Some people read daily meditation books; I choose to read tarot and oracle cards. They give me a chance to peel back layers, do a self-inventory, and hopefully make changes. I don't read cards to divine the future; I read to look more deeply at the "now."
Friday, February 8, 2013
From the Transformational Tarot, the Three of Wands:
A young woman has inherited the family farm, and she confidently acknowledges the potential as the new owner (Ace of Wands). But should she sell it and make some money, or should she attempt to make a go at running it herself? She clarifies her thoughts, weighing the pros and cons, and decides she will keep the farm (Two of Wands). Here she finds herself at the Three of Wands, realizing that she has the resources for her dreams and knows how she wants to proceed. Yet she's wise enough to realize she's going to have to learn quite a lot for her venture to work and will need the help of others to keep things running smoothly. The lesson of the Three of Wands is responsible progress; jumping into a situation without skills, knowledge or assistance will only create a shaky structure instead of the strong foundation needed for success.
From the Celtic Book of the Dead comes the "Island of Plenteous Salmon:"
After an exhausting week with barely enough food and water to stay alive, the voyagers come to the Island of Plenteous Salmon. The Otherworld shows its hospitality by offering comfortable lodgings and all the food and drink they could ever want. The house where they rest has an opening to the sea, where waves toss salmon into a trough for them. The hospitality of the island is a message for me to be receptive; the salmon represent wisdom available if I chose to be open to it. As long as I think I hold all the secrets of the universe and have nothing to learn from others, is precisely how long I will remain arrogantly ignorant.