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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Above the Fray

From the Hoi Polloi Tarot, the Eight of Pentacles; from the I Ching Pack, "Dragon over Thunder:"
The Eight of Pentacles is fairly straightforward; now is the time to get away from distractions and focus on skills. Multitasking is not recommended, because my full attention needs to be front and center. The hexagram Dragon over Thunder suggests a dragon flying even higher than a storm. On a human level, that implies I would be wise to avoid any type of chaos or disagreement going on. I have always thought of myself as a peacemaker and would frequently try to mediate arguments and conflicts. Yet in nearly every situation, the people slinging mud wouldn't hesitate to toss a few mud pies my way. It's hard to be neutral and not get dragged into the struggle and confusion with mud on your face. Rarely have I ever walked away blameless. But that's what this card tells me to do - don't try to sort it out, just get as far away from it as possible. Then I can keep my concentration directed on what I'm trying to improve and avoid getting in the business of others.


  1. Sometimes my friend you have to put yourself and your own needs first. Pick up a skill which needs your full attention and feel yourself immersing in the flow while practicing this skill.
    But first make a door sign: do not disturb :D

    1. Heck, I think I need to make a "sandwich board" sign and wear it wherever I go, lol!

    2. LOL, now there's a good idea!
      Love the image on the I Ching Pack card - time for some perspective!

    3. I just noticed that he is climbing in this card and at the top in today's card. :)