing wax poetic of a friend who was certain I would love it… and, I so very much do not.  I’m not sure why I haven’t gotten rid of it as I’ve definitely considered it many, many times.  And yet?  It’s still here.


Daily Self Kindness

I went in for my CT scan today instead of keeping my appointment for the 29th.  They had an unexpected cancellation and called me this morning to tell me they could fit me in if I wanted to come in for it today.

The Burn of Ambition

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Nigel Jackson Tarot - Queen of SwordsToday’s draw is the Queen of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, education, instinct, and communication. This is the energy of support and sharing through knowledge, experience, and advice. It is where ideas are fostered and encouraged.

The Queen of Swords is often seen as a sharp and gold energy, and although I see sharpness in this imagery, I do not see coldness.  Instead I see flames and fire.  I see someone that has become so focused on what they deem important that everything else including social niceties and politeness has been burned away.

Today’s card poses the question… where in your life have your ambitions and focus become so laser sharp that you’ve forgotten to cushion your words with kindness? Where do you need to ease  up on the pushing of others to reach their potential so that there is also room to encourage them to pursue their own joys and interests?’s #lucetinauroraMaartTarotChallenge Prompt
Prompt for March 15th: Your favorite drink with a tarot reading.


Daily Self Kindness

I skipped all the extra readings today to give myself a bit of a break, and will continue to do so for a few more days while I catch up on blog posts.