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, October 13, 2014

Break Time

From the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, the Eight of Batons; from the Pages of Shustah, "Death:"
The Eight of Batons shows eight arrows on the downward side of their arc, soon to be hitting the ground. The abundance of green in this card might be worth considering. The first thing I think of with this color is the natural world, and along with that, the idea of growth and renewal. Here autumn has arrived, so the end of summer and abundant productivity is fast coming to a close. I also think of the heart chakra when I think of green. The downward slope of those arrows suggest that perhaps the outer focus of my love and compassion needs to take a more inward direction.
In the Shustah cards, Death refers to the end of an old cycle, which fits perfectly with the Eight of Batons. The scythe brings to mind harvesting the last of the crops and plowing the field under to allow it to rest before the next planting. Both cards imply a brief flurry of activity to tie up loose ends in order to take a much needed break.

9 comments:

  1. Great companion decks this week. Love this post

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    1. Thank you my friend; these two are working well together! :)

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    2. Maybe time to take a little vacation in thew Autumn woods! Hope you get to enjoy your break! Good combination these two cards, <3

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    3. Now that (fall vacation) sounds lovely!

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  2. It is getting colder here and we have the heating on and are enjoying our pumpkin harvest.
    I love the inward energy of this season. Self love and nurturing yourself is a blessing for the soul, so treat yourself abundantly
    Is everything okay with you cat?

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    1. I love this time of year! :)
      The vet (when he went for his last injection) said he didn't register any fever and sent us home with an oral antibiotic. He's mewing to be fed now, and though he's still a bit wobbly, he's definitely more like his normal self. They diagnosed it as FUO - fever of unknown origin. Hopefully whatever caused it is on the way out of his system. Getting the oral antibiotic in him was quite the challenge this morning, lol!

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    2. I am so happy he is feeling better :)

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    3. Sure glad to hear your puss cat is feeling better!

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