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, January 21, 2014

Keeping Connected

From the Wheel of Change Tarot, the Three of Cups:
A large cup floats on a river with a lotus flower inside; two more lotus blooms rise from the water. Usually the Three of Cups shows a bunch of women in party mode, celebrating one thing or another. But here the cups are replaced by lotuses, plants that grow from the muck and mud until they tower over the top of the water. I have women in my life who've gotten me through turbulent and grief-stricken times; they have helped me rise out of the darkness and into the light. My "tribe" of women are much more than just people to party with.

From the Oracle of the Dreamtime comes "Sturt's Desert Pea:"
The tragic tale of this aboriginal story describes a family who fails to heed their intuition and ends up paying with their lives (and the lives of their tribe). From the ground where the people were slain, beautiful flowers emerged. Like these red blooms that suddenly appear in the barren desert, sometimes I have small flashes of insight or thoughts that nudge me in a certain direction. Lately, I have had a friend on my mind whom I've not heard from in quite a while. I feel I should to try to contact her, and this card seems to encourage me not to shelve that idea but act on it now.


  1. I am puzzled: the lotus in the cup has been cut of and has lost the connection with the other two and will surely die but the three little fish are still together. What do you make of that?

    1. Maybe it symbolizes feeling "cut off" from others, like you're all alone dealing with whatever life throws at you. And the two other blooms are friends who rise up around you to let you know you don't have to go through it by yourself. :)

    2. Fish generally represent, fertility, abundance, etc., so maybe they represent coming back to the "tribe" so you will find that security again.

    3. That sounds right to me. It sure means lot more than dancing and have a blast:)