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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Trusting the Mystery

From the Prairie Tarot, the Page of Cups:
 This fellow is a sweet, sensitive daydreamer. In addition to these traits, the two salmon leaping out of the river signal another quality of this Page - being a lightning rod for intuition. Intuition is the direct perception of truth independent of any reasoning process. Trusting such an insight can sometimes be a problem for a person like me, who often tries to sift such ideas through a sieve of rational logic. But this cowboy's boots are firmly planted on solid rock, which encourages me to trust that these messages are substantial and important.

The draw from the Medicine Cards this morning produced the "Raven:"
I always think of crows and ravens as sentries who call out alarms from the treetops. Sams and Carson describe Raven's black color as holding "all the energy of the creative source" and being "the road of the spiritual or nonphysical." Its medicine is in learning to relax in mystery instead of trying to intellectually figure things out. Raven's teaching is parallel to the Page's above. Although I may pay attention to my intuitive thoughts, it's quite another thing for me to have the guts to act on them. Yet I suppose that's how I earn my wings...


4 comments:

  1. It is one of the hardest things; to trust and rely on your intuition. I struggle with this too. Perhaps this insecurity is caused by our left brain society.
    I suspect you also will like the Princess of Cups from the Druidcraft tarot (big feet on a rock)

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    1. Yes, I love that card from the Druidcraft! :)

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  2. Yes, our society doesn't encourage us to believe what we "know" if we can't explain how we know it. Good luck with trusting yourself today :)

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    1. When I don't tell anyone about it, it's easier to follow it (in other words, there is no one to tell me I'm not being rational).

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