I use tarot and oracle cards as a tool for self-inventory. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Grab It and Go
From the Tarot of the Secret Forest, the Two of Wands:
In the grocery store this past Monday, I wandered over to the produce to pick out some apples. Unfortunately a woman who was trying to pick out a head of lettuce was blocking the aisle as she looked over each one. My impatience wanted to yell, "Just take one - they all look the same!" But honestly, I tend to be the same way. I can be so picky about making choices that I spend way too much time analyzing every facet of each option. The owl in this card would never sit in a tree wondering if the mouse he saw down below would have the perfect flavor. He would just swoop down and grab it with his talons, knowing it might skitter away if he didn't act quickly. The Two of Wands encourages me not to sit on the fence too long, or the opportunity I'm considering might just vanish into the night.
From the Faeries' Oracle comes "Lys of the Shadow:"
Lys is a fairy who shines a light in those dark places that people don't see - those wounds and tender places they'd rather not deal with. But before any healing can begin, there needs to be an awareness of the trauma first. Lys encourages me to look at why I hesitate instead of being excited about a new opportunity. Is it a fear of not being accepted? A fear that I won't have what it takes to succeed? Perhaps my self-esteem is in need of some first aid...