Daily Focus – Four of Pentacles – Delays

Keyword: Delays

Focus: Plans gone awry, some setbacks or delays happening on a current job or project.  This could be a costly one, so be extra careful.  There’s a series chance of loss of money and/or material items, so protect yourself and don’t throw more at this if it’s circling the drain.

Do:

  • Open.
  • Love.
  • Generosity.


Don’t: 

  • Greed.
  • Hoard.
  • Fear.

 

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Recycling As Part of My Magickal Lifestyle

In my little “about me”, I say that we try to “live in a good way on the earth” and that we “live a magickal lifestyle”.  I’ll be coming back to this concept time and again in my posts, because to me, magick and being a witch is about so much more than lighting candles, collecting crystals, burning incense and doing spells.  It’s about more than keeping the Sabbats, Esbats and cross quarters, and although dancing naked under the moon is pretty excellent, it’s about more than that, too.

Being a witch is about being aware of myself and my every day actions, whether it’s in the words I speak (words have power) the silences I keep, (so does silence, in its place), and the actions I take.  Where I choose to expend my energies. What small things I do to acknowledge my place as a guardian of the earth. So of course, things like tending my garden, watering low and during the evening hours to minimize loss to evaporation, composting everything that will compost, responsible and reverent wild harvesting, and always recycling what will recycle.

But is it really magick, you ask?  Yes.  I say firmly, yes.   Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Knight of Wands – Flight or Fight

Keyword: Flight or Fight

Focus: Are you running from, or running to? Is there some conflict or rivalry you’d rather avoid, escape? Too much competition, too many voices trying to have the last word? If you’d rather be silent than engage, that’s okay.  If the conflict is about things too near and dear to your heart, your soul, maybe giving that engagement a skip is indeed better for your spirit.

Or maybe you’re raring to go.  Ready to fight the good fight?  Those one or two always fractious voices aren’t going to spoil your plans.  You’re going to jump right in and give them all what-for.

Do. As. Thou. Wilt.

Do:

  • Choose.
  • Choose.
  • Choose.

 

Don’t: 

  • Choose.
  • Choose.
  • Choose.

It’s entirely up to you.

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Daily Focus – Five of Wands – Compromise

Keyword: Compromise

Focus: Struggles, conflict, choices.  Bow out of conflict if you can and go with the flow of your choices. In business as in other aspects of our lives, what we get is not always exactly as we envisioned it. Compromises can be agreed upon for a peaceful and mutually beneficial solution. Compromise often allows us to move forward when otherwise you’d be stuck.


Do:

  • Choose your battles.
  • Peace.
  • Bath bombs.

 

Don’t: 

  • Guilt.
  • Shame.

 

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Daily Focus – Six of Pentacles – Results

Keyword: Results

Focus: Today you’re beginning to see the results of your efforts. It’s a bright looking, successful energy.  Of course this is excellent news, and it would be simple to think that you’ve made it and the hard part has passed.  But while this card speaks to success, it’s the successful reward of your efforts thus far.  If our effort is lacking, so are the rewards. To make this a permanent success, just keep putting in the work.

Do:

  • Enjoy.
  • Observe.
  • Keep going.

 

Don’t: 

  • Ease up.
  • Get too cocky.
  • Stop.

 

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Daily Focus – Justice – Balance

Keyword: Balance

Focus: Truth today brings balance to the scales. Justice on inner planes is to bring a balance to our thoughts and emotions, and thereby to our spirit.  This card is often seen as that sort of universal justice embodied in the saying “what goes around, comes around”, but we all know it’s not really that simple, don’t we?  Many of us receive heartache we’ve never given, while others go unpunished for grievous acts.

So ultimately our own justice, our balance, our truth, needs to be in our actions in and of themselves. Today’s reading includes a caution against that feeling of either “I don’t deserve this” or “I do deserve this!”. The universe owes us nothing. We’re not kind because we may then receive kindness in return.  We’re kind because it’s our choice to be so.  Because it’s our true will and to act in accordance with our true will brings us our own balance.  Our own truth.  And that must be enough.


Do:

  • You.
  • Balance.
  • Truth.

 

Don’t: 

  • Negotiate.
  • Make excuses.
  • Alibi.
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Daily Focus – King of Wands – Kindness

Keywords: Kindness

Focus: This energetic masculine figure offers you a different view of masculinity.  Sure, the dad jokes come along with the rest, but the message here is kindness.  A radical kindness, based on an unbreakable idealism. Good advice. Kindness in the face of change, of opposition.  Kindness even when you’re at war with yourself and your personal demons, with a system meant to break you, with humans with no apparent humanity.

This doesn’t mean you have to just lie down and let the steamroller crush you flat.  It’s more that sometimes one must work within the system to affect change, and while we’re there, we can lead with kindness.


Do:

  • Humility.
  • Humor.
  • Kindness.

 

Don’t: 

  • Cynicism.
  • Despair.
  • Surrender.

 

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Daily Focus – Eight of Swords – Freedom

Keyword: Freedom

Focus: Relax.  You’re past it.  It’s such a huge relief, isn’t it?  This feeling of freedom from what’s been weighing you down is so new and different you hardly know how to enjoy it.  Lean into it.  Feel it.  It’s true.


Do:

  • Breathe.
  • Relax.
  • Enjoy.


Don’t: 

  • Jump.
  • Pressure.
  • Stress.

 

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Daily Focus – Ace of Cups – Fear

Keywords: Fear

Focus: Quarrels, betrayals, fear.   Are you stuck in a holding pattern? Do you hold back?  Are you afraid to nurture the beginnings of the relationship you’ve found, or have you decided to let it go? Are the quarrels based on real or imagined (or perhaps innocently unknowing) betrayals?

Look at the entire situation through a clear lens.  See your part.  Decide if it’s truth or fear that motivates your choices now and act accordingly.

Do:

  • Clarity.
  • Honesty.

 

 

Don’t: 

  • Busy.
  • Hide.
  • Avoid.

 

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