Inattentive Moments

Today’s meditation was skipped.

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.

DECK USED:  KING’S JOURNEY TAROT CHRISTMAS EDITION

Daily Self Kindness

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

Thankful Things Cartomancy Reading

The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows: “Let’s ask our divination method of choice what is something we should give thanks for in our lives! Sometimes it can be hard to see the good, so let’s try and get some focus on that!”

Natalia Silva's Christmas Playing CardsFive of Hearts and Jack of Diamonds – Even when you’re feeling like you’re not at your best, you have the drive to keep going. Emotional issues might slow you down, but they don’t stop you.

Nine of Hearts and Queen of Spades – The harsh treatment you’ve received from others that you sought love from in the past has not turned you away from being open to finding a different type of love, comfort, and happiness elsewhere.

Three of Hearts and Four of Hearts – Those who love you are able to give you the space you need when you need it, then welcome you back into the fold when you’re ready. You need a good deal of alone time, and are not a particularly social person. Those that love and accept you accept this about you as well.

DECK USED: NATALIA SILVA’S CHRISTMAS PLAYING CARDS

Don’t Hide Yourself Away

Today’s meditation was skipped.

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.

DECK USED:  MARIE LENORMAND CHRISTMAS ORACLE

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

Today’s meditation was skipped.

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.

DECK USED:  WINTER WAITE TAROT 2018 EDITION

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.

Soul’s Reminder Oracle Reading

Yule Oracle Deck

What does my soul want me to remember…

From the Past

Poinsettia and Cherry – Parties and revelry may not be your style, but don’t forget that there are times in the past when you’ve enjoyed such things in moderation, and that is possible again in the future. Don’t go into future opportunities of the same with a negative attitude that might prevent you from finding enjoyment in these get-togethers.

From the Present

Caramel Popcorn and Fig – You overspent a bit this Christmas, and you learned a valuable lesson from that experience. Make sure in the future that you resort back to shopping throughout the year, rather than trying to do it so close to the holiday season.  You do much better financially when you spread out the spending over time.

Into the Future

Candle and Gingerbread – Don’t lose track of the changes you’ve made over the last few years to better align yourself with more self-care and to lean into optimism and positivity. Carry them forward and let them help you to create a more comfortable future.

DECK USED: YULE ORACLE

Together, There is More to Share

Today’s meditation was skipped.

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.

DECK USED:  JUPITER’S EYE TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

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