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, September 25, 2014

Unexpected Gusts

From the Wild Unknown Tarot, the Two of Pentacles; from the Pictish Oracle, the "Z-rod:"
After being up all night alternating between chills and fever, I was curious to see what card I would draw this morning. It was not much of a surprise that it was the Two of Pentacles, but it was nice to see the butterfly. It's movements are graceful and light, and it reminds me not to see my sickness as some sort of penance or drudgery, but to accept it as a part of life. Feeling miserable is not much fun, but I do have some antibiotics that should help me get well soon.
The Z-rod rune of the Pictish Oracle has been suggested to represent lightning, leading me to consider it as a symbol of sudden insight. At daybreak, I was standing outside our hospital's Convenient Care facility (for non-emergencies). As I was waiting to see the doctor, the name struck me as funny - though it's nice to have a place I can go if I'm sick, it is not very convenient to be unwell. When I have unexpected not-so-nice surprises pop up, they feel very bothersome and unfair. I push against them, wanting them to go away immediately - I have important plans for today after all. But that is part of the graceful balance of the Two of Pentacles; I must adjust and adapt as best I can, and ride out those unexpected gusts and gales.


  1. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Surrendering to such an ailment is the only thign we can do. Sometimes nature takes over and gives us a sign we really do need rest and recovery. Enough is enough. Plans can wait. Now it is time to heal and get well again
    Giving you a big "Safe" hug form a distance :D

    1. I just told a friend that I slept most of the day away - obviously my body has more common sense than my brain does! :)

    2. Well at least part of you knows best :)

  2. Brains can be highly overrated eh? Lol
    Sorry to hear you have the grip. Hellish!
    I can't remember the last time I had the flu or a cold. Well no, actually I do. When I went back to University in 2009-2012. Absolute germ factors Universities are!
    Now that I'm back to my hermetic lifestyle I've been free of those germ gusts and gales.
    Hope you feel better real soon and get rested up.

    1. Thanks Catherine :). The fever seems to have broken this morning, so that's a relief! I don't often get sick, so this was a curve ball for me.