Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies: The Emperor

In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.

It’s hard to bring structure and clarity to something as messy as chronic illness or dealing with ableism, but the Emperor’s wisdom for disabled and ND folks is to create structure and routine wherever possible. Your version of these things will likely look very different than an abled/neurotypical person’s, and that’s okay! But, for example, having a quasi-consistent bedtime routine has been immeasurably helpful for me. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t days when I forgo the routine because I’m in too much pain to do more than fall directly into bed. But it does mean that more days than not, I have a plan already in place for how to wind down before sleep. 

What elements of your daily life often lead to snags or cause you particular trouble? Next time you’re in a good headspace/bodyspace, sit down and brainstorm ways you might troubleshoot. If pain flareups make it unsafe for you to drive to work, can you ask a coworker if they’d be willing to carpool with you as needed? If executive dysfunction means your dirty dishes end up piled in the sink, could you save watching a favorite show for while you’re doing the dishes so it’s less boring and painful? It doesn’t have to be a perfect structure or system. It doesn’t even have to help most of the time. If it helps some of the time, it’s worthwhile. 

Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies: The Emperor Tiny Witchcraft

Published by Ru-Lee Story

Tea-drinking, asexual, agender tarot practitioner and author battling chronic illness and social injustices. Not necessarily in that order. They/them or ey/em.

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