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Successful Sunday, March 17th, 2024

A sketch of a fly against a backdrop of colorful oblong polka dots.

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It’s time for an accountability check-in. Last week, I maintained my evening reflections and am starting to notice patterns. Even scheduling time on my calendar, I remain unsuccessful at decompression time. I have been taking more walks, which does help with decompression but does not allow me to detach completely. I spend less time on social media and have professionally started an inspiring creative project. I can use the momentum from this venture to do something I once thought was impossible. I am also learning to use a mental parking lot to help me not pursue every shiny new idea.

Let us get ready for the week ahead. I am continuing with the BlueberryBlanket Pokémon deck. I am my client today because the idea of making peace with a situation has come from several people, so that I will explore this train of thought. Do you have a circumstance with which you need to make peace? We begin with The Empress, portrayed by Kangaskhan, a dragon without wings resting in a hanging crescent chair wing with a baby dragon above a field of lilies. This card is associated with nurturing and being protective. In my case, I have been nurturing a grudge and not allowing it to grow up and leave the nest. The Bulbapedia site says Kangaskhan “is only skilled at fighting and nothing else.” I need to learn other skills and strategies to make peace with what is a primarily nurturing set of circumstances. What toxic thoughts and mindset are you protecting? What would your life look like if you allowed them to leave?

The challenge for me is that I want change, and I want it now. I have destabilized my peace, tilting at this windmill. Magcargo is featured in the Six of Wands. It is a pink snail with a purple shell focused on the path ahead. It is made from magma and contained in a somewhat brittle shell. I am mad and boiling at the idea of my reality versus the objective reality. Change is a process, and to be effective involves having a clear vision, managing stakeholders, access to resources, and training. Accepting that I am not fully ready to evolve is a bitter pill. I know this is a self-inflicted wound, and I continue to work towards my goals more strategically. Realizing that I am the source of much of the pressure I feel about this situation empowers me to believe I will eventually find a resolution. On my morning walks, I see glistening snail trails on the sidewalk. They are meandering and gorgeous in the sunlight. What if you enjoyed the journey instead of focusing on the destination?

Our final two cards are Queens. A queen is mature and nurturing. What could help to encourage me in this situation? Vespiquen is featured as the Queen of Swords, an upright queen bee wearing a ballgown and carrying a sword through the honeycomb. I have always viewed this card as cutting through to the heart of the matter. The queen bee in hives is responsible for the unity of the colony and is the only bee who can lay eggs. A queen can also sting multiple times and survive. She is not an absolute monarch and can be deposed by the worker bees. My sister has told me that I will catch more flies with honey. I despise flies because they carry diseases but are necessary for cleaning up organic waste. Learning to wield honey instead of vinegary words is a skill I am learning. What areas of your life could benefit from discipline and a more holistic perspective?

We end this weekly preparation with the Queen of Pentacles. Health is wealth, and my ideological struggle is impacting these areas. We began with the Empress and will end with Nidoqueen. She is a blue-grey bipedal reptilian-type Pokémon. She protects her young and has poisonous spines running along her back. Kangaskhan is an archetype that rules over principalities, while Nidoqueen would have more physical jurisdiction. Fighting over ideas is not helping me protect my peace. I can learn to engage in activities that nurture equanimity. When a child learns to walk, the mother builds on each success. She cheers the child on step by step. If I focus on all the times I fall, I will hesitate to walk and slow my progress down to a crawl. I am walking and need to accept comfortable shoes at this point in my life. Trying to sashay down the runway in six-inch heels will probably lead to me twisting my ankle. Perhaps instead of always buying the same fashion, I can try on different styles of comfortable shoes. Kangaskhan will always follow its nature; I can nurture other skills and strategies. The choice is mine. Will I be able to encourage this baby grudge to leave the nest? Namaste.