On the Other Side

Today’s meditation was skipped.

The Dream Tarot - Five of CupsToday’s draw is the Five of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of pessimism, doomsday thinking, regrets and disappointments, and occasionally, failure (or at the very least, the perception of failure).

Look it up for a little dude that just fell out of his cup while the others are all topsy-turvy. And from the spill from the overturned cup then becomes a path that leads into a tunnel in the distance.

What’s on the other side of the tunnel?

The imagery in this card is a reminder that misfortune can sometimes lead to new things if you’re willing to change your perspective from one of pessimism over to optimism.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheAugustTarot Be Here Now Prompt
:  The Seeker Tarot Spread

What guidance or advice can help me right now?

Left Three Cards – Beauty and magic in the world is all around you. It’s not about seeking some remarkable thing or reaching for more, but rather it’s about appreciating what is here and now more, and delving deeper into those things to really see all of the beauty and magic they have to offer.

What signs should I pay close attention to today?

Center Two – Laughter. Make sure that you are looking for and paying close attention to those that retreat from it rather than going with the flow.

In what area am I asked to follow my intuition?

Right Two Cards – Seek out those things that bring you joy. It’s often hard for you to identify these things, as you are hardwired to lean into self-sabotage and self-punishment instead. Your intuition can help you in seeking out true joy and identifying the things that bring it out for you.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for August 31st
: Grab a spread of your choice that you’ve been curious about… and give it a go!
Spread: My Power Tarot Spread

Where should I listen to the wild one within me?

Queen of Wands – There is great joy in your creativity, and a freedom there in that creative spark that you love and cherish. Foster that creativity within yourself today and every day.

What personal strength should I use and nurture today?

Three of Swords – Just as you are able to function (and in fact rejoice) while it is raining and the weather is crap, so too can you move through times of trial and disappointment. Make sure you aren’t letting small disappointments ruin your whole day.

What can I do to honor my independence right now?

Three of Pentacles – Work with others. Prove to yourself that independence does not require solitude.


Daily Self Kindness

I pulled my decks for September today.  I know this sounds more like work than a self-kindness, but after how much I struggled with leaving them on the shelves and pulling what I want to use daily last month, this is a huge self kindness to myself to pull them all for the month ahead.

Make the Unusual Usual

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Maxwell's Rainbow 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, drive, willpower, determination, or inner spark.

You inspire others with your drive and your determination to do what you love rather than bending to the demands that say otherwise.

It’s okay to be a unique individual.  Create an environment where the unusual is the norm, and show others what we are all really capable of when you put your mind and willpower into the cause.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for August 29th thru 31st

Infinite Wisdom of the Chakras OracleWhat is my current state of luck?

The Dancer atop Crown Chakra – Your current state of luck is constantly changing and in flux. Luck is a matter of give and take, of perspective, and of a willingness to allow the energy of life to flow as it works to find balance. By tapping into this flow the process becomes a dance rather than a trial.

What do I need to let go of?

Dawn – You need to let go of self blame concerning the inconsistency in your energies when it comes D/s and your libido. Allow yourself to just accept what’s what. Nobody is “on” all the time.

What do I need to protect and preserve?

Bear – Yourself. Instead of worrying so much about everyone else all of the time, remember that you also need to be protected and cherished.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheAugustTarot Be Here Now Prompt
Questions for August 30th and 31st

Maxwell's Rainbow Tarot - The Magician, The High Priestess, Ten of Pentacles, Eight of Pentacles, Page of PentaclesWhere have I seen a lot of growth in my spiritual journey throughout August?

The Magician and The High Priestess – You’ve shown a good deal of progress in doing more of what’s needed for you instead of allowing yourself to be pressured by obligation. This has allowed you to reconnect more strongly with your intuition as a result.

I now give closure to this journey as I begin my next journey knowing that:

You are beginning to realize a better stability for yourself and others (Ten of Pentacles) that you have been working towards for a long time (Eight of Pentacles). There is still more to do and further to go, but you are learning to take your time and not rush so much (Page of Pentacles).


Daily Self Kindness

After I got home this evening I took a little time after my shower to lie naked on the bed with my legs up the wall and just let myself settle and cool off.

Staying Open to Better Things

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Animals Divine Tarot - Eight of SwordsToday’s draw is the Eight of Swords (The Condor), which is traditionally a representation of self-imposed limitations, closed mindedness, inflexibility, and restrictive thinking.

I read the description of this card today out of curiosity, and it spoke of the condors being stuck in this land of fallen soldiers and dropped swords.  It spoke of being unable to look -beyond- the land they’ve claimed and become familiar with.

The message in today’s card is about paying attention to old habits and making sure that you aren’t getting stuck in patterns that aren’t as efficient or helpful as other methods might be.

There’s a lot to be said for the familiar, but sometimes there’s a better way waiting to be discovered if you’re willing to look beyond what’s right in front of you.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Questions for August 29th and 30th

The Language of Flowers & Trees OracleWhere do I need to foster more joy and happiness in life?

Gladiolus atop Pine – You need to be more receptive to finding peace. That means getting out in nature more and hiking among the trees, rather than staying inside all the time or overwhelming yourself with so much to do that you have no time to take care of yourself.

How can I encourage that joy to flourish in my future?

Yarrow and Aspen – Be open and honest with yourself and others about your needs. Only through connecting with your needs and being open to fulfilling them can you not just survive, but actually thrive.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheAugustTarot Be Here Now Prompt
Questions for August 28th and 29th

Animals Divine TarotWhat has my journey through the wild unknown taught me?

Four of Pentacles atop Ten of Pentacles, Ten of Swords – There’s a lot of hard work in achieving stability, and a lot of pain and sacrifice goes into the process. When you get to a place where you can take a breath, be sure to look back and appreciate these things instead of forgetting them completely.

How can I build upon this journey moving forward?

King of Pentacles, Ace of Pentacles, and Ten of Cups – Remember that sometimes when you reach the end of the road, that means it’s time to start again and perhaps focus a bit more on what will make you happy instead of what you feel is your responsibility or obligation.


Daily Self Kindness

Even though it was and orders day, I dawdled in bed for a bit first.

You Get What You Give

Today’s meditation was twelve minutes long, and was spent in quiet solitude with a focus on my breathing. Today I also did the piriformis stretches during the meditation, but I went easy on myself instead of pushing.

FFVII Tarot - JusticeToday’s draw is the Justice card, which is traditionally a representation of cause and effect, repercussions and consequences, give and take, and can often indicate the law or legal system.

You get what you give.

Give your body the rest it needs, and it will recover more quickly as a result.  If you push too hard, it’ll just get worse.

You’re in the last stretch of time where you have space to breathe before the holiday rush starts.  Don’t waste it pushing yourself in to too much when you don’t have to or you’ll be left paying the consequences.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Question for August 28th
: What’s my next step in honing my divinatory skills?

Tyrian Tarot - The Devil, The Hermit, Two of PentaclesReading Summary: Work at balancing (Two of Pentacles) your constant urge for “more” in all things (The Devil) with the need to sit in stillness and self reflection (The Hermit).

Take Away: Stop pushing so damned hard and stand still for a moment. In order to advance in your practice, you need to ease up on harmful external habits and pressures, and instead take the time to focus inward.  Get to know more aspects of yourself, and delve deeper.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Topic for August 28th
: Do Spread #4

FFVII Tarot - Seven of Cups, Eight of Coins, Queen of Wands, Five of CoinsSeeds Sown – What seeds for my spiritual growth planted in the Spring have flourished and grown strong?

Queen of Wands – In the spring you were struggling with your enthusiasm in the face of depression’s weight pushing down upon you. Now that the depression is lifted you are once again feeling inspired and enjoying sharing that inspiration with others so that they can become inspired as well.

The Chaff – What seeds have not flourished and need to be let go to encourage healthy growth in other areas?

Seven of Cups atop Eight of Coins – For your own good, you need to let go of the idea that you can’t put yourself first. Having a lot of responsibilities because you have honed your abilities into a place of skill and expertise does not mean neglecting yourself in the process. If this means that you have to pick and choose which responsibilities you fulfill and which you have to let go, then so be it.

The Harvest – How can I best prepare now to reap the benefits of a positive and healthy harvest in the Fall?

Five of Coins – Keep in mind that most of the scarcity issues that you deal with are not based in the physical world, but reside in your head.


Daily Self Kindness

I had a very lazy and relaxing afternoon that included cuddling with Luna on the bed and relaxing with my feet up on the wall for a bit.

The Strength of Presence

Today’s meditation untimed, and was done out on the front steps of the new house, while soaking in the wonderful cool temps of the cement against my back and looking up at the fluff of clouds in the sky above as they wandered through my line of sight.

Anna K Tarot Indie Edition - Strength CardToday’s draw is the Strength card, which is traditionally a representation of inner strength, influence over others through persuasion, compassion, and courage.

Sometimes strength comes in the things you do for others.   The trip today is planning to be uneventful, but needed. It’s not safe for a 70+ year old woman with balance/stability issues to be putting up curtain rods and curtains by herself. By being there, she has no choice but to let us help, whether she wants to admit she needs it or not.


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Question for August 26th
: How should I celebrate my accomplishments?

Tarot of the Tattoo Age and Tarotbot BlackKeep a close watch on your addictions so that they do not get out of control and risk the security you find so comforting (the Devil atop Queen of Coins). This includes watching your spending (Four of Coins). Don’t part with what’s hard earned unless you absolutely need to (Seven of Swords Rx).

Seek out other ways to celebrate other than feeding your addictions.

Topic for August 27th: Do the Taking Charge Spread

What personal flaw can I work on?

Seven of Swords – “Stealing from Peter to pay Paul” was the phrase that came to mind when this card came out.

This isn’t so much about money as it is about how you spend your time, and not getting enough time in with the things that really matter because you’re too busy fussing and/or wasting time with the things that don’t.

What’s my next practical action?

Ten of Pentacles Rx – Right now everything is feeling out of whack, and rightly so because it is. You need to work on reestablishing balance and a good foundation on which that balance can rest upon.

How do I cope with change?

King of Cups atop The Moon – You cope with change by reaching out to Gideon when you are feeling uncertain or fears begin to arise. By consulting with your personal King of Cups, you’re able to find balance even through the uncertainty. He helps you stay on track during these times.


#DiscordTarotholicsAug2022 Challenge Prompt
Question for August 26th
: What do I need to focus on for self-care for this new moon?

Anna K Tarot Indie Edition - Seven of Swords, Two of Wands, Page of SwordsReading Summary: Watch out for thieving assholes (Seven of Swords) who’s action could change your plans (Two of Wands). You may have to learn on the fly how to fight against them, but you definitely don’t want them getting the upper hand (Page of Swords).

Notation: Lots of Seven of Swords in my card pulls today.

Take Away: Do what you can today to take away opportunity for people to fuck you over. Although you can’t predict every instance or method that might come about, you can deal with a lot of it and mitigate their effects on you and your life by being proactive.

This new moon is a good time to research security systems for the house.


Daily Self Kindness

I took breaks when I needed to, and made sure to take some ibuprofen with me (which I took instead of forgetting about) so that I could head off the incoming inflammation in my ribs, hip, and back.

Hit and Miss

Today’s meditation was skipped (yet again).

Tarot Chimera - Two of CupsToday’s draw is the Two of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of union, connection, partnerships, commonalities, and mutuality.

What I noticed most about the illustration on this card is that the female centaur doesn’t look at all impressed with her suitor.

The message here is that it’s okay to not connect with everyone, even with those you thought you might click with.

Sometimes, it’s just not meant to be… whether that “it” is a relationship, a friendship, or even some sort of acquaintance connection. It falls under that whole “You can’t please everyone all the time” adage.


Mr Lionhart’s #TheAugustTarot Be Here Now Prompt
Questions for August 25th thru 27th

Old School Tarot and The Stitcher's OracleIn what area am I guided to take a leap of faith under this New Moon?

You don’t always have to “measure twice, cut once” (Tape Measure). Remember that it’s okay to let enthusiasm carry you away now and then (Capricorn).

How can this New Moon help me move towards building more independence?

Stop allowing your emotions (Ace of Cups Rx) to cause you to overreact (Five of Cups). You can feel then without acting upon them (Knight of Wands Rx).

What should I be mindful of during this New Moon cycle?

Take care to lean more heavily into even-minded balance and fairness (Libra) until the quarter moon arrives (Half Moon Stitch).


The Rainbow Moonscape #VennoxesTarotChallenge Prompt
Questions for August 24th and 25th

Tarot ChimeraHow can I inspire hope in others?

King of Swords Rx and Nine of Pentacles Rx – Don’t be too bossy or take it upon yourself to decide what’s best for others. Sometimes people need to put in the work (and mistakes) for themselves, and it can be far better at these times to be there to help when they stumble rather than telling them how to navigate from the start.

What things do I take a little too personally?

Chimera and The Hermit Rx – When things are not as they seem, it’s not some nefarious plan to set you off balance or isolate you. Don’t allow it to give rise to your paranoia or set you off balance.


Daily Self Kindness

I soaked in an Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar bath today to help ease my rib pain and help treat some heat rash I’ve been dealing with.