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.