Auto Pilot Wake-Up Call

Today’s meditation was skipped

Vicente Molina's Poker-TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Clubs.  This deck is a hybrid between playing cards and tarot, and has some very unique aspects.  Normally, the Nine of Wands is a representation of boundaries and protecting what is important to you through boundaries and stalwart determination.

The Latin phrase “Knowledge and Hard Work” (Scientia Ac Labore) here shifts the meaning for me a little bit, as does the cup.  What I see here is more about putting in effort to gather what one strives for rather than protection.

Therefore, the message I see in today’s card is about work… about value.  It’s about what you choose to spend your time learning about and earning in life, and how much… is enough?  Are you working to be comfortable?  Or are you working to have your cup overflowing?  Is there a smarter way to go about the goals you’ve set for yourself?  It might be time to evaluate what you’ve been pouring so much time and effort into and decide if it’s really what you want to fill your cup with, or if you’re just acting out of obligation and the shadow of expectation.

DECK USED:  VICENTE MOLINA’S POKER-TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic
: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!

Vicente Molina's Poker-Tarot

What part of me needs replenishment?

Eight of Clubs – Your energy and motivation.  It’s been flagging just a bit and needs a boost.

What is standing in my way?

Ace of Clubs Rx – Your new passion is being discouraged. The furniture you need to buy is out of stock, and every time it has come in stock it goes out again before you have a chance to buy it. There’s plenty of other things that need done, but you are feeling discouraged.

Ways I can fill my cup.

Five of Diamonds Rx – Don’t look at these setbacks as “end of the road” problems. They aren’t.

Three of Clubs – Work on moving forward in other areas. There’s plenty of other things that need to be done in the interim.  No need to let it all pile up.  Chip away at those other things a little at a time.

Queen of Hearts Rx – Remember to be kind to yourself. This is a two-season project, not a short distance sprint. Beating yourself up is counterproductive.

DECK USED: VICENTE MOLINA’S POKER-TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Well, I’m saying that the involuntary nap counts, even if it wasn’t actually a choice.

The Ebb and Flow

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Black Violet TarotToday’s draw is the Wheel of Fortune, which is traditionally a representation of the ups and downs in life, the good and bad luck that comes and goes, and the lack of predictability that life has for us.

Like the ebb and flow of the cycles of the moon, and the tides that these cycles control, luck comes and goes.  We have a little luck some days, like a gentle high tide, and a lot of luck others like the king tide.  Some days we have a little bad luck, like a low tide… and other days we have a lot of bad luck like a spring tide.

Today’s card is a reminder that everything comes in cycles.  There is an ebb and flow to life, a give and take… and that includes our luck.

DECK USED:  BLACK VIOLET TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic
: Do Spread #4

Black Violet TarotHow do you most commonly misinterpret reading the cards for yourself?

Nine of Pentacles – Too often you jump to what more you can do, or what needs fixed or changed, instead of reading from a place of contentment in the moment.

How do you most commonly misinterpret reading the cards for others?

Three of Cups Rx – Seeing the querent as an individual instead of as a community that includes not just them, but also friends and family.

How can you improve at reading the cards so that it doesn’t keep happening?

Wheel of Fortune atop Queen of Swords Rx– Step yet further outside of yourself during readings in order to connect with others energies on a deeper level and more deeply understand a wider array of interpersonal connections and dynamics.

DECK USED: BLACK VIOLET TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I asked for what I needed… what I craved.  And Gideon gave me… just that.

Appreciating Your Treasure

Today’s meditation was skipped, although after pulling decks, I did take a bit of time to lie down with my legs up the wall and relax.  Not meditation, but a little peace and quiet down time regardless.

Next Gen TarotToday’s draw is the Page of Coins, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, health, home, and manifestations.

Okay so, I look at the abacus in this imagery and I think of what I am doing today with my time.  That is… pulling decks for February. That means sorting out a specific 54 decks out of the over 3k that I have now.

It’s… a process, to be sure.  Especially since they are primarily in steamer trunks and bins at the moment until I get the new shelves up (end of March at the latest, I hope).

The message today (from the imagery of the abacus combined with the jewelry) is to look at this work as a chance to enjoy just how fortunate I have, and take pleasure in the process rather than simply waxing poetic about how much my back hurts after lifting all those trunks and bins.

DECK USED:  NEXT GEN TAROT

Mr Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot Wheel of 22 Challenge Prompt
Questions for January 28th thru 30th

Next Gen TarotWhat dreams have I neglected that are part of my journey?

Two of Coins – Finding balance between work and home. Between my drive and my need for self-care. Over the holiday season this effort towards balance was set aside entirely. Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get back on the ball where this is concerned.

One of the things that this involves is the need to get some time off scheduled on the calendar so that I can’t keep putting it off when I need it.

How can I best focus on what matters to me {right now}?

Page of Wands – Make it a passion, but recognize that it is also learning experience to put yourself first and juggle this with those things that inspire you. This card echoes back to the previous, and is a reminder that being motivated is important… being inspired is important, but you still need to take care of yourself at the same time.

Today I will {begin to} move in the direction of my dreams by…

Eight of Swords – … being attentive to what I have as I go about my work. Today’s project is pulling February’s cards. As I go through the trunks and bins today, I need to pay attention to what is in each one more closely. Next month… or possibly March, I will begin filling bookshelves with these decks. It will be much easier to do this the more familiar I am with where everything is.

DECK USED: NEXT GEN TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I didn’t completely finish finding all the decks I need, but when my back said it was time to stop, I also didn’t keep pushing as I normally would.  I stopped and allowed my back some time to rest. I’m 3 decks short of the complete list.  I’ll find the others tomorrow.

Learning From the Past

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Fox's Wedding TarotToday’s draw is the Page of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s intelligence, education, thoughts, logic, and communication.

The Page of Swords is about learning, and in this card the figure faces to the left… to the past. Here we see that we learn lessons through our past actions and our mistakes. Not all lessons in life are taught in the classroom, and this card encourages us to look into our past and learn from it so that our experiences don’t go to waste.

Today’s message is a reminder that no mistake is ever wasted, no failure ever utterly complete, as long as we are learning something from it of value that we can take forward with us. Remember that we look into the past not to get lost in it, but to seek healthy nuggets of wisdom that we can carry into our present and future.

DECK USED:  THE FOX’S WEDDING TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Question
s for January 28th and 29th

The Fox's Wedding TarotWhat do you feel you deserve?

Queen of Wands and Four of Coins – To earn stability through experience. You believe that when you go after your dreams and put in the time building upon your passions, that it should create a sense of stability both financially and in the business.

What do you actually deserve?

Knight of Swords and Wheel of Fortune – The rewards and failures that come with going after what you want. You don’t get extra consideration from the Fates for putting in extra time and effort. Life is not meant to be predictable.

What do you need to focus on for self-care during this new moon?

The Priestess and Page of Swords – The secrets you hold need a new form of expression.

This is about my new dip into deity work with Amalthea. I have been struggling a bit in finding my “groove” in this area. I have not done deity work since before I lost my voice, and it turns out that I depended on my voice quite a bit back in the days when I was working with Faunus and Diana.

There’s an indication here in these cards that I already know the answer to this problem, and that it lies in my past as much as in my present. These cards indicate that I need only to look into my past to find the clues and ideas needed to move forward.

New moon guidance from the Minoan goat goddess Amalthea.

Queen of Swords and Two of Coins – Accomplishment will come in the form of finding balance.

DECK USED: THE FOX’S WEDDING TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

I got out of bed and took a shower.  I know this sounds like just a little thing, but it was… really hard to get out of bed this morning.  I just wanted to hug the pillow and stare out the window and veg out.  I didn’t want to shower either.  I made myself do both anyway.

Spirituality vs Going Through the Motions

Today’s meditation was skipped, although I did take a few minutes to pause and do my piriformis stretches.  I suppose it could be considered meditation, but it didn’t really feel like it.

Le Psycho-Tarot (aka Tarot Psychologique)Today’s draw is the Temperance card, which is traditionally a representation of moderation, spirituality, and our connection with the world around us and the spiritual world beyond us.

The imagery in this card speaks of a need for caution when one leans into organized religion, and the need to connect to our spirituality outside of that rigidly walled box.

Sermons are empty if there is no spiritual connection. Spellwork is empty without a spiritual connection. Prayer is empty without any spiritual connection.  It is important to remember why you believe what you believe and to nourish and grow that connection you have with those beliefs.   That is what today’s card is about.  It’s a reminder to help your spirituality flourish instead of discounting it as something “other” and apart.  It is a part of you, and it is threaded throughout your being and your existence.

DECK USED:  LE TAROT PSYCHOLOGIQUE

Mr Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot Wheel of 22 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 26th
: What can I do that can make a big (positive) difference for me this year?

Tailors Storytelling Game CardsReading Summary: Take a pause (Lost in Thought) to consult with your guides and intuition (Guide) in order to suss out the liars and lies (Successfully Lie) that could be destructive in your life (Destruction).

Take Away: Some people can take others at face value, and not seek the true person that hides behind the mask.  You are not one of these people.  Don’t try to be.

The information you seek from others as you get to know them is important, and so too is your inner “lie detector” (whether this is your spirit guides, your intuition, or possibly both).  Make sure you are listening to what it has to say and the warnings it has to offer.

DECK USED: TAILORS STORYTELLING GAME CARDS

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 27th
: What is a negative thing in your life that you don’t need to stress over?

Le Psycho-Tarot (aka Tarot Psychologique)You have been seeking emotional growth (Page of Cups) for quite some time, leaning into it and seeking out others to help guide you in this (Queen of Wands).  There have been times during this process that this growth gets in the way of your work (Ten of Cups Rx).  At these times, you’ve freaked out, and thus stalled out on your growth as you worry about your work and your business (Eight of Pentacles).

This isn’t something you have to worry about.  You can do both.  When your emotional growth gets in the way of work, it’s important to remember that work will still be there even if you need to step away for a moment to deal with whatever else is going on.

DECK USED: LE TAROT PSYCHOLOGIQUE

Daily Self Kindness

I took a nap.  Even though it’s an orders day, I laid down for an hour when I started to feel really soupy and off-center.

Caring Is Sharing

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Arcanya TarotToday’s draw is the Nine of Rain (Cups), which is traditionally a representation of

I had to take a look at the guidebook for this deck to understand where they were going with the imagery in this card (which is typically the kind of imagery you’d find on the Lovers card or the Two of Cups). It turns out that it depicts moving on from personal, solitary contentment to sharing one’s emotions with others. (Like the transition from the Nine of Pentacles to the Ten depicts personal success transitioning to sharing the wealth.)

Today’s card is a reminder that emotions are meant to be shared.  Whether they’re the good kind or the bad ones, they’re meant to be shared. If you’re feeling troubled like the emotions on the figures faces suggest?  Share this with others.  If you’re feeling ebullient comforted or content?  Share those with others too.  Emotions are better when they’re not kept closed in and “close to the vest”, but instead shared with those around you.

DECK USED:  ARCANYA TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsJan2022 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question
: Would life lose meaning if we could live forever?

Arcanya TarotReading Summary: Discouragement (Four of Rain) would be sure to happen if you spent too much time on rest and reflection (Four of Wind). Instead, you would need to find a balance between stability and adventure (Two of Stones).

Take Away: So… no.  Not if you make sure not to let yourself get bored.  I have a feeling that finding that balance between the need for rest and a healthy dose of adventure would be very difficult, though.

That said? These cards indicate that it’s possible to not allow life to lose meaning.  It’s all in how you go about the living of it.

DECK USED: ARCANYA TAROT

Daily Self Kindness

Snuggle time with Gideon.  My soul was just starting to feel a tiny bit tight with the whispers of a possible subdrop to come, but some Gideon time is easing it up and making it feel better.