I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Biopsy and a Boulder

This week I'll be using the Legacy of the Divine, a deck and book set created by Ciro Marchetti and published by Llewellyn. Today's draw is the Chariot:
If you've ever been on the back of a runaway, frightened horse, you know how hard it is to get 1000 pounds of muscle under control. As I wait on news from a biopsy, it's easy for my emotions to run helter-skelter. My brain will believe the source of my fear is based on reality, even when it may not be. Just because I have a reaction to something, doesn't mean there is truth behind it. The Chariot encourages me not to let my emotions take the reins now, but to focus only on what is factual. The woman lights up a pathway for her harnessed team to follow. I too desire to see with clarity; I don't need to worry until there is something real to worry about.

The oracle I'll be using this week is Steps to Serenity, a deck I created based on the principles of 12 Step programs.  This morning's card is "Simplicity:"
"When we 'Keep It Simple,' we try to take things at face value, looking at what is actually happening rather than the fifty things that might or might not follow."
~ How Al-Anon Works
It's easy for our imaginative human minds to magnify a simple stone into a boulder. And not just any boulder, but a one that weighs a ton, is rolling down a hill at 100 mph, and is headed straight toward me. Why is it so easy to picture the worst case scenario but so hard to envision the best? I need to adopt Winnie the Pooh's philosophy he discussed with Piglet as they walked through the woods on a blustery day. Piglet asked, "What if a tree falls on us?"  To which Pooh replied, "But what if it doesn't?"


  1. Anyone who has ever had a biopsy knows how big that stone can get. Don't beat yourself up for being human. Thinking positive...

    1. Coming from you (who has had your share of boulders), that bit of encouragement and support means a LOT.