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

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sip from the Cup

From the Tarot de St. Croix, the Ace of Cups:
I see several symbols in this simple Ace card. A full moon creates a continuous flow of strong ocean waves. The sea water is salty and reminds me of tears. The ocean reflects much of life - we find ourselves in a calm place, then suddenly a wave comes crashing down around us. But that moon shines on everyone; the emotions I feel are the same as those of people around the world. It's not personal, life just happens. But standing in the waves is a champagne flute filled to the brim. I connect champagne with celebration and joy, and so I see this glass as a testament to all the love and goodness in life. It is there waiting to be noticed and sipped from, even though waves crash all around it.

From the Archetype Cards come "Shape-shifter:"
Wondering how Myss defined "consciousness," I came across this quote by her: "Consciousness is a relentless practice of being honest with self." In dealing with the emotions, I must not pick and choose but look at all that arises. Otherwise I'm going to be trying to sit on an over-stuffed suitcase that I keep trying to close; eventually it will explode. It is hard to sit with emotions, both mine and other people's. Yet in this card Myss states there is "potential in everything," which perfectly reflects the Ace of Cups above.


  1. It feels to me like there is a lot going on. I can relate how hard it is to ride the emotional wave. But like you've said to me: when we actually do something it is less frightened than we had imagined. Stuffing it up and playing nice will eventually backfire. We often don't want to burden others with our problems but in the end we will explode sometime

    1. True - and when the explosion occurs, it just leaves more of an emotional mess.