Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies: The Sun

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.

Confidence is hard for anyone, but it can be especially hard for spoonies. Maybe you’re comparing yourself to how you were before your disability/chronic illness began. Or maybe you’re comparing yourself to abled/neurotypical coworkers or family members. In a world that tells us we’re only worthy if we’re creating, producing, and working, cultivating self-esteem (even faltering, cautious self-esteem) is a true act of rebellion and self-care. 

So take a lesson from the Sun and consciously nurture your confidence. You don’t have to go from self-deprecating to effortlessly confident all at once (or at all, for that matter)! What’s something that you’re proud of, or something that you like about yourself? It can be as broad as “I’m proud of how much emotional support I give to my loved ones,” or as specific as “I make really amazing homemade bread.” Start small and build from there. You don’t have to be entirely confident 100% of the time, or 50% of the time, or even 10% of the time. But look for those day-to-day things that make your chest swell or your heart warm. Notice them, and acknowledge that they are worthy of pride.

(Audio version of this post coming soon)

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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