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, August 18, 2014

Feminine Influence

From the Mary-El Tarot, the Seven of Wands; from the OH Cards, "Family/Women:"
Just the other day I drew the dark wolf, the one who slinks around hiding in the darkness. But this morning I chose the light wolf, who looks straight at me and doesn't hide at all. Her coloring (unless she lives where there is year-round snow) makes her stand out rather than blend in. She doesn't want to be petted and put in a zoo; she wants to have the freedom to follow her instincts. She reminds me that I must be assertive and have boundaries if I want to maintain my creative integrity.
The OH image card made me think of a mom walking her kids to school. Though both the children are nearly as tall as their mother and probably old enough to walk on their on, this appears to be an expression of protection. The Women title card made me smile, because as I have gotten older, I no longer see other women as "the competition." I have surrounded myself with a small group of trustworthy women who are honest enough to tell me when I'm full of BS but will stand and fight with me for any noble cause. They support and encourage me, and they make me remember the strength I have within myself.


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  1. You? Full of BS? perish the thought ;)

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    1. Heehee, the husband would give you the real story. :D

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  2. Yes female competition... Even the cakes we baked for school events were judged by the happy few. Only the popular mom's kids played together.It almost felt like high school all over again BLeeeh!! I am glad we are a lot wiser now. My girls are my BS protectors LOL
    I love this white wolf, He represents individual strength for me too

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    1. Ack, high school is not something I would ever want to repeat, even if it meant I got my youth back!

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  3. I'm loving reading your intuitive interpretations of these Mary El images! The differences between the dark and light wolves are notable, aren't they? I was lucky, my high school wasn't ridiculously cliquey, and I've always valued my female friendships/support network :)

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    1. You are indeed fortunate to recognize the value of feminine support! Did you have a good role model for that?

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    2. Yes, my mum always had a good female support network. She's spent a long time as a teacher, and is great at empowering people, including other women :) Plus my school just wasn't all that cliquey. Did you not have a good female role model, either?

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    3. I think my mom did the best she could trying to survive stepdad #1. When she got rid of him, she changed dramatically (I was grown by then). So I got most of my female role models later on. :)

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    4. Ah, the joys of stepdads :/ Glad she made a new life for herself after, even if it was a bit later than you'd have liked.

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