22 Equinox Journaling Prompts To Balance Your Life

22 journaling prompts to balance in your life
The Cosmic Faery Tarot

The upcoming Equinox marks the day when daylight and night-time are equal in length.

It also coincides with the sun entering Libra, and in the Tarot this zodiac sign is linked to Justice.

So, whether you are celebrating the Spring or Autumn Equinox, the common theme is Balance.

Hence the following equinox journaling prompts are universal rather than specific to geographical location.

The prompts are designed to explore opposing energies in our lives and find ways to align them, to adjust and integrate.

Creating balance in your life is an ongoing process, and with this collection of seasonal prompts you can do some serious but also fun and fascinating soul work over the coming weeks.

Each prompt consists of two positions. Draw a card for each, and if you like you can also draw a third card to explore how to align the opposing energies.

22 journaling prompts to balance your life:

  1. Withdraw from… / Connect with…
  2. My heart / My mind
  3. I learn / I teach
  4. Denial / Acceptance
  5. I am free to… / I am responsible for…
  6. I am confused about… / This will give me clarity:
  7. Imagination / Reality
  8. Knowledge / Wisdom
  9. My struggle: / My power:
  10. I trust: / I doubt:
  11. My plan: / My action:
  12. I fear: / I embrace:
  13. Habit / Change
  14. Stop… / Start…
  15. Renew: / Discard:
  16. Slow down / Accelerate
  17. Fly high / Lie low
  18. My pain: / My pleasure:
  19. This is ending: / This is beginning:
  20. Conflict / Peace
  21. I resist: / I surrender
  22. I choose: / I receive:

Play the Equinox Divination Game

Just like the Solstice Divination Game, playing with these journal prompts doesn’t have to be limited to the time of the Equinox.

Play whenever you feel you need to create balance in your life.

Printable cards and instructions are available on my Patreon space, the Cosmic Spirit Sanctuary.

If you love a more creative and structured approach to working with the Tarot, consider becoming a member.

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19 Solstice Journaling Prompts To Light You Up

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The solstice is just around the corner, and regardless of where you live in the world, this time of year marks a turning point.

Whether you are celebrating the Summer or Winter Solstice, the common theme is Light.

While in the Northern Hemisphere the light peaks, in the Southern Hemisphere it returns, so the following solstice journaling prompts are universal rather than specific to geographical location.

When the light appears or peaks in our life, there is always a sense of joy connected with it.

It’s time to celebrate, have a laugh and enjoy the moment.

So, have some fun and get lit with this light-hearted collection of seasonal prompts:

  1. A highlight to celebrate
  2. What needs illuminating
  3. What am I visualising
  4. What do I need to be more optimistic about:
  5. What am I attracting:
  6. What am I inspired to do:
  7. How can I be a beacon of light to others?
  8. Where to focus my energy:
  9. What do I need to be more mindful about:
  10. A self-care practice that would benefit me at this time:
  11. A new direction:
  12. What delights me:
  13. What lights me up:
  14. A moment of enlightenment:
  15. A fun revelation:
  16. Happiness is…
  17. A creative talent that needs nurturing:
  18. What needs invigorating:
  19. How I currently express myself
Let’s play the Solstice Divination Game

Here’s a fun and insightful way to turn the journaling prompts into a divination game.

Play on your own or with friends.

Write each journaling prompt on a piece of card, shuffle and draw up to four cards to create a spread.

You can also just draw one card for daily guidance over the coming weeks.

Or you can play with others by letting them draw a journaling prompt and tarot card for a mini reading.

*** This game isn’t just for the Solstice – play it throughout summer or when you feel like you want to get lit 🙂 ***

You can also download my Solstice Divination Game Kit on Patreon, which includes an extended list of 29 journaling prompts and cards already prepared ready to be printed.

It also includes a fun colouring image that can be used as a reading mat.

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Can’t wait to welcome you there!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

Finding Direction in Your Life with the Tarot

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If you are feeling a little rudderless and wonder where to go from here or if you’re on the right track, then it can be helpful finding direction in your life with the Tarot.

Autumn is Hermit season (he’s linked to Virgo), and at this time of year questions about purpose, progress and direction often pop up in people’s minds.

First, contemplate the symbolism of the Hermit.

He’s reached the top of the mountain (the one that is in the background of the Fool), and with his lamp illuminating the way he is trying to find a path down the mountain on the other side.

The top of the mountain represents the current situation, a milestone, where he is right now in his life. What next?

In practical terms, this can relate to a job, relationship or lifestyle choice you are thinking about.

Try the following spread to explore your current path, a path that is open to you or the path you wish to take:

Path – Obstacle – Growth

Example – a relationship situation:

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Sharman Caselli Tarot Deck

The Seven of Swords as the current Path suggests something being hidden, which needs to be revealed, or at one point the truth will come out. There’s a need to be open and honest, with yourself and the other person.

The Knight of Swords as the Obstacle suggests cruel words, accusations, quick judgement, but also brutal honesty, which can clear the air but can be hurtful.

Avoid nastiness and words you may regret later. Be kinder than you want to be.

The Three of Pentacles as Growth indicates the possibility of reconciliation and rebuilding of this relationship in a healthier and more sustainable way.

Lessons learned include a greater mutual understanding, building trust with honesty and supporting each other.

Support may also come from a third party, like a family member, friend or counsellor.

Here’s another spread to explore your current situation and new direction:

Where I am now – Where I want to be – Action to take



Here are some spreads that help you make choices:

Choice a – Choice B – What you need to know to decide

You may even have the choice between three options, so add Choice C if necessary.

Heart – Mind – Balance

Torn between head and heart? This can relate to a career change for example. How can you balance your conflicting thoughts and feelings?

What I want – What I need

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Morgan Greer Tarot

What you want is not always what you need right now.

The Sun suggests the desire for happiness, but the Three of Swords may indicate that you need to work through some unresolved grief first.

And if there is no grief in your life, why are you not happy? It’s your choice.

Here are some journaling prompts that can help you find purpose and direction:

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  • What gives me joy?
  • Where do I need to be patient (or have been patient for too long)?
  • What do I need to release?
  • What do I want to walk away from?

Wait and See

Sometimes it is counter-productive to think too much or putting pressure on yourself.

It is actually okay to float for a while and let answers come to you while searching for some inspiration (another Hermit hobby ?)

Here are some cards that indicate the need to be still, to contemplate, to surrender to the present, to wait and see:

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Tarot cards indicating contemplation, wait and see, a new direction ahead… Sharman-Caselli deck

The High Priestess: The mother of wait and see. Silence is golden. Be still and listen. Sit back and observe.

Two of Swords: Caught between a rock and a hard stone; trying to balance heart and mind. There is no harm taking your time. Procrastination can lead to a situation resolving itself or a decision is made for you.

Four of Swords: Take time out from over-thinking. Just rest. Before you can make any kind of decision or gain clarity about what to do next, you need to unplug from the overwhelm for a while.

The Hanged Man: my year card in 2012, and it took me a whole year to start moving again. At one point you just have to surrender, bend rather than break. It’s not always down to you, so go with the flow. In your own time.

Seven of Pentacles: a choice between something established and something new. The new is still a seed and needs more attention before you can see its true potential, so be patient and let it grow while you still nurture what you have. And that new seed may never grow into anything. Time will tell.

Seven of Cups: a castle in the sky, which needs a solid foundation. Daydreaming about beautiful possibilities is fun, sometimes it’s all you need. Sometimes you don’t need to turn a dream into reality, as long as it makes you feel happy and inspired.

Finding direction with the Tarot is a fun and insightful way to reorganise conflicting thoughts and gain some clarity before you take the next step on your journey.

Want to learn more? Need guidance and personal support? Then check out, how you can work with me.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

22 Summer Journaling Prompts That Make Shift Happen

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It has been a glorious summer so far here in the UK, and when it’s too hot to move, take the opportunity to relax out in nature with your journal and tarot deck for some chilled-out mindful moments.

It’s summer time and the living is easy, the perfect time to tame the mental clutter to clarify, simplify and create some inner peace.

One prompt a day, and you are on the way to make some powerful mindshifts happen without trying too hard.

Daily journaling can also reduce stress as insightful self-enquiry helps to stay focused, productive and on track of your goals and aspirations.

Journaling is also a great way to connect with the Tarot, so here are my favourite summer journaling prompts to explore with your favourite deck:

1. Who are you in this moment? Use court cards only to draw a card, and then draw up to two cards from the rest of your deck.

2. How can you change your response to something that is stressing you?

3. What can you do to help you accept something in your life that cannot be changed?

4. What are you inviting into your life with your actions?

5. What do you need to say ‘yes’ to more often?

6. What do you need to say ‘no’ to more often?

7. If you had to give this present moment a title, what would it be called?

8. Who or what are you taking for granted and is worth to be appreciated more?

9. What are you trying to control too much, and how can you start loosening your grip?

10. Where can you give yourself some extra space?



11. What is your superpower today?

12. What did you lose in the past that you are grateful for today?

13. Draw a card to recall a funny experience you had.

14. What is your intuition trying to tell you today?

15. How can you avoid distractions today?

16. How can you embody love today?

17. Look back where you were a year ago today. How far have you come?

18. What do you need to give yourself credit for?

19. A new chapter in your life is about to open. What will it be called?

20. What is the title of the current chapter about to be closed?

21. Love is…

22. Life is…

You can repeat these prompts and also add your own if you like.

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Enjoy your summer of self-discovery!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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