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, October 12, 2014

Ongoing Opinions

From the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, the Five of Swords; from the Pages of Shustah, the "Ouroboros:"
Watched by three pairs of sinister eyes, a man lays fallen and wounded on the ground. Five swords surround him, and he seems to have no choice but to surrender. Life will always be filled with arguments I don't win, decisions taken out of my hands and manipulative people who try to con me. There are times when not fighting back is the wiser move. Sure my pride will take a wallop, but the verbal or intellectual exchange can make me wiser.
The Ouroboros card suggests unity, wholeness and eternal cycles. I am reminded that I have been on the other side of that sword, trying to get someone to submit to my will. I have tried to force my perspective on other people and sway their opinion. I'm not the victim, I'm just part of the evolution of ongoing opinions.


  1. I love the last sentence!
    If only we could remember that when the swords are pointed at us :)

    1. I might need to get that one tattooed on me somewhere... :D

  2. Ha, a very timely post for me! I have been having an online argument. I feel very attacked, and notice this is a pattern - men telling me I'm absolutely wrong, when I just think they're narrow minded. But why does it even bother me? Someone this weekend talked about cognitive dissonance - trying to truly listen to something we disagree with, to open our minds - which fits with your evolution of ongoing opinions. I'll try :)

    1. Believe me, it was MUCH easier to write about than it is to put into practice for me! :D Online arguments suck; it is so easy to say things when you're not looking at someone face to face.