A Message from the Universe

Hey everyone. Its sure been a while. I have been trying my best to revive my Sleepy Hollow from its ironically unexpected slumber, and Mana has been very adamant that I make my first tarot post in a while. I still have some rent to repay over at Bloody Earth’s circus… My apologies, Dear Joker.

The first tarot reading for now is being done with my brand new deck. This particular deck had been speaking to me for some time now. The delicate mythical art reminded me of the illustrations for Vampire Hunter D novels and various Final Fantasy games. It was very airy and full of light, which brought the name ‘Hikari’ to mind. After consulting the deck about it in a single card reading, I realized that this name was perfect. The deck responded positively, so I am therefore keeping this name. That being said, let’s get on to the first reading~ this is a four card spread, called A Message from the Universe. It is an assessment from the universe on three parts of the self: Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit. Before shuffling my deck, I used an opalite crystal for clarity and communication. Here are my results.

  • Body: a message from the universe, regarding your body – the way you care for it, think about it, and the way you honour or do not honour it.

– Seven of Swords (reversed)

Regaining what one has lost through deceptive actions, or “settling the score” after being taken advantage of or victimized.

  • Heart: the way you protect or share your love, the way you feel, or the role emotions play in your life.

Six of Wands (reversed)

Defeat or loss, hopelessness, or a delay in reaping the rewards of victory.

  • Mind: the way you use, or don’t use your mind; the way you think about the world or approach problems.

The World

Universal understanding. The highest possible level of consciousness, attaining one’s goals, satisfaction and peace of mind.

  • Spirit: something you need to do for your spiritual well-being; a way to honour your spirit, or how you can let your spirit fill your daily life.

Knight of Wands (reversed)

A person who is cocky, arrogant and rash. Irresponsible, jealous or insensitive as a business or romantic partner.

Well, that concludes my first reading in a while. I must admit, I really did miss being here in Sleepy Hollow, and tarot readings can be very enlightening. You will be seeing more of Mana of course. She’s in hiding for now, trying to devise a plan to pay off all of her outstanding rent at once. Until next time~

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Mental Health: My Journey

So I have finally returned to this blog after an absence that was, for the most part, completely out of my hands. I did not really know whether or not to continue doing tarot card readings… What was the point of starting, only to get interrupted due to a sudden personal issue? So, my blog has remained dormant for this past while. I remained stuck on creating a new look to my blog as well. Mana was dead set on having a brand new name for this blog, as well as a new look and feel. For some reason, I could not create such a new design. It took me a while to figure out that this was because I could not channel Mana. She was gone.

It was only recently, with the onset of summer, that I began to sense Mana’s return. This came along with my gradual, non-linear improvement in overall mental health since the beginning of the year. The beginning of last December marked one year since the absolute worst mental health episode in my entire life. I began recalling details from that episode that would have been best forgotten. The fear, and the pressure not to have such an episode again, began to well up within me. Others were counting on me to make an improvement in my life. I did not want to let them down.

Well… I did, and I didn’t. In some areas of my life I did improve, but in others I regressed quite a bit. This was the exact reason that Mana had left me, I believe. She realized that I had to sort out some shit before I could be graced with her magical presence. No Mana meant no tarot card readings… I had to figure this stuff out all on my own. And I did, for the most part. There is still one issue that is pressing me at this time, but that is to be filed away for further contemplation.

As for my own mental health journey? It has been a bumpy ride. Being given a diagnosis at a young age, experiencing anxiety and panic attacks without knowing what on Earth they were, and having sudden depressive episodes. All of these issues have become a part of my life. As an individual who has a mental illness, I cannot simply become “cured” one day. The mental health journey is not something that has an ‘end goal’ or a destination state. There is no ‘ideal’ self that I will eventually become due to medication, therapy, etc. All that I can ever hope for is understanding from others in my life.

 

Tarot Card Reading #2

My very first reading with the Mystic Faerie Tarot is here ~ I will be doing the diamond spread. Taro the hamster will be hosting this day’s reading! 

1) What Has Happened in the Past 

Eight of Pentacles: this card points to discovering a more mature self, and applying yourself to your work. It could also mean you have found a new career path. In the card illustration you can see the Fae is devoting herself to her work, which is basket weaving.  

2) What’s Happening in the Present 

King of Swords: A man or a boy with true leadership qualities is around you. He is a man with a plan, and he’s helping you to express yourself. In the card illustration, the Fairy King of Swords has his sword firmly planted in the earth, symbolizing his ability to stay grounded. The flowers underneath him are his interiors, and are able to blossom under his authorative guidance. 

3) What’s Happening in the Future 

Five of Swords: You aren’t feeling well and aren’t getting enough sleep. Your friends aren’t being supportive, and your enemies are out to get you. You won’t be able to trust anyone at this time; however, it is important not to give up. Look at the situation from all angles so that you can sort this out. The illustration on the card shows two fae conversing with one another. The fairy on the left is clearly displeased or let down by the other, who could be either their friend or their enemy. Her flower can’t bloom, but her friend’s flower can (on the right). The two are trying to work things out together. 

4) The Advice 

The Star (reversed): things may seem thick and right now. It is like a cloudy night in which you cannot see the stars, even though you came prepared. You must remember that although you cannot see the stars, they are still shining bright as ever behind the clouds. Try to see the positive in the situation, as tough as it may seem. Wait until the clouds have eased, and you will see the stars. Even if you have to wait until daylight, the sun is still a star – and it will allow you to bask in its warmth. 

Ah…. I’m tired, but at least I got a reading in for today ~ last night was the Super Moon in Gemini, the last super moon of this year. Today was a good day because of it, in my humble opinion! 

New Cards and More ~

So, I caved  picked up two decks of cards today at a magical new age shop called The Angel’s Goddess ~ They are both so beautiful and intricate, I felt pulled toward them right away. The one on the left is a faerie themed tarot card deck, and the one on the right is a new type of deck that I’ve never tried before – called the Gilded Reverie Lenormand deck (it is gorgeously adorned with gold embossing and is packaged to resemble a story book). I absolutely cannot wait to use these! Look forward to a reading or two from these decks tomorrow ~ 

I also purchased some gemstones from the shop, so I will also be showing those off tomorrow too! Bloody Earth and I will be starting up the circus again very shortly, so make sure to check out the  Lost Cards of the Fallen Wings blog to see our magical collaborations ~

As always, may the spirits embrace you kindly tonight ~❤️

Oracle Card Reading #2

It has been a while since I did one of these, so here is today’s oracle card reading ! The River card symbolizes movement and the natural flow of all things in nature. Your Life Force is guiding you along this River; you can choose to fight against it, but that will only leave you exhausted and will make the flow of the River’s water feel even stronger. Let the gentle waves guide you in the natural direction that nature is pulling you toward. Your life is taking you in a direction at this point in time. Don’t hesitate to ponder what the future may bring; if it feels natural, then this River will bring you to the right place where your Life Force can thrive. 

Tarot Card Reading #1


Time for my first tarot card reading~ A big thank you to Bloody Earth for letting me use their deck in this double-card reading. Blood also helped me wth interpretation~ I also used my ‘Manga Tarot’ deck (cards on the right in each pairing).
1) What Has Happened in the Past 

Sun (reversed) – sadness, lack of enthusiasm, unrealistic expectations. It represents dim light. In the illustration, you see the couple being burned by the sun (their expectations). 

5 of Pentacle – insecurity, poverty, worry, defeat.

Interpretation = your worries or anxieties have created unrealistic expectations that caused you to burn out. 

2) What is Happening in the Present 

5 of Cups (reversed) -moving forward, healing and acceptance. Avoiding lies. 

6 of Wands – losing,  disgrace, failure, being a follower, and mistrust. 

Interpretation = you are moving forward from the loss and failure. 

3) What Will Happen in the Future 

Ace of Swords – power which brings good feelings, victory, clarity and new beginnings. 

10 of Wands -burden, commitment, responsibility, struggle. Intuitive decision-making. 

Interpretation = you will have a new beginning / power, but you must remember what is important. 

4) Advice 

Temperature (reversed) – imbalance, excess, discord, hastiness .  

Emperor (reversed) – abuse of power, bullying, rigidity, excessively controlling. 

Interpretation = Do not be impatient and watch out for abuse of power / bullying from either those around you or from yourself.