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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's Just Like I Thought!

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, the Two of Pentacles:
Since it's "Tis the Season," I wasn't too surprised to see this card show up today.  In her companion book, Vey suggests asking yourself three questions that relate to this card:
~ Are you coping with the demands on you at this time?
~ Are you resisting changes in your routine?
~ Are you approaching life with a spirit of humor and fun?
Yes, I think I am coping with demands and obligations right now, and I actually would welcome some changes to my routine. But  for the third question, I must honestly answer "No." As I prepare for the holidays (and my mother-in-law's 93rd birthday), I find myself just wishing everything was already over. It seems like a lot of effort, money and time are put into just one event. Rarely does the emotional build-up actually meet the reality of the day itself. Perhaps I should focus more on how I can enjoy the moment now instead of putting all my expectations into the celebration itself.

From the Rune Cards comes "Weapon / Yr:"
Yr is a source of joy and honour to every prince and knight; 
it looks well on a horse and is a reliable equipment for a journey. 
~ Anglo-Saxon poem
Whether I look at this rune as a weapon or equipment, its message is that I have something that I can use to defend myself or that will be useful as I make my way through the holidays. The weapon/tool I need to subdue my ego (get it out of the CEO chair) would mostly likely be my attitude. If I assume a situation is going to be a royal pain, then it most assuredly will be. I will find what I expect. So instead, I think I'll try out a new motto for the holidays: "Calm mind, open heart."


  1. When I read the third question I started to laugh. I know you well enough now to assume these are not you happiest days. And I understand why my Lennies made sense to you
    Just try to keep this motto in your mind. Write it on post- its or something like that :)
    Warm Hugs

    1. A post-it note might be good, but a tattoo on my forehead might be even better, lol.

    2. Don't forget to tattoo it in mirror writing :D

    3. I have a daily reminder plugged into my phone, so it beeps, I get it out and look at it, and smile. It says "Seek Joy!" :D

    4. Oh that is so cool - what a great idea!