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, March 2, 2014

An Education in Frustration

From the Tarot of the Master, the Ten of Wands:
I can almost hear the thoughts in this little toad's head. He's hungry, but the bugs and snails have found a lattice of rods to crawl up to get out of his reach. Not only is he worried he won't get a meal, he thinks the birds will soon find them and then they'll be none left for him. According to the little booklet, the suit of wands deals with masculine energy. But in this particular card, that energy has been stymied, resulting in a feeling of frustration. But who has restricted this toad to only this little patch of the garden? He's the one who refuses to leave "his" domain and look for grub elsewhere.

The geomancy figure created this morning is "Tristitia:"
This figure's name means "sorrow," and it refers to the difficulties and disappointments we often face. With his head bowed down, this man stands at the edge of a mountain, probably feeling as if he is at the end of his rope. The celestial body that rules Tristitia is Saturn, a taskmaster with the objective of teaching life lessons. Wisdom, patience and discipline are going to be needed now if I want things to get better. I might as well move away from the edge and settle in for the lesson...


  1. Sometimes when we want something we get so narrow minded and think there is only one (our) way to get it/there.
    Why can't remember to circle around it and approach it from different angles and find another more creative solution for our problem. I wish I wasn't so stubborn

    1. My brain can get set like concrete sometimes. If I could just remember to not take things so seriously...

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    1. You reckon the bus will come back by? :)