Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Swords – Inverted

Eight of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft1`

You may feel tied up in the details, but don’t worry. They’re not the sticking points that will limit your options or choices. Trust in your experience and knowledge. You’ll be able to spread your wings by the afternoon and overcome the obstacles that are in the way.

Additional Insight:

Swords are a sign of Confidence and Strength, or struggle and animosity. Keep your frustrations in check today as you work through the problems that present themselves. There maybe a lot of little problems, or one big thorn in your side. But you have what it takes to handle it all and come out smelling like a rose.

Like the past few days, there’s a lot of tension in the air and it’s spreading around you. You don’t need to add to it by allowing your emotions to get the best of you. Take everything in stride and keep your reactions in check. Even that sigh of frustration could set someone off in a negative way, with the roof caving in on you. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Queen of Swords – Inv

Queen of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Listen to your own tune amidst the struggle and strife around you. Everyone seems to be on edge today, so don’t add to the tension or worry. Search for your own space and surround yourself with the things you love. Your music will sooth the soul and the day will eventually come to a quiet end.

Additional Insight:

There maybe a lot of yelling, anger and animosity today. Like yesterday, there’s no reason to get involved. None of this concerns you and none of this is about you. So continue your effort to be the peaceful beacon that shines with hope. All this “in fighting” will come to an end. Maybe on a gradual scale, but it will come to an end.

The important message today is to make sure you don’t become baited into the fray. Others might try to unload their side of the story on you. That’s ok, if they came to you. Let them vent. But don’t let them drag you into the battle. You’re only hearing one side of that story and frankly you have no idea of knowing if that side is true, or only what they want to you hear. Continue reading

Turn The Frown Upside Down

“Happy Wolf” – Photographer Unknown

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

In times of stress and anxiety it’s easy for people to become overwhelmed with their own emotions of fear or sadness. Worry may dominate your thoughts from morning to night. Fear can take hold and change your focus from what you want to accomplish in a day, to pulling in more fear and anxiety. It becomes a snowball that grows and grows until it seems to overwhelm everything in your life.

We all go through it. We all get caught up in the latest bad news. But sometimes it seems there’s nothing good to see anymore and everything is just getting worse and worse. It’s hard to break that cycle at times, and that’s when we need to ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone about that downward spiral of emotions. Try to remember “that feelings are real but they aren’t reality” (Dan Harmon, 2017 – This is a great story reported in the Washington Post about author Dan Harmon’s twitter response to a fan. It’s really worth the read!) Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Cups

Knight Of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Stay vigilant, do your duty and keep your eyes peeled. There is much going on today, causing distraction and muddying the waters. Don’t get caught up in the sleight of hand attempts to divert your attention from what’s really important. Doing so could cause you a great many problems on your own door step.

Additional Insight:

While others are in turmoil today, they’re doing everything they can to alter the truth. If you allow yourself to be baited into their fight, you will lose much of what you have gained over the past 6 years. Keep to yourself, and stay in your place. This isn’t a time to bring war to your door.

You only have to worry if the battle enters your domain or the arrows come flying in your direction. Don’t rush out defend your borders. Those “in charge” will reign in the foes and pull them back to where they belong. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Judgement – Inverted

Judgement - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Use your better judgement and don’t make assumptions about those who are tooting their horn. Remember everyone deserves due process. So don’t judge the book by its cover. Give both sides a chance to tell their tale. Then balance the evidence to determine the truth.

Additional Insight:

The rush to judge can have serious consequences to everyone involved in any situation. It’s important today NOT to make knee jerk reactions. Just because someone said something happened, doesn’t mean it happened exactly like they said it did. You can support the courage of others, while withholding judgement pending a serious investigation. Or waiting for others to complete their investigation before accepting rumor and innuendo.

In this hyperbolic climate, people are weaponizing information against their enemies or people they simply don’t like. Some tales are false and those making accusations may have ulterior motives. It’s important to show respect to all sides, no matter how angry an accusation may cause you to feel. But remember the burden of proof is on the side of the accuser. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Hanged Man – Inverted

The Hanged Fae - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

You can jump for joy today. Your optimistic perspective is about to be rewarded. While others seemed to be hanging on for dear life, you made the best of a bad situation. And because you didn’t panic, others will view your actions as a positive performance of leadership. But be careful you don’t gloat!

Additional Insight:

Not everyone handles stress in the same way. Some people already have so much on their plate, that one more issue can break their back. This isn’t really a sign of weakness. Rather that they’ve stood up to so much, they simply can’t handle any more. Show compassion and kindness to these people. There by the grace of the Divine, might go you.

The issue or event you’re being recognized for, may have occurred months ago and you may have already forgotten about it. But those in power have not. They’ve been watching you and they’ve admired your resilience. When the accolades come, be gracious and spread the gratitude to those around you who helped take control and resolve the situation. If you gloat or show arrogance, you could undermine the opportunity being presented to you. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Cups

Knight Of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Be watchful over your domain today and for the next month. Make sure you know where everything is and what you have. Someone is trying to con you out of what you’ve worked hard to achieve. It’s not a day to be paranoid. Just a good day to take stock and make sure you have your world properly secured.

Additional Insight:

Many people are still struggling and trying to make ends meet. The lack of security can push people to do things they otherwise would never do. For the next few weeks, make sure you lock your car, conceal your packages and keep an eye on your financial accounts.

Even if you don’t take part in the holiday or season festivities. This time of year isn’t only a celebration for Christians, there are many faiths that observe an event during this time of the year. Even Pagans. That makes it a great time for would be robbers and scam artists too.

It may seem like a tedious extra step. But after a few days of monitoring, you’ll fold the extra precautions into your routine and they’ll all seem like old hat. Listen to the advice you hear on the news. Look around your home to ensure your personal domain is locked and secure. Make an effort to pick up packages at the post office or delivery store instead of leaving them on your porch. There’s a lot of little things you can do to protect your holiday season. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

7 of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Nurture your soul and don’t allow the little nitpicking from others to damping your spirit. Fear, anxiety and sadness often form into attacks upon others. So take a deep breath today and try to find something compassionate and kind to say or do for those nitpickers around you.

Additional Insight:

It’s a day to control your emotions and your responses to others. Don’t give up your “power” and allow someone else to manipulate you just because they’re having a bad day, week, month, life, or whatever. You’re not responsible for their sorrows and you can’t fix things for other people. Especially when they don’t want to fix their issues for themselves.

Sometimes it’s take a little extra effort to ignore the way someone is trying to push our buttons and make us angry. But when we remind ourselves that their attacks are coming from a place of self loathing, it might be easier to deflect the insults. Smile and remind them that you’re sorry they’re having a rough day. But they don’t have the right to take it out on you. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Cups

7 of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Take time to reflect on your goals and efforts over the past year. What you have accomplished may not have a lot to do with what was on your list. But you still got a lot done and moved the ball forward. Don’t be down or upset about that. You really had a lot of little successes.

Additional Insight:

Sometimes we make a plan, in our head or on paper, for what we want to do in the coming year. But as life moves through the ethereal, what generally happens are situations to advance our soul’s mission, to learn lessons and pay/redeem karma. Unexpected things often pop up and we’re forced to divert attention from what we thought we were going to do over the coming months of a new year. Leaving us feeling as if we failed or fell short of our goals.

But if you take a step back and look at all you’ve been through, you will see just how much you’ve done and how much you’ve accomplished in facing those challenges and choices. Your surrounded by success, even if you don’t realize it. All those little triumphs in handling this issue, resolving that problem, changing that situation have culminated in a great triumph over the course of the past year. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Five of Wands – Inverted

Five of Wands - Inv

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s ok to be in the dark and away from the hot potato being passed around. You have enough going on to keep you plenty busy. Keep to yourself today, nose to the grind stone and you’ll avoid the fray. It doesn’t really involve you anyway.

Additional Insight:

Passing the buck isn’t really the greatest way to stay out of trouble. And although someone is trying to lay blame on others, know that you’re being protected and insulated from the games going on around you.

Don’t go looking for trouble. You don’t need to get involved, nor will you need to defend yourself. In this situation, you have plenty of allies on your side. Not that you really need them. The person trying to lay blame has a strong reputation for dishonesty and incompetence.

Stick to yourself, hide away in your space and get your own work done. By the end of the day you’ll feel much better about your accomplishments and satisfied with what you marked off your list. You’ll find out what’s been happening, if not today, then next week. So there’s no need to start asking questions and putting yourself into the narrative. Continue reading