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

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cleaning the Clutter

From the Morgan-Greer Tarot, the Five of Cups:
When I first drew this card today, I was bemused. It's the day after a holiday, and I don't feel sad but relieved. However it slowly dawned on me [insert slap to the forehead] that this means Christmas is fast approaching. There is a tree and decorations to drag out of the attic and presents to wrap. But thanks to  my daughter, I'll have help with those things. So while I'm not thrilled about another holiday to maneuver through, the regret and sorrow still didn't register - until I looked at the crumbling castle in the background. I think it represents past holidays many years ago when I enjoyed all the hoopla but now have come to dread it. What's changed? Perhaps I need to do another reading on that issue.

From the Gods and Titans Oracle comes the "Jade Emperor:"
Known as the "Heavenly Grandfather" by the common folk, the Jade Emperor is one of the most beloved Taoist gods. He is considered to be benevolent and protective, but he is most known for his help in bringing order to chaos. In the guidebook, the authors describe his message for me: "Streamlining, reordering and de-cluttering will clear the way to a flow of natural effortless action." Well now, that's right up my alley. I love organizing and simplifying (though I live with a "collector" who likes to throw nothing away). But in looking at the two cards together, I can see how making a list of things I need to do and checking them off as I go could give me satisfaction. But I have a feeling I might need to work on my inner environment as well...


  1. Most of the time when you declutter you surroundings your mind will be more at ease to. It just happened I've decluttered my altar this afternoon for the same reason: to find some tranquility in my mind
    We are decorating our tree on Sunday; to start celebrating winter (note: Christmas is just tow days in wintertime) :D

    1. I agree, my inside usually reflects my outside, and vice versa.

  2. Tee hee, "organising" Christmas so that you can get some enjoyment from it, that's certainly a novel approach! Still, whatever works for you :)