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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Re-calibrations Needed

From the Hoi Polloi Tarot, Judgment; from the I Ching Pack, "Earth over Earth:"
Judgment acts like my gray, caterwauling tomcat - it's a signal that it's time to wake up. I've been given notice that my perceptions need to be re-calibrated. The funny thing about such an awakening is that we humans tend to want to be evangelical about it. But this card is personal, and the work I need to do won't get done if I get distracted trying to "save" other people. My insights are a nudge for me, because I'm the one who has been asleep.
Earth over Earth makes me think of tilling the soil, making a narrow hole, then planting seeds. The keyword given this hexagram is "fertility," and the companion book speaks of a "quiet, enduring strength" that will bring forth good things. Instead of trying to escape from all that surrounds me, I need to be receptive to it. This soil isn't there to bury (overwhelm) me; it is what will nourish me so I can grow. And with that alarm clock going off, it sounds like now is a good time to start.

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  1. I see Judgement as a personal wake up call too. The only waking up I do is calling my girls in the morning. Most of the time my personal wake up calls are tiny ones. Easy to ignore just like walking by a small seed in the soil. But when we do heed to the call the impact can be great like like the sprout of an oak tree in spring :)

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    1. Now if I can just remember I'm on Nature's timetable and not my own... :)

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    2. Patience, my friend everything changes :D

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  2. Huh, that card seems to have nothing to do with fertility! Not sure how I'd get on with those, but at least we have you to interpret for us. Though you may need to focus on your own growth, never think you are not also helping others, just by being you :)

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    1. I think it's like a seed buried under the snow waiting for the turn of the seasons (which is the "enduring strength" of patience). I should have explained that one a little better! And I appreciate your encouragement. :D

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