Feelings of Insufficiency

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Tarot Avatara - Nine of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Nine of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of satisfaction, accomplishment, financial independence, abundance, and luxury earned through hard work.

In the pull for positivity that this card of the day is focused upon, this card is a reminder to be grateful for all that you’ve accomplished and all that you have.

There will always be a nagging, ever-present feeling of “insufficiency” if one doesn’t take time to truly appreciate what they already have in life.  We try to fill the ever gaping “empty hole” in our lives without ever realizing that it is already full… if only we will pay attention to what we have in which to be grateful for, and cherish these things for the treasures that they are.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 30th

The Wyrd of Sarah Howard OracleI have learned…

…that if I allow them to do so, others can help me (Rescue) in avoiding burnout (Overwhelm) and in being more temperate with myself and in my commitments (Reserve).

This opens doors for…

…me to welcome them in (Initiation) and begin teaching them how to better work with me (Reflection), so that I have more time to embrace and enjoy life (Intoxicating).


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!
Mr Lionhart’s #TheJuneTarot Spark of Magic Prompt
: The Lilith Tarot Spread

Lilith Tarot Reading with the Tarot Avatara

Where in my life am I guided {by Lilith} to be more assertive and independent?

Temperance atop The Universe – With yourself. Take control of your need to control every little thing on you path. There needs to be an element of unpredictability in your life. The more you try to obliterate and control that factor, the more it will continue to crop up in unexpected ways.

Where would Lilith like to see me {re}claim my personal power and strengthen my voice?

King of Wands atop Two of Pentacles atop Queen of Cups Rx – Don’t be a “judgy bitch” to yourself about having a bit of fun while you accomplish your dreams. There’s room in life for work and fun both. Don’t kill off the pleasure that nurtures your inner creative spark by letting things get too heavy.

Something I should no longer deny or not allow to be oppressed {according to Lilith}?

Nine of Pentacles and Adjustment – As notated in the card of the day pulled earlier, you need to adjust your view of life by allowing yourself more time for reflection on all you have to be grateful for.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I cannot remember what I might have done as a self-kindness on this day.

That Too-Tight Grip

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Little Prince Tarot - Four of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Four of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of stability, control, conservation and conservatism, security, saving money or conserving resources, and at times miserly behavior and greed.

In the imagery of today’s card I see greed and control.  It is in the set of the character’s features, his balance with the coils below and above him, the raised brow, and the hug of the coin to his red clad chest. This man knows exactly where his priorities lie and woe to any that try to distract or dissuade him.

The card pulled today questions where we are too rigid, too unmoving, or too controlling in life? Where could we benefit from loosening up a bit and going with the flow?  It is a reminder that happiness does not reside solely in rigidity and too much of these things can lead to stagnancy and suffocation.  That makes this card today an encouragement to ease up and relax our grip on those things we are holding on to too tight.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Questions for June 29th

Ganeshian Village TarotAre we ever morally obliged to take action?

The Moon – Yes, although it can often be uncertain in the moment as to when, as well as what, should be done.  Sometimes that uncertainty can cause us to be a bit too cautious.

If so, under what circumstances?

Four of Pentacles – In many situations, it is instilling stability that allows situations to deescalate or be diffused. To create stability for yourself and others, it is often necessary to step in and take action.

Seven of Wands – To stand up for your principles and what you believe in. This is one of the ways that we can provide stability for others, as well as for ourselves.

Six of Wands – But, not to just earn accolades. Some people step in and take action only when they can receive accolades for their actions. Although stepping up and stepping in when help is needed is always a good thing, this particular motivation can be problematic.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheJuneTarot Spark of Magic Prompt
Questions for June 28th thru 30thDt

Little Prince TarotWhat can the New Moon in Cancer kick-start for me within my magical practice?

Eight of Wands – Motivation that will allow you to lean into your passion projects and work towards getting them done.

What higher truth is Neptune Rx trying to bring to light for me?

Seven of Swords atop Eight of Sword – The things you try to turn a blind eye to and ignore are the things that turn into a problem over time. When these issues are put in the dark and not tended to, they have the ability to grow out of proportion in the shadows, and end up causing troubles and anxiety later on.

What have I learned about my magic, or myself, this month?

The Lovers Rx – You have a weakness for ignoring your own needs and pretending they don’t exist, often blocking yourself from the self care you need most.

How have I grown within my magic throughout June?

Four of Wands – You are re-rooting, and thus becoming more appreciative of what is needed for your grounding and comfort. The importance of having that stability of being well grounded has been something you’ve been reminded of throughout the month of June, giving you a greater appreciation for the value of grounding exercises as a regular practice.

What am I asked to take to heart or embrace as I move on past June, through July and August?

Five of Cups atop Four of Cups Rx – Make sure that you are paying attention to the times your pessimism rears up, and being active in combating it so that it doesn’t get the upper hand in your life.


Daily Self Kindness

I had my yogurt and took my vitamins.  I also had a bit of a nap and had Jer with me when I went out to get a few things done.

Take a Breath

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Reverie Tarot - Two of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Two of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of juggling responsibilities, work/life balance, and prioritization.

The theme in the imagery in this card is very classic RWS in it s execution, and what I see as the message in this card is a reminder that there is a need to balance home with work. Balance accomplishments with guilt concerning how much you haven’t gotten done. Balance motivation with the need for rest.

Don’t push today.  You’ve had a rough week and it’s only Tuesday.  Three flat tires and a busted car window… four separate incidents in three days.  You deserve some time to take a breath.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 28th and 29th

Legendary Ladies OracleI have accomplished this.

Lakshmi (Hindu) atop Demeter (Greek) – I am reaping in the rewards from my labors, and working to better appreciate my accomplishments.

So I can…

Liễu Hạnh (Vietnamese) atop Hel (Norse) – …begin to see myself in a more positive light and with greater acceptance.

I am confident to…

Benten (Japanese) – …explore and create in whatever ways I am drawn, and to succeed in these endeavors without fear of failure.

Because I have…

Tyche (Greek) – …lady luck on my side. Yes, some of it is skill and effective use of my brain, but some of it is just pure luck and the openness to not accept failure as the end of the journey.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for June 28th
: Self-Care for the New Moon…

Reverie TarotReading Summary: Although you’re really in need of some alone time in nature (Seven of Cups atop The Hermit), resist the urge to go it alone (Five of Swords) and take time for rest and recuperation instead (Four of Swords).

Take Away: Considering the events of the last three days where my car is concerned, now is not the time to go wandering off into the woods alone.

Better to do other restorative things and leave the alone time for when things aren’t so wrought with chaos, vandalism, and destruction.


Daily Self Kindness

I tried to get some rest today, and to spend some time with Gideon. I’m feeling a little numb but I tried to let Gid help me reconnect with my emotions a bit.

Dream Actualization

Today’s meditation was a nap. I laid down to do it and promptly fell asleep. I think it’s the heat. It makes me sluggish and tired.

The Pacific Northwest Tarot - King of WandsToday’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 passions, enthusiasm, inspiration, motivations, and principles.

An alpha stands strong at the top of a large rock, surrounded by California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica). Here we see a symbolism of strength, power, calm objectivity, and regeneration.

The message in today’s card is an encouragement to seize control, and direct your dreams and goals forward where you want them to go. Doing nothing accomplishes nothing. Drawing others into your vision though, can help ensure success.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for June 27th
: About peace…

Divination with the Dreampunk Game CardsReading Summary: The sock puppet on the thumbs up in the center card reflects the colors in the “welcome aboard” card on the left. This speaks of a warm, fuzzy, comfortable feeling that comes with being welcomed, accepted, and embraced by others.

The cloud that the thumbs up comes out of in the center card then reflects into the coloring in the background of the card on the right, as does the earthen tones of the ground and volcano beneath that cloud with the earthy nature of the card on the right. This connection speaks of the things that bring us joy and stability in life, and how we can nurture them to help them grow and become strong.

Take Away: These cards indicate that peace is about acceptance, and finding those things that make you feel grounded and happy.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 27th

The Pacific Northwest Tarot and The Crystal Forests OracleI will actualize my dream to…

… see change as an adventure (The Fool), feel more safe and comfortable breaking out of my shell (Six of Swords), and allow change to happen without a reactive inner cacophony of negativity (Black Tourmaline).


…seeing changes in life as an opportunity to celebrate and have some fun (Three of Cups) while clearing out the old that isn’t working in my life (Selenite), instead of falling back on old harmful habits (The Devil) that are familiar and feel so easy (Blue Goldstone).


Daily Self Kindness

I called Jer to come meet me when I found my car vandalized instead of dealing with it alone.

Patience and Persistence

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Cat Tarot - Page of PentaclesToday’s draw is the Page of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s health, finances, resources, labors, manifestations, and the physical world.

Here we see a cat that does not seem particularly thrilled with the offering in the owners hand, but does not seem to be as resistant to the idea as a similar theme that is shown in the Ace of this suit, indicating that the cat has learned to accept these pills, but that there’s still a ways to go in getting to the “learning to like it” stage. It also shows progress on the owners part as instead of offering the pills in their palm, they are seeking to make them more palatable and easy to accept.

The message in today’s cards is that not all progress can be fast, even when you want it to be.  But, persistence can pay off in the end when combined with a bit of patience.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 26th

Herbal Cats OracleI will stop negativity here.

Coltsfoot, Hyssop atop Vervain – Each of these herbs has to do with the healing of the lungs, and peaceful rest. They speak of a need to be less negative surrounding your meditative practice. Stop discounting the benefits that meditating each day can provide for you, and start doing them instead of skipping.


Bee Balm atop Cowslip – …focusing on being kinder and more accepting of yourself. The reason you skip the things that lift you up and make you healthy is because it is a type of self-punishment you can passively wallow in. By accepting yourself more and being kinder to yourself, you can fight back against this self-destructive urge.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for June 26th
: Do Spread #2
Question: What do I need in order to get the deck shelves done in the next two months?

The Art of Pixlar Postcard Set and Cat TarotReading Summary: The cats in all three of these cards faced towards the past, and yet the bee in the anchor card above charges towards the future. The sentiment of each card’s image below the anchor speaks of things in the past that are holding you back. Reluctance (imagery in the Ace of Pentacles), gluttony/sloth (imagery in the Knight of Cups), and distraction (imagery in the Page of Swords) have all played apart in this struggle.

In contrast, the traditional meaning of each card aligns with the theme of the anchor card above. They speak of turning over a new leaf (Ace of Pentacles), charging forward towards what you want (Knight of Cups), and accepting that it’s going to be a learning process (Page of Swords).

Take Away: These cards indicate that what I need in order to get the job done is to set aside the unhealthy attitudes and practices that I’ve been indulging in recently. Turn around and charge forward towards what I want, instead of lingering in dalliances that are getting nothing done.


Daily Self Kindness

I made Jer come over to come with me to get my car fixed today instead of going on my own.

No Neglect Allowed

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Tarot Balbi - The EmpressToday’s draw is the Empress card, which is traditionally a representation of the sacred feminine, fertility, abundance, nurturing strength, and mother earth.

Although the Empress is a regal figure, she is also a nurturer.  A caregiver.  And the energy that she brings to today needs to be as nurturing and caring towards yourself as what you would give to others.

Today’s card indicates that there is a need to treat yourself well today. Don’t ignore this need, and make the conscious decision to avoid self abuse or self neglect.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 25th

L'Oracle de l'Intuition et l'ActionI will be more aware of…

… how important it is to speak up share my perspectives (Osez Parler) so that others can see beyond their own viewpoint to a more full picture of what’s going on (Un Regard Différent), and thus be able to make the best choices possible for themselves (La Bonne Décision).

So I can…

…see them flourish (Le Courage d’Oser) in the knowledge that they are not alone but have others behind them to help them when needed (Jamais Seule).


Mr Lionhart’s #TheJuneTarot Spark of Magic Prompt
Questions for June 25th thru 27th

Tarot BalbiWhat kind of shadow work can help me grow (as a person)?

Death – Coming to terms with negative feelings about change so that you can accept changes more easily with less discord and resistance.

How, or in what area, can this help me grow?

Nine of Coins – It will allow feelings of rightness and stability to grow strong, and you will be able to see your accomplishments more clearly, as well as better appreciate them.

What kind of light work can support (or heal) me?

Ace of Cups – Exploring your emotions and learning to live with them rather than burying them or ignoring them.

What first step am I guided to take today in this light work?

Wheel of Fortune atop Queen of Coins – Acknowledge that there is greater stability within yourself and your life than you give yourself credit for. Emotions may make it feel like the boat is rocking, even when it isn’t.

How am I guided to share my magic with others throughout this Solstice cycle?

Temperance – Now is not the time, focus on yourself for now.

How, or where, would Lilith like to see me {re}claim my personal power?

Seven of Pentacles – You need to remember and accept that just because things are moving slowly doesn’t mean that you have failed or are somehow lacking. Some things are meant to go slow, whether you want them to or not.


Daily Self Kindness

I spent a lot of time in play with Gideon today, and it was wonderful.