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 28, 2014

Leading and Guiding within the Labyrinth

From the Alchemical Renewed Tarot, the Three of Vessels (Cups):
My first thought when I saw this card was, "Don't party so much that you can't keep something balanced on your head." These women carry vessels with the alchemical emblems of earth, air and fire on them. Where's the water symbol? I assume that would be their hearts, which are full of compassion and why this group is together. Place suggests this is a support group of sorts made of friends and/or family. Definitely a group that can help me stay in balance when life is full of the unexpected, whether good or bad.

From the Oracle of the Radiant Sun comes "Inheritance - Saturn in Scorpio:"
The ambition of Saturn meets the responsibility and self-control of Scorpio. I immediately made a connection with this card to my mother-in-law. Life has become confusing for her as early stage dementia now has a firm grip. She gets lost in the labyrinth, and her guides (me, my husband and sister-in-law) must help lead her out. We make sure ready-to-eat food is in the cupboard and refrigerator, and remind her to eat. We help her distinguish between the cordless phone and the TV remote control. We help manage her finances and must constantly reassure her that no one has stolen all her money. We have become her support group when she is afraid and bewildered.


  1. I am sorry to hear this disease has found its way to your family too
    Your mother in law is a lucky woman to have her family look after her even though she will not always be aware of it
    I wish you lots of strength and compassion for her as well as for yourself and your family

    1. Thank you Ellen; I'm grateful that she has a son and daughter who want to take care of her for as long as possible.

  2. 3 thumbs up, and all the best, it is an enormous mountain to carry.

    1. I am in awe that you carry such a mountain alone. You inspire me and give me courage.