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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

No Lock on the Mind

From the Golden Tarot, Temperance; from the Yantra Deck "Freedom:"
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ~ Virginia Woolf
Watched over by a saint from above, an angel mixes liquid in two cups. Black speaks of equilibrium in her booklet, the ability to avoid extremes and imbalances. I've noticed here in the States that it makes people uncomfortable if you aren't at one end of the spectrum or the other: Christian or not Christian, Republican or Democrat, etc. When there is no label, there's no easy way to categorize a person into "like" or "dislike." How small we make our world when we build it only on labels! The Freedom yantra reminds me that if I want to live in a spacious world, I need to avoid defining people and situations as one thing or another. If I have multiple layers and facets, surely others do too.


  1. How I love to grow older! When was in my twenties I was such a rebel who knew everything and I was certain we would change the world for the better. Who wasn't with us wasn't worth talking to. Over the years I've learned there are so many shades of grey between black and white. Knowing this and showing this does make the world a better place :D

    1. I was in a conversation with a fellow who had just turned fifty the other day, and he was wishing he could be younger. He asked me what age I'd like to go back to, and I told him I was fine as is - I wouldn't trade the knowledge I've gained for the youth!