Alchemical Thoughts

Archive for January 7th, 2019

As noted previously, you can find all the prompts here; Lisa Frideborg Eddy, the author, has put them in a PDF book that you can download for free. For this series, I am using the Santa Muerte Tarot deck.

Challenge: Contemplate your greatest source(s) of temptation in the past year. Pull one card for your biggest temptation, to show you how you coped. The next card is for what your biggest temptation in the year ahead will be.

Two Tarot cards: The Moon- XVIII and The Fool-0 from the Santa Muerte Tarot deck

The Moon- XVIII and The Fool-0 from the Santa Muerte Tarot deck

 

On temptation: The Moon- XVIII. Relying on imagination and illusion. Escapism as much as possible. 2018 was the year of my moratorium on reading anything political/activist/social issues/social justice. For the most part, I did good enough, mainly by reading escapist and works of imagination mostly. Going inward more. That is not necessarily a bad thing.

On biggest temptation of 2019: The Fool- 0. Keeping a sense of wonder and innocence as much as possible. Trying not to overthink things, but be easygoing, take a chance here or there. And be ready to just move forward. Keep it simple.

Let me close with a favorite quote:

“Yield to temptation. It may never pass your way again.” –Lazarus Long, in Robert A. Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love.

As noted previously, you can find all the prompts here; Lisa Frideborg Eddy, the author, has put them in a PDF book that you can download for free. For this series, I am using the Santa Muerte Tarot deck.

Challenge: Pull one card for your ability to self-heal in 2018. The second card is for where you will need to apply your healing skills in 2019.

Two Tarot cards. The Empress-III and Nine of Pentacles from the Santa Muerte Tarot deck.

The Empress-III and Nine of Pentacles from the Santa Muerte Tarot deck.

 

On ability to self-heal: The Empress-III. I had to draw one more gentle side and seek nurturing as much as possible. Self-care is not something that comes easy, but this year I had to get more serious about it. The Empress reminds me that I can’t hep others if I do not help and heal myself too.

On where healing is needed in 2019: Nine of Pentacles. A bit puzzling but I gather I need to continue being charitable where I can. I do need not to overdo it. I’ve earned some good, and in 2019 I need to take time to enjoy it more. There is no point in working yourself to the ground and not enjoy what you earned and worked for. It is good to take time to enjoy your treasures.


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