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

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Diplomacy not Destruction

From the Golden Botticelli Tarot, the Seven of Swords:
This painting was based on Botticelli's depiction of Moses at a well. A group of sisters came to water their flock, but other shepherds refused to allow them and chased them away. Moses dealt with these men and offered to draw the water for the sisters' sheep himself. The little booklet gives the phrase "theoretical discussions" for this card. Now that sounds civilized until you notice the tree stump that the swords surround. Such "discussions" can be handled with sharp, serrated edges with the intention of not only proving how right one is, but also destroying the other in the process. Just look at American political races for an example. This card reminds me to check my motives and be aware of possible fallout from hastily spoken words. It might be better to draw the water I need and leave instead.

From the Sacred Geometry Oracle comes the "Tetrahedron:"
The tetrahedron is the simplest of the Platonic solids and is formed of four equilateral triangles. Each of these Platonic solids has been attributed to one of the five elements - fire, air, water, earth and spirit. The tetrahedron is assigned to fire, and as such, indicates great energy. Greer warns that such a level of energy must be handled carefully and attentively. In adding this card to the one above, I can see how being passionate about something may dump fuel on an already large fire. Diplomacy rather than damage or destruction needs to be my watchword.


  1. I remembered a saying which seemed to be a bible quotation:Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. It is helpful for me to listen more closely to what is said instead of thinking about what I am going to say in reply:)

    1. Absolutely! If my emotions get a running start on my logic, there is no telling what is liable to come out of my mouth!

    2. I see them running before my eyes. lol.
      I think emotions are mostly the ones which tackle logic if they come too close :)

    3. In a Super Bowl game between the two of them, I'd be betting on emotions! :D