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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spilled Milk

This week I'll be using the Tarot of the Master created by Giovanni Vacchetta and published by Lo Scarabeo. Today's draw is Death:
Death uses his scythe to gather all sorts of material items: symbols of worldly and religious power and symbols of careers. He knows their owners have no use for them now. The Lo Scarabeo deck has keywords along the sides of the cards, and (without my first cup of coffee) I mistakenly read "conclusion" as "completion." Even after I realized my mistake, it made me want to compare it to the World card. The World card deals with cycles - one stage or phase is finished and then you move on to the next. With Death, whatever is the subject matter becomes closed forever. There is no hope of building or restoring that relationship, job, or physical form. No one narrates in the background that this time things will be "better, stronger, faster." But all is not lost; the ship behind Death sails away to unknown lands. I can begin again, but I need to let go and move away to do it.

The oracle I'll be using this week is a set of digital Geomancy Cards that I created on the computer. Instead of choosing a card, I make four groups of random dots with pen and paper. The odd and even numbers create the geomantic figure. Today's figure is "Amissio:"
Amissio means "loss," and can be seen illustrated here by the mice eating the ripe fruit that has not been gathered yet. If I were to connect the dots (unlike the figure in this card), I would created two triangles that resembled overturned cups. What is spilled cannot be fixed or made whole again. Amissio is ruled by Venus, a planet emphasizing harmony and beauty, especially in relationships. I do not like to be discarded by other people, as if I'm a used tissue. But if there is no hope of reconciliation, it would be healthier to focus on the other relationships in my life instead of obsessing over how to fix this one.


  1. Sometimes a clean cut of the scythe is better than agonizing nibbling of the mice (used to be a method of torture)
    It hurts a lot but it will heal more quickly :)

    1. You are so right - it is a form of self-torture when I refuse to let go and try to keep fixing the relationship!

    2. I bow before you big bulging brain...

    3. Ha ha - those bulges are mostly fat, not muscle! :)