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."
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The View Before the Hunt
From the Tarot of the Secret Forest, the Three of Wands:
Before going out to hunt, a fox stops to take in a view of the night sky and valley below. I wonder if he has a vixen with kits to feed. The Three of Wands is about aspirations, passion and expansion, as well as where these motives lead me. Yet it also encourages me to step back and observe - to look at the big picture and take the long view. If I do, I'll find that crossing paths with some people will likely bring opportunities and helpful encouragement; in other cases, I'll only get derailed. What connections do I need to make and maintain to go forward? And which "shooting stars" should I avoid, knowing they may burn brightly but won't last? Let the hunt begin...
From the Faeries' Oracle comes the "Topsie Turvets:"
This image reminded me of the attempts in the fifties to see how many people could be squeezed into various places like cars or phone booths. But according to Froud and MacBeth, the purpose of this fairy group is not to make a muddle but to get me to change my perspective in order to get out of one. If I find myself confused, perhaps I have asked the wrong questions or made incorrect assumptions. Like the fox above, I need an objective viewpoint; I must question my attachments to certain ideas to see if they are valid or if they are at the root of the confusion.