I use tarot and oracle cards as a tool for self-inventory. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hold That Pose

From the World Spirit Tarot, the Two of Swords:
This image depicts a much more realistic setting for indecision than sitting calmly on a bench. There is the feeling that he can't hold his stance forever; eventually he's going to have to make a choice. The blindfold tells me he's looking within for the answer from his Higher Self rather than turning to other people or following what his emotions or logic would tell him to do. Yet in his precarious position, he stands barefoot, which implies practicality. Whatever he chooses, I doubt it will involve riding off into the sunset on a unicorn.

From the Mystic Glyphs oracle comes "Backward:"
Ahhh... here is the reason the fellow stands balanced between two cliffs. Rogers explains this glyph is a signal that something has been overlooked or misjudged. I can get so excited about something, my feet are in motion before my brain is fully engaged. "Backward" encourages me to return for a second look, discussion or assessment before dashing off. Otherwise I'm going to neglect to pack something very important in my knapsack.

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  1. So the Two of Swords has visited you twice today :)
    The symbolic meaning of standing barefoot looks to me like the concrete cube the RW lady is sitting one. Do you have any idea what the rabbit is doing there?

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    1. That rabbit looks like it is praying, lol. Besides fertility, I often connect them to fear (as in frozen in fear).

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    2. I'll bet he is praying the guy will jump to the other side :D

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  2. Oh, I love the World Spirit deck! I also like his blindfold - it's easier to make the right move if you don't look down and scare the crap out of yourself :D Hope you managed to assess your choices wisely...

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    1. This deck has some of my favorite cards, including this one!

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